Steven D. Ward has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1986. He served six years with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office as a Class 1 Reserve, working in Patrol, Corrections, Investigations and Search and Rescue. He is the former President and founder of Monterey Bay Security, Inc. which was a licensed Private Patrol Operation, offering, uniformed on-site security services, and undercover retail personnel. In this capacity, Mr. Ward served as a Security Consultant and assisted several companies setting up their own, in-house security programs.
Since 2007, Mr. Ward has been a public safety background investigator, trained by P.O.S.T. and started vetting Law Enforcement officers and civilian personnel with the Watsonville Police Department. Referrals generated growth, and he assisted many agencies in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties in hiring sworn and non-sworn personnel. In 2012, G2FI expanded their services to law enforcement agencies in Merced and Stanislaus Counties. In 2015 G2FI started to offer private-sector backgrounds with a cost-effective solution and a 5-day turnaround for engineering firms.
G2FI offers Workers' Compensation Investigations, covering Northern and Central California. Mr. Ward has completed over 800 cases to include, AOE/COE, Subrogation, and workplace death investigations, as well as experience, testifying in court.
G2FI uses POBITS to process public safety background workflow, which allows cases to be worked concurrently. We offer a standard binder report with P.O.S.T tabs, that we recycle, or a digital report that is securely sent to the client via email, and can be viewed from any PC or MAC. The report can be stored on the department's server and saves paper, binders, ink and storage space. The added benefit is the ability to send the report to all decision makers, allowing concurrent viewing, in place of one person at a time, with a binder. This creates faster decisions and collaboration. G2FI is the only background investigation agency offering a digital report and remains the most progressive, public safety background investigations agency.