Private Investigations - Galahad

Private Investigations

"Without question the most professional organization I've worked with..."

– Partner, Top Los Angeles Law Firm

For two decades, Galahad and its team of professional private investigators has provided superior investigation services to a wide range of Clients, both in the entertainment industry and Fortune 500 companies, as well as servicing the needs of the general public.

Our commitment: Exceed client goals while providing personalized service, total satisfaction and peace-of-mind.

Our services include:

When you need a background check to learn the truth about someone, we have a staff of professionals that are prepared to meet your needs. Each background check is unique (a potential business relationship, the guy that wants to marry your daughter, someone out of the past who’s trying to connect with you, the soccer team coach, etc.) and what may be relevant in one case is not in another. As licensed private investigators, we know what information is possible to develop and how to provide an accurate, detailed, confidential background check wherever the subject resides. When you need real information, you can’t depend on five year old databases offered by the “internet detective” con-artists. We have provided these services to our high-end clients and major companies for many years and we can help you too.

Checks may include:

  • Criminal Records Search
  • Civil Records Search
  • Property Record Searches
  • Consumer Credit History
  • Bankruptcy / Judgment / Liens
  • Divorce Record Searches
  • Death Record Searches
  • Driving Record Searches
  • Employment History Verification
  • Marriage Record Searches
  • Education / Accreditation Verification Searches
  • Reference / Developed Reference Interviews
  • Professional Association Verification

Why Proactive Hiring Procedures Require Pre Employment Background Checks and Screening “If I had only known before I hired that employee” is a phrase our office often hears from clients and corporations when we are brought in to manage cases involving stalking and inappropriate pursuit, workplace violence, fraud and theft, and misuse of confidential information or trade secrets. Our response is, “Did you perform a thorough pre employment background check on the employee as part of your hiring process?” In most cases, the answer is “No.” 

Most employers are “reactive” waiting for a problems to happen, rather than “proactive” to reduce the likelihood of them ever occurring. Employees who act out inappropriately or whose character is dishonest generally have a history that if properly checked by a thorough pre employment background check, would alert prospective employers to potential problems. An employer faced with an employee who exhibits inappropriate, erratic behavior or threatens co-workers at the workplace must often resort to hiring additional security personnel, retaining attorneys, relocated staff, hiring investigators for surveillance, etc, until a final solution or closure is brought to the matter. 

Clients and corporations dealing with these situations after-the-fact spend enormous amounts of time, energy, and monetary resources, which if a complete pre employment background check had been initiated, could have saved tens, and at times hundreds, of thousands of dollars. Organizations who do not apply pre employment background checks are likely to experience a greater frequency or severity of dangerous and disruptive situations, such as inter-employee violence and conflict, theft, harassment, and threats and intimidation towards senior management. 

Conversely, organizations which implement pre-employment background checks as part of their overall preventive systems experience higher workplace morale, decreased disability costs and are at far less risk of legal liability. As licensed private investigators and with a staff of qualified research analysts, we offer quality pre employment screening ranging from a basic overview to a comprehensive background investigation. 

Unlike many other companies, we are NOT an instant online “background check company or information broker” that simply punches a name into a computer and prints out a canned report of limited or old data. When you consider hiring an individual you must have access to the truth and facts about the applicant and if they both meet your requirements and expectations and that they will not be a liability to you or your company. 

We are here to provide that service to you. Quality, accurate, professional screening that is designed to meet your needs and put your mind at ease. Our experience is that those employers who are forward-thinking and proactive in their hiring policies are far better prepared for these unexpected events. Pre employment background checks are a critical first step.

Many of our clients are in a position that they require the services of an assistant or staff to work in their home. Whether it is a Chef, a Majordomo, butler, maid, chauffeur or caretaker at the principle residence or additional property, you cannot be too careful when someone has access to your personal information and property. 

And, of course when considering a nanny to care for your children, it is even more critical that the individual is carefully screened with an in-depth investigation into every aspect of their life including interviews with people they have worked for in the past along with people who have known them for a period of time. We have provided this service to many of our discriminating clients for many years to provide for their safety, security and peace of mind.

Missing persons, need to locate a witness, a family member, the needs are many. When you need to find someone, you have come to the right place for professional help in doing so. There are many reasons why you may need to locate someone. Our job is to help you to do so. We are not a “People Finder Instant Search” database company that gives you old outdated public record information. 

We are licensed private investigators who know what is necessary to legally complete the task. Note: You will be screened and be required to declare that there is no restraining order, or “stay away” order filed against you, or that there is no other reason that you would be legally restrained from locating the person you are looking for before the search is begun.

