About Shadow Company Investigations


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26 Years Later

Investigating Since 1997

When we people are looking to hire a Private Investigator or Detective with their hard-earned money, they want the best. there is no other Private Investigator in the Midwest that is more well-rounded, well trained, experienced, and as aggressive as Private Investigator Michael Bland. The thing that separates Mike immediately from the others claiming to be investigators is his realo world experience enforcing both civil & Criminal Law his entire career in Law Enforcement. This provides clients with a priceless edge over hiring someone who has only a private investigations background.

Shadow Company Investigations is a professionally trained, licensed, and insured Missouri Private Investigations firm founded by Expert Private Detective, Michael W. Bland with over 26 years’ experience in Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Corporate, and Terrorism cases. We have initiated and worked with many agencies over our career such as the United States Coast Guard Intelligence, F.B.I., Homeland Security, Global Law Firms, and even forwarded Terror info to the Central Intelligence Agency. We are the most experienced and reliable Missouri Private Investigations firm serving Companies, Global Corporations, and Family Law Firms for a decade now. When Private Investigators cannot solve cases, they call us.

When Law Firms, Insurance Companies, Corporate, and Public Officials need to hire a Private Investigator near them in the State of Missouri or Internationally for Civil & Criminal Investigations or Private Protection Services they choose Shadow Company Investigations, founded by former St. Louis County Police Officer, Michael W. Bland, a 20-year Law Enforcement veteran with a century of handling complex investigations. We have both initiated and been involved in many high-profile cases involving Criminal Defense Investigations, Political Corruption, consulted on Ferguson Riots, Domestic & Foreign Terrorism, Public Corruption, Consulted for Fortune 500 Companies, and Conducted Investigations, Surveillance, and Threat Assessment for the Special Forces Community. We have also worked directly with Federal Agencies like the F.B.I., DEA, A.T.F.

Shadow Company Investigations has become the industry standard for anyone needing Missouri or International Private Investigations. We are best known for our success rate in helping people involved in complex Family Law Investigations such as Child Custody, Messy Divorce, and Cheating Spouse.

We also specialize in a vast array of other Private Investigations such as Hidden Asset Investigations, Parental Kidnapping, Workplace Investigations, Criminal Defense, Background Checks, Skip Tracing, Business Investigations, Corporate Investigations, Identify Theft, Missing Persons, General Investigations, Law Firm Investigations, Workers Compensation, Employee Surveillance, Insurance Investigations, Fraud Investigations, Online Investigations, Process Service, Online Dating Scams, Locate Person Investigations, Genealogy & Family Tree Research Investigations, Due Diligence, Cell Phone & Computer Forensic Investigations, Private Special Operations, and Private Protection Services

We have provided Security & Investigations for Celebrities being threatened on social media as well as many other complex cases. Unlike many private investigation companies who lack real world Law Enforcement experience we are the real deal. Our results have proven this time and time again in court for Fortune 500 Companies. Insurance Agencies, and Corporate Law Firms. We are a professionally trained, licensed, and insured Missouri Private Investigations Firm. For a Free and Confidential Private Investigator Consultation Please Contact us today. We have expert Investigators waiting to speak with you.



We have a degree in Criminal Justice, practical knowledge of both Civil & Criminal Law as Police Officers on the street, Training in Private Investigator Law & Policies, Graduate of Reid Technique School of Interview & Interrogations training, Graduate of Kinesics Body Language & Psychological interview, Tactical Training, Police Sniper, S.W.A.T. Training, Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Training, Military Training, Hostage Rescue Training, Crime Scene & Fingerprint Training, experience in handling murder and other violent crimes over a very career in law enforcement, Training in GPS Tracking Systems, Retired Police Officer, Former Police Chief, Missouri & Illinois State Fighting Champion in Martial Arts, graduate of St. Louis County Police Academy, Blackbelt in American Tae Kwon Do, Graduate of United States Army R.O.T.C. Leadership Course



Located and arrested armed robbery suspect first day as a Rookie Cop

Interdicted numerous stops apprehending illegal migrants and worked closely with Immigration & Customs.

Conducted numerous high-risk raids on drug and militia compounds seizing narcotics, stolen property, and hundreds of weapons, located & identified a global arms dealer forwarded to ATF.

Located & identified Russian National who was first and only person to be entered Wanted As a

Terrorist in State of Missouri forwarded to FBI.

Arrested man wanted for Murder forwarded to St. Louis City Homicide

Arrested man wanted for attempt murder Fugitive from Arkansas

Located & Identified Serial Robbery Suspect of St. Louis County Police Department Detective Bureau

Located & Identified Palestinian mean who had stolen a large amount of us currency and wiring overseas was forwarded to Homeland Security, FBI, and CIA Terrorism Division.

Public Corruption in State of Missouri forwarded to FBI.

Apprehended numerous armed robberies, burglary, and carjacking suspect.

Over 20 years in police work in numerous violent & physical confrontations never had one complaint of unnecessary force.

