The Streak Continues: Hawk PI Voted Best Investigative Firm for Five Years

ATLANTA (May 6 , 2019) – Hawk Professional Investigations was voted Georgia’s #1 investigative firm for a record-setting fifth consecutive year, winning the Daily Report’s BEST OF award for 2019. Winners are determined by voting among Georgia’s legal community. Hawk PI previously won the award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and was named to…

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HPI’s Tim Keener to speak at Georgia Private Investigators Conference

ATLANTA (Apr. 26, 2019) – Tim Keener, U.S. Secret Service (Retired) and Director of Global TSCM & Physical Security for Hawk PI, will present a seminar on Debugging & Detection in Today’s Technological Environment at the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators Spring Training Conference. The event, held April 25-26, offers continuing education opportunities for…

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Apple’s FaceTime Bug is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

While Apple’s newly discovered FaceTime bug grabs global headlines, experts warn that all mobile devices are vulnerable to privacy exploits.  The vulnerability in FaceTime, discovered by a 14-year-old Fortnite player in Arizona, allows a caller to eavesdrop – and in some cases view live video – of the person being called, even before the recipient…

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20-Year Secret Service Veteran Joins Security Team

We are proud to announce the addition of Tim Keener, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service, to the Hawk PI Security Team.

In his role as Director for Global TSCM and Physical Security, Tim will develop and deploy comprehensive strategies and programs for security assessment, planning and implementing to create technically secure environments for sites, events and individuals.

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News: Carroll County Approves SHIELD Security Doors

The Carroll County Board of Education on Thursday approved the purchase of the SHIELD security system for Glanton-Hindsman Elementary in Villa Rica. The school system is continuing to install protective measures as part of its safety initiative. Ithica Elementary, Roopville Elementary and Villa Rica Middle already have the SHIELD system installed. The SHIELD is a security system…

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Computer Privacy Vulnerabilities

Hackable Keyboards and Mice

You can now add non-bluetooth wireless keyboards and mice to your list of “hackables”. Bastille, a cybersecurity research company, recently discovered two vulnerabilities affecting wireless, non-Bluetooth keyboards and mice. These vulnerabilities could allow hackers to eavesdrop on your keystrokes and expose your sensitive data including credit card and banking information, social security number and passwords.…

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The Learning Curve of Digital Evidence

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Top 6 Vulnerabilities: An Open Door for Corporate Espionage

Is your company susceptible to being targeted for corporate espionage? Are you making it easy for someone to infiltrate your company’s proprietary information? The ruinous effects of corporate espionage have increased exponentially to the point that the FBI has invested in a campaign to raise awareness and alert business executives and owners to this risk.…

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How to Become a Private Investigator Quick Start Guide

Education Basic Private Detective Training Course Seventy hours of classroom instruction by certified training instructor following the State Board guidelines. Apply at: Gwinnett Technical College Link Course Name: Private Detective Instructor: Larry Davis Offered Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for ten weeks Clayton State University Link Course Name: Professional Investigator…

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Hawk Private Investigations to Sponsor the 10th Annual Supreme Cork

Oct 8, 2015 (Atlanta, Georgia) – Hawk Private Investigations (Hawk PI) is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s 10th Annual Supreme Cork fundraiser. This year’s Supreme Cork fundraising goal of $25,000 will benefit Guardian ad Litem Program and the Safe Families Office. The Guardian ad Litem program provides attorney…

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Hawk Private Investigations Attends and Presents at the Family Law Institute

May 23, 2015 Hawk Private Investigations (Hawk PI) attended the 33rd Annual Family Law Institute. Danielle LeVine, senior investigator at Hawk PI, presented an update on surveillance techniques and evidence gathering to the 600+ attorney and legal industry attendees. “Evidence gathering is crucial to not only the investigations but the outcome and resolution. Following the…

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Hawk Professional Investigations is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Supreme Cork Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Hawk Private Investigations is proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Supreme Cork Wine Tasting and Silent Auction to benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program and the Safe Families Office of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF), hosted by Members of the Family Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.…

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Take Control of Your Situation: Selecting a Private Investigator

When facing difficult situations such as a divorce, suspicion of adultery and/or child custody dispute, your emotions are running high. Many professionals are employed in these cases: attorneys, counselors, guardian ad-litems and/or financial consultants. A private investigator is another professional you should have on your side. A professional, licensed private investigator can help you get…

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Top 5 signs that your home or office may be “bugged”

Confidential personal conversations have been compromised or proprietary company information ends up in the hands of competitors. You notice unusual clicks, hums, static, or other noises on your telephone, maybe even when it’s not in use. You may also notice changes in radio and TV reception. Your home or business has been broken into, but…

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CEO illegally monitored

The CEO of an Atlanta company received information that he was going to be illegally monitored. Hawk Private Investigations’ staff installed equipment to monitor all areas the CEO accessed. Hawk Private Investigations’ team obtained video evidence of an unauthorized entry into the company’s facility and the perpetrator installing a small eavesdropping device. Learn more: Corporate…

