Oliver Investigations, formerly Chief Oliver LLC, is a premier private investigations company. Our former and retired police officers handle opposition research, white collar fraud, cold cases, fidelity issues, surveillance and nearly every other investigative situation. We bring over 60 years of criminal and civil investigations experience to every case. The truth is not subjective...and we seek the truth, always.
Additionally, Oliver Investigations offers a function for your security worries. While we do not provide a typical "uniformed" security, we do offer a plain-clothes style and "undercover" option, designed for formal gatherings, meetings and individual or organizational events requiring a more refined "black tie" appearance. We protect people. Our associates are highly trained and understand the importance of blending in until needed.
Chief David Oliver (Ret.) has spent most of his adult life in policing, leadership and investigations. Chief Oliver attended the police academy in 1994, finishing with the highest state exam score in his class. He also won the "Top Gun Award" for highest firearms score and "Commandants Award" for overall excellence. Chief Oliver began his police career in patrol, on midnight shift. After a year in uniform, Chief was assigned to a multi-jurisdictional drug task force, where he was the assistant agent in charge and worked undercover for over five years. During that time, he participated in over 800 undercover narcotics buys and acted as a door breacher during high risk entry operations. Chief has worked undercover with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Postal Inspectors and the HUD Office of Inspector General. Chief Oliver received two commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigations during his service in the drug task force. One of these involved the capture of a pedophile as he attempted to flee the area with a kidnapped juvenile.
After being promoted to sergeant, he left the drug unit and returned to uniform as a patrol and investigations leader, once again on night shift. He was promoted to police chief in 2004. During his time as chief, he restructured the organization and led the agency to becoming accredited through CALEA. He was a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and several other federal, state and local boards of control. In 2012, Chief Oliver became a pioneer in police social media, developing the agency Facebook page to to an eventual 179,000 followers- second to only NYPD. Chief Oliver has also written a book and hosted a weekend FM radio show. Chief retired from policing in 2015 and joined a Fortune 500 Company as a Special Investigations Unit Manager. He worked large-scale pattern and organized fraud cases and developed data driven metrics for identifying fraud.
Chief Oliver has been a contributor on local news stations along with CNN, Fox News, NBC and countless other TV and radio programs. He has spoken at the Ohio State House and also been a guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point; and at numerous other scholarly and social functions. Chief has earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a masters in leadership and management. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in strategic Leadership.
Senior Investigator Lisa Oliver graduated from the University of Akron Police Academy in 1992. She was the first female officer hired by her city's police department and has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience as a police detective and prosecutor's investigator. In her current position as Senior Investigator L. Oliver has advanced training in Ohio Public Records Law and is primarily responsible for all public records requests/responses, conducting pre-employment investigations, background investigations, women's safety training, content creation and public speaking.
Areas of law enforcement experience include all levels of criminal investigation, crime scene processing/evidence collection, pre-employment background investigations, internal investigations, undercover operations (local, state and federal assignments), hostage negotiations, community relations and public speaking. As a Felony Division prosecutor's investigator, she was responsible for evaluating police reports for procedural accuracy, locating witnesses, conducting interviews and preparing cases for trial.
Law Enforcement certifications include The Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation, Law Enforcement Internal Investigations, Water Related Death Investigation and Practical Homicide Investigation.
Senior Investigator L. Oliver previously co-founded and headed a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting child victims of sexual abuse, has volunteered as a committee chair/member with our local regional food-bank and most recently volunteered as a mentor to incarcerated women in local jails and prisons within Ohio.
Tony graduated the University of Akron Police Academy in 1996 and was hired as a patrol officer that same year. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience as a patrol officer, police sergeant and detective. During Tony’s time as a detective, he was instrumental in forming a two county, multi jurisdictional investigative cooperative to solve scrap theft. At the inception of this co-op, Ohio was second (behind California) in scrap theft in the United States. He also helped with passing legislation regulating pawn dealers, to help combat the sale of stolen goods.
Tony was able to inspire and facilitate unprecedented cooperation between his investigative unit and other departments, resulting in more successful investigations and prosecution. Tony has worked investigations with numerous state and federal agencies, including human trafficking, drug trafficking, large scale firearm thefts, arson, fugitive apprehensions, and prescription drug investigations.
Tony retired from Law Enforcement in April of 2016 and joined a large bank as a Senior Investigator. He was tasked with investigating various types of complex suspicious activity, to determine fraud exposure. These investigations included complex fraud cases and multi channel and third party investigations related to accounts, identity theft, elder financial exploitation and loan fraud.
Tony has advanced training in interview/interrogations from John E. Reid & Associates as well as extensive education in death and homicide Investigations. Tony has received awards for “excellence and diligence for apprehending dangerous criminals” and “distinguished service and devotion toward investigations".
Our staff can also provide all of your training, education and public speaking needs. From active shooter training, drug-free workplace or a funny and topical public speaking program, we tailor each of our trainings to the specific needs of the individual or organization.