COPPINS INVESTIGATIVE & SECURITY GROUP

We specialize in personalized private investigation services, security consulting, nationwide research and background checks. We are licensed in Indiana and Michigan with our main office in South Bend Indiana but with satellite offices in Granger Indiana, Elkhart Indiana, Valparaiso Indiana and Saint Joseph Michigan.

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Private Investigator & Security Consultation in South Bend, IN

Our agency is structured in a way that can help and serve anyone. Whether you are just one person, or you represent a small or a large business, we can help you resolve the issues that seem to creep into our lives, at any stage or level.

Brett Coppins has assembled a blended team from different backgrounds, allowing us to tailor our work to almost any request or need. Of course, we still handle the traditional surveillance requests, but over the last 20 years we have expanded our services as our growing list of clients began to request more from us.

So, if you need help seeking truth consider contacting our office.

Private Investigator Services

As a licensed private investigator with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Coppins Investigative & Security Group offers a wide variety of servicesSome of the more common services we provide include:
Nationwide Background Checks & Research
Security Consulting
Investigative Consulting
Surveillance
Custody Investigations
Internal Investigations
Worker’s Comp Fraud Surveillance
Executive Protection
Infidelity Matters
Cold Case Homicide Consulting
GPS
Whatever information you might need, but don’t have the expertise to handle on your own, give us a call. You can rest assured that when we’re on the case, you’ll receive the absolute best results possible.

Our Dedication to Customer Service

We understand that life can be crazy and stressful sometimes; our job is to help you solve that
Whether you’re coming to us for private investigator services or security consulting, we can assure you that we’re here to provide you with the positive, helpful experience that you’re looking for.
When you call us, we put you directly in contact with Founder & President Brett Coppins. Rest assured that you’ll receive our full attention and care, right off the bat.
We don’t want to compromise the safety of your business, or jeopardize your potential battles in court. If you’re looking for the best, give us a call to see what 30 years of experience can do for you.

Our Dedication to Customer Service

We understand that life can be crazy and stressful sometimes; our job is to help you solve thatWhether you’re coming to us for private investigator services or security consulting, we can assure you that we’re here to provide you with the positive, helpful experience that you’re looking for.
When you call us, we put you directly in contact with Founder & President Brett Coppins. Rest assured that you’ll receive our full attention and care, right off the bat.
We don’t want to compromise the safety of your business, or jeopardize your potential battles in court. If you’re looking for the best, give us a call to see what 30 years of experience can do for you.

Safety Training & Loss Prevention

Theft and insurance fraud cost business owners billions of dollars in a year, and much of the time can be prevented
Insurance fraud is one of the most common scams, and it’s a terrible problem for insurance companies of all sizes; as licensed private investigators, that’s where we can help.
Whatever industry you’re in, from insurance to retail, there are almost certainly unscrupulous individuals who are looking to take advantage of you for financial gain. Our mission is to stop that from happening, and guarantee the full safety and security for you, your clients, your customers, and your overall brand.
Security issues like this can plague the financial or even physical safety of business owners and employees. This is particularly true for small local businesses that may not have the resources to invest in high-quality surveillance, tracking, and accounting equipment. When you contact Coppins Investigative & Security Group, we’ll work together to personalize a solution that’s right for you.

Personal Private Investigator Service

Private investigator work is not just for businesses; it’s also an important tool for many individuals, especially those who are needing additional helpWe’ve worked closely with many members of the South Bend community to resolve all kinds of problems, getting them the results that they need.
Some common situations when a private investigator can drastically improve the life of a private citizen are:
Child Custody Disputes
Divorce Cases (e.g. catching a cheating spouse)
Surveillance
Locating Missing Persons (e.g. private debt collection)
There are many other possible scenarios in which you could benefit from our private investigator services. Give us a call today to set up a consultation to discuss how we can help you take the best course of action.

About Coppins Investigative & Security Group

Brett Coppins was first certified as a police officer in Michigan in 1982, after obtaining 407 criminal justice and law enforcement training hours.  He was then hired by the Benton HarborPolice Department in Michigan.  By 1982, Benton Harbor was already considered the most dangerous city in the US, which resulted in a near total loss of all businesses. The financial losses led to city employee layoffs and a major reduction in sworn police officers.  The remaining 19 police officers of the Benton Harbor Police Department would acquire a tremendous amount of experience regarding crime and public safety.

In 1985, Brett attended the Michigan State Police Supervisor Development School, in order to become a shift supervisor.  In 1986, he left the Benton Harbor Police Department to become a police officer in his home state of Indiana.  From 1986 until 2006, he was a police officer for the city of Elkhart, Indiana.  During that time, he spent 17 years in [CID] the Criminal Investigations Division, 14 years of which, investigating major crimes including burglary, rape, arson, aggravated assaults, and robbery-homicide.

The 1988 murder of his own brother in South Bend, Indiana, would give him a deep personal understanding of the pain and grief felt by families of murder victims.  This resulted in a developed passion in Brett to understand why some people commit violent crimes.  His grief fueled him toward perfecting the Reid Method of Interrogation.

Over his many years in CID, he would strive to master rapport building, while methodically and strategically interviewing and interrogating thousands of people, hundreds of which were violent offenders; each with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of how and why they commit crimes.  This extensive, first-hand knowledge of criminology, with a focus on how and why criminals do what they do, helped Brett develop a deep understanding of crime prevention. Understanding what criminals think before they take their first steps towards actually committing the crime, is a critical component of true-crime prevention.

By 1999, Brett began to notice a service gap where police could not assist potential victims until a crime was committed; an unfortunate situation created by existing laws and a lack of police department manpower.  So, in 2006, Brett retired to operate Coppins Investigative & Security Group, Inc, a company he founded with a deep desire to assist and consult the private sector with highly skilled, highly focused, private investigative, and private security support.

While taking on new clients, Brett accepted a contract serving the US State Department in 2008 as an International Police Advisor and he was assigned to Iraq. Between 2008 until 2011, he was promoted twice to a Senior Criminal Investigations Advisor serving the US State Department.  The assignment he was most proud of, was when he was tasked to develop specific training, aimed at stopping previously accepted interrogation practices by Iraqi investigators and the Iraqi military.

He developed his training which he called Interview and Interrogation Methods in a Democracy.  Brett and his interpreter, protected by the Kurdish Peshmerga Military, then trained Kurdish and Iraqi investigators throughout Mosul and Kurdistan, Iraq.  Brett has obtained numerous service awards over the years since leaving police work.  He has also continued to train in his chosen profession, which has served to make him a more rounded individual in business, leadership, policing, investigations, and private security.

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