James Gollaz, Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


JAMES GOLLAZ, Private Detective

PROFILE

Owner and CEO of Los Angeles Detective Agency, a Private Investigation Company.

Provide consulting and private investigation services through specialized knowledge acquired from extensive detective experience to clients in a wide spectrum of concern areas including, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, family court, insurance claims, employment liability, missing persons and other claims demanding the application of specific investigative knowledge to each area.

 

Investigation of complex murder cases and high profile investigations.

Sensitive to the needs of the organization, it’s employees and community.

Proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to make strategic decisions.

Recipient of numerous professional and civic awards for outstanding service.

OBJECTIVE AND QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

To provide consulting and private detective services through specialized knowledge acquired from extensive detective experience and continued education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - 1980 to present

Los Angeles Police Department, 1980 - 2007, years of service, retired

  • 1980 - 1985, Uniformed Patrol Officer, worked unformed patrol functions

        Crime prevention and responding to calls for service.

  • 1985 - 1986, Undercover Vice Officer

        Undercover vice investigations

  • 1986 - 1989, Detective, General Investigations

        Crimes against person and property

  • 1989 - 1990, Detective, Central Homicide Unit,

        Murder Investigations

  • 1990 - 1995, Detective, Robbery - Homicide Division, Officer - Involved Shooting Section

        Investigations of officer - involved shootings

  • 1995 - 2007, Detective, Robbery - Homicide Division, Homicide - Special Section

        Murder Investigations

        High Profile Criminal Cases

        Crimes Against Police Officers

        Murder of Police Officers

        Officer-Involved Shooting Incidents

        Crisis Negotiation Team

        Protection Detail - President of United States

        Task Force Investigations and Lead Detective in Task Force Investigations

        Retired, LAPD Robbery - Homicide Division, Homicide - Special Section

Private Detective, State of California PI License 29012

  • 2001 - Present, Private Detective Services

        Private Investigator for attorneys, businesses and individuals

  • 2009 -  Present, Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Licensed Investigators

        Court assigned private investigator on criminal defense cases.

  • 2009 - Present, United States District Court, Central District of California - Criminal Justice Act

        Court assigned private investigator on federal criminal defense cases

Brief summary of detective experience gained through specialized knowledge and continued education. The experience includes but is not limited to the following:

    • Investigating and preparing criminal cases for trial

    • Interviewing suspects, victims and witnesses

    • Collecting, evaluating and analyzing evidence

    • Preparing and executing search warrants

    • Presenting / Filing criminal cases

    • Preparing and executing arrest warrants

    • Assisting affiant with search warrants

    • Personally serving subpoenas

    • Conducting surveillances

    • Transporting witnesses to and from court

    • Testify in court

    • Preparing written and verbal reports containing facts and findings on Investigation

    • Asset Searches

    • Background Investigations

    • Criminal Defense Investigations, All Felony and Misdemeanor

    • Civil Issue Investigations

    • Personal Injury

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS - 1972 to present

  • 1972 - 1976, San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel, Ca

  • 1976 - 1978, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, Ca

  • 1978 - 1980, California State University, Los Angeles, Ca

  • 1980 - 2007, Los Angeles Police Department

    • Continuous in-service education and training courses

    • Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificates, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisor

    • Numerous in-service training certifications through continued education

    • Numerous seminars education courses related to the investigation field

    • Numerous supervisor certifications and commendations    

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS - 2001 to present

  • 2001 - present, California Association of Licensed Investigators

  • 2001 - present, California Homicide Investigators Association

  • 2009 - present, Los Angeles County Superior Court Panel of Licensed Investigators

  • 2009 - present, United States District Court, Central District of California, Criminal Justice Act,

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Fluent Spanish

REFERENCES

  • Available on request

Our Management and Lead Private Detective Team
James Gollaz is a private detective and owner of Los Angeles Detective Agency, a private detective agency in Los Angeles California
James Gollaz, Senior Detective
info@losangelesdetectiveagency.comPhone: 1-213-453-2761
Biography
Rob Bub is a private detective with Los Angeles Detective Agency, a private detective agency in Los Angeles California
Rob Bub, Senior Detective
info@losangelesdetectiveagency.com
Phone: 1-213-453-2761
Curriculum Vitae

Private Detective James Gollaz is a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department's Elite Robbery-Homicde Division, Homcide Special Section, with 28 years of service including 22 years of Homicide investigations while assigned to both Central Homicide Division and Robery-Homicide Division. He has also experience in Surveillance, stakeouts, and undercover operations. Mr. Gollaz is a senior private detective and Director of Investigations.

Private Detective Rob Bub is a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department with 33 years of service including 22 years of homicide investigations while assigned to both Divisional Homicide Units and Robbery-Homicide Division. He has also experience in surveillance, stakeouts, and undercover operations. Mr. Bub is a senior private detective and Co-Director of investigations.

 
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