Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
Do you think your employees are stealing from you? Do you suspect them of illegal activities at work? Are they sleeping on the job? Might there be personal relationships transpiring at work that could lead to a lawsuit?
We typically find one of the bad guys within 4 hours.
Once we find one, all the rats start jumping ship.
Why put your financial future at risk because an employee is abusing the privilege of employment?
80% of employees
In the 1960’s, statistics found that about 15% of employees were stealing.
From 2006 to today, the theft of time, money and product has risen to 80%.
The vast majority of employees are stealing time, but it still takes away from the bottom line.
Interviews & interrogations
are more effective and cost less.
7 out of 10 corporate clients with a suspected employee theft problem suggest we insert an undercover agent in their organization.
Undercover operations are expensive and lengthy propositions, taking about 4 months or more.
Employee interrogations are cheaper, and can often provide results in a matter of hours.
When you let our team perform an interrogation in your organization, you put what is in your best interest first, and find out what is happening at your place of business. Make the decision to solve problems.
with the next steps.
Dealing with problem employees once they are found.
Offending employees can be dealt with effectively, efficiently, and (if desired) with little or no knowledge of the situation by their cohorts.
Hard, court-admissible evidence.
All surveillance and interrogations are performed in a manner as to be fully court-admissible should you wish to pursue legal action.
Your privacy is kept.
A long-standing policy of Martin Investigative Services is to give all copies of photos and video collected during any surveillance investigation directly to the client that hired us.
We keep nothing. No originals, no physical copies, no digital copies, no memory cards.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for employee surveillance:
Evidence that stands up.
Our experienced investigators provide court-admissible evidence that can make all the difference in a trial.
Former Federal agents.
Perform the surveillance.
Former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents personally perform your surveillance case and deliver the results to you.
High success rate.
40+ years experience.
We provide quality surveillance services with an unmatched success rate. We provide you with the truth.
We keep nothing.
We give all copies of photos and videos collected during any surveillance investigation directly to the client. We keep nothing.
Case Study: Surveillance
Orange County Employee Surveillance
A prominent Newport Beach attorney representing a large beer manufacturer contacted us. We met with the attorney and the company executives at their corporate headquarters.
The company had a problem: large amounts of inventory were simply missing. They had a certain amount of product on hand, but their internal accounting told them they should have more money.
Our private investigators provided in-depth interviews and interrogations of employees. We also provided employee surveillance.
We quickly discovered a number of employees were smuggling product out of the factory. The results from this investigation were handed to the District Attorney. As a result of our investigation, 17 people were arrested, prosecuted and served jail time.
Martin in the news: Surveillance
It may be the most wonderful time of year for retailers, but it’s also a good time for workers who want to steal from them.
Employee theft has been known to pick up during the holiday hustle and bustle – and with the labor market on the rocks and cash-strapped Americans bracing for the fiscal cliff, retailers across the country could see more of it this holiday season than ever.Details
Shoppers are not the only ones looking for things to buy during the holiday season; thieves are on the hunt too. Police say people are out to re-sell luxury stolen goods or to enjoy them for personal use.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.
I have used Thomas Martin’s services for many years and have found his work to be of the highest standards. He gets the job done quickly, efficiently and reliably. He is aware of the law and always submits quality reports. I highly recommend Martin Investigative Services to any attorney, business or individual who is in need of a professional investigator.
Successful people know that to be the best, you model the best. I cannot recommend Martin PI any higher! In a five minute conversation with experienced people you can save thousands by bypassing sales types. They do this by cutting directly to the heart based on years and years of passionate pursuit of best practices and adding massive value to their clients. They are an invaluable part of my team and Tom is my most valued mentor!
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
I have worked with Martin Investigative Services for our company investigations for close to 20 years. Tom and the team are always professional, skilled and get right to the heart of any assignment I have for them. I would highly recommend Martin Investigative Services for any workplace investigation.
Tom Martin is thorough, knowledgeable and trustworthy. We have used Tom and his team to great success and will continue to do so.
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.