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About Us

Fernando Jimenez & Associates, Inc. offers a broad spectrum of investigate services throughout California. We are licensed and insured. We possess over 30 years of combined investigative experience and over 20 years of fraud related expertise, particularly in the areas of economic crimes. As experts in our field, we take pride in combining our expertise with state of the art equipment to meet the needs of our clients. Additionally, we are fluent in Spanish.


As a 17-year veteran of law enforcement, Fernando Jimenez started his California licensed private investigation company in 2004; in 2004 he incorporated the business as Fernando Jimenez & Associates, Inc. As President of the company, he personally provides many of the services offered. He holds a MSCJ degree and received the professional designation of Certified Fraud Specialist. He is a part-time instructor at a local college where he teaches in the Criminal Justice Program. He frequently serves as a guest speaker on matters related to Economic Crime Prevention at local colleges, universities and community organizations in Los Angeles County.

Computer Forensic Investigators

Our computer forensic investigators have extensive knowledge of computer networks from home to corporate environments. Our experience and expertise has been utilized to investigate the following types of cases: homicides, sex crimes, child abuse, violent crimes, network intrusion crimes as well as others. We also offer other services such as video and image enhancement from closed circuit security systems and E-Discovery assistance. Our computer forensic investigators have investigated and conducted forensic examinations for numerous local and federal computer related crimes and have taught for the State of California on topics such as social networking investigations and computer related crimes. Our computer forensic investigators have received the, Department of Defense, Cyber Crimes Center Digital Forensics 2010 U.S. Government Award,” and have obtained the following certifications:

Fingerprint Specialist

Our Fingerprint Specialist possesses over 25 years of experience working in a large Los Angeles County Municipal Police Department. Nineteen of those years have been spent working in the Latent Print/CSI Unit. She specializes in the collection, evaluation, comparison and identification of complex latent fingerprints and palm prints using both manual and automated fingerprint identification technology. She also establishes positive identifications through the comparison of criminal ten-print fingerprint records, in support of the Police Department's investigations.
Our specialist's expertise and court testimony has resulted in the successful conviction of high-profile cases, some of which involve capital crimes. Our specialist currently instructs and supervises others in the area of forensics, specifically related to evidence collection, packaging and processing.

Polygraph Examiner

Our Polygraph Examiner spent four years of his career with the CIA as a Covert Intelligence Officer and completed a tour with the polygraph division. He completed the Department of Defense's curriculum for certification in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception at the National Center for Credibility Assessment. Our examiner has conducted over 1300 polygraph examinations on behalf of the US Government under the direction of Federal Agencies such as the CIA, US Air Force, and the National Reconnaissance Office. All exams through Fernando Jimenez & Associates, Inc. are audio and/or video recorded for clarity and accuracy and will be verified through a quality control process.

Social Media & Internet Investigations Specialist

Our expert utilizes the latest software tools to effectively extract social media content from the leading social media networking sites and microblogging sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The specialty software can also capture and instantly search content from websites, webmail and YouTube. Unlike archiving and image capture solutions, the specialty software system provides for a case centric workflow from search and collection through production in searchable native format. These searches are done while preserving critical metadata not possible through image capture, printouts or raw data archival of RSS feeds.

Human Resource Specialist

Our Human Resource Specialist has over 20 years of Corporate Human Resource experience with 10 of those as a consultant working with a wide variety of clients. Her expertise is risk evaluation, employee relations, harassment and hostile work place investigations. She has conducted countless harassment/hostile workplace investigations, as well as hundreds of interactive harassment training seminars. Her areas of impact are her ability to gain trust, obtain pertinent details, document and communicate findings. She has been extremely successful in assisting companies in minimizing their risks and impacting their bottom line.


“I enlisted the services of Jimenez & Associates for a civil defense case. Their contribution was a major factor in the successful outcome of the suit...“

Rose Nuno

“I have used Jimenez & Associates for many last minute subpoena services and always found them to be reliable and resourceful...“

Lisa Wolfe

“Fernando was exceptionally effective in locating hard-to-find witnesses. His ability to speak with witnesses that are otherwise difficult and uncooperative is superior to what I have found with other PIs. Fernando is one of the very best and most professional PIs I have ever had the pleasure to work with.“

Frances Rogers

“Jimenez & Associates transcription service is always complete and concise” “They have never let me down even on rush, overnight assignments...“
Carol Banks