TJ Ward, President and CEO of Investigative Consultants International, Inc., began his investigative career more than twenty-five years ago as a law enforcement officer for the State of Georgia. Mr. Ward worked on the State Drug Task Force for nine of his fourteen years as an officer and was instrumental in the organization of and implementation of the Aviation Division of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Mr. Ward served in the United States Marine Corps.
In 1982, Mr. Ward began Investigative Consultants International Inc. and has continued to work as a sworn Internal Affairs commander for twenty-five years. In addition to his investigative license, Mr. Ward maintains certification as a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician (EMT), and as a P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officer. Mr. Ward is also a licensed helicopter and fixed wing pilot and has worked with several law enforcement agencies on search and rescue missions, aerial surveillance, and officer transportation.
Mr. Ward has worked closely with former U.S. Attorney and Congress Member, Bob Barr, in addition to working with more than 500 law firms in the southeast, assisting the FBI and ATF with criminal investigations, and working with many other companies and corporations in the private sector in order to provide them with background information, fraud investigations, and loss prevention on individuals within those organizations.
Mr. Ward also offers his services pro bono for missing persons and was the first investigator hired by the family of Natalee Holloway, who went missing in Aruba in 2005. He is an established resource for both local Atlanta media companies and nationally syndicated radio and television shows regarding criminal investigations.