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Comprehensive Teenagers & Kids Investigations by EPIS in Los Angeles Metro

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In today’s complex, fast-paced, and highly sophisticated world, teenagers and kids have easier access to inappropriate websites when parents are not around. If you suspect your teenager or kids are misusing the internet, they could be putting themselves and your family at risk.

Do you know what your teenagers are doing when you’re not around? EPIS has proven that the majority of parents know little about their kids’ activities and behavior outside the residence.

At EPIS, we offer a wide range of services tailored to our clients’ specific needs for their teenagers and kids’ investigations. One of the most common cases would be Internet Searches.

If you suspect your teenager is misusing the internet, they could be putting themselves and your family in danger. They may be giving personal information to a child predator, endangering your safety and themselves. Our agents at EPIS will guide you through these times by installing a tracking device, which can provide a list of your teenager’s most recently visited websites and most recent emails. These small devices are very discreet and would not be detected.

Teenage Investigation & Child Witness Interview

Child witness interviews may be some of the most complex and demanding interviews that can be conducted. Children of all ages have the capability to answer interview questions and tell what they know. The information, though, is not only dependent on what questions are asked but how they are asked. EPIS “Los Angeles Investigators” know that there may be many factors that must be taken into consideration when interviewing the child witness.

Our Los Angeles Investigators will first interview the parent or guardian to obtain as much information about the child as possible, particularly related to development, attention span, and language abilities. Second, investigators will consider where the child’s interview will take place. Los Angeles Investigators usually choose the best environment where the child feels safe and relaxed without many distractions, toys, people, or noise. Third, if possible, it is a good idea to interview the child without the parent or guardian present. Often, the child will not tell the full story for fear of being in trouble with or disappointing the adult.

One thing EPIS Los Angeles investigators have learned in Child Witness Interview is the way they dress themselves, which plays a big role and also never carry or display a weapon during contact with the child, including during an interview.

Our investigators will always give some consideration to their own bias regarding a child’s ability to be a good witness.

Additional Services for Teenagers & Kids Investigations

  • GPS Tracking Devices
  • Stranger Safety Decoys
  • Surveillance

Vehicle dashboard with GPS.GPS Tracking Devices – EPIS GPS Tracking Devices are utilized to monitor the specific locations of your teenager. These covert tracking devices can be discreetly placed on your teen’s vehicle, providing information on their speed, exact addresses of each stop, and the duration of time spent at those locations. These covert devices offer precise location details, helping you uncover the truth about your teenager’s activities. If you require more information to make an important decision, Empire Pacific Investigative Services is here to assist you. Our toll-free number ensures a confidential consultation with a private investigator.

Little girl screaming, trying to get out of closed vehicle at summer.Stranger Safety Decoys – EPIS Safety Decoys are employed to assess whether your elementary-aged child would willingly enter a vehicle driven by an unknown stranger or how they react if approached by a stranger in your absence. At EPIS, utilizing our agents as decoys, we conduct tests to evaluate your child’s trust and willingness to engage with unfamiliar individuals. Will they accept an ice cream from a stranger? Would they believe we are their parents’ friends picking them up? If you find yourself pondering these questions, let our safety decoys simulate various situations to prepare your kids before a potential child predator can exploit them!

Surveillance is a specialty at EPIS. We possess extensive experience in various surveillance techniques, including deploying agents to monitor your teenager’s activities, such as visiting friends’ residences as claimed or being in the company of a questionable crowd beyond their curfew. Don’t wait until it’s too late, take proactive steps before your kids become entangled in drug use, gang activities, or sexual promiscuity. EPIS can conduct surveillance checks to ascertain their daily activities when you’re not present.

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Our investigators are equipped with the most advanced tools to capture evidence in almost any conceivable surveillance scenario. We have a vehicle for every situation involving “tailing” or following fast teenage drivers. Our surveillance techniques include remote video surveillance using covert video cameras, long-range photography, and body-worn hidden cameras to gather all the necessary evidence. Our investigators have employed creative techniques such as climbing into hollowed-out trees, riding bicycles and motorcycles, walking dogs, and more. It is important to note that our investigators never trespass or violate harassment or anti-stalking laws in the process.

EPIS began Teen Investigation when our U.S. Managing Partner, investigator Mike Hakimi in our California office, received a call from a close friend. The father indicated that his son had been acting strangely, and the mileage on their family vehicle did not match up with the places he claimed to be going. The work address was only a few miles away, but the odometer showed a trip of over 50 miles. Investigator Hakimi obtained a magnetized GPS and attached it to their vehicle. After running the log from the GPS through a computerized program and tracing the locations, it was discovered that he was involved in drug-related activities, influenced by the younger sister of one of the individuals he associated with.

In another case, a father hired investigator Mike Hakimi to locate his 19-year-old son, who might be involved with gangs and drugs. Using the son’s cell phone history, investigator Hakimi traced the young boy to an address known for gang activity and drugs, providing the father with current information. However, there were limitations on what action could be taken since the son was an adult.

Cell phone information played a crucial role in another teenage investigation. The father of a 15-year-old girl wanted to know if she was still seeing a 20-year-old man with a criminal record for drug dealing. Using the records of the girl’s cell phone, investigator Hakimi obtained a name that traced back to the 20-year-old’s other girlfriends. The girl’s phone was being used to communicate with the teen. Investigator Hakimi was then instructed to follow his daughter to the shopping mall to see if she was meeting up with the 20-year-old man. Video evidence was obtained as she departed from and returned to the house. Investigator Hakimi emphasized that teenage surveillance may help save lives by allowing parents to intervene and guide teens in the right direction.

