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About Holliday Investigative Services


Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. is a full-service investigation agency, licensed and insured in the State of Georgia. State-of-the-art equipment and access to public and private worldwide databases assures fast and reliable results.

Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. is owned and operated by John L. Holliday, a retired detective from the New York City Police Department. Mr. Holliday has many years of unique and complex experience in criminal investigations including: white-collar crime with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Squad; narcotics with the Narcotics Division; homicide; missing persons; and major felonies with the New York City Detective Division.

Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. is member in good standing of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Society for Industrial Security, Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators, and the National Association of Investigative Specialists.




After retiring from the New York City Police Department as a detective with over 21 years of service, John became a private investigator and has worked as a contract investigator for some of the most renowned security and investigative agencies in the industry.

His experience includes working for Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations, Kroll Consulting Group and Wackenhut Security. He was employed with The Motion Picture Association of America as a regional investigator and conducted investigations into counterfeit movies.



Buddy Jones joined Holliday Investigative Services in February, 2004 and has served in a variety of positions, gaining valuable experience in all phases of the company.

Buddy’s professional background includes 13 years of service in the United States Marine Corps as a military policeman, traffic accident investigator, and criminal investigator. Buddy was honorably discharged in February 1989 and elected to seek a career in private and insurance fraud investigations.

“We engaged Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. to assist us with fingerprinting necessary for alcohol license applications. All the folks at Holliday were great – on-time, efficient, friendly, very helpful. We were very pleased with the process and the results. We will continue to use Holliday in the future – and recommend them highly.”

BM, General Counsel, Hotel Development Company, Gainesville, GA.

“Just so you know, your tech, CT, should feel great about himself. He fingerprinted our President/CEO, CFO, and Controller. They all had great things to say about his technique and “not hurting” their fingers.As always, thank you for providing such a wonderful, prompt service. You have no idea how much this helps my CEO/CFO.”

SL, Executive Assistant, , Official Payments (recently acquired by ACI, Worldwide)

“Thanks Holliday Investigations for being able to provide the mobile fingerprinting service in such a short notice.”

Safe-Guard Products International, LLC.

“Thank you once again for being able to accommodate us without delay. We appreciate the mobile fingerprinting service your company offers and will continue to keep your business on file should we ever have the need again for your services.”

Davon, Legal Department, Compliance Coordinator

“I have known John Holliday for more than ten years and have had a professional relationship with him continuously during that period of time. In both criminal and domestic cases that I have worked as a private investigator, I have relied on John’s surveillance expertise and skills in each matter where there was a need. I have also referred John to countless attorneys who have called me looking for a reputable surveillance expert.

John maintains his professional skills, uses state of the art technology and equipment, and hires experienced investigators to conduct surveillance. On any number of occasions where employing surveillance would be difficult, John has used his imagination to figure out a way to get results. I can speak firsthand about the quality of his photographing and videography. It has led to settlements in any number of civil cases where his work product was indisputable. John is the only person that I use for surveillance, and he is the only person that I refer and recommend for this highly specialized area of expertise.”

Oliver G. Halle & Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA

“I have used Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. for the past 7 years. They do all of my surveillance assignments. They have always been very professional in how they conduct themselves and their work product has been outstanding. Their reports are well prepared and professional. John Holliday, the President of Holliday Investigative Services, Inc. because of his law enforcement background knows and understands what is required in order to conduct a very thorough investigation and most important how to report the findings of his investigation. I have been very pleased with the work product that I have received from Holliday Investigative Services, Inc.”

John Insogna, JVI & Associates, Inc., Marietta, GA 30066

“Thanks for your help overall again with this detail. Glad to hear it went well. Your responsiveness and professionalism are greatly appreciated and we’ve heard nothing but good things from our client. We will definitely keep you in mind for next time around and certainly for other workforce reduction projects in your area.”

Julie Cruzal, Office Manager, TAL Global Corporation

“Thank you once again for the excellent service. Because of the outstanding Mobile Fingerprint Services Holliday Investigative Service continues to provide; from scheduling an appointment, billing/administrative to the trained staff professionals we look no further than your agency. It is a pleasure doing business with your agency.”

Davon Sharpe, Legal Department, Compliance Coordinator, Safe-Guard Products International, LLC., Atlanta GA 30328

“I would also like to give praise to the fingerprint technician, Mr. Tucker, who has been both extremely courteous and professional each time he has come out to our location. Thank you for the service you provide as it has been a great convenience for our company.”

Amy M. Myers Senior Operations Administrator, Lendmark Financial Services




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