Mike Hermann Investigations was founded in 2009 by Mike Hermann, a former Police Lieutenant with 19-years law enforcement experience. As a law enforcement officer, Mike had conducted thousands of criminal and civil investigations including Homicides, Suspicious Deaths, Attempted Murders, Assaults with Deadly Weapons, Drug Possession and Sales, Child Abuse and Neglect, Robberies, Missing Persons, Fatal Traffic Collisions, Frauds, Thefts, Burglaries, Elder Abuse, Sex crimes, and many, many more.
During the majority of his law enforcement career, Mike was responsible for the on-going training and supervision of officers as it related to proper police practices and procedures. Mike was also an Instructor of Weaponless Defense, Tasers, and Crime Scene Investigations which included: Evidence Identification and Collection; Search Warrant Preparation; and Courtroom Testimony.
Mike has conducted numerous Internal Affairs and Administrative Investigations including Officer Involved incidents such as: Shootings, Use of Force, Collisions, and In-Custody Deaths. He is an I.C.I. (Institute of Criminal Investigations) Certified, Homicide and Child Abuse Investigator and is well-versed in law enforcement policies and procedures.
As a Private Investigator, Mike has conducted a wide variety of Local, State and Federal investigations including Criminal Defense, Administrative, Family Law, Probate, Civil, and Federal Death Penalty Habeas cases. He has been recognized as an Expert in both State and Federal Courts for a variety of subjects.
Mike is a strong believer of Due Process and ensuring that all criminal charges sought are backed by complete and proper investigations. As a result, his own investigations have resulted in the reduction and or dismissal of charges and cases.
In addition to well over 2000 hours of professional law enforcement training, Mike continues to attend various investigative training courses throughout California. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Since January 2012, Mike has been a Contract Defense Investigator for Lake County Contract Public Defender Attorneys. He also has extensive experience as a Contract Court-Investigator of Probate cases and is a member and past-president of the California Association of Superior Court Investigators (CASCI).