Investigator Mike Hakimi underscores that while cell phone records and GPS devices are extremely useful in teen investigations, there are legal limitations and privacy laws that need to be considered on a case-by-case basis. Parents have easy access to cell phone records that are in their names and more control over the family car than a car owned by a teenager.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Teenagers & Kids Investigations

Why might I need a Teenagers & Kids Investigation?
Teenagers and kids investigations become necessary when parents or guardians have concerns about their children’s behavior, activities, or associations. Suspicious behavior, potential involvement in risky activities, or changes in their routine may prompt the need for professional investigation to ensure their safety and well-being.

What are some signs that my teenager might need investigation?
Signs include sudden changes in behavior, unexplained absences, secretive activities, declining academic performance, involvement with questionable peers, or indications of substance abuse. Any significant departure from normal behavior may warrant further investigation.

How can a Teenagers & Kids Investigation help me as a parent?
These investigations provide clarity and actionable insights for parents or guardians concerned about their child’s safety and well-being. They can uncover hidden activities, identify potential risks, and help parents take appropriate measures to address issues and protect their children.

Is it legal to investigate my own teenager or kid?
While parents have the right to oversee and guide their children, certain investigative methods may have legal implications. It is crucial to navigate within legal boundaries. Professional investigators understand the legal constraints and can conduct ethical and legal investigations to ensure the well-being of the child.

What methods do investigators use in Teenagers & Kids Investigations?
Investigators may use a range of techniques, including surveillance, GPS tracking, and technology analysis. These methods are employed ethically and legally to gather information and provide evidence that can guide parents in making informed decisions.

How do I approach my teenager about the investigation?
Open communication is key. If you decide to discuss the investigation with your teenager, approach the conversation with empathy and understanding. Share your concerns and the reasons behind the investigation, emphasizing your commitment to their safety and well-being.

How long does a Teenagers & Kids Investigation typically take?
The duration varies based on the complexity of the situation and the specific objectives of the investigation. Some cases may be resolved quickly, while others may require more extended periods to gather comprehensive information.

How do I choose a reputable investigator for Teenagers & Kids Investigations?
Look for licensed investigators with experience in family-related cases. Check reviews, ask for recommendations, and ensure they adhere to legal and ethical standards. A reputable investigator will prioritize the safety and well-being of the child throughout the investigation.

What should I do if the investigation reveals concerning information?
If the investigation uncovers troubling details, consult with the investigator on potential courses of action. This may involve legal measures, counseling, or other interventions to address the issues identified during the investigation.

How can I ensure the confidentiality of the investigation?
Reputable investigators prioritize client confidentiality. Ensure that you work with a licensed and trustworthy professional, and discuss confidentiality measures with them before initiating the investigation.

Next Steps | Secure Your Child’s Safety with EPIS in Los Angeles Metro

Now that you’ve gained insights into our comprehensive Teenagers & Kids Investigation services, taking the next steps is crucial to address any concerns you may have regarding your child’s well-being. At Empire Pacific Investigative Services (EPIS), we prioritize the safety and security of your family, offering a range of professional investigative solutions tailored to your unique situation.

1. Schedule a Confidential Consultation: Contact EPIS today to schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced investigators. Discuss your concerns, share relevant details, and let us understand the specific aspects of your situation. Call us at (310) 657-3747 or email us at to initiate the process.

2. Tailored Investigation Plan: Our seasoned investigators will work with you to create a tailored investigation plan based on your concerns and objectives. We’ll outline the scope of the investigation, the methods employed, and the expected timeline, ensuring transparency throughout the process.

3. Professional and Ethical Investigation: Rest assured that EPIS conducts all investigations with the utmost professionalism and adherence to ethical standards. Our licensed investigators have the expertise to gather accurate information while respecting legal boundaries, ensuring a thorough and lawful investigation.

4. Regular Updates and Communication: Throughout the investigation, we understand the importance of keeping you informed. You will receive regular updates on the progress, findings, and any significant developments. Open communication is essential to ensure you are well-informed and can make informed decisions.

5. Actionable Results and Recommendations: Upon the conclusion of the investigation, EPIS will provide you with actionable results and recommendations based on the evidence gathered. Whether it involves addressing concerning behaviors, legal measures, or implementing preventive strategies, our goal is to empower you with the information needed to safeguard your child.

6. Consultation for Further Steps: If the investigation reveals significant concerns or issues, our team is here to guide you on the appropriate next steps. This may involve legal consultations, counseling resources, or additional measures to address specific challenges identified during the investigation.

Empire Pacific Investigative Services is committed to being your trusted partner in ensuring the safety and well-being of your child. Take the first step in securing your peace of mind by reaching out to us today. Your call is strictly confidential, and our team is ready to assist you in navigating the complexities of Teenagers & Kids Investigations.

Contact EPIS at (310) 657-3747 or via email at to initiate your child’s safety journey with professional and reliable investigative services.

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Empire Pacific Investigative Services
1117 Sherbourne Dr.
West Hollywood,
CA 90069

Phone: (310) 657-3747

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday
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Empire Pacific Investigative Services Inc., established in 1993 by three retired U.S. Federal Special Agents, offers a diverse range of investigative services individually tailored to our clients' specific needs. Throughout its years of service, EPIS has enjoyed an enviable reputation based on dedication to client service. Each member of our staff is highly skilled, thereby ensuring a knowledgeable team proficient in every phase of the investigative field.