We provide Tailored Expert Investigative Solutions and Consulting. Our Private Investigations Firm is Led by our founder's 30+ years of combined Law Enforcement (Homicide & Major Crimes) and extensive Private Sector Investigative Experience. Committed to Excellence, Confidentiality, and providing Actionable Intelligence.
We provide expert investigative consulting services to local, national, and multinational corporations, the insurance industry, the legal community, and select individuals.
Our priority with every investigation is to provide actionable intelligence for our clients that empowers them to mitigate current and potential loss, support litigation, protect their brand in the marketplace, maintain corporate internal continuity, and facilitate intelligence based decisions to support their strategic goals.
We are not in the business of accepting every investigation for the mere sake of making a dollar. That is not who we are. The safety of all parties is of the utmost importance for us.
We carefully vet all requests for investigation. There must exist a verifiable, legitimate, and legal investigative need or we will be unable to accept the investigation request.
Our mission is to serve the greater good by making a positive contribution to society, as a result of the investigations we conduct.
We are extremely selective with the volume and type of investigations we accept. We will often deploy a temporary cap of investigative caseload volume that we will accept at any given time, as we believe in quality over quantity.
However, we are well versed in crafting a successful investigative plan, effectively managing our resources, and tailoring to your exact needs.
We proudly provide Pro-Bono assistance to the vulnerable and at-risk members of our communities such as Missing and Exploited Children/Adults. We also assist victims and families of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Violent Crimes.
We provide our clients with actionable intelligence to mitigate loss, combat fraud, support litigation, and protect their brand so they can effectively defeat the internal and external bad actors that prey upon them.
Whether your investigative need is a complex operation, intelligence gathering, due diligence or any component in support of litigation...
You will experience Investigative Excellence from our team.
With our expert approach, we will assess and tailor any investigative engagement to our client's specific needs.
Our Chief Investigator & Founder deploys a hands-on approach to every single investigative assignment we receive to assure quality control and Investigative Excellence. Our commitment begins from the first conversation with our clients.
OUR TEAM is comprised of current and former Law Enforcement Investigators, as well as Private Sector Operational Investigators with specialized field proficiencies.
Each team member brings their specialized wheelhouse of skills, training, and expertise towards the investigative operational needs at hand.
We follow the same approach with our team members as we do with the investigative engagements we accept, Quality over Quantity. A manageable and impactful close-knit team raises the effectiveness, quality, and veracity of the investigative results we provide our clientele.
Not every investigation can be solved by the mere stroke of a keyboard. Although we embrace and deploy advanced technological investigative techniques and resources in today's digital world, we are always grounded by effective boots-on-the ground approaches. We are in-tune with the nuances of the criminal human condition, after all, behind every fraud scheme there is a human being pulling the strings.
Every team member from the Chief Investigator to administrative support uphold the highest standards of ethical investigative practices. We refuse to operate in the proverbial grey area nor violate any laws. We will not cut any corners nor compromise our ethical and professional responsibility to obtain any evidence or targeted investigative result. Not only is operating under this professional moral obligation always the right thing to do, it also protects the clients we serve.
We approach every investigative engagement knowing that we may have to testify in official proceedings to support our findings.
As the Chief Investigator & Founder, Carlos brings the highest level of investigative expertise and is fully committed to the success of all the investigative endeavors we undertake for our varied and distinguished clientele. He is an Investigative Executive with Decades of combined Law Enforcement and Private Sector Corporate Experience in Pursuing Justice and Uncovering Truth.
He leads by example and brings Exemplary Leadership, Investigative and Corporate Acumen to the firm and the clients we serve. He is Motivated by Adversity, Guided by the Strategic Mission and Inspired by Teamwork.
Carlos is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds the following degrees:
About 31 years ago, immediately after graduating high school, he commenced his investigative career as an in-house Loss Prevention Detective for a fortune 500 corporation. He was quickly promoted to supervisory status and is credited for many successful retail and internal investigations that mitigated significant loss.
For the next decade, he initially served as a Private Sector Investigator and then as the Chief Investigator & CEO of TSG, a private sector investigations firm.
While at TSG, he trained and supervised a large staff of investigators as well as support staff, while overseeing all operations. He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean while conducting and supervising large scale complex investigations for major Fortune 500 Corporations, International Corporations, Privately Owned Concerns and Specialized SIU Operations for major Insurance Companies.
Carlos also testified as an expert witness and is credited with hundreds of successful subject and witness interviews during complex corporate internal investigations.
