Georgia Private Investigator License PDC002509
Atlanta North Office:
Atlanta East Office:
Private Investigators are a very diverse group. Some are highly trained and experienced
and bring a highly developed work ethic to bear on every case they undertake. Unfortunately,
others offer little more than a video camera and a bad case of insomnia. Obviously,
you want the former.
Checkmate Investigations is led by a team of investigative veterans who bring a broad range of experience and skills, and a caring and determined attitude, to every case we touch. Read on to learn just what we have to offer your case.
PAMELA G. GRIGGS
MS. Griggs is the founder of Checkmate Investigations, LLC. Her experience includes a variety of cases including multi-million dollar divorce cases, surveillance, child custody, missing persons, criminal defense, suspicious death, locating hidden assets and employment verification/research.
MS. Griggs is the President of The Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators (GAPPI) and serves on the Legislative Committee lobbying for stronger governmental support of our industry. Pam has also served as Vice President and Treasurer of GAPPI. She is also a Certified Instructor for the NRA’s Refuse to Be a Victim seminar and teaches the seminar throughout metro Atlanta.
Prior to entering the PI field, MS. Griggs served as the Vice President of Administration for one of Atlanta’s most recognized administrative staffing firms for twenty-five (25) years. In this capacity, she managed the recruiting certification process for The Georgia Association of Personnel Services for fifteen (15) years. Her interest in the private investigation field grew out of her responsibility for overseeing due diligence reference checking under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
DEREK A. SMITH
Mr. Smith is the Lead Investigator for Checkmate. Mr. Smith is a retired Lieutenant from DeKalb County Police Department with 25 years of service. During that time he served in positions focusing on Burglary and Robbery prevention and investigation, Assistant Commander of the Tactical Response Team, and finally as the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) and Central Records Manager. Mr. Smith is a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council Certified Instructor, and also trained in fingerprint classification and friction ridge comparison.
Mr. Smith also served in the United States Navy for eleven years leaving service at the rank of Chief Petty Officer – Master at Arms. His duties included all aspects of military security and law enforcement.