Business identification is useful in situations where you need to know the exact legal status, ownership and location of a company. You may have a consumer dispute or are considering legal action against a company or you may need to know if the business is incorporated, or how to contact the owner, or you may be considering acquiring or forming an association with them. From basic information to an in-depth Due Diligence report, we have the qualifications and experience to handle your requirements. Give us a call and we can get you the information you need quickly.

Business Identification & Fraud Investigations Services include:

  • Fictitious Name Searches
  • Financial Information
  • Asset Searches
  • License Information / Verification
  • Criminal / Civil / Credit Searches on Prospective Clients, Partners, Executive Appointments
  • Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Assessment of Competitors or Opponents
  • Annual Reports
  • Principal / Executive Profiles
  • Judgment / Liens / Bankruptcy Searches
  • SEC / UCC Searches
  • Addressing Suspected Fraud or Criminal Activities
  • Commercial Business Reports


Due Diligence

Due diligence profile reports address undisclosed issues such as:

  • Extensive Litigation and/or Bankruptcies
  • Misrepresentations or Character Issues
  • Unpaid Tax Liens and/or Judgments
  • Criminal Records or Associations
  • Fraudulent or Exaggerated Credentials
  • Credit or Financial Problems
  • Securities or other Regulatory Violations or Disciplinary Actions
  • Past Business Failures and Related Debt
  • Poor Reputations

The following services are designed to protect the critical information stored on computers and related technologies:

  • Technical Inventory and Analysis
  • Privacy Assessment
  • Computer / Network Access Control
  • Identity Authentication / Biometrics
  • Email and Internet Privacy
  • Virus and Spyware Protection
  • Data Encryption
  • Wireless Security
  • Monitoring and Incident Response
  • Disaster Recovery Program
  • Security Policy and Awareness Training


Related Services Include:

  • Computer Forensics and Litigation Support
  • Cyber Stalking Protection
  • Identity Theft Prevention
  • Data Deletion and Degaussing Services
  • Internet Safety for Families

TSCM: Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Services and Telecommunications and Technical Security Consultation

The technical portion of the technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) survey consists of the following procedures:

Radio Frequency (RF) Detection:

Thorough RF analysis requires a variety of instruments. Our RF detection equipment includes two spectrum analyzers, an Omni Spectral Correlator (OSCOR), three communications receivers, three carrier current receivers, a digital and burst transmitter detector, and two near field transmitter detectors. Infrared transmitter detection falls under RF detection, and we use an Electrophysics infrared light viewer for that purpose.

RF analysis in commercial environments includes looking for rouge wireless access points attached to the company’s LAN or WAN. An ultra-mobile computer equipped with wireless network analysis software is used for this purpose. We also look for open Bluetooth devices.

Telephone Tap and Eavesdropping Modification Detection:

Telephone system inspections involve several pieces of test equipment. Instruments such as a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR), digital oscilloscope, audio amplifiers, digital and analog telephone analyzers, fluoroscope (X-Ray), wire tracing equipment, and special telecommunications tools are used to inspect for eavesdropping devices.

Physical Search and Miscellaneous Equipment:

The physical search is augmented by the use of sophisticated instruments and equipment. Our nonlinear junction detector, for example, is engineered to detect components used in eavesdropping devices. If a device is not operating because the batteries have gone dead, the nonlinear junction detector will detect it because of its components. The use of a thermal imaging camera helps us to see minute temperature variations that might indicate the presence of a surveillance device. If an eavesdropper turned off his transmitter before the investigators entered the building, the heat caused by the power flowing through the device would be visible when using the thermal imaging camera.

The physical search can include the use of a metal detector, densimeter, x-ray, ultraviolet inspection lamp, camera lens detector, and a variety of hand tools.

Benefits of Regular TSCM Inspections

Locate, identify and neutralize clandestine surveillance devices.

Locate, identify and recommend corrections to office equipment which can be exploited for espionage purposes.

Helps satisfy the obligation to protect confidential information as described in the Economic Espionage Act of 1996.

Deterrent to future espionage attempts.

Shareholders and employees appreciate management’s serious approach to protecting proprietary data or information critical to national security

Peace of mind that you have taken positive steps toward maintaining your competitive edge.

Serves as an independent security audit.

Whether for recreational travel, a press tour, or filming at a location anywhere in the world, we can provide our clients with the most up-to-date intelligence and specific information on every aspect of the location and travel details. 

