About Distinctive Investigations

Distinctive Investigations has established a reputation for using professional, legal, ethical and effective techniques to find the facts through results driven investigations. We understand the needs of our clients and the best way to meet those needs in a timely and efficient manner. Our industry experience and collaboration with our clients means the most accurate information will be available to help you make informed decisions. Once complete, your report will be professionally and discreetly presented to you to use as you see appropriate.

Licensed, insured and bonded in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

We service the Florida 1st district area between Pensacola and Panama City to include the smaller communities of Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, Destin and Miramar Beach.

Our team at Distinctive Investigators provides professional, discreet investigative services for individuals, law firms, insurance companies, and businesses (large and small). We offer Background Investigations, Location, Surveillance, Asset Searches, Trial Preparation and Service of Process. Our investigators will treat your case with the confidentiality, respect and professionalism that you deserve.

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Chief Executive Officer

Bob Wigley, CMECI

Robert “Bob” Wigley is a professional investigator licensed in Florida and Georgia. Bob is the Chief Executive Officer of Distinctive Investigations LLC, a firm that specializes in Legal and Cyber investigations. Bob is a Paraben Certified Smartphone Examiner and DS Mobile Operator. He is on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Private Investigator (FAPI) and a member of the Council of Association Leaders. Bob is a member of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC). He is trained in Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN) of statement analysis. He is also a Certified Missing and Exploited Child Investigator (CMECI) and on the Special Response Team for the National Association for Missing and Exploited Children (NAMEC). He also serves as a Legal Investigator for McMahon and Associates Detective Division a Florida licensed agency established in 1991 and serves as a Tactical and Strategic Field Operator in Georgia and Florida for Laura Pettler and Associates Death Investigations, the only victim-centered scientific death investigations firm in the world. Bob is a retired US Air Force Veteran, completing his service with HQ Air Force Special Operations Command.

Bob Wigley CV

Chief Operations Officer

Alex J. Santos

Alexandre J Santos has more than 20 year of investigation experience. Alex served in the US Army and the Department of Homeland Security before opening his own Investigation agency in 2012 specializing in Fraud investigations Security and Executive Protection. Alex served as the immediate past president of the (FAPI) Florida Association of Private Investigators from 2016 to 2019. He is a certified (BAI) Board Accredited Investigator and member of NALI National Association of Legal Investigators and Intellenet (International Intelligence Network).
In 2019 Alex joined Distinctive Investigations where he serves is the Chief of Operations, and is the CEO of Distinctive Protection Services.

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Chief Legal Division

James White

James White is Chief of the Legal Division for Distinctive Investigations. He is a native of East Tennessee but settled in Navarre FL after 29 years of service in the United States Coast Guard. During the last 14 years of his Coast Guard career, he served as a Special Agent with the Coast Guard Investigative Services (CGIS). He is a 2002 graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Criminal Investigations Training Program, Glynco, GA where he received extensive training in all aspects of federal law enforcement investigations. He has completed continued professional education in Advanced Interviewing, Advanced Proactive Service Operations, Sexual Assault/Child Molestation Investigations, Homicide/Suicide Investigations, Covert Electronic Surveillance, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis, and Internet Profiling and Intelligence Gathering.

Throughout his law enforcement career, James has conducted both internal and external felony level criminal investigations falling under the cognizance of the Coast Guard. He further held assignments as a Task Force agent to an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and a Border Enforcement Security Task Force where he partnered with various federal, state and local Law Enforcement agencies to identify criminal activity through information analysis, document research, surveillance, the extensive use of informants and cooperating defendants as well as many other investigative techniques. Once sufficient evidence was obtained to present those cases to the to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution, he assisted the prosecution in the preparation of the cases for trial and testified to his findings in federal court.

As the Resident Agent in Charge for the Coast Guard Investigative Service in the Kingdom of Bahrain, James was responsible for the development and implementation of operational intelligence collection efforts that spanned throughout much of the Middle East. He was further responsible for the supervision of highly complex criminal investigations that spanned from the Middle East to Europe.

James is a Licensed Private Investigator and holds a B.A. in Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Law Enforcement Intelligence. He is a member of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI) Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) and the Tennessee Professional Investigators Association (TPIA).

James White CV

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