Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

Established 1995 • California PI No. 24090

Our professional expert SafeWatch Team provides Behavioral Psychologists and Threat Managers with a reliable three to five day discreet physical surveillance (SafeWatch) on the Person of Concern (POC) for enhanced safety and to help establish a more accurate base line pursuant to the POC's day-to-day activities and external behaviors.

Below are additional value added SafeWatch benefits that cannot be provided in a clinical setting, OSINT or databases:



• Constant discreet monitoring of the POC and his location, thus providing security with heads up should POC travel toward the workplace, campus or potential target.


• Real time video clips and recorded observations of POC's activity.


• Questions that may be answered:  With whom does the POC associate?  Does POC wear any symbols or words on clothing indicating violence?  Does he go to the local gun range?   Does he have a dog he cares for?  What is his body behavior?  Are there indications of association with extremist group?  What are family interactions?


Our highly skilled full-time SafeWatch Team has collectively conducted hundreds of successful high-level physical surveillances (SafeWatches) on Persons of Concern, enhancing clients' information and safety.


Best Practices: According to the American National Standard Institute, Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention protocol (ASIS/SHRM), professional physical surveillance should be considered as a method of protecting the workplace from a person who is a credible threat to commit a violent act on employees.


Our SafeWatch Team's field observations and video taken during our monitoring have been used as evidentiary support for Probable Cause in affidavits to secure search warrants on Persons of Concern and to prosecute Persons of Concern who have violated court issued Restraining Orders.


"I have used Mike Wolivar and his surveillance team for over nine years on multiple cases, to include high-profile sensitive threat cases.   Mike and his team have always excelled at meeting all surveillance objectives in a cost effective manner.  I strongly recommend him for any physical surveillance needs."    


- Scott Nelson, Ret. Deputy Asst. Director of the FBI / Former VP of Security for Warner Bros.  http://srmg-link.com/


Who we are:  Established in 1995, our brand is best described as a trusted and reliable tight-knit team of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual street savvy investigators ... who have a rich history of success on challenging high-profile assignments ... with a full-time core surveillance crew who has worked together over 16 years ... with years of proven trust on client and case confidentiality ... and who are exceptionally effective at discreetly gathering hard to get information at the street level ... and conducting high-level physical surveillances in challenging environments to include the high crime rate areas.  No other private sector street level investigative team has the years of high profile case experience. 


Our SafeWatch Team consists of retired and former military, Los Angeles Police Department officers, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies and a retired FBI Special Agent, all of whom are skilled in private sector physical surveillance.


Proprietary databases, authorized DMV access and sophisticated social media searches/monitoring are used to support our street level information gathering and SafeWatches.


The SafeWatch Team has collectively conducted thousands of physical surveillances, hundreds of which were sensitive threat related cases. 


We know what it takes to successfully keep a POC under watch while not being detected, which is the most difficult investigative discipline to successfully execute on a consistent basis - especially with a POC who is unusually alert to his surroundings.  High-level performing physical practitioners are a must on these type of sensitive cases.

Clients and references include ATAP Certified Threat Managers, Behavioral Psychologists Expert in Threat Assessment, Corporate Threat Management Professionals; Investigation and Security Companies.


Standard Rate: $ 90 per hour (minimum 8 hours) plus expenses per practitioner

Reduced rates for licensed private investigation companies and long term assignments.

Our field practitioners are among, if not, the highest compensated in the physical surveillance industry and are paid from $ 50 to $ 65 per hour; the nationwide norm is $ 15 to 27 per hour.  The pay rate of the surveillance practitioner actually doing the job is a strong indicator of thier level of professionalism and effectiveness.


We do two things that differentiate our business from competitors: 1) We recruit, invest in and retain the best of the best in street level information gathering and physical surveillance and 2) purchase lawful technology ... versus expensive marketing campaigns ... that helps our team achieve success in the field.


California Private Investigator License No. 24090 • Insured • Wolivar & Associates, Inc. is a California based corporation


Case Management and Quality Assurance:  The SafeWatch Team is coached and managed by two seasoned veterans of physical surveillance, one of whom is Mike Wolivar www.mikewolivar.com who has over 21-years of private sector high-level physical surveillance experience; and the other surveillance veteran is a 33-year retired Sergeant of the Los Angeles Police Department who has significant experience conducting and supervising physical surveillances in a specialized unit.


For large and more complex threat cases, a former CIA Analyst (PhD) is available to analyze the database findings, open source data and street level intelligence and pull it all together in well written timely updates and reports.  There is additional costs for this service.


One of the above SafeWatch case managers is available 24/7 via text, email or phone to provide updates with video prints, video clips and written reports.


Association of Threat Assessment Professionals • Los Angeles Chapter


A SafeWatch Team practitioner secures video evidence of a celebrity stalker violating a Temporary Restraining Order.

Our team performs other related discreet assignments. Above, a SafeWatch Team practitioner, who is expert in UC, pays cash for stolen Marvel figurines that had not yet been released to the public.

During a high threat, our surveillance team provides counter-surveillance for the client in the SUV en route to Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Our client was an LA based security company who contracted with us to provide the expert counter-surveillance part.)


We accomplish our clients' objectives. Consistently.


Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business / NAICS Code: 561611/611430

Certified State of California Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise


For more information, please call Mike Wolivar at (888) 965-4827.


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