A veteran private investigator and a decorated Army Ranger have combined forces to open a new investigations firm in Walnut Creek, Spencer Elrod Services, Inc.
Online PR News – 02-November-2012 – Walnut Creek, Calif – Walnut Creek, Calif., -- A veteran private investigator and a decorated Army Ranger have combined forces to open a new investigations firm in Walnut Creek, Spencer Elrod Services, Inc.
“We are excited to serve the East Bay and California with a unique, professional brand of private investigations and security consulting for the legal and business communities, as well as for select individuals,” said private investigator Mike Spencer. “We bring a whole new level of service and commitment to the profession.”
Jeremy Elrod, a Piedmont native and former Army Ranger, approached Spencer about going into business together. The two had met many years ago playing for the same rugby team.
“We have similar approaches to security and investigations,” Elrod said. “We want to provide the highest level of service, and we have the technology and know-how to deliver.”
Both company founders are adept at the traditional functions of private investigations: finding people, surveillance, interviewing witnesses, background checks, due diligence, etc. But in addition to serving lawyers, Spencer Elrod Services, Inc. provides quality control measures for business as well as risk and security assessments for business and individuals.
Mr. Spencer for five years in a row was voted best private investigator/skip tracer by readers of The Recorder, a San Francisco legal newspaper. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley. His case files include criminal defense investigations and hundreds of major civil investigations. His writing has appeared in national and local magazines as well as in professional journals.
Mr. Elrod joined the United States Army following the attacks of September 11, 2001. His first unit (following basic training, Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program) was the Army’s elite 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. During his services in Ranger Battalion, he conducted numerous combat missions— including hostage rescues, raids and direct action operations. He earned the Expert Marksmanship, Expert Infantryman, and Combat Infantryman badges, and was decorated for his actions under fire in Iraq.