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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

We may only do one thing...but we are the best at it.

High-Level Physical Surveillance Team

For sensitive and high profile matters

Our Elite Physical Surveillance Team provides a 24/7 Safe-Monitor™ Program for Threat Managers needing to monitor Persons of Concern who are considered a credible threat for immediate violence to their organization and people.

Private Investigator License No. 24090 • Insured • Established 1995 • 21 Years of Client Confidentiality

We are  a team of highly skilled full-time seasoned practitioners who have worked together for over 12 years and excell at field level physical surveillance.

First established in 1995, Wolivar & Associates, Inc. is a Private Investigation Corporation (Lic. No. 24090) in California. We are boutique specialty providing high-end physical surveillance and related services.

Our business model is lean and nimble, spending more resources on recruiting and retaining the best of the best field level physical surveillance practitioners. All of our practitioners have conducted physical surveillance as a full-time job for over six years. 


1901 Avenue Of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

(888) 965-4827

#1 Private Sector Physical Surveillance Team

"I have used Mike Wolivar and his surveillance teams for over six years on multiple cases, to include high profile and sensitive assignments. Mike and his team have always excelled at meeting surveillance objectives and confidentiality. I strongly recommend him for any surveillance needs."

- Scott Nelson, Ret. Deputy Asst. Director of FBI / Former VP of Security for Warner Bros.

A physical surveillance team operative secures video evidence of a celebrity stalker in Los Angeles violating a Temporary Restraining Order.

Surveillance Team operatives conduct counter-surveillance on a client in the black Suburban who is traveling to Staples Center in Los Angeles. The client was under serious threat from a resourceful person whose whereabouts were not known.

After we conducted an undercover operation, a suspect was located, and one of our undercover operatives paid the suspect cash in exchange for high profile Marvel figurines that had not yet been released to the public. A surveillance team operative secured the video evidence.

A lawful and successful approach to mobile surveillance requires innovation and modern technology. One tool we use is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone. An expert in UAV regulations supervises any usage.

We comply with all privacy laws and standard rules to include never video recording a person when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Mike Wolivar


Mike Wolivar has been the owner and manager of Wolivar & Associates, Inc. for over 20 years, employing up to up fourteen surveillance-operatives and investigators. He has also conducted and supervised multiple high stakes litigation investigations, national political research-investigations and sensitive private sector physical surveillances.


He has been used by top trial attorneys and general counsel on several high profile litigation cases – which includes a 100 million dollar lawsuit in Los Angeles County – to successfully obtain hard to find evidence and secure cooperation from reluctant witnesses. His evidentiary successes has helped win favorable multi-million dollar settlements for clients.

Mike has a solid history for being able to identify and recruit the most talented and effective security and investigative practitioners. For over 20 years, Mike and his select associates have confidentially provided security and investigative solutions on numerous challenging high threat cases.


"I worked with Mike Wolivar on a patent infringement lawsuit. He was cost conscious, always kept the end goals in mind, and more important than anything else, he was able to deliver results using creative investigative techniques. He was superb. I highly recommend him."

- Alok G., General Counsel / Member of ACC

Mike Wolivar (left); Dave Snowden, then Beverly Hills Police Chief; Jim Norman (far right), retired FBI S.A. and former Lead Investigator on the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Government Services Group 

Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business / NAICS Code: 561611; 611430

Certified State of California Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

Wolivar & Associates, Inc. has 20 years of experience successfully completing contracts in the private and government sectors. 

Bill V. / Instructor-Consultant / former U.S. Navy SEAL (UDT-11/Team FIVE) and ret. FBI Special Agent

During his service as an FBI S.A., Bill has worked as a member and instructor for the High Value Detainee Group (HIG). He has also spent 15 years working international terrorism cases and five years assigned to to the Central Intelligence Agency conducting source operations.

Bill has multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and the greater Middle East where he conducted numerous interviews of a wide variety of terrorist entities including core al-Qaeda, ISIS and Taliban leadership. He has significant experience as an instructor to law enforcement and military organizations.

Bill currently has a Top Secret clearance. 

Mike S. / Investigator / ret. FBI Special Agent

Mike is a retired FBI Special Agent and worked 21 years in the West Los Angeles FBI Office. He has over 29 years combined experience in accounting and White Collar Crime Investigations. Mike also has significant investigative experience in securities and corporate fraud, investment fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, healthcare fraud and mail/wire schemes. He has served as an auditor of the FBI Undercover and Sensitive Operations Program. 

As a licensed California Private Investigator, Mike has developed an expertise in conducting investigations related to EEOC, workers' compensation and liability claims.

Mike currently has a Secret clearance.

Sarah M., Ph.D. / Research & Background / former CIA Analyst

Sarah previously worked at a New York based intelligence and security company that assists corporations and high-net worth individuals in countering internal and external threats.

Prior to joining the New York based company, Sarah served as an analyst and manager for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she authored a wide range of products - including the President's Daily Brief - on critical foreign policy issues, providing context and identifying risk and opportunities for senior U.S. policymakers, military commanders and diplomats.

While at the CIA, she also was a counterintelligence analyst focused on techniques for validating sources; particularly in high-conflict areas like the Middle East. Sarah has a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Texas with a concentration in econometrics.

Information Security

All client and case information is stored off line; not on a server. Secured apps such as Signal are used to communicate as necessary with our clients and among staff. Additionally, the Need-To-Know rule is strictly followed and only information necessary for the surveillance operatives to conduct their work is provided to them; client names are not provided.

Signal is a free phone app that allows you to make calls and to send messages, images or video. Your communications are end-to-end encrypted, meaning they can only be read by your intended recipients. Signal keeps only your phone number and profile information. Its servers do not access or store your transmitted data, and you can configure the service to delete messages from your phone automatically at certain time intervals.
You can read Signal’s privacy policy here: https://whispersystems.org/signal/privacy/
Download the app here: https://whispersystems.org/

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