Nolan Enterprises is a licensed California Private Investigation Agency.  Our team is a unique combination of Corporate Investigators &Law Enforcement personnel and excels at performing complex corporate investigations.   Using public records and decades of practical investigative experience, we assist clients in protecting assets, avoiding liability, and deterring theft and misconduct.

Nolan Enterprises is experienced at gathering intelligence for private clients and businesses.  High-ranking current and former law enforcement members, active and retired service members, and former District Attorney Investigators lead our Investigations Division.  The collective backgrounds, decades of specialized training, and extensive criminal case experience possessed by the Nolan team translates into a success resolution to your needs.

All field assignments are performed by a licensed private investigator.  Our Investigations Division offers the following services:

We investigate the identity, reputation, conduct, affiliations, associations, movements, and whereabouts of Persons of Interest including employees, business partners, relatives, and debtors.  Using public records, we can locate missing beneficiaries, family members, and witnesses.  For fraud and theft cases, we conduct background checks and asset searches including criminal record searches, business ownership records, and property ownership.

Our investigators are trained to:

  • Identify, collect, and analyze evidence
  • Conduct workplace interviews
  • Take sworn statements
  • Perform asset searches

We combine cutting edge technology with time-tested investigative principles to keep our clients out of rough water.

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Do you need a license to conduct investigations?

 Yes, California law requires a Private Investigator license to conduct investigations.  The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) licenses Private Investigators.

Do any laws govern Private Investigators?

Yes, California Private Investigators are required to adhere to the Private Investigator Act, part of the Business and Professions Code 7512 – 7573.5.

What are the requirements to become a P.I.?

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Three years of compensated experience totaling not less than 6,000 hours in investigative work, while employed by law enforcement agencies, collection agencies, insurance agencies, banks, courts, and other private investigation agencies, etc.
  • A college degree in criminal law, criminal justice or police science can be substituted for part of the experience.
  • Pass a written exam.
  • Undergo a criminal history review


California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services – Private Investigation license FAQ

California Law – Private Investigator Act