Located & identified Domestic Militia Organization conducting high risk raid to take down suspects seizing 40 weapons, 40,000 rounds of ammunition, maps, plans, and other intelligence materials. Worked alongside US Coastguard Intelligence, FBI, FBI Bomb Squad, Homeland Security

Sniper Overwatch on Militia Raid

Response to Active Shooter Call Out

Located Missing girl 15 years old in State of Missouri

Reported Corruption as a Missouri Police Chief

Reported Corruption as a Missouri Private Investigator

Reported Corruption as a Missouri Police Officer

4 Police Chief Commendations from St. Louis County Police

Single handedly located, identified, and apprehended one of the largest meth producers & distributors in state of Missouri forwarded to DEA and was successfully prosecuted.

Awarded for using less lethal force in disarming suspect who attacked with a knife.

Awarded for saving man’s life trying to jump off a bridge in stouts, cut himself, and light himself on fire with Gasoline.

Volunteered on numerous Missing Persons cases pro-Bono when starting as a Private Investigator to help those in financial hardship.


1993 -1995

Trained and fought professionally in mixed martial arts winning 3rd place Illinois state and Missouri as well as competing nationwide.


Graduated United States Army ROTC Officer Leadership course.


Graduated St. Louis County Police Academy

Rookie cop saved dog from drowning in sewage pipe filling with rainwater.

Assisted U.S. Marshals in arresting two men in Normandy Missouri.

First night on job arrested armed robbery suspect.

Apprehended numerous illegal immigrants.

Investigated solved and arrested shooter in attempt murder.

Received chief commendation for locating man that had just ran over St. Louis DEA Agent at St. Louis lambert airport which subsequently led to his arrest and home searched.

Located and arrest armed robbery suspects in Page dale Missouri.

As Rookie Cop in Normandy, Mo was off duty and arrested man wanted for shooting his girlfriend and weapon was recovered.


St. Louis County Police Chief Award of Excellence for disarming man at gunpoint with knife threatening family.


St. Louis County Police identified Organized Crime Ring in Wildwood with help of Illinois State Police.

St. Louis County Police Award of Excellence for taking down Meth-Lab, recovering 1500 cold pills, stolen truck, and numerous Federal Indictments on one of largest Meth Rings ever found in Missouri.


St. Louis County Police Chief Commendation for saving man’s life.

The Chief of Police awards his personal Chief’s Commendation to formally recognize the outstanding work or particularly noteworthy act performed by a department employee. To signify this award, a green breast bar is worn. // Police Officer Michael Bland


St. Louis County Police Award of Excellence for disarming man with knife

St. Louis County Police recognized for identifying and locating serial robbery suspect.

Located Missing 15-Year-old girl who was ward of state and escaped custody.

Had the most arrests and stops as a police officer in St. Louis County 2nd Pct.

Stopped underground Militia Leader with 1000 rounds and arsenal of weapons en-route to a nuclear power plant in Idaho the F.B.I. came out and took over the case.

St. Louis County Police Award of Excellence for locating and arresting Burglary Suspect


Located & Identified man who later the first to be entered wanted by the Missouri Highway Patrol as a Russian Terrorist


Police Chief Commendation Letter Raided a large underground militia organization seizing a cache of weapons alongside Kentucky state police swat and covering states of Illinois and Kentucky.


Interrupted carjacking in progress in North St. Louis apprehended suspect.


Disarmed suspect at gunpoint woman with two large steak knives.

Worked alongside United States Secret Service to ensure that Presidential Candidates Sarah Palin & John McCain landed, was transported, and entered their destination safely in St. Louis, Mo.


Police Chief Commendation – Arrested man with arsenal of weapons headed to live off grid wanted for attempted murder in the State of Arkansas.

Recognized for speaking out against public corruption as Missouri Police Chief


Arrested man wanted for murder by St. Louis City police.

Sheriff Recognition letter for responding on Swat call as a police sniper to search for suspect who just shot two police officers. The suspect was located and killed by an officer from another agency.


A Palestinian man wired $80,000.00 us dollars to Egypt in possible funding terrorism forwarded terrorism info to the CIA Counter Terror Unit in Langley, Va

Was interviewed by Fox News St. Louis as subject matter expert on Michael Brown Ferguson Case.


Reported Public Corruption information to the St. Louis Field Office about things again still occurring in the State of Missouri.


Reported Public Corruption Activity to F.B.I. & Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Investigations


Reported subject to St. Louis County Police & FBI for trying to locate Government Officials home address, stalk, threaten, and harass them.




Certified Police Patrol Rifle

Certified Police Handcuffing, Asp Baton, Pepper Spray

Certified Less Lethal Munitions

Police Field Training Officer

Police Sniper School 1 & 2

Hostage Rescue Trained

Swat Trained

High Risk Search Warrants & Mission Planning

High Risk Vehicle Stops

Active Shooter Response Trained 1,2,3,

Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Pistol

Basic, intermediate, Advanced Carbine

Terrorism Awareness & Weapons of Mass Destruction

Response to Bomb Threat & Safety Protocols

Defensive Driving 1 & 2

Highway Drug Interdiction Trained from Missouri Highway Patrol & Illinois State Police

Escape & Evasion Certified

Wilderness Survival & Self Rescue Certified

2-day Interview & Interrogation Training

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