meet chris melendez orange county PI

There's lots of private investigators, but only one like Chris Melendez who heads Melendez & Associates, an Orange County based Private Investigator who is licensed by The State of California. Chris not only serves Orange County , but the entire Inland Empire and the Southern California area. As a private investigator Chris Melendez has over 40 years experience conducting civil and criminal investigations.

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1995 Private Investigator of the Year, Consumer Business Review California Licensed Private Investigator, License No. PI9816 Customer Satisfaction Achievement Award - 1977-2003, Stephen Fossler Company.

private investigator background

october 1976 to present

Melendez & Associates - Orange County, California Private Investigator serving Orange County, the entire Inland Empire and surrounding areas including Riverside, Ontario, Pomona, and San Bernardino.
Melendez & Associates, Orange County Private Investigator Legal Investigations -- Santa Ana, California Founder, Owner, and Senior Investigator. Conduct domestic and international pre-employment background checks, asset searches, workers' compensation verification, surveillance (workplace & domestic), undercover civil/criminal investigations, bank fraud, missing persons investigations, skip tracing.

june 1993 to present

Missing Children International, Inc.--Santa Ana, California Founder, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Private Investigator of non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to locating missing children of families in the Inland Empire and nationwide who otherwise could not afford investigative services.

1966 to 1976

New York Police Department -- City of New York, New York
Police Officer -- Police Investigator and undercover work for 9 of the 11 years with NYPD


Los Angeles City College -- Los Angeles, California
1978 - Chavez & Associates Institute, City of Commerce, California
Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California

I thought my husband was cheating on me, but wasn't sure or with whom. Melendez & Associates found out and I was able to firmly secure not only a successful settlement during our divorce but permanent custody of our three children. -- RB, Newport Beach

orange county cities we serve

Aliso Viejo | Anaheim | Balboa | Brea | Buena Park | Capistrano Beach | Corona Del Mar | Costa Mesa | Coto de Caza | Cypress | Dana Point | El Toro | Foothill Ranch | Fountain Valley | Fullerton | Garden Grove | Huntington Beach | Irvine | Ladera Ranch | La Habra | La Palma | Laguna Beach | Laguna Canyon | Laguna Niguel | Laguna Niguel | Lake Forest | Leisure World-Seal Beach | Lido Isle | Long Beach | Los Alamitos | Midway City | Mission Viejo | Modjeska Canyon | Monarch Beach | Newport Beach | Newport Coast | Orange | Placentia | Portola Hills | Rancho Santa Margarita | Rossmoor | San Clemente | San Juan Capistrano | Santa Ana | Seal Beach | Silverado Canyon | Stanton | Sunset Beach | Surfside | Trabuco Canyon | Tustin & Tustin Foothills | Villa Park | Westminster | Whittier | Yorba Linda

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about orange county

According to Wikipedia, Orange County is a county in California. Its county seat is Santa Ana. As of the 2000 census, Orange County's population was 2,846,293, while a July 2008 estimate placed the population at 3,010,759, making Orange County the second most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and ahead of San Diego County. It is the sixth most populous county in the United States as of 2009 while at the same time is also the smallest area-wise county in Southern California, being roughly half the size of the next smallest county, Ventura. Orange County is famous for its tourism, as the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as several beaches along its more than 40 miles (64 km) of coastline. Orange County is also known for its affluence and political conservatism. In fact, a 2005 academic study listed three Orange County cities as being among America's 25 "most conservative," making it the only county in the country containing more than one such city.

Orange County California Private Detective

Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city, there is no defined urban center in Orange County. Orange County is mostly suburban, except for some traditionally urban areas at the centers of the older cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. There are also several edge city-style developments in Orange County such as South Coast Metro and Newport Center.

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While Santa Ana serves as the governmental center of Orange county, Anaheim is its main tourist destination, and Irvine is Orange County's major business and financial hub. Four Orange County cities have populations exceeding 200,000: Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and Huntington Beach. Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo, which was incorporated in 2001. Anaheim was the first city incorporated in Orange County, in 1870 when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County.

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Melendez & Associates Private Investigators is proud to serve residents and businesses of Orange County . Our service area includes all of Orange County from the most Southern point in San Clemente to the most northern points of Orange County in Buena Park, Yorba Linda, and The Anaheim Hills. When in doubt, we can find out. We know Orange County well. So no matter where you live in Orange County you can trust Melendez and Associates for your private investigation needs. Our team of Private Investigators will obtain the powerful information you need to win. Call us now on our Orange County phone 714-542-8083. Your phone consultation is free.

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