An undercover investigation is critical
for thoroughly and effectively resolving difficult-to-investigate
situations such as theft, substance abuse, or other forms of
serious employee misconduct.
Why? Undercover workplace investigations are
employee-interactive. This method develops first-hand evidence and information
concerning suspected employees. If necessary, our operatives can testify
When? Your situation may merit an undercover investigation when
your company suspects that a potential or serious problem exists within
the workforce. An undercover operative has the best chance of confirming
or disproving rumors and exposing the guilty parties.
Who? Within the company, only top-level management, directors of
security or human resources/personnel should have any knowledge of the
use of undercover operatives or of the investigative findings.
Where? The undercover investigator should be placed in a position
that allows mobility and access to suspected employees. Multiple investigators
may be required to investigate various shifts and departments.
What? A multi-faceted effort. We maintain daily, two-way communication
with our operatives to continually share and assess new information and
to strategize our efforts. The undercover operative will detail all of
his/her findings in a daily report submitted after each shift worked.
Close supervision contributes to the successful outcome of the assignment.
We gather pertinent evidence of gross policy violations by engaging in
hand-to-hand buys of stolen company property, illicit drugs, or trade
secrets. In some cases, a parallel external investigation may be desired.
When appropriate, the undercover workplace investigation is augmented
by the proper and lawful use of covert surveillance and sting operations.
When necessary, assistance is requested from and coordinated with local
Undercover work can be a vital research component in cases ranging from
fraud and embezzlement to workers-compensation fraud.
We have enabled employers to improve their bottom line by substantially
reducing losses associated with theft, poor performance, time falsification,
substance abuse, product tampering, equipment sabotage and other forms
of dishonesty and criminal activity. Some clients have found it unnecessary
to replace the offending employees, thereby improving morale and increasing
profits. Our systematic approach has allowed our clients to enforce company
polices without fear of reprisal or potential litigation.