Private Investigations and Personal Security/Expert Profile

Claude Ammons


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I enjoy answering questions relating to private & general investigations including but not limited to locates, skip tracing, surveillance, stalking, child custody, criminal defense, civil, corporate security/executive protection, workplace violence/threat assessments, personal security, security surveillance systems and GPS tracking/monitoring products & services. Specifically, I answer questions regarding state laws concerning private investigation practices, as well as the best practices & standard operating procedures used by most reputable private investigative firms. I can give you state & federal references when dealing with issues that may or may not be legal in your specific state. IE- Some states have laws which conflict with federal law such as California's "2 party law" for surreptitious audio recordings. I offer tips on how to identify the right investigative firm for your particular case and what type of questions that investigative firm should be asking you. QUICK TIP #1: NEVER hire a Private Investigative firm that is not concerned about providing you a written contract that specifically outlines the agreement and responsibilities of both parties!!! A written contract should be expected & demanded by both investigative firm and client 95% of the time. I have numerous resources and will point you in the right direction. Whether it is hiring an attorney, a specialist or offering tips on conducting LEGAL investigations & research yourself. I offer advise regarding the kind of info you can legally obtain, what's not legal for you to obtain and when you need to hire a professional to obtain the info on your behalf. Lastly, I have over 20 yrs of experience as a Security Professional/Consultant and 12+ yrs within the Investigative profession. As the 2009 President of a state Private Investigation Association, I have professional knowledge, experience & established resources that supply me with the most recent legislative issues & industry trends.

Experience in the area

Corinthian Group experience includes but not limited to all areas of surveillance including Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud, Domestic Infidelity Cases, Computer Investigations & Forensics, Personal Injury & Automobile Liabilty, Loss Prevention, theft interviewing & interrogation techniques, Under Cover assignments, Stalking prevention & suppression, surveillance tactics & countermeasures and surveillance system & lighting consultation experience. Corinthian Group also has experience in security consultation & protective services to the corporate & private sector. These services include Bodyguard/Executive Protection, identity theft prevention, work place violence & volitale terminations, GPS tracking/monitoring services, TSCM/Debugging( Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) and security system products & diagramming experience.


2009 PICA President (Professional Investigators of California Association) NCISS (National Council of Investigations & Security Services)-Member CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators)-Member SCFIA (Southern California Fraud Investigators Association)-Member WAD (World Association of Detectives)-Member

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PSO (Security Course) Weaponless Defense Tai Karate & MMA training Wicklander & Zulawski-Interview & Interrogation Techniques Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST)-832 Level 3 CA State licensed Private Investigator-CA PI # 23070 Law Enforcement Training Center-Computer Investigations

Awards and Honors

Elected as the Association President of PICA in 2009. PICA was an Association that focused on legislative bills that would have a negative impact on our profession if passed at the state level... PICA was a member oriented association that was positioning itselt to provide its members with resources to help them successful grow and or sustain their businesses. Awarded for presentation of GPS Tracking devices. Honored for service as the 2009 PICA President and the 2008 & 2007 PICA 2nd Vice President respectively.

Past/Present Clients

SCRMA (Southern California Risk Management Associates), Markel Insurance Corporation, Imhoff & Associations (Nationwide Criminal Defense Law Firm). Private clients are Confidential!

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy the complexity & uniqueness of every case. I must be mentally stimulated & challenged in order for me to perform at the highest level. The Private Investigation profession and all of it's sub categories have continually provided a challenge and eternal mandate to continue my education/research/training.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to continue to learn everything I can about myself, ways to helps others and every aspect of my profession until the Lord calls me home. I hope to achieve National/International recognition for helping others...

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Regarding Marital Infidelity: Most people don't realize that there are several states in the union that have laws against marital infidelity and consider it a crime!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I'm a Legal Stalker! lol

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KEN07/24/15101010Claude gave me very detailed information and .....
Shiela02/01/14101010Thank you so much for answering my .....
Corrina12/18/13101010Thank you!
james11/16/13101010ok, thank you very much!!
Ryan03/14/13101010thank you for your help

Recent Answers from Claude Ammons

2015-07-23 HOW TO FIND:

Ken, most states no longer provide address information on vehicle plate information because of a case involving Rebecca Schaeffer in 1989 so in most cases it would be illegal for job public to gain access

2014-01-31 Social Media as a Tool for Investigation:

Shiela,    I will do my best to answer your questions, however some of them are way too general and ambiguous. You will need to be more specific and do the necessary homework if you want to get a good

2013-11-18 Question about laws on taking pictures of people, and posting them online for Freedom of Speech purposes?:

Wasatch,    The best place to ask this question is with an attorney because you are dealing with legalities. I'm sure that some of these legal issues my vary from state to state. Privacy issues vary from

2013-11-09 hard to find criminal:

James,    Firstly I would request proof from the private investigator that he found her. I what ask for specifics to determine his credibility. Ultimately, he would of had to have some very specific information

2013-08-26 help:

Dick,    Law Enforcement generally wont work on older cases unless it has to do will a homicide and or missing persons type case. Unless there is significant evidence they wont place such a case as a high


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