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People vs Cruz
Attempted Murder

Dismissed Furthermore of Justice
422 pl charges

Private investigator, Louis P. Galindez

 People vs Cruz
Attempted Murder

Charges Dismissed
286pc, 261pc, 207pc, 236pc

Private investigator, Louis P. Galindez

Thompson Not Guilty
Merced Sun Star - Modesto Bee - Fresno Bee
July 4, 2008

Merced county Sheriff's longest running cold case homicide came to spot light with the arrest of Mr. Thompson in 2005, Two Jury trails and 21 years after the murders of two young girls one 12 and 15 years of age - Thompson placed his hands over his face and wept on Thursday as a court clerk read the verdict in his second trail: Not guilty on two counts of first - degree murder. Less than and hour later, he walked out of the side exit of the Merced County jail, his home for the past two years, and in to the embrace of his wife.

Attorney Randy E. Thomas
Private investigator, Louis P. Galindez
Modesto Bee - KCRA

Plea deal in farm worker death
The Stockton Record - The Modesto Beee - KCRA channel 3 - AP news March 09, 2011

Two California farm superisors charged in the 2008 heat-related death of a pregnant teen farmworker reached a plea deal Wednesday and were sentenced to community service and probation, angering adocates who had called for prison. San Joaquin County case
Attorney, Randy E. Thomas
Private investigator, Louis P. Galindez
Tracy Press, the Stockton Record


Real estate fraud case Case dismissed in court on march 30, 2011 Case: the grand jury of the county of san Joaquin, state of California, Indictment of our client and two other defendants, on 51 counts and enhancements for tax code violations, grand theft, securites violations, elder abuse, the list goes on. Plus the taking of some 5,000,000 million dollars. Our team when to work and as you can see the results (ALL CHARGES DISMISSED)

Private investigator Louis P. Galindez


Valley Investigative Professionals was founded on Trust, Integrity, Professionalism and Principles, which guide every one of our investigations. Our mission is "To aggressively and tenaciously investigate every case placed before us, "always investigate the Facts"




Louis P. Galindez PI, CCMCDI, CPSBI, CIDTI

Welcome to Our agency! We have been providing a wide range of professional, Private & Business investigative services, in California and across the country. Our clients include Law firms in Civil, Family law and Criminal Defense, as well as small business, corporations and of course the of our clients are individuals from across the State of California and the lower 48 states, We are "Your Problem Solvers"

Experience, Skill & Integrity Still Count

Mr. Galindez is the founder of VIP and is certified in the following areas: Certified in the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation by the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, Certified Pre-Employment Screening & Background Investigation Specialist & Certified Identity Theft Investigator, who retired honorably after thirty years in law enforcement. For the past eighteen years, in the private sector, as a Licensed Private Investigator in CA, PI. License #24638, for a total of forty plus years of real time investigative experience that few can match. We have handled hundreds of successful, Civil, Family Law cases, Social Media investigations, Criminal Defense, Death Investigations for attorney's, their clients, and from our main stay individuals clients across California and the rest of the country.

Over the years he has employed, trained, and supervised former Law Enforcement Officers who have become private investigators and some who are currently in their own practices in State of California. 

Valley Investigative Professionals (SIU) Special Investigative Unit can handle your high profile case and place a highly trained team of investigators any where in the state of California. VIP is a full-service, professional, private investigative agency providing confidential investigations.

2014-2015, 2016 & 2020 were  very successful years for us! We handled over two-hundred cases, with two (187)pc., murder cases, dismissed before their Preliminary Hearings. 2017 People v. Flores trail hung jury. Plus, attempted murder cases. One very large Conservatorship, Guardianship and many successful Child Custody Cases. Also, an active, on-going, gang related murder cases that the police were investigating and so were we!  We identified the shooter and provided the wintess and infromation to law enforcement.  

Does your organization have a problem?

The modern workplace of today is rife, not only with safety issues from threats, violence - terror and now terrorism, substance abuse, sexual harassment, fraud such as workers compensation claims, discrimination, stalking of key employees,  all of which can radiate to all levels of your organization, and which all can affect your bottom line.

Valley investigative Professionals can help with your company's internal issues. We understand that time is money and lost time and lawsuits cost you money and down time from productivity. When criminal behavior, threats and policy violations are observed, it is your duty to not only understand the nature and scope of the problem, but effectively conduct an unbiased investigation with an eye for implementing a solution, which is the most important step you can take to ensure the safety of your work force and your company.

Valley investigative Professionals also specializes in Workplace Violence, Threat Assessments, Special investigations like Social media,  Executive protection & surveillance in and out of the workplace. From the planning and preparation, to case management and shut down, each investigation is carefully designed to meet your company's objectives. 

also in the sphere of work place investigations,  We are hired from companies to unmask idlers in suspicious poor health, who use sick leave to go on holiday or to devote themselves to other jobs, sometimes for their company’s competitors. The work of investigators, in these cases, consists in controlling those people whose leaves are too frequent or suspicious and in proving their wrongdoing. 

Workplace, Violance, Threats, Risk Assessments, Executive Protection and other Employment Related Issues

Damage Control

Executive protection incident to any of the items listed

  • Workplace Violence, Threats & Aggressive Behavior
  • Threat Assessments, recommendations and solutions
  • Employee terminations
  • Get to the bottom of concerns within your organization
  • Special investigations & surveillance
  • Identify and gather valuable evidence
  • Business partner backgrounds & concerns
  • Sexual harassment complaints
  • Harassment/Discrimination complaints
  • Employee Theft/Fraud and Recovery
  • Drugs in the workplace
  • Stalking & Domestic violence yes in the workplace
  • Security Evaluations & Protection & Security 
  • Pre-employment Screening & Backgrounds Investigations
  • Workers compensation fraud issues
  • Other Confidential Matters



Businesses, Business Owners & individuals

VIP conducts surveillance investigations by covertly monitoring the assigned subject or subjects movements, Activities on behalf of the client.

