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 ratings, Adam is the Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators Regional Director 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 prosecuting over 1,000 subjects for crimes ranging from theft to armed robbery, assault, narcotics sales, organized retail crime, fraud, counterfeiting and forgery.

Adam conducts Criminal Defense Investigations for murder cases and other serious offenses.  Court appointed work includes the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania and is regularly appointed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has had Adam attend their annual conferences to present on Organized Retail Crime.

Protection Experience & Credentials

Experience providing protective standbys at Corporate Offices, Pennsylvania School Districts, Hospitals, Distribution Centers, Executive Residences, Places of Worship and Special Events across Pennsylvania.  Experience establishing proactive measures 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, instructed since 1998, carried firearms, lethal and less lethal weapons in a professional capacity since 2001, is a trained Firearms and use of Force Instructor, Court appointed Defense Investigator for crimes involving firearms and regularly attends other advanced training.

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 Training: Academic & Skills
  • Instructor – Site Protection through Observational Techniques – LSU, NCBRT – Academy of Counter Terrorism
  • Instructor – Use of Force – Safariland Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Model
  • Instructor – Firearms / Handgun
  • Certified Range Safety Officer

Training & Certifications

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
  • Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms
  • Arizona CCW Permit
  • New York State registered Security Guard, NYS Dept of State licensing
  • U.S. Passport

Firearms Credentials


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


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