I am Dave Pettinari, a retired commander from the Pueblo County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office, CEO of TAC Forensics, a business I have operated since 2004.
My company offers skip tracing (locating people -- debtors, witnesses, missing persons), witness interviewing, criminal defense investigations, insurance fraud investigations, court and criminal history checks, background checks, process serving, surveillance and records searches, and executive protection. I also offer a full range of computer forensic analysis services, including cell phone and PDA forensics, my specialty.
I am an experienced investigator -- 20 years in law enforcement, five years in private business, six years with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. I worked for eight years with the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, so have lots of online investigative know-how. I also am a certified computer forensic examiner (EnCE – EnCase) and certified cell phone and PDA examiner (Paraben). I have taught all over the country on these issues, and have been nationally published 100+ times, 25 of those articles on computer crime and Internet crime investigations. I have conducted 260+ computer forensic exams in all facets of the investigative field and in all types of crimes. I currently teach computer forensics and investigations at Colorado State University-Pueblo, cybercrime and information systems security at the University of Phoenix (online) along with other law enforcement and security management courses, and cell phone forensics for the High Technology Crime Institute.
I am a member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC), the National Council of Investigative and Security Services (NCISS), and the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS).
Please e-mail or call if I can be of assistance to you.
Dave Pettinari, M.A., EnCE