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Delivery Driver Scheme

A trucking company was experiencing a large amount of merchandise theft. Utilizing GPS tracking, Hawk Private Investigations determined that the driver was traveling far from his assigned route on a frequent basis. Surveillance was then assigned, and video evidence documented the driver made “unscheduled” stops and was selling merchandise for cash. Further investigation proved that…

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Time Clock Deception

A large manufacturing company hired Hawk Private Investigations suspecting issues relating to incorrect time entries by plant personnel. After evaluating the assignment, a hidden camera was placed and electronic evidence was documented of employees clocking co-workers in and out of work who were not present at the time. Further investigation revealed lower level management was…

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Corporate Theft Revealed…

Recently, Hawk Private Investigations was hired to look into allegations that product and merchandise was being stolen from the Atlanta plant of a multi-billion dollar provider of consumer packaging and industrial products provider. Hawk Private Investigations provided stake out teams at the facility and eventually mobile surveillance teams to not only document and prove the…

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Is it legal to conduct a background investigation on a person without their consent?

Is it legal to conduct a background investigation on a person without their consent? Yes, if there is reasonable cause and a legitimate purpose for conducting the background investigation. However, without a release form signed by the individual, the background investigation is limited to the research of public records. Learn more: Background Investigations

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Are findings of a private investigator admissible in court?

Are findings of a private investigator admissible in court? Evidence obtained by a licensed private investigator working on your behalf is admissible and useful in court. It is important to understand that all evidence must be legally obtained. In family law/domestic matters, we have often seen clients who are willing to bend the rules and…

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We recently fired a high-level executive from our company. Unfortunately, he has made some comments to our employees that we perceive to be potential threats. What can you do for us?

We recently fired a high-level executive from our company. Unfortunately, he has made some comments to our employees that we perceive to be potential threats. What can you do for us? First, Hawk Private Investigations would suggest immediate surveillance on the individual so that we know his whereabouts at all times. Then our research teams…

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What can I do to protect confidential company information?

What can I do to protect confidential company information? You can conduct a thorough background investigation on your potential employees, especially if the position provides access to sensitive company information. Hawk Private Investigations can do this on your behalf as well as perform a risk analysis which will help pinpoint potential areas where confidentiality can…

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I am the president of a company with more than 200 employees, and we conduct business in a very competitive marketplace. It seems that confidential/ proprietary information is constantly being leaked to our competitors. What can your firm do to help us?

Q: I am the president of a company with more than 200 employees, and we conduct business in a very competitive marketplace. It seems that confidential/ proprietary information is constantly being leaked to our competitors. What can your firm do to help us? A: Hawk Private Investigations can conduct a technical surveillance countermeasures survey, which…

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What should I do when I suspect a computer may contain evidence pertinent to a crime, divorce, or other legal matter?

Immediately turn the computer off, and contact Hawk Private Investigations as soon as possible. Every single thing you do on a computer leaves a trace, but more importantly, you can accidentally overwrite files that might be very valuable. We will make arrangements to get the computer into the hands of our trained computer forensics experts.…

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What happens when I contact Hawk Professional Investigations?

What happens when I contact Hawk Private Investigations? During the preliminary interview, we will discuss your concerns, review the specifics of your case, explain the investigative process and costs, identify possible outcomes, and answer any questions. If you choose to hire Hawk Private Investigations, a case manager will be assigned to you immediately. Your case…

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What is Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)?

TSCM is more commonly known as a bug sweep or electronic bug detection. TSCM, or Technical Surveillance Counter Measures, is the systematic process of reviewing a location for any hidden recording devices. Often hidden in small, discreet places, the recording devices are often placed maliciously with the intent to obtain sensitive or private information from…

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Hawk Professional Investigations, Inc. announces Membership with Georgia Motor Trucking Association

Atlanta, GA – Hawk Private Investigations, Inc. is proud to announce its 2013 Membership with the Georgia Motor Trucking Association (GMTA). Hawk PI has been providing security related investigations to the Trucking Industry for over 10 years now, “so we wanted to reach out to GMTA to continue to build our business in the Trucking…

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Hawk Private Investigations, Inc. Announces Sponsorship of Visions Anew

Atlanta, GA – Hawk Private Investigations, Inc. is proud to announce its 2013 Sponsorship of Visions Anew.  Hawk Private Investigations has worked with Visions Anew in the past and truly believes in their mission: empowering individuals to navigate the divorce process with information, integrity, and dignity.  We are excited to be once again teamed with…

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Background Investigation for Child Custody

Hawk Private Investigations was hired in regards to a child custody investigation.  The child in question, Samantha was living with her mother; Samantha’s father had passed away the year before.  Samantha’s maternal grandparents were petitioning the court for custody, claiming Samantha’s mother was unfit.  Upon a temporary hearing the court ordered Samantha in the custody…

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