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James Whitaker


Ethical conduct and behavior is inherent; if you have it, you already understand and embrace it. If you lack it, seldom are there any explanations or examples that enables one to finally “get it”.


The company was founded and is managed by James E. Whitaker who brings over forty-five years of professional investigation, security expertise, and practical business management experience to our clients. Mr. Whitaker is a retired law enforcement officer who at the time of his retirement held the rank of Lieutenant. He was the Commander of the Detective Division for a municipal police department in southwestern Ohio. Later, he served as the International Security Director for a shopping mall developer based in Sydney, Australia. He later served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Arson Investigators located near Washington, DC. This organization has 65 chapters worldwide and has over 8,000 members. He most recently served as the Division Director – Safety & Security for a large healthcare organization located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Whitaker is also a retired Claims Executive with a large U. S. regional Property & Casualty insurance carrier. Mr. Whitaker began his career as a Special Investigator and eventually was promoted to Manager of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU). As a result of the success of that unit, he was promoted to Claims Executive. While still overseeing the SIU, he was also responsible for the reorganization of much of the Home Office Claims operations. These included Legal Support, Claims Automation, Subrogation, Salvage, Medical Specialty Support, and Agency Claims Service. This hands-on executive level management experience provides a valuable resource for both our corporate, personal, and insurance clients.

Mr. Whitaker expects superior technical knowledge from those who represent our firm. He has attained a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master's Degree in Management, with a concentration on Organizational Design, both from Myers University located in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and remains active within that organization. He has served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and a Professional Certified Investigator (PCI). He currently is a PCI Review Course instructor for ASIS. It is this level of commitment to cutting edge knowledge and expertise from our staff that our clients have come to expect and appreciate.

Jim has been a featured lecturer at many local, national, and international fraud seminars and workshops. He has been a featured guest on a syndicated TV show and has been a guest expert for both local and national news broadcasts regarding fraud and Arson related issues. He has written and published articles for Claims Magazine and Insurance Journal. He currently serves on the Investigations Council for ASIS International and is a past member of the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America (PCI) Fraud Sub-Committee.

Corporate Office

The Whitaker Group
3137 Baffin Drive
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

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Secure Fax: 513-737-5995

Quick Facts

  • We are totally committed to providing exceptional service to our clients, while maintaining the highest levels of trust, knowledge and integrity.
  • We pledge the use of state-of-the-art technology blended with extensive investigative expertise to provide a superior resolution for our clients.
  • We pledge to provide contemporary expert consulting expertise regarding establishing or assessing existing Special Investigation Units and other fraud related training needs within your organization.

Who We Are

We are a full service, licensed and insured Investigation, Security, and Management Services Consulting firm servicing clients in the United States and abroad through our integrated worldwide network.

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