Specialty Investigations

for Threat Management

Ethical. Efficient. Effective.

We are a California based boutique investigative firm serving Threat Management professionals who require high quality investigative services, which includes prompt and discreet gathering of hard to get information at the street level on a Person of Concern.

• High Level Physical Surveillance Team to monitor Persons of Concern

• Discreet Street Level Information Gathering on a Person of Concern

• Proprietary Databases and Expert Social Media Researchers

• Expert Dark Web Research and Online Activity Monitoring

• Nationwide On-Site Court Record Searches

• Authorized DMV Databases

We are compliant with California and Federal Privacy Laws to include FERPA & HIPPA.

(Above) A physical surveillance practitioner secures video evidence of a celebrity stalker in Los Angeles violating a Temporary Restraining Order.

Physical surveillance has provided opportunities to gather valuable evidence used to secure court issued Restraining Orders and Search Warrants.

"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.

Licensed Private Investigation Corporation • Insured • Established in 1995 • 21-Years of Client Confidentiality • Serving Small and Large Organizations and Businesses, High-Net-Worth Families and K-12 Schools and Major Universities 

Association of Threat Assessment Professionals • Los Angeles Chapter

WA, Inc. practitioners 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 practitioners paid the suspect cash in exchange for high profile Marvel figurines that had not yet been released to the public. A surveillance team practitioner secured the video evidence.


1901 Avenue of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

(888) 965-4827

During a physical surveillance, being detected or losing contact with the Person of Concern should not be an option.

What differentiates us?

We are the go-to boutique business for in-the-know professional threat managers who are passionate about their work and insist on a cost effective successful performance.

Our core team members have time tested integrity; street smarts; exceptional tailing skills; strong work ethic; significant private sector experience working on confidential high stakes cases; all surveillance practitioners have a minimum eleven years of full-time private sector surveillance experience; a competitive passion for excellence and are among the highest paid surveillance and field practitioners in the U.S.

Our team is multi-ethnic and most of our practitioners are bi-lingual and have significant experience and success in securing hard to get information and evidence in a wide variety of challenging environments and cultures.

We will provide client references who are credible professionals and have used our services.

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

The very early years. Mike Wolivar (far right) and an employee security detail of military veterans.

Government Services Team 

Our Government Services Team includes expert practitioners who are former Marine Corps, U.S. Navy SEALs, retired Law Enforcement - L.A. County Sheriff and LAPD, three retired FBI Special Agents, a retired CIA Officer and a CIA Analyst.

Certified State of California Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

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

Registered Vendor with University of California and California State University 

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. 

Bob D. / Instructor-Consultant / retired CIA Operations Officer

Bob retired after 26 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency. He served 23 of those years "in the field"; the Middle East, Europe, South America, Central America and the U.S. He developed and managed HUMINT operations on counter-terrorism.

Bob has served as Lead Instructor for HUMINT and CT Training for the U.S. Special Operations Forces and law enforcement. Bob is a subject matter expert on the following: Small Team Surveillance Operations; Surveillance Detection Routes (SDR); Advanced Special Operations Techniques (ASOT); Field Tradecraft Source (FTS); Advanced Foreign Counter-Intelligence Operations (AFCIO); Advanced Military Operations Course (AMOC); and surveillance and counter-surveillance; domestic and overseas counter-intelligence and HUMINT collection specialist training. 

If you are a government or private sector organization that is interested in using Bob's customized training classes, please contact Mike Wolivar for his contact information.

Bob currently has a Top 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 practitioners 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.
Download the app here: https://whispersystems.org/

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