C.R. Cochran & Associates

A Licensed Private Investigator

CA License PI 9036

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



Persistence in the Pursuit of Truth

Welcome to C.R. Cochran & Associates


My name is Chuck Cochran and I’m the owner and principal of C.R. Cochran & Associates, a licensed and insured San Diego Private Investigator agency. C.R. Cochran & Associates provides Corporate Attorneys, Criminal Defense Attorneys, Civil Attorneys, and Businesses with Fraud Examinations, Fire and Arson Investigations, Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction, and Homicide and Death Investigations.


Give Me a Call Today at (619) 691-6379

I’ll be glad to provide you with a free confidential consultation about a current investigative need, answer any questions you may have about a specific type of investigation, or discuss any future investigative services you may need. I can also provide you with a free presentation at your office or place of business about the investigative services offered by C.R. Cochran & Associates.


If it’s more convenient, you may also submit your request for a consultation or presentation at our Free Consultation page.


Why Choose Us?

Let’s be honest. There are a lot of good private investigators available that you can choose from. So why should you select C.R. Cochran & Associates? Three reasons: Integrity, Expertise, and Experience.


Integrity - the Cornerstone

You may think it’s a little strange to mention integrity and private investigators in the same sentence. The general expectation is for private eyes to be a little sleazy. If that’s your expectation, then C.R. Cochran & Associates is not for you.


I conduct every investigation in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. I will not counsel, condone, or engage in any illegal act during your investigation. I take great pride in C.R. Cochran & Associates’ reputation for integrity and will never endanger that reputation, or compromise your investigation by dishonest or unethical behavior.


“Winning is not everything, maintaining your integrity is everything”

Richard Saferstein, author of Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science


Expertise - Unique and Specialized Knowledge

When you retain C.R. Cochran & Associates, you will benefit from my specialized knowledge and training as well as my investigative expertise validated by various professional certifications.


I have been designated as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This certification is an internationally recognized credential in the detection, deterrence, and investigation of fraud. The knowledge and skills represented by the CFE credential are rare among private investigators.


I’m also a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI). This certification is conferred by the California Association of Licensed Private Investigators, the largest association of private investigators in the world. A CPI has demonstrated a mastery of essential investigative techniques beyond what is required for state licensure. Currently, there are less than 150 private investigators in the United States with the CPI credential.


I hold California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates in Evidence Technology, Forensic Photography, and Advanced Forensic Photography.


I have extensive documented training in fire and arson investigation, vehicle collision investigation and reconstruction, and homicide investigations.


My professional knowledge and skills are maintained and enhanced by an active program of continuing professional education.


“ An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”

Benjamin Franklin


Experience - the Best Teacher

Nothing is more valuable to a private investigator than the hard-earned, practical lessons that come from experience. The length and variety of my investigative experience set me apart from many other private investigators.


I have more than 40 years of investigative experience in law enforcement, military intelligence, the hospitality industry, and private investigations. During my investigative career I have performed more than 2,000 criminal and civil investigations including Fraud Examinations, Fire and Arson Investigations, Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction, and Homicide and Death Investigations.


This broad and extensive investigative experience has taught me how to apply both general and specialized investigative skills in an efficient and effective manner to any investigation. It also helps me to adapt to new and unusual situations encountered during an investigation.


“…experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Professional Affiliations

I’m an active member of the following professional associations. These professional memberships provide C.R. Cochran & Associates with a network of professional, qualified investigators throughout the United States and the world ready to assist with your investigation.



Certified Fraud Examiner

Call (619) 691-6379 today for a free consultation

with Chuck Cochran, owner of C.R. Cochran & Associates.

You may also submit a request at our Free Consultation page.

Certified Professional Investigator

C.R. Cochran & Associates

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



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