Our surveillance operatives are all highly trained licensed California Private investigators with employment backgrounds in Law enforcement and police special units.

Surveillance is a form of monitoring in either a overt or covert form. Covert surveillance is a useful and a very effective tool for gathering information on a subject or subject’s. Surveillance is typically part of and investigation into personal circumstances, Employment monitoring, workplace investigations e.g. absenteeism, injury & workers compclaims, theft, Stalking, Domestic violence in the workplace, Complex family law issues, like, Divorce Cohabitation, Child custody, Support, Cheating, Cohabitation, Complex property and asset locate issues & in Company Strike issues plus more..  

Surveillance is used not only by the private consumer but is required regularly by insurance companies, Attorneys and the business, corporate world to monitor fraud and other illegal activities.

VIP’s surveillance unit has many years of experience in the field/ and use the state of the art equipment to capture the evidence in order to enhance the clients case. Due to the complex nature of covert surveillance all of our investigators within the field are skilled at seeing but not being seen and blending into the natural surroundings of their case assignments.

 Yes, for more information and special needs please call today!

Domestic-Family Law investigations

Child Custody-Spouse Visitation

The facts provided in this investigation can assist attorneys in their recommendation of the sole person chosen for child custody. Also, we provide documented facts of unwarranted behavior of persons directly involved with your children. Our surveillance techniques and extensive investigations of Criminal Records and Background Information are used in an effort to prevent possible or further Child Abuse, Cohabitation with the child present, Child Neglect, and parents with drug/alcohol abuse.

Yes, I am fighting a custody battle for my children!

Domestic divorce investigations

Providing proof of a third party involvement can assist you towards a more positive divorce settlement. The evidence we provide can prove “Inclination and Opportunity” and is documented through detailed reports, videos, photographs, and background investigations. This invaluable information establishes a strong “Bargaining Power” in negotiations for a divorce settlement.

Yes, I need to prove adultery!

Pre-Marital backgrounds

You have got burned once in a bad relationship and perhaps you want to make sure it doesn't happen again. Infidelity Investigation can reveal valuable information for personal involvements or verification of credentials. Such as, Marriage & Divorces, Number of Children, Date of Birth, Ownership of Residences, Phone Number Searches, Driving Records, Criminal Records, Judgments & Liens, and Bankruptcy.

Yes, I am in a relationship and need to know more before I commit any further!

Stalking / Domestic violence / Criminal threats

You can't run, you can't hide, you have been caught! A victim of domestic violence? You are being stalked by an absolutely obsessed person who is making your life a living hell. Well, it's time to stop this perpetrator before it's to late! The frustrating truth is that evidence must be collected and properly documented, sometimes for months, a case has to be built. In the mean time, the stalker continues unabated. We can help you by putting your case together  and protect you through the whole process of obtaining an attorney. We can also help by transporting you to and from your court dates, and even disappearing until the treat is over. Call today!

Yes, I am being stalked, Yes I am a victim of Domestic violence, I need help!

Elder Abuse, Neglect Investigations, Guardianships & Conservatorships

With an aging population and our elders more at risk for abuse, neglect and exploitation, elder abuse is a rapidly growing concern. VIP’s experts in Elder Abuse and Neglect can help you gather the evidence needed for court and/or to make more informed decisions to support your aging loved ones. Services are available for an array of elder investigations for in-home cases, nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, financial, and individuals who suspect abuse and neglect may be occurring.

Yes, I suspect Elder Abuse. Call Today!

Mate-Watch Cheating / infidelity Surveillance, Social Media Investigations

This is one of the most common and reliable methods of revealing your suspicions of Infidelity. The results can be dramatic and irrefutable, as it is almost impossible to explain away photos or video tape. Also, did you know that the "Holidays" before and after, are prime time for cheaters. There so called loved ones feel like third wheels and put more demands upon them. The cheaters purchase gifts, makes excuses to leave the house, and tend to say they have to work later etc.

Yes, cheaters beware you are being watched. Call today!

Hidden Assets Nationwide, Banking & Brokerage Accounts Skip Trace & judgment recovery assistance investigations

We have a top-notch Asset Locate & Skip Tracing team who can uncover the information you need. Armed with this information you can go on to the next step to collect that judgement. Support cases? No problem! Let us help you locate those ''so called'' hidden assets such as, bank accounts. Contact us directly to find out more about Bank & Asset Searches, Stocks & Bond Searches, Safety Deposit Boxes, and more!

Yes, I need to find hidden assets of a person!

 Business Solutions

  • Hidden Asset Locate - Skip Tracing & Judgment Recovery Assistance
    (business, corporate or individual debtors)
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Business Intelligence / Backgrounds
  • Purchasing a business? Check them out first!
  • Work Place Investigations
  • Undercover Operations / High Profile Surveillance
  • Security Surveys & Consulting
  • Judgment recovery assistance

High Profile Criminal Defense Investigations

Charged with a crime?
The constitution guarantees every citizen the right to a fair trial and the right to legal representation. Once retained in a criminal case, attorneys have the legal and moral responsibility to represent their clients to the best of their abilities. Most competent attorneys find that a skilled private investigator is an essential part of their defense team.

Active Homicide/Murder cases?
Families retain us when law enforcement is investigating a major crime such as, a murder of a family member and are not returning their calls or are no longer keeping them informed. We step in and conduct our own independent investigation, on your behalf.

We handle High Profile Pre-Charge Investigations and Active & Charged "Homicide/Murder in the first degree & Wrongful death investigations.


Yes, I need a skilled Private Investigator!