He was also honored to have been invited by the Microsoft Corporation to render anti-counterfeiting investigative training presentation and insight to their Latin American Division’s contracted investigators with focus on innovative investigative methods, best practices, undercover operations and identification of counterfeit software.
His private sector investigative expertise included, yet was not limited to the following:
• Brand Protection • Anti-Counterfeiting / Anti-Piracy • SIU Major Case Operations & Consulting • Organized Insurance Ring Fraud • Major Fraud
• Corruption • Surveillance Operations • Undercover Operations • Counter Surveillance • Embezzlement & Collusion • Healthcare Insurance Ring Fraud
• Organized Retail Crime • Loss Prevention • Fraud, Waste & Abuse • Threat Vulnerability • Asset Protection & Risk Mitigation • Executive Protection
• Missing Persons
Carlos then pursued his lifelong dream of making a greater impact and contribution to the community at large by transitioning to Law Enforcement.
He excelled in the Police Academy where he served as the Class President and was the runner up finalist for the coveted Marksmanship Award. In this first year of law enforcement as a uniformed officer, Carlos made a significant impact by his proactive approach to fighting crime and deep concern for the victims he served. As a result, he received numerous commendations and is credited with high profile in progress felony arrests, as well as saving the life of a female that was about to be raped and murdered.
Just under his first year of road patrol, Carlos was quickly promoted to the rank of Detective within the Tactical Narcotics & Crime Suppression Unit.
Over the course of just under two decades, he quickly ascended through the Major Crimes investigative units as a highly respected, accomplished and decorated Detective in the following Criminal Investigation Divisions:
• Detective - Neighborhood Response Team (Tactical Narcotics & Crime Suppression)
• Detective - Criminal Investigations Unit (Officer in Charge / Acting Sergeant)
• Detective - Robbery Unit
• Detective - Homicide Unit (Most Recent)
During his tour in the Neighborhood Response Team, Carlos served as the U.S. Federal HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Liaison Officer. He also served as the Drug Diversion Liaison, serving as a resource for the uniformed patrol division for the proper identification and corresponding criminal charges associated with controlled substances.
While serving in the above Major Crime Specialized Divisions, he continued to make a proactive impact in protecting the life, safety, and property of the communities he served. This resulted in countless commendations from his department, the Governor's Office, U. S. Congressman, Local Elected Officials, as well as other law enforcement and private sector organizations. He was also named on numerous occasions as Detective of the Year.
While he continued to work as a Detective in high demand specialized units, he returned to school and completed his Associates, Bachelor, and Masters Degrees.
On September 11, 2009, Carlos was honored to have authored a prominent article in commemoration of the 911 Terrorist attacks that brought greater attention to the role of Law Enforcement Officers in the fight against terrorism.
Carlos was highlighted and interviewed by numerous television as well as print news media outlets. He also served as a media liaison officer in the various assignments he held to effectively inform, warn, and seek the public's assistance regarding crimes and trends. He also served as the editor for a law enforcement community newsletter, where he fostered an open line of communication and exchange of information between his law enforcement agency and the community.
Carlos successfully investigated, assisted, and supervised a wide array of Major Crimes including, yet not limited to, the following:
• Homicide / Violent Crimes • Major Fraud / Corruption • Financial Crimes • Sexual Battery • Computer Crimes • Narcotics • Property Crimes
In addition to many Law Enforcement certifications and specialized training, he also possesses the following additional proficiencies:
• Search & Arrest Warrants
• High Risk Search Warrant Entries
• Suspect & Witness Interviews
• Confidential Informant Recruitment
• Buy Bust Operations
• Forfeitures & Seizures
• Undercover / Surveillance Operations
• Intelligence Gathering
• Evidence Gathering & Analysis
• Crime Scene Management
• Grand Jury Testimony
• Operational Briefings
He answered the call of public service honorably, fearlessly, with great dedication, and distinction.... yet with great sacrifices suffered by his family, as all that serve in law enforcement can attest to.
"The Law Enforcement Officer is fearless in his charge and mindless to mortality, as he is trained to be focused on the matter at hand to the exclusion of all else. However, it is the family of the law enforcement officer that carries the constant burden of not knowing if their dedicated public servant will return home."
~ C. R. Salazar
After almost a two decades of risking his life and making insurmountable contributions to the lives of the communities and victims he served, at the sacrifice of his personal family life, he decided it was time to transition back to the private sector.
Carlos honorably retired as a highly decorated Detective from law enforcement to focus on quality time with his family and to bring his life-long passion of pursuing justice, uncovering truth, safety of persons, mitigating risk and protecting assets back to the private sector by proudly providing Investigative Excellence in C. R. Salazar Intelligence Group.