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Mr. Hofmann’s experience in technical surveillance began in 1974 while he was an investigator with the Inglewood (California) Police Department. During his 17 year career in law enforcement he obtained training in technical surveillance methods from the Inglewood Police Department & the United States Marine Corps. He has attended several courses in electronics engineering technology and Technical Surveillance CounterMeasures (TSCM) since retiring from law enforcement in 1991.

Prior to going in to business Mr. Hofmann was mentored by a retired federal agent who was in the TSCM business. The mentoring included extensive “on-the-job training” in advanced TSCM procedures and techniques.

Mr. Hofmann has written articles for trade publications and professional association newsletters. He has appeared on both radio and television programs discussing economic espionage, and has been retained as an expert witness on technical surveillance. Additionally, Mr. Hofmann served on the advisory board to establish a private investigator certification course for California State University Fullerton. Mr. Hofmann has taught criminal justice courses at the South Bay Police Reserve Academy, and has been a guest lecturer for college level security courses.

Mr. Hofmann has been designated as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International, and a Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) by the Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association.

Certificates and Licenses

  • California Commission of Peace Officer Standards and Training - Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Certificates
  • California Department of Education - Class D Teaching Credential
  • United States Federal Communications Commission - Advanced class amateur radio license number N6XLX
  • California Bureau of Consumer Affairs
    Private Investigator - License # PI 16998
  • Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association - Certified Confidentiality Officer
  • American Society of Industrial Security -
    Certified Protection Professional

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Espionage Research Institute (ERI)
  • Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association (BECCA)
  • Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
  • California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI)
  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP)
  • High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
  • Operations Security Professionals Society (OPS)
  • Research Security Administrators (RSA)
  • Professional Investigators of California (PICA)
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