We are also highly experienced in handling and coordinating every detail and with every entity involved in the project. Having worked on every continent in the world we also have a network of agencies and individuals we can work with to ensure every concern is met, wherever the location.

When you need a background check to learn the truth about someone, we have a staff of professionals that are prepared to meet your needs. Each background check is unique (a potential business relationship, the guy that wants to marry your daughter, someone out of the past who’s trying to connect with you, the soccer team coach, etc.) and what may be relevant in one case is not in another. As licensed private investigators, we know what information is possible to develop and how to provide an accurate, detailed, confidential background check wherever the subject resides. When you need real information, you can’t depend on five year old databases offered by the “internet detective” con-artists. We have provided these services to our high-end clients and major companies for many years and we can help you too.

  • Checks may include:
  • Criminal Records Search
  • Civil Records Search
  • Property Record Searches
  • Consumer Credit History
  • Bankruptcy / Judgment / Liens
  • Divorce Record Searches
  • Death Record Searches
  • Driving Record Searches
  • Employment History Verification
  • Marriage Record Searches
  • Education / Accreditation Verification Searches
  • Reference / Developed Reference Interviews
  • Professional Association Verification
Why Proactive Hiring Procedures Require Pre Employment Background Checks and Screening “If I had only known before I hired that employee” is a phrase our office often hears from clients and corporations when we are brought in to manage cases involving stalking and inappropriate pursuit, workplace violence, fraud and theft, and misuse of confidential information or trade secrets. Our response is, “Did you perform a thorough pre employment background check on the employee as part of your hiring process?” In most cases, the answer is “No.” Most employers are “reactive” waiting for a problems to happen, rather than “proactive” to reduce the likelihood of them ever occurring. Employees who act out inappropriately or whose character is dishonest generally have a history that if properly checked by a thorough pre employment background check, would alert prospective employers to potential problems. An employer faced with an employee who exhibits inappropriate, erratic behavior or threatens co-workers at the workplace must often resort to hiring additional security personnel, retaining attorneys, relocated staff, hiring investigators for surveillance, etc, until a final solution or closure is brought to the matter. Clients and corporations dealing with these situations after-the-fact spend enormous amounts of time, energy, and monetary resources, which if a complete pre employment background check had been initiated, could have saved tens, and at times hundreds, of thousands of dollars. Organizations who do not apply pre employment background checks are likely to experience a greater frequency or severity of dangerous and disruptive situations, such as inter-employee violence and conflict, theft, harassment, and threats and intimidation towards senior management. Conversely, organizations which implement pre-employment background checks as part of their overall preventive systems experience higher workplace morale, decreased disability costs and are at far less risk of legal liability. As licensed private investigators and with a staff of qualified research analysts, we offer quality pre employment screening ranging from a basic overview to a comprehensive background investigation. Unlike many other companies, we are NOT an instant online “background check company or information broker” that simply punches a name into a computer and prints out a canned report of limited or old data. When you consider hiring an individual you must have access to the truth and facts about the applicant and if they both meet your requirements and expectations and that they will not be a liability to you or your company. We are here to provide that service to you. Quality, accurate, professional screening that is designed to meet your needs and put your mind at ease. Our experience is that those employers who are forward-thinking and proactive in their hiring policies are far better prepared for these unexpected events. Pre employment background checks are a critical first step.
Specialized Screening for Personal Assistants, Nannies, and Household Staff Many of our clients are in a position that they require the services of an assistant or staff to work in their home. Whether it is a Chef, a Majordomo, butler, maid, chauffer or caretaker at the principle residence or additional property, you cannot be too careful when someone has access to your personal information and property. And, of course when considering a nanny to care for your children, it is even more critical that the individual is carefully screened with an in-depth investigation into every aspect of their life including interviews with people they have worked for in the past along with people who have known them for a period of time. We have provided this service to many of our discriminating clients for many years to provide for their safety, security and peace of mind.
Missing persons, need to locate a witness, a family member, the needs are many. When you need to find someone, you have come to the right place for professional help in doing so. There are many reasons why you may need to locate someone. Our job is to help you to do so. We are not a “People Finder Instant Search” database company that gives you old outdated public record information. We are licensed private investigators who know what is necessary to legally complete the task. Note: You will be screened and be required to declare that there is no restraining order, or “stay away” order filed against you, or that there is no other reason that you would be legally restrained from locating the person you are looking for before the search is begun.
