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Private Investigator New Jersey Bob Cowan retired Chief of Police

Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan (Center) photographed with other New Jersey Police Chiefs prior to his going back out on patrol on the streets of Jersey City

Work With A New Jersey Private Investigator You Can Trust, Contact Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan For A free 30 minute consultation

Bob Cowan, owner of Cowan Investigations a full-service New Jersey Private Investigation Firm, is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department with close to thirty-five years of law enforcement experience in New Jersey’s second largest municipality. Bob moved up through the supervisory ranks through a competitive process prior to having been appointed Chief of Police by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop.

Over the course of his career in Jersey City, Bob was never interested in getting the standard 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday administrative desk job. Throughout his thirty-five-year career, Bob worked the streets of Jersey City during nights, weekends and holidays. More often than not, if Bob was not the first officer at the scene of crimes or major incidents he was called to the scene in order to make clear and informed decisions in all kinds of incidents while gathering all available information. Bob was the primary and final decision maker in a myriad of incidents such as: domestic violence, child abuse, child endangerment, child custody in addition to overseeing investigations of shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies and narcotics complaints in New Jersey’s second largest municipality.

Included in the New Jersey Based Cowan Investigations Team is retired Jersey City Police Captain Joe Ascolese, Deputy Chief Tom Cowan (Ret) and Deputy Chief Dave Goldrich. Bob Cowan, Joe Ascolese, Tom Cowan and Dave Goldrich not only supervised police work on the streets of Jersey City over the course of their careers, they were in the street working side by side with the Jersey City Police Officers they oversaw.

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One thing you won’t find at New Jersey Based Cowan Investigations is a group of 9:00AM to 5:00PM administrative pencil pushers. All the upper echelon personnel at New Jersey based Cowan Investigations were always first and foremost street cops throughout their long careers. When you retain Cowan Investigations either Bob, Joe or Tom will be out in the field during each and every investigation we handle.

Hands down, you will not find a more experienced and capable team of street savvy private investigators in New Jersey.

Former Chief Cowan and his team are prepared to put their vast wealth of experience and knowledge to work for you, all you have to do is call or email us.

Much information has been included on the Cowan Investigation Website, you are encouraged to fully read the information provided. Some areas of this presentation are quite lengthy, I have written extensively in regard to certain subjects which I feel are important for you to look at while considering your selection of an investigation firm. In addition, I have also included information on how certain private investigation functions are actually conducted. Of course, feel free to read as much or as little as you wish, however, it is important for me that I provide as much information as possible in order to assist you in making the very important decision as to what New Jersey Private Investigator to retain for your investigative needs.

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Work With A New Jersey Private Investigator You Can Trust, Contact Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan For A free 30 minute consultation

Bob Cowan is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department with close to thirty-five years experience in New Jersey’s second largest municipality. Bob moved up through the supervisory ranks of the department through a competitive process prior to having been appointed Chief of Police. Bob was never interested in getting the standard 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday administrative desk job; throughout his career Bob worked in the field during nights, weekends and holidays. More often then not if Bob was not the first officer at the scene of crimes or major incidents he was called to the scene in order to make clear and informed decisions in all kinds of incidents while gathering all available information. Bob was the primary and final decision maker in a myriad of incidents such as: domestic violence, child abuse, child endangerment, child custody in addition to overseeing investigations of shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies and narcotics complaints as well as putting in place surveillance to combat and prevent these crimes. Former Chief Cowan is prepared to put his wealth of experience to work for you if you take the first step and contact him for your free consultation.

Much information has been included on the Cowan Investigation Website,  you are encouraged to fully read the information provided.  Some areas of this presentation are quite lengthy, I have written extensively in regard to certain subjects which I feel are important for you to look at while considering your selection of an investigation firm. In addition, I have also included information on how certain private investigation functions are actually conducted. Of course, feel free to read as much or as little as you wish, however, it is important for me that I provide as much information as possible in order to assist you in making the very important decision as to what New Jersey Private Investigator to retain for your investigative needs.

Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan (Center) with fellow members of the Hudson Count Police Chiefs Association.

I ensure you that if you should select Cowan Investigations to provide for your investigative needs your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

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Bob Cowan has multiple references he can put you in contact with, real people, people who will vouch for his skills, abilities and accessibility as an investigator

