Mike Harvey, President and Chief Investigator of Mike Harvey & Associates, is an expert in the private investigation industry. With over 40 years of combined law enforcement and private investigation experience, he and his team of investigators are highly respected in the industry and sought after for the most challenging of cases.
Our team of licensed and bonded private investigators have extensive law- enforcement experience, and their expertise comes from working at LAPD, FBI, other state and federal law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies. Our investigative techniques have been honed through decades of experience and thousands of cases. Each of our investigators has an average of over 20 years investigative and law enforcement experience.
Mike Harvey worked for the FBI before he made the decision to join the Los Angeles Police Department. During his tenure at LAPD, his excellent talents and skills earned him roles on the elite Narcotics, Vice, Fugitive Recovery, and Gang Detail teams. While patrolling some of the most challenging areas in the City of Los Angeles, he gained the respect of both his fellow officers and community members for his dedication to forging positive relations between the community and police.
Following his distinguished law enforcement career, Mike was introduced to the field of private investigation and quickly became sought after for difficult, high dollar value, and high profile cases. In 2004, he established Mike Harvey & Associates, a full-service private investigation firm based in Southern California.
Mike Harvey earned a degree in Police Science and Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a degree in Economics from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association (SCFIA).