Surveillance is the art of monitoring a target or subjects activities via observation and close watch. it’s observing the behavior of people or objects and it’s best conducted in a covert manner in which the subjects are unaware they are being watched.

Our surveillance investigators are primarily former law enforcement officers and military operatives who have proven, real world surveillance experience handling Corporate, criminal and domestic cases in challenging environments.   

“we are remarkably well trained and experienced in trade craft surveillance operations.”

all too often we hear, he or she is “really sneaky” or “there’s no-way you could follow them.” our investigators have tailed people from seattle to vancouver, spokane to ocean shores and even on planes, trains and cruise ships. “there is always a way.”

specializing in:

  • hostile surveillance detection

  • Counter Surveillance operations

  • corporate employee integrity

  • wrongfully accused criminal investigations

  • stalking - harassment investigations

  • vandalism - sabotage - theft cases

  • asset protection surveillance

  • Child Custody - Abuse Investigations

  • infidelity - cheating partner concerns

  • Teenage - Senior Wellness Checks

  • Landlord - Tenant - property checks

  • corporate - business - private due diligence

  • proof of income - employment verification

we blend into our environment and provide optimum results.


One of the most important tools that any defense attorney utilizes in mounting an aggressive defense on behalf of their client is an experienced private investigator. a good private detective, especially one with a law enforcement background, can make all the difference between a conviction and a dismissal by the prosecution.

The Steel Horse Group Principle Private Investigator is a former DHS Federal ICE Agent, an incredibly tenacious private detective and he knows how the criminal justice system works. he’s been protecting peoples rights, providing proactive criminal defense investigations for law firms, private practice attorneys and defendants in the south puget sound region since 2012.

When To Hire A Criminal defense private Investigator

  • when law enforcement investigations produce little or no results on your case.

  • when you need a highly experienced private investigator who are themselves, former law enforcement and know the intricate nuances and details of conducting a criminal investigation.

  • when you need a highly experienced private investigator that will analyze the police report for errors, provide a more in depth scene documentation, work to discover new or missed evidence, locate other possible witnesses, vet the credibility of the prosecutions witness(s) and conduct a comprehensive defense investigation on your behalf.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.


custody is usually given based on what the court perceives to be in the best interest of the child. however, if you think your child may be in danger or neglected in any way while in the custody of the other parent, we can help get you the proof you need to present before the court.

“above all else, we prioritize the safety of the children.”

we conduct discreet surveillance on the other half, with or without the children, identify daily routines and/or nefarious activities, perform background checks on anybody that the children may be in contact with and verify who is actually watching the children.

the way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.


A comprehensive process of checking a persons background via civil/Criminal records and conducting thorough risk mitigation, is the key to reducing liability, avoiding a possible crisis.

“when you need just a bit more information on someone before making a big decision.”

our access to data from millions of investigative open and closed sources, allow us to conduct highly confidential background check investigations and due diligence for corporate, attorney and private individual clientele.

Often we are retained to simply discover the true integrity of a person. Watching how they live their lives and the choices they make regarding career, finances, family, friends, associates, vices and even hobbies.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
— Arthur Conan Doyle

whether your seeking comprehensive investigative services or you just need a little bit of consulting, we can help.



through various state reciprocity laws, a licensed private investigator conducting a case that originated in their state of professional licensing, may often continue working that case for up to 30 days and even more in some other states. special permits and other regulations may apply. please contact us for more information.

the steel horse group is part of a global network of vetted professional private investigators, security specialists and subject matter experts. if we can’t work your case, we somebody who can.



  • employee integrity concerns

  • due diligence background checks

  • non disclosure - compete breaches

  • corporate security investigations



  • infidelity - Cheating concerns

  • spousal support maintenance

  • surveillance - Cohabitation checks

  • online dating investigations



  • professional surveillance - activity checks

  • Long-Short Term Disability Investigations

  • Washington labor & industries Workers Comp. Claims

  • Staged Accident Investigations - motive inquires

  • witness Locates - statements - suspect Interrogation