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  • Avatar Tommy Musselman ★★★★★ a month ago
    I didn't personally have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cowan but Liz was so incredibly efficient and professional!! Within hrs she had already gotten answers to a question that has tormented me for a long time.
    If you need ANY investigative
    … More work done trust Cowan. This was my 1st time dealing with an investigative service and I was best pleased!! 5 stars all the way! A special thank you to Liz. You're a dear and I will always remember your warmth, sympathy and professionalism. Always.
    Yours
    Tom
  • Avatar Anthony S ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Best of the Best!
    Worked with Bob during his tenure as the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department. All I can say is that you will be getting what you pay for with this results driven company.
    A leader within the industry with
    … More over 34+ years in law enforcement as well as a proven track record of accomplishments in the field. If I needed a private investigator, Cowan Investigations would be my first choice, hands down.
  • Avatar Jay White ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    As a retired Deputy Police Chief with the Jersey City Police Department I had the privilege of working with Bob Cowan for over 25 years.
    Bob is an honest and ethical professional who shows empathy towards people in unfortunate situations.
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    Bob’s objective analysis and evaluation of an issue enables him to address the true problem at hand.
    His strong analytical abilities coupled with thorough research and attention to detail make him an ideal private investigator.
    I know his clients will receive a comprehensive detailed report that will stand up in any hearing or court of law.
    Bob is a high caliber dedicated professional who will give it his all to address the issues at hand and achieve results.
  • Avatar Rae ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I would highly recommend Cowan Investigations. From the time you speak to Liz on the phone until the time Bob is finished with the investigation you will always know what is going on, what is taking place, and what they found. You will … More be provided with detailed information and surveillance. Bob is very well trained in this field and will provide you with outstanding work. Both Bob and Liz are very compassionate and caring people and make you feel comfortable through the whole process. At the end of the investigation you’ll know that you have hired the right people for the job.
  • Avatar Sarah V ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I have been married for over 25 years, 2 years ago things just started not feeling right, I started having suspicions that my husband was cheating. I felt trapped, I was embarrassed to talk about it with anyone. I put up with feeling … More this way for two years.
    I began researching private investigators because I was fed up with being lied to and deceived, talked to like I was crazy. I called a few investigators but I did not feel comfortable, I felt like I was talking to used car salesmen. Just before I was going to give up I called Cowan Investigations. From the minute I began speaking to Liz Cowan I began to feel comfortable, she was very genuine, caring and knowledgeable on how to proceed. Liz set up a call with Bob who I immediately could tell was very experienced and knew how to proceed.
    Over a 4 day period Bob and Joe uncovered the evidence I needed to confront the lies and other deceptions I was subjected to, which let me make the decisions I needed to make for myself. Above all I was able to regain my self respect by getting the proof I needed.
    From time Liz answered the phone until Bob and Joe finished the investigation, I was overwhelmed by the professionalism and caring they displayed towards me and the investigation.
    Thanks again Liz, Bob and Joe, you’re the best
  • Avatar Fidel Hernandez ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    If there was a way to give this Gentleman ten stars, I would. Don't be mistaken by the use of the word "gentleman" he is a hound and he zeros in on the minutia of the investigation. He is a real detective with a extensive … More background in law enforcement.
    I thought that I had a really good understanding of my case and then I hired Bob Cowan. He exposed so many things that were hidden in plain sight that it blew my mind and consequently gave me much needed peace of mind.
    From the time he took my case, he kept in constant contact with me. All throughout, he explained things in way that I could understand. He was reassuring, professional and the best guy for the job!
    I am in the unenviable position of knowing what I am saying. It can and is, at times, overwhelming when you have to hire a private investigator. This usually arises from a traumatic experience and the reason why you should surround yourself with someone who knows what this experience fells like.
    I trust Bob Cowan and hope he continues to help others, like he helped me. I am grateful to have been referred to him! Thank you, Sir.
    And yes, I would be remiss if I didn't thank his wife Liz. She took my initial phone call and she knew I needed his help. She was warm and kind. Just what you need when you are faced with these situations...Thank you, Liz.
  • Avatar Susie K ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I recently had the need to use a private investigator. After looking at several options, I decided to call Cowan Investigations. The decision to call them turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I really like the fact that … More Mr. Cowan has a law enforcement background and is a former Chief of Police for Jersey City. After my first conversation with Liz Cowan I knew I had called the right people. She made me feel very comfortable when I answered all the questions she needed to get the facts regarding a very complicated situation. Liz is very thorough, caring, and very professional and usually available when I had questions. Liz and Bob make you, their priority. I NEVER had to worry if Mr. Cowan would be working on my case at the time I was promised. He was always at the location, on time, very descrete and went way above and beyond my expectations. I was informed of the progress on a daily basis and over a period of 4-5 days, had enough evidence to prove my case. The reports are very professionally written with dates and time stamped. It says a lot when my lawyer called Bob Cowan and complimented him on the great report he gave to my lawyer, to take to court. I feel the evidence gathered by Cowan Investigations and presented to the judge, by my lawyer, made a huge difference in the judge's decision. I met Mr. Cowan and shook his hand after I won the case. I highly recommend Cowan Investigations and will definitely use them again if needed. Thank you for all your hard work, you are the best!

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Hector Vargas
Hector Vargas
7 hours ago
amazing job being done for the community.
Bill Schaff
Bill Schaff
10 hours ago
We cannot thank Bob and Liz enough for helping us with a matter that was probably outside the realm of their normal practice. They were instrumental in assisting us in reaching out to an unscrupulous used car salesman. The individual wouldn't return our calls and obviously, did not wish to be found.Due to their tireless efforts and many phone calls, we were finally put in touch with him. With their help, the situation was fully resolved! They handled the situation with the utmost care and professionalism. We strongly recommend Cowan Investigations as they are very good at what they do!
Justin Delaney
Justin Delaney
March 18, 2018 ·
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Fidel H.
Fidel H.
2019-11-28 07:20:51
On this thanksgiving day, I can say that I am very grateful for the peace of mind this detailed investigator gave me. Not only did he provide me with the...