Drawing on over 19 years experience and training from Private Sector and Government roles.  Tens of thousands of hours of professional Investigation, Protection, Surveillance and Security Operations experience ranging from global events to local litigation – the Owner founded the Company in 2010.

Adam N. Nowicki, PI, LPQ, NREMT

General & Specialized Experience:

Civil Investigation

Criminal Investigation

Criminal Defense Investigation

Premise Liability

Employment Concerns

Homicide Defense Investigator

Interviews & Statements

Security Operations


Vulnerability Assessments

Firearms Instructor

Continuing education is vital  and credentials include regular attendance at Conferences and Seminars from private sector, state & Federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, training academies and Universities.  In addition to numerous credentials and instructor certificates, serves on various committees and boards, is a Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators, an active volunteer and holds a degree in Criminal Justice with Academic Honors.

A Robust Network of Contacts are maintained including a global network of investigators and consultants, local, state & federal agency and private sector contacts.

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Assignments include criminal and civil investigations, premise liability, witness locates, interviews, expert CCTV video review and analysis.  

Experience apprehending and criminal prosecution over 1,000 offenders for crimes ranging from theft, fraud, assault, narcotics sales, organized retail crime, armed robbery, counterfeiting and forgery.

Adam conducts Criminal Defense Investigations for murder cases and other serious offenses.  Private Defense Counsel and Court appointed work includes U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has twice had Adam attend to speak and present on Organized Retail Crime to District Attorneys from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Protection Experience & Credentials

Experience providing protective standbys at Corporate Offices, Government Officials, Pennsylvania School Districts, Hospitals, Distribution Centers, Executive Residences, Places of Worship and Special Events across Pennsylvania.  Experience establishing proactive measures for teams to protect life, property and business reputation.

Training & Certifications include those from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, advanced courses of instruction and training, law enforcement force on force simunition and active threat/shooter training exercises.  Adam is also a Pennsylvania EMT and certified with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians® NREMT.

As an avid Outdoorsman, Adam has been involved in shooting sports since childhood, has instructed since 1998, carried firearms, lethal and less lethal weapons in a professional capacity since 2001, is a certified Firearms Instructor, PA State Police Lethal Weapons use of Force Instructor, Safariland International Use of Force Instructor, Court appointed Defense Investigator for crimes involving firearms and homicide and regularly attends advanced trainings.

Instructor Certifications

  • Instructor – CPR AED – American Heart Association
  • Instructor – Bcon / Stop the Bleed – American College of Surgeons
  • Instructor – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Police, Act 235 Lethal Weapons / Use of Force Training
  • Instructor – Use of Force – Safariland Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Model
  • Instructor – Site Protection through Observational Techniques – LSU, NCBRT – Academy of Counter Terrorism
  • Instructor – Firearms / Handgun
  • Certified Range Safety Officer

Training & Certifications

  • Active Shooter Workshop – U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Newark, NJ
  • Basic Life Support CPR AED – American Heart Association, 
  • HeartSaver® CPR AED -American Heart Association, 
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Dale Carnegie – The Dale Carnegie Course
  • EVOC – Emergency Vehicle Operators Course
  • FEMA NIMS ICS-100, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • FEMA NIMS ICS-700, National Incident Management System
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness – Bucks Co. Community College
  • Loss Prevention Qualified™ Certification – Loss Prevention Foundation
  • Monadnock Baton Training, Allentown, PA
  • NREMT / Emergency Medical Technician
  • OCAT®, Pepper Spray Training, Allentown, PA
  • Premise Liability Investigation – Blake & Associates
  • S.A.V.E. Behavioral Assessment & Counter Terrorism Training Course – Homeland Innovations, LLC – Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Site Protection through Observational Techniques
  • Stop the Bleed® – B-con – American College of Surgeons
  • Surveillance Detection Course – U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Phila, PA
  • Taser® X26 training
  • Threat & Risk Assessment Course – U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Northampton, PA
  • TIPS® Training for Intervention Procedures – Certification
  • Tyco International / ADT headquarters, Boca Raton, FL
  • Wicklander-Zulawski & Assoc., Advanced Interview & interrogation techniques

Government Licenses & Credentials:

  • Licensed Private Detective – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • FBI fingerprint criminal history clearance
  • PA Child Abuse clearance
  • PA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – PA Dept of Health
  • PA State Police criminal history clearance
  • Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 Agent & Instructor
  • Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms
  • Arizona CCW Permit
  • New York State registered Security Guard, NYS Dept of State licensing
  • U.S. Passport

Firearms Credentials

  • Active Firearms Instructor
  • NRA Certified Handgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Home Firearms Safety Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Advanced Handgun courses
  • Advanced Carbine courses
  • Low / No light firearms courses
  • Glock Armorer Training – Glock® Inc., Smyrna, GA
  • Arizona CCW Permit
  • Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms
  • Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 Certified Agent – Commonwealth of PA
  • Court appointed Investigator for homicides by firearm


  • Harrisburg Community College – Private Investigation Certificate
  • California University of PA / Beaver County Community College, AAS, Criminal Justice with Academic Honors
  • Kutztown University of PA, Bachelor of Science coursework, Criminal Justice


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Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Reading & Berks

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Nowicki Investigations & Consulting

Topton PA 19562