Martin Investigative Services
Call 800-577-1080
Private Investigator Near Me

CHAPTER 1: Your Right To Know

Your Right to Know.

Who will benefit from the information in this survival guide?
You will.

Our team of private investigators are former Federal agents with the FBI, DEA, IRS, or Secret Service. We can help you throughout the continental USA. Call our PI today. We can help!

Private investigation by former Federal agents. Martin Investigative Services. (800) 577-1080

Chapter 1: Your Right to Know

This Web site is filled with solid advice to benefit your home and work life. And it’s a reference guide showing you step-by-step how to find the information you need by using public documents, library resources and the Internet. If you get stuck, there are checklists to lead you to a helpful expert.

You’re about to read stories centering on real people, clients who came to our private investigation firm desperately in need of assistance:

  • A woman who was given up for adoption as a baby and wants to meet her birth parents
  • An older couple who lost $50,000 to a con artist
  • Parents unsure of hiring a nanny to watch their child while they’re at work
  • A young woman raped after she couldn’t reach the pepper spray in her purse
  • A family disrupted by a drug-addicted, runaway teen-age

Most of our clients brought feelings of pain and confusion with them when they entered our offices. We’ve helped them by providing information and understanding their situation. We’ve tracked down errant spouses, located birth parents, investigated fraudulent businesses, checked out child-care facilities, taught personal protection techniques and recommended treatment for troubled teens. But it isn’t enough to help only the thousands of people who come to us each year. We want to reach out to you as well.

Feel Safe
This book has been written to help you feel safer, live smarter and succeed in your relationships-at home and at work. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic. Each offers concrete information and represents hundreds of success stories-the clients we’ve pulled out of tough situations.

As each chapter took shape, I would think, “This is the most important chapter in the book,” because of the people I know who have been helped by the information in it. Then I would write another chapter, and I’d think, “No, this is the most important one.” Finally, I realized that you-the reader-will decide which is the most important chapter, based on your need. If you learn from it, and if that knowledge improves your life, then that’s clearly the most important chapter.

Even though the chapters are written to enable you to flip to any particular one that addresses your needs, I recommend checking out all of them. This entire book was composed with your best interests in mind.

Chapter Three lists twenty ways to know whether your partner is cheating on you.

Chapter Five shows you twenty-five new ways to protect yourself, your family and your home.

Chapter Six lists twenty-five types of fraud and how to avoid them.

There are ways to make your time spent at work safer and more comfortable-from preventing injuries to punishing someone for sexually harassing you or a co-worker described in Chapters Twelve, Thirteen and Fourteen.

All Aspects of Your Life.

This book is packed with information compiled from experts in the fields of personal protection, finance, investigation, fraud, adoption, youth, work policies…all aspects of your life. It also is filled with my experiences as a supervisor with the U.S. Department of Justice and as a licensed private investigator and president of Martin Investigative Services based in Anaheim, California.

In my 5oth career year, I’ve met presidents, kings, queens and dictators. I’ve also seen starving mothers carrying dead babies in Pakistan and Bolivia, and confronted ruthless drug peddlers who would sell out anyone for cash.

Martin Investigative Services

In traveling to sixty foreign countries, I’ve been given a real sense of how much unfairness there is in this world, as well as an understanding of how much fairness needs to be brought back into society. Through this book, I hope to add a dose of fairness to your world-to give you the information you need to tackle the bad guys, protect all you cherish and help you reach your goals. I have also included information on the people who can guide you while you’re making your life better: lawyers (Chapter Eight), domestic violence counselors (Chapter Four), adoption experts (Chapter Nine) and private investigators (Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen).

What I Offer You

I spent four years in a seminary studying to become a priest, and I think that helped me become a better private investigator. How? By improving my people skills. A good private investigator (PI) has to know how to work effectively with private citizens, one-sided lawyers, unyielding insurance companies and anyone else involved in a case. Because of this involvement, a PI can affect many lives.

As an insider in the investigative field, I can give you first-hand information on the characteristics, background and credentials you should look for when hiring a private investigator. And I’ll tell it to you straight. I’m often asked to serve on a panel at security conferences. I’m joined on the dais by people selling safety videos, home alarms, whistles and canisters of tear gas. When it’s my turn to talk, I startle the audience-and the others on the panel-by stating right away that I don’t sell products and I wouldn’t recommend buying most of the products on the market. (Want to know why? It’s all in Chapter Five.) I don’t tell you this to make it sound like I’m holier-than-thou. Like I said, I’ll tell it to you straight. And what’s most gratifying is steering you in the right direction so you can find what you’re looking for, whether it’s information, advice or a lost loved one (Chapter Two). For this reason, I feel this book is one of a kind. There isn’t a book or a lecture series that I’ve seen by a private investigator at any level, from the wise veterans to the rookies, that gives you the sources and information you need to investigate on your own. The books that PIs write are for other PIs, telling them how to interview, interrogate, conduct a surveillance, do a background check. Now you will be able to do that by yourself. This Web site is a useful tool, a document that can help show the way. Just turn the page.

I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments.  I’ve never been disappointed.  I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes.  I recommend them without any reservation.

Peter M. Callahan

Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP

Sexual Harassment

Private Investigator Near Me CHAPTER 13: Sexual HarassmentYour Right to Know. Who will benefit from the information in this survival guide?You will. Our team of private investigators are former Federal agents with the FBI, DEA, IRS, or Secret Service. We can help you...

read more

Sexual Harassment

Private Investigator Near Me CHAPTER 13: Sexual HarassmentYour Right to Know. Who will benefit from the information in this survival guide?You will. Our team of private investigators are former Federal agents with the FBI, DEA, IRS, or Secret Service. We can help you...

read more

Let Us help you Bring Your peace back!

Private Investigation Near Me - PI Near Me

“Our team of private investigators are are ready to help you. Your privacy is important to us! Serving states nationally.

Client Testimonials

I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments.  I’ve never been disappointed.  I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes.  I recommend them without any reservation.

Peter M. Callahan

Attorney at Law Callahan Thompson Sherman & Caudill, LLP

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.

Marcia Bankoff

Organizational Resources Specialist, Kreative Webworks, Inc.

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!

Jason Sisneros

Author of Destiny's Doorstep

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!

Lisa & Bruce Hughes

Hughes and Hughes, LLP

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.

Steven Silverstein

Former Orange County Trial Lawyer, Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

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.

Bill Bancroft

President & CEO Patrol One

MartinPI Operates throughout the United States and foreign countries

We can have a team ready in 2 days. Are you ready?

Our network is composed of private investigators that are former DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service agents.

We respect your time and thank you for stopping by. Please look around and learn about our services.  Should you need help today, simply press the button below.

See Our Guarantee

call us today

Martin Investigations is second-to-none!

See and hear Thomas Martin speak on various solved cases.  After 50+ years, we are ready to help you with your investigative matter.

Start by contacting us and a meeting will be set up. Call (800) 577-1080

Thomas Martin
Author: Thomas Martin