Business Identification and Due Diligence Business identification is useful in situations where you need to know the exact legal status, ownership and location of a company. You may have a consumer dispute or are considering legal action against a company or you may need to know if the business is incorporated, or how to contact the owner, or you may be considering acquiring or forming an association with them. From basic information to an in-depth Due Diligence report, we have the qualifications and experience to handle your requirements. Give us a call and we can get you the information you need quickly. Business Identification & Fraud Investigations Services include:
  • Fictitious Name Searches
  • Financial Information
  • Asset Searches
  • License Information / Verification
  • Criminal / Civil / Credit Searches on Prospective Clients, Partners, Executive Appointments
  • Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Assessment of Competitors or Opponents
  • Annual Reports
  • Principal / Executive Profiles
  • Judgment / Liens / Bankruptcy Searches
  • SEC / UCC Searches
  • Addressing Suspected Fraud or Criminal Activities
  • Commercial Business Reports
Due Diligence Due diligence profile reports address undisclosed issues such as:
  • Extensive Litigation and/or Bankruptcies
  • Misrepresentations or Character Issues
  • Unpaid Tax Liens and/or Judgments
  • Criminal Records or Associations
  • Fraudulent or Exaggerated Credentials
  • Credit or Financial Problems
  • Securities or other Regulatory Violations or Disciplinary Actions
  • Past Business Failures and Related Debt
  • Poor Reputations
The following services are designed to protect the critical information stored on computers and related technologies:
  • Technical Inventory and Analysis
  • Privacy Assessment
  • Computer / Network Access Control
  • Identity Authentication / Biometrics
  • Email and Internet Privacy
  • Virus and Spyware Protection
  • Data Encryption
  • Wireless Security
  • Monitoring and Incident Response
  • Disaster Recovery Program
  • Security Policy and Awareness Training
Related Services Include:
  • Computer Forensics and Litigation Support
  • Cyber Stalking Protection
  • Identity Theft Prevention
  • Data Deletion and Degaussing Services
  • Internet Safety for Families
TSCM: Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Services and Telecommunications and Technical Security Consultation The technical portion of the technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) survey consists of the following procedures: Radio Frequency (RF) Detection: Thorough RF analysis requires a variety of instruments. Our RF detection equipment includes two spectrum analyzers, an Omni Spectral Correlator (OSCOR), three communications receivers, three carrier current receivers, a digital and burst transmitter detector, and two near field transmitter detectors. Infrared transmitter detection falls under RF detection, and we use an Electrophysics infrared light viewer for that purpose. RF analysis in commercial environments includes looking for rouge wireless access points attached to the company’s LAN or WAN. An ultra-mobile computer equipped with wireless network analysis software is used for this purpose. We also look for open Bluetooth devices. Telephone Tap and Eavesdropping Modification Detection: Telephone system inspections involve several pieces of test equipment. Instruments such as a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR), digital oscilloscope, audio amplifiers, digital and analog telephone analyzers, fluoroscope (X-Ray), wire tracing equipment, and special telecommunications tools are used to inspect for eavesdropping devices. Physical Search and Miscellaneous Equipment: The physical search is augmented by the use of sophisticated instruments and equipment. Our nonlinear junction detector, for example, is engineered to detect components used in eavesdropping devices. If a device is not operating because the batteries have gone dead, the nonlinear junction detector will detect it because of its components. The use of a thermal imaging camera helps us to see minute temperature variations that might indicate the presence of a surveillance device. If an eavesdropper turned off his transmitter before the investigators entered the building, the heat caused by the power flowing through the device would be visible when using the thermal imaging camera. The physical search can include the use of a metal detector, densimeter, x-ray, ultraviolet inspection lamp, camera lens detector, and a variety of hand tools. Benefits of Regular TSCM Inspections Locate, identify and neutralize clandestine surveillance devices. Locate, identify and recommend corrections to office equipment which can be exploited for espionage purposes. Helps satisfy the obligation to protect confidential information as described in the Economic Espionage Act of 1996. Deterrent to future espionage attempts. Shareholders and employees appreciate management’s serious approach to protecting proprietary data or information critical to national security Peace of mind that you have taken positive steps toward maintaining your competitive edge. Serves as an independent security audit.
Whether for recreational travel, a press tour, or filming at a location anywhere in the world, we can provide our clients with the most up-to-date intelligence and specific information on every aspect of the location and travel details. We are also highly experienced in handling and coordinating every detail and with every entity involved in the project. Having worked on every continent in the world we also have a network of agencies and individuals we can work with to ensure every concern is met, wherever the location.

Contact Galahad at
818-780-1818

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