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Gator Investigations, LLC is a full-service Professional Investigation Agency in the heart of Tampa Bay, Florida. Our specialized services offer broad coverage throughout the State of Florida, nationwide, and internationally. Gator Investigations consists of highly trained and licensed investigators. Gator's investigators consist of men and women and are all equally and highly talented in various professional fields. Spanish language services available upon request


Our clients enjoy knowing they have entrusted their cases to one of Florida’s premier private investigators. Gator Investigations obtains the necessary surveillance and background check information with professionalism, efficiency, and accuracy. That’s why more legal teams and attorneys are turning to Gator Investigations to assist them in court. Our investigative clients range from large international corporations to private individuals.


Gator Investigations, LLC. conducts all manners of investigative services for a wide variety of clients. If you require a service that is not immediately listed, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss the matter with you. Suppose we don't offer the exact service you need, we may be able to provide an alternative service that will produce the results or evidence you need, or in some cases, connect you with one of our many nationwide contacts. 

About Us

Our Story

Captain Chuck Lukey

Gator was founded in 2001 by Charles “Chuck” Lukey, who had an extensive background in criminal defense work. He had been the lead investigator in many high-profile criminal investigations nationwide. Captain Lukey led a team of investigators, including former police officers and military specialists. A former shipmaster and elected official, Lukey is proud of the company motto “The Gator always gets ’em.”


When Chuck retired in 2017, Nigel Jackson took the ship's wheel and charted the company's next chapter. Nigel, who worked for Chuck for many years, bring over two decades of experience with operational skill, covert knowledge, team training and management, and an understanding of the law and fairness. Nigel has continued to grow the company, bringing in several top investigators to continue Gator’s rigorous and trustworthy services and providing them to private individuals, businesses, public officials, law firms, world-renowned organizations, and legal firms.


Our Team

Our team of investigators includes individuals from various regions of the world, cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and professional industries. Who all bring their keen eye, diverse experience, and sharp skills to help you gain evidence to bring results. Our licensed Florida Private Investigators handle all our investigations with discretion, complete confidentiality, and in a timely manner.

Our teams' experience includes:

  • Ex-SAS team members

  • Security organization consultants

  • Military Medal recipients 

  • Over 20 years of law enforcement (In the US and UK)

  • Ex-New Scotland Yard Detective and special operations team leader

  • Former Members of the British Royal family’s personal security detail

  • Anti-terrorist tactics trainer for US law enforcement

  • Ex-Welfare Fraud Investigator and Special agent

  • Over 30 years of probation officer experience specializing in fugitive investigation 

  • Over nine years as a family counselor with adolescents and families involving drug addiction and mental health issues.

  • Current CEO of an IT consulting company

  • Ex-TAC unit working gang crimes concentrating in HUD areas

  • A member of the National Law Enforcement Instructor- Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

  • An Active member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators Trainer’s Association) since 2006.


Hiring a private investigator for the first time can seem like a daunting experience, but by working with Gator Investigations, you can rest assured that you are receiving trustworthy, thorough, and considerate services. All private investigation agencies and their investigators must be licensed within Florida. Using a licensed agency, like Gator Investigations (license number A-1800034), ensures high standards. Licensed agencies and investigators must pass stringent background screening by the Florida Division of Licensing, including demonstrating years of verifiable investigative experience, undergoing state (FDLE) and federal (FBI) criminal records checks, and passing a stringent written examination. 


We hold your information in the strictest confidentiality. Nothing is divulged to law enforcement, the subject of the investigation, or their lawyers, with extremely limited exceptions such as a court order.

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