Global Investigations and Security Consulting

About Us

    Global Investigations & Security Consulting (G.I.S.) is a full-service private investigations firm founded in Scottsdale Arizona 30 years ago by retired Police Chief, Bob Arthur. 

    For the past 30 years G.I.S. has led the private investigations industry in developing new and innovative ways to solve age old problems. From our introduction of the fingerprint-based background investigation for use by the general public, to our state of the art under cover and intelligence gathering methods, G.I.S. is a true industry leader. 

    Our latest development, the “Employment Identifier”, is a critical aspect of our judgment recovery process. By utilizing new proprietary procedures and information systems never before offered in the field of judgment recovery. We have combined some 80 years of investigative experience with computer, collection and recovery experts to become the one stop shop for judgment recovery. We handle everything, from locating a defendant, identifying and seizing assets to locating and verifying current employment information for the purpose of wage garnishments. 

    G.I.S. founder, Bob Arthur’s career spans 42 years. During his law enforcement career, Bob spent the vast majority of his time with the Scottsdale and Arizona Police Department in various investigative and management capacities, including the investigation of violent crimes such as assault, robbery, homicide, and hostage negotiation. As a Detective Lieutenant he commanded the Special Enforcement Unit and was responsible for undercover operations involving organized crime and drug enforcement. He also served as an Assistant District Commander, and manager of a crisis intervention unit composed of civilians who dealt with family crisis situations.

    Bob was hired as the Chief of Police in the newly incorporated town of Pinetop-Lakeside, where he was responsible for the organization and development of the police department from the ground up. As a private consultant he was also retained to completely reorganize the police department in an adjacent city.

    His education and training include a degree in Criminal Justice, Northwestern University Hostage Negotiation Training, FBI Management /training, U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection Training, and DEA Advanced Training. Bob’s past and present memberships include the international Association of Chiefs of Police, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, International Drug Enforcement Officers Association, the U.S. Department of Justice, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee, Drug Enforcement and Training Sub-Committees, and he was a founding board member of the White Mountain Safe House Project. He is a recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Meritorious Service Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Law Enforcement Award, and is a former Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year.