About Us

Orange County Investigations Agency

Hunt Private Investigations is a full service private investigations agency owned and operated by CEO and Qualified Manager, Bill Hunt. Mr. Hunt is a licensed private investigator by the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

His professional background includes 28 years of military, law enforcement, security and investigative experience including three years as a U.S. Army Military Police officer and twenty-two years with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, where he retired at the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Hunt was licensed as a private investigator in 2006 and has managed over 500 cases including a variety of criminal and civil investigations, workers compensation, EOC / COE investigations, fugitive recovery investigations, family law investigations and employment background checks.

During his law enforcement career Mr. Hunt investigated, supervised, or managed hundreds of investigations while working as a patrolman, an investigator assigned to a directed enforcement team targeting career criminals, a narcotics investigator, and as supervisor of the Sheriff’s Department’s gang enforcement unit.

Mr. Hunt’s experience includes:

    • criminal investigations,
    • fraud and identity theft investigations,
    • narcotics and gang related investigations,
    • undercover operations,
    • stationary and mobile surveillance techniques,
    • interview and interrogation techniques,
    • report writing,
    • courtroom testimony,
    • dignitary protection and
    • case management.

Click here for a complete listing of Mr. Hunt professional training and certifications: Hunt-Training-Certifications 06-13

Bill served as the Orange District Governor of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, (CALI)  from June 2011 – June 2013 and was presented with the Governor’s Award in 2012.  He currently serves as the Orange District Director.  CALI was founded in 1847, has over 1500 members and is the largest private investigator association in the world.  CALI  awarded Bill the designation Certified Professional Investigator, (CPI) in May of 2011.

Investigator Debra Hunt 

Debbie Hunt has 13 years experience as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She worked 9 years in corrections at the Women’s Central Jail and Intake Release Center in Santa Ana and the James A. Musick, “Honor Farm” Facility in Irvine.  Debbie was assigned to the Sheriff’s Department’s Professional Standards Division from 1996 – 1999 where she conducted POST level, pre-employment background investigations for Deputy Sheriff’s and background check investigations for non sworn, new hire employees of the Sheriff’s Department such as Special Officers, Institutional Cooks, Corrections Personnel and School Crossing Guards.

Debbie has been conducting background checks for Hunt Private Investigations since 2008.

Debbie was licensed as a private investigator by the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in May of 2011 and manages background check investigations for Hunt Private Investigations.

Debbie is also a Registered Nurse, and has worked as a maternal-newborn nurse since  2004.

Associate Investigators

Hunt Private Investigations retains the services of a number of former law enforcement officers who are professional, licensed investigators with extensive experience in a wide variety of investigative specialties.  Our Associate Investigators are assigned cases based on their individual professional background and investigative expertise ensuring your case is being handled by a qualified professional.   All Hunt Private Investigations cases are managed by Owner and Qualified Manager Bill Hunt.




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