Alvarez Private Investigations, LLC was founded by Robert Alvarez to fulfill a need for quality, customer oriented investigations in the private sector of Washington and Idaho. Robert Alvarez is a retired Federal Criminal Investigator/Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Rob has 23 years of extensive experience in conducting sensitive long-term, complex criminal investigations of national and international scope concerning violations of US Immigration and US Customs law.

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HSI Criminal Investigator Training Program

HSI US Customs Basic Enforcement School

HSI Narcotics Smuggling Investigations

HSI Undercover Operatives

HSI Senior Special Agent School

HSI Arms and Strategic Technology Investigations

HSI Advanced Money Laundering Seminar

HSI Counter-Proliferation Investigations/Strategic Investigations

HSI Commercial Trade and Revenue Fraud Investigations

HSI National Security Investigations

HSI Firearms Instructor

HSI Security Initiative

HSI Office of International Affairs Americas Conference

HSI Immigration Investigations

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force

FBI International Terrorism Source Development

FBI Domestic Terrorism Basic

FBI Basic International Terrorism Operations

FBI Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival

US Army Officer Candidates School

US Marine Corps Officer Candidates School

US Army Officer Candidates School

US Army Airborne / Pathfinder School

US Army Officer Basic Course

US Army Officer Advanced School

DOJ Advanced Money Laundering












New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM - Bachelor of Arts - Spanish, 1985

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM - Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, 1985

New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM - Associate of Arts - General Studies, 1982

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA - Government

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Private Investigators Association Of Idaho
Association of Former Customs Special Agents



During Rob’s 23 year career he served as a case agent for long-term, complex, and sensitive criminal investigations across national and international scope, including a variety of investigations concerning terrorism, counter-proliferation, human smuggling & trafficking, marriage, refugee, asylum, passport visa, naturalization fraud, drug smuggling, money laundering, arms export violations, criminal gang organizational & firearms, and commercial trade fraud.


Rob developed facts and evidence using investigative techniques including but not limited to interviewing, interrogation, telephone and toll analysis, purchase of evidence/information, physical and electronic surveillance; pen register, trap & trace, mail cover, suspicious activity, and review analysis. He cultivated sources of information, analyzed records, using technical investigative aids; worked undercover, developed, documented and used confidential informants and other confidential sources. He also served overseas at the US Embassy in Panama City, Panama and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.



While detailed to the Inland Northwest Joint Terrorism Task Force (INJTTF) for several years, Rob maintained a Top Secret Clearance. Prior to Federal Law enforcement, Rob was a US Army officer for 7 years, and was a Captain during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.


During Rob’s extensive law enforcement career he worked closely with the following agencies:

Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators

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