Risk Mitigation
Investigative Services

About Us


Alvarez & Associates-CPTED Inc. is a full service investigation & risk mitigation firm serving corporate clients and California's educational community.  Our services are specific to employee workplace investigations involving employee malfeasance & misconduct in any business environment as well as K12 school districts, JPAs, county office of education and public agencies.  With over 30 years of quality investigative services with consistency in detailed and accurate reports to our clients, Alvarez & Associates-CPTED, Inc. has earned the reputation as being a well qualified and reputable investigations and risk mitigation consulting firm.


Dan Alvarez is a Professional CPTED Physical Security Practitioner and California BSIS Licensed Private Investigator.  He has 40 years of combined professional experience in law enforcement, private sector fraud investigations and physical site security assessments.

Prior to founding Alvarez & Associates, Dan served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  After leaving law enforcement, Dan served as Director of the Special Investigations Division for a number of national insurance carriers, specializing in fraudulent Worker's Compensation and multi-line claim Investigations.

Associations / Affiliations

  • Southern California Fraud Investigator's Association

  • California Association of Licensed Investigators, Former Board Director

  • The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

  • International CPTED Association

  • ASIS International