Welcome to C.R. Cochran & Associates


C.R. Cochran & Associates is a San Diego Private Investigator offering professional, diligent, and confidential investigations exclusively to Corporate Attorneys, Criminal Defense Attorneys, Civil Attorneys, and Businesses.


Free Consultation

Call (619) 691-6379 today for a free confidential consultation with Chuck Cochran, the ownerand principal of C.R. Cochran & Associates. You may also submit a request at our Free Consultation page.


As our client, you will benefit from our Efficiency, Integrity, Experience, and Knowledge.



Fraud Examinations and Investigations: Embezzlement, Employee Theft, Asset Misappropriation, Corruption, Financial Statement Fraud, Fraud Prevention and Deterrence


Fire and Arson Investigations: Structure Fires, Vehicle Fires, Wildland Fires, Marine Vessels, Arson


Traffic Collision Investigation and Reconstruction: Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Motorcycles, Pedestrians


Homicide and Death Investigations: Murder, Manslaughter, Excusable and Justifiable Homicide, Suicide, Equivocal Deaths


Why Choose Us?

Let’s be honest. There are a lot of good private investigators available that you can choose from. So why should you select C.R. Cochran & Associates? Four reasons: Integrity, Efficiency, Knowledge, and Experience.




You may think it’s a little strange to mention integrity and private investigators in the same sentence. The general expectation is for private eyes to be a little sleazy. If that’s your expectation, then C.R. Cochran & Associates is not for you.


We conduct every investigation in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and will not counsel, condone, or engage in any illegal act during your investigation. Additionally, we will treat all parties in the investigation with fairness and respect. We take great pride in our integrity and good name, and will never compromise your investigation by dishonest or unethical behavior.


“Winning is not everything, maintaining your integrity is everything”

Richard Saferstein, author of Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science



The old adage that time is money is especially true during an investigation. Poor planning, a lack of attention, and delays in completing assignments will waste time and money during an investigation. To avoid this waste, C.R. Cochran & Associates utilizes a proprietary case management system to efficiently plan, monitor, and control the progress of your investigation. This case management system ensures that your investigation will remain on track, on schedule,

and on budget.


“You may delay, but time will not”

Benjamin Franklin



Knowledge has been described as the stepping stone to success. This is especially true for a successful investigator.


Chuck Cochran, owner and principal of this agency, has extensive training in the investigation of fraud, fires, arson, vehicle collisions, homicide investigations, and a variety of other investigative subjects. Mr. Cochran’s professional knowledge is maintained and enhanced by an active program of continuing professional education.


Mr. Cochran has been designated as a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and as a Certified Professional Investigator by the California Association of Licensed Private Investigators. He also holds California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates in Evidence Technology, Forensic Photography and Advanced Forensic Photography.


“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin



If knowledge is the stepping stone to success, then experience provides the road to it.


Chuck Cochran, the owner and principal of C.R. Cochran & Associates, is a Licensed Private Investigator with more than 35 years of investigative experience in law enforcement, military intelligence, the hospitality industry, and private investigation. Mr. Cochran’s extensive investigative experience has provided him with practical skills and techniques that allow him to adapt to new and unusual situations encountered during an investigation.


All investigators utilized by C.R. Cochran & Associates are licensed private investigators with a minimum of five years of investigative experience. These additional investigators will bring additional skills and techniques that will contribute to the success of your investigation.


“…experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Professional Affiliations

Mr. Cochran is an active member of the following professional associations. These professional memberships provide C.R. Cochran & Associates with a network of professional, qualified investigators throughout the United States and the world ready to assist with your investigation.



C.R. Cochran & Associates

A Licensed Private Investigator

CA License PI 9036

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



Persistence in the Pursuit of Truth

Certified Fraud Examiner

Call (619) 691-6379 today for a free consultation

with Chuck Cochran, owner of C.R. Cochran & Associates.

You may also submit a request at our Free Consultation page.

Certified Professional Investigator

C.R. Cochran & Associates

P.O. Box 3754, Chula Vista, CA 91909

(619) 691-6379



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