Eric D. Echols
Eric D. Echols is the Sr. Investigator of TFP Company, LLC. Eric began his career at 16 by completing a protective services program taught by the Detroit Police Department before graduating high school. As a veteran Marine of the Marine Security Force, he was trained to always protect and serve. Once completed his enlisted years with the Marines, he began a career in loss prevention and security.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the hotel, retail, and food industry. He has had the opportunity to worked with several Fortune 500 companies as a Trainer, Manager, Regional Investigator, Regional Loss Prevention Director, Divisional Vice President, and Director of Loss Prevention. Eric’s interview and interrogation expertise in retail, criminal and civil investigations, employee theft, premises liability, and security negligence makes him one of the best in the field of private investigations.
Eric has lectured and conducted training throughout the country and is the published author of The Echols Files: Catoosa County Justice, as well as, published articles on topics related to premises liability, conducting dishonest interviews, security management, how to incorporate security into your loss prevention department.
Eric is currently a Certified Forensic Interview (CFI), a licensed Private Investigator in Georgia, and a Georgia licensed Private Investigator Instructor and Firearms Trainer, as well as, a Georgia Certified Process Server. He also currently serves on the board American InterContinental University (AIU) Criminal Justice Program, Advisory Board Member and Georgia Association of Professional Process Servers – Board Member Director.