Encinas Investigation Services
Theodore Encinas | Investigative Techniques | Types of Investigations | Investigative Staff

Encinas Investigations provides a full line of investigative services for insurance companies, attorneys, private parties, and employers. These services include:


  • Private investigation
  • Expert witness
  • Armed and unarmed personal protection (bodyguard)
  • Process services and more

Theodore Encinas

Mr. Encinas is a California Licensed Private Investigator with over twenty years experience. He is a Superior Court Qualified Expert Witness, specializing in the areas of Private Security Operations, Private Security Officer Training, Use of Force Issues and Premises Liability cases.


Mr. Encinas is a retired police veteran with sixteen years of service as a sworn police officer in California. He received special training and served with Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit robbery stake out teams, militant and gang intelligence, crime and accident scene investigation, bomb and hazardous device disposal, Special Weapons and Tactics Team, as well as Special Enforcement Teams and for over ten years was a Certified Field Training Officer.


After retirement Mr. Encinas attended law school, adding to his extensive background and criminal justice experience. Mr. Encinas is a college level Criminal Justice Instructor and operates California Security Academy, which is a state approved training facility for investigators, loss prevention agents and security officers.


Prior to entering Law Enforcement, Mr. Encinas served ten years in the U.S. Army Special Forces in both enlisted and commissioned officer positions. His training and experience included Special Forces Communications, intelligence, covert and clandestine operations.

Investigative Techniques

Encinas Investigations utilizes the latest technology, as well as traditionally proven methods to conduct all investigations. These methods include:   


  • Interviews and recorded statements
  • AOE/COE statements
  • Background investigations
  • Record checks
  • Computer database searches
  • Locates and skip traces
  • Surveillance
  • Video and Photographic Recording

Types of Investigations

Personal Injury. Encinas Investigations has worked with attorneys on personal injury cases representing plaintiff and defendant clients. Expert Witness testimony has also dealt with plaintiff and defense matters.


Computer Searches. Searches are available to our clients for various license information, background history, asset searches, criminal and civil file searches, financial and bank searches, missing person locates, skip traces, etc.


Insurance Fraud. These investigations are a specialty service offered for Casualty Loss insurance Companies, Risk Management or Workers's Compensation Administrators and Long Term Disability Insurance Companies.


We conduct AOE/COE statements and surveillance in workers compensation fraud investigations. We perform interviews and take written or recorded statements of all parties. Videotape is provided in all sub-rosa investigations.

Investigative Staff
All investigators are either professional licensed Private Investigators or experienced prior service police investigators. The investigators must meet the requirements as set forth by the California Private Investigators Act contained in the Business and Professions Code.


Professional Investigators
Personal Protection Specialists
California License P.I. 14607
P.P.O. 10940


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Licensed By or
In Affiliation With:


  • Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
  • California Institute of Professional Investigators
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators
  • National Association of Professional Investigators
  • National Association of Bomb Investigators and Technicians
  • National Narcotic Officers Association
  • American Society of Industrial Security
  • Santa Ana Police Officers Association
  • Professional Investigators of California Association
  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
  • Cal State University at Fullerton Criminal Justice Alumni Association
  • Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Association
  • California and World Aikido Federations
  • California Security Academy
  • Encinas Security Protection Services



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P. O. Box 28568, Anaheim Hills, CA 92809-0152
Phone: (714) 504-4472 | Fax: (714) 973-1184 | Email: gumshoe@encinas-investigations.com
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