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Fred Ritz – President.
Rising quickly through the ranks of law enforcement, Fred began his 20-year career as an academy cadet and retired as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police for the Oceanside Police Department. He was then asked to become Director of Patrol Services for Knight Security where he created a patrol and alarm response division. Fred Developed the security policies and procedure for the division and established recruiting, hiring, training guidelines.  He then became Assistant Commandant of Cadets at the Army-Navy Academy in Carlsbad, CA where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of 12 staff members who directed and controlled the student life of this private military boarding school. From there, Fred worked as an Investigator for US Investigations Services, Inc, which conducted federal background investigations for National Security Clearances. He interviewed subjects, employers, references, neighbors and current/former spouses validating information for government and our armed services. This included full federal report write-ups and required extensive case management and organization. Seeing a need for his services in the private sector, Fred started Advent Investigative Group, Inc. where he uses his learned skills and experience daily. He holds a Certificate for Legal Assistant (paralegal) Program from the University of San Diego, a BA in Behavioral Science from National University and an AA in Criminal Justice from Mira Costa College.

Richard (Rick) Crooks, CPP, CPI – Director of Operations.
With over 30 years experience in both public and private security, Rick has proven himself to be a high caliber investigator, executive protection specialist and dedicated law enforcement officer who has a complete and broad background in just about everything in the investigative and protection field. He is one of only 5 agents in the Western United States providing
Federal Armed Security Officer (ASO)
services. These agents are armed and credentialed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and have received extensive training from the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAM). They are used on corporate aircraft traveling through gateway cities into Reagan Airport (DCA) in Washington DC. In addition, Mr. Crooks is an Executive Protection Agent, who is currently serving, and has served since 1990, on the West Coast Protective Detail for Dr. Henry A. Kissinger as well as other high profile, celebrity and corporate executives. He also oversees and is qualified to provide TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) services for its commercial clients. Mr. Crooks is a fully licensed and insured Private Investigator and has been so since 1983. Prior to that, he served admirably with the Oceanside Police Department as a Detective in Oceanside, CA.

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Advent IG located more than 650 individuals across the globe for our clients.
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PO BOX 95 · TwentyNine Palms, CA 92277
Tel: 888-433-4230 · 760-803-6005 · Fax: 888-445-4192
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