Cody L. Gear is the founder and owner of Cody L. Gear & Associates. A native Floridian, Mr. Gear has over 35 years of investigative experience both public and private. Additionally, he has an educational background that permits him to be conversant in many disciplines.
Mr. Gear served in law enforcement for nearly 20 years. He has received numerous citations and awards for his service as such. He has been trained by local, state and federal agencies. During his tenure he served as Chief of Police for two Florida Municipalities. As such he is not only a seasoned investigator but also has the unique ability to understand what is required to have a successful investigation.
Mr. Gear has achieved educational objectives that clearly give his clients an advantage in many areas of inquiry. He has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a Master's degree in Business and a Law Degree.
This unique combination of experience and education permits Mr. Gear the ability to have a depth of understanding and insight absent in other investigators. It uniquely qualifies him for inquires requiring advanced knowledge, particularly, in complex and/or complicated investigations.
His diverse background includes familiarity with law firms, insurance companies, healthcare providers, law enforcement, aviation, surveillance, real estate, mortgages, business administration and a plethora of related areas.
Mr. Gear is a licensed private investigator and insurance agent (property & casualty) in Florida. He has worked for captive insurance companies and has owned an independent insurance agency. He is a licensed pilot and ground instructor. Although he has successfully passed the Florida Bar of Examiners Exam, he has chosen to devote his education and experience to the forensic end of the judicial process. As such his insight and experience make him invaluable strategic resource in many areas.
Mr. Gear is bi-lingual and can read, write and speak Spanish. He has established an office in San Jose Costa Rica and is familiar with the laws and culture of Costa Rica and Central America. He also has established resources and networks in South America including Colombia and Ecuador. He is familiar with 'Letters Rogatory' and other procedural matters in both Central/South America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Gear is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member in good standing of the American Association of Fraud Examiners. This organization is the benchmark for professional fraud examiners and maintains the highest industry standards and ethics in conducting such inquiries
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