Guardian understands the need for a quick investigation turn-around, without taking shortcuts or sacrificing quality. We focus solely on investigating candidates for public service and government positions (sworn and non-sworn) in the state of California. Our experienced team is intimately familiar with POST standards and the nuances of providing an expedited background investigation with a comprehensive final report.
Guardian Alliance Investigations is led by Director of Investigations, Steven D. Ward, an 11-year Public Safety Background investigator, and Licensed Private Investigator since 1986. Prior to joining Guardian, Steven D. Ward built a successful Public Safety Investigations agency in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties. In addition to being an expert in Public Safety Investigations, Steven has a Computer Forensics Certification through California State University, Fullerton. Ward’s extensive private investigation experience is a natural fit with the Guardian Alliance team. As the Director of Investigations, Steven D. Ward leads our highly-skilled investigations team which is comprised of retired and former law enforcement officers and firefighters, private investigators, and a support staff that offers a level of unequaled experience to conduct your Public Safety background investigations.
Guardian is the first and only investigation firm to develop and use its own, award-winning proprietary software for background investigations.
The software allows our trained investigators to communicate more efficiently with the candidate, references, employers and others involved with the investigation, allowing for the completion of your investigations in the shortest time possible.