About Us

The Private Investigative Company That Works for You

Jim Dowd Profile PicIAG was founded by James B. Dowd, who has more than 35 years of investigative experience in both the law enforcement and the corporate environment. As a highly decorated, retired Detective Commander with the New York City Police Department, and former Vice President of Consulting and Investigations with one of the nation’s largest security providers, Mr. Dowd brings a unique combination of both law enforcement experience and corporate knowledge. Mr. Dowd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science and has extensive knowledge and specialized training in numerous fields of investigation from the NYPD, DEA and FBI. Mr. Dowd served as a undercover operative in the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, where he was responsible for unprecedented seizures of cocaine and heroin and the arrests of numerous members of national and international underground criminal networks. Mr. Dowd was also a detective in the Career Criminal Investigation Unit, Special Investigation Division and a supervisor in the Chief of Detectives Office. Upon retirement, Mr. Dowd worked with the General Motors Corporation for 7 years, where he handled highly complex liability issues and gained unparalleled technical knowledge in the fields of product liability, accident investigation and reconstruction, and accident scene photography. Mr. Dowd was also the President and CEO of IS2000 Investigative Services, which focused on Criminal Defense, Insurance Defense, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Workman’s Compensation Fraud. Today, Mr. Dowd is known by many of the country’s top defense attorneys as being one of the most experienced and successful criminal defense investigators in the nation.

As a relatively small company, IAG prides itself in not only cost effective services but also a level of expertise and competence as good, if not better than firms much larger in size. The difference between IAG and the other larger investigative firms is an absence of the overburdening cost of executive compensation, as well as ongoing stock holder/investor expectation of excessive earnings and profits. From our perspective, the only people who should have high expectations are our client’s. IAG guarantees to provide every client with personal attention and strives to achieve the proper balance between client cost and desired outcome.

A partial list of our clients include; General Motors Corporation, SAAB USA, Mercedes Benz Corp., New York City Law Department, New York State Insurance Fund, A.C.E USA, Cigna Corp., Chicago Insurance Company, ESIS, Fireman’s Fund, C.N.A, Liberty International Underwriters, Frontier Insurance Company, Sweet Claims Services, Motion Picture Association of America, AXA Financial Solutions, Asplundh, International Truck Corp., Citi Bank, Wilson, Elser, Edelman & Dicker LLP, Day Pitney, Sidley Austin LLP, Doar, Rieck, DeVita, Kaley, & Mack, Moscovitz & Book LLP, Law Office of Harvey Fishbein, Law Office of William Aronwald, Rubin, Fufidio & Rubin LLC, as well as many other companies, individuals and well recognized law firms throughout the country.

All of us at IAG are eager to show you just how important your business is to us. You will see we take a pro-active approach to all your investigative or security needs and make sure your request is handled in the most effective and efficient way possible. When compared to others, it will be obvious that IAG offers superior client value, which is a strategy we feel places us at the pinnacle of our industry. Please allow us to be your “affordable alternative” next time you’re in the market for security or investigative professionals.