Scott M. Shepherd
President, Owner, Professional Investigator
Corporal, Scott Shepherd was honorably discharge from the U.S. Marine Corp, in 1991 as an E4. As a Marine, he received the Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Battalion High Shooter Award, qualified four times as Expert Rifleman, and also trained in the use of night vision equipment.
Scott began his career as a professional investigator in the insurance industry performing video surveillance on Worker’s Compensation, General Liability and fraud claims at an agency as a field investigator performing video surveillance, obtaining written and recorded statements, and performing background checks and locate investigations. With great success as an adjuster, Scott rapidly advanced to Operations Manager responsible for training, hiring and firing, assigning cases, and maintaining a highly-qualified staff of professional investigators.
His background as an adjuster provides him with the knowledge and experience of how the data is to be compiled so that it will be the essential evidence in the defense of fraudulent activity for insurance claims. He interfaces daily with insurance adjusters, attorneys, state officials, local law enforcement, the Department of Insurance Fraud, and clients for updating the status of investigations.
Scott’s extensive experience benefits him in video surveillance, background investigations, and written and recorded statements to provide the best defense to his clients. He also conducts locating subjects/witnesses, courthouse checks, property searches, and criminal searches. All his expertise is used as the starting point for a successful investigation so that he can properly prepare for the onsite investigation. He is highly skilled in the use of night vision and covert video equipment to obtain the most accurate documentation to go along with maintaining a chain of custody for all evidence obtained to be utilized during each investigation.
After building and managing an SIU department, with determination to continue to expand his career, he founded Shepherd Professional Investigations. Scott continues to perform on-site scene investigations for insurance claims to stay involved in the everyday activities while managing a company to continue to provide the best product and services for clients. He takes great pride in his knowledge of Special Investigations in the insurance industry and he continues to develop his skills in activities related to field fraud and surveillance investigations, as an investigator and owner.
Florida Private Investigator C License – C9800218 & A1000158 Current