Samuel Brown

Samuel Brown is the owner of SAM BROWN INVESTIGATIONS, a full service, worldwide, investigative network. He began his career more than 35 years ago working for private investigators in San Francisco.

Mr. Brown is a Certified Professional Investigator (CPI), a Certified International Investigator (CII), and a member of the World Association of Detectives (WAD). He is a past and current board member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), and was San Francisco District Director between 2005 and 2009. Mr. Brown received the California Association of Licensed Investigator’s “Investigator of the Year” award in 2003. He has also lectured around the world, including in India where he delivered an address about Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence. He’s the recipient of “The Investigator of the Year Award” in 2004 from the International Institute of Security and Safety Management in Hyderabad, India, as well as in Nepal in 1998.

Teaching for over half his career, Mr. Brown has taught short courses on investigations at the community college level at De Anza College and Foothill College. He has been a lecturer for the San Francisco Learning Annex since 1988 for “Career as a Private Eye” course, which he designed. He guest lectures at Golden Gate University’s 3rd Year law students.  Author of the book “Private Eyes” now in its Third publishing.

Mr. Brown holds a Security Management Certificate from Golden Gate University, has gone through the Special Investigator P.O.S.T Training with the California Criminal Justice Training Center including the San Francisco Police P.O.S.T Academy, as a Reserve Officer.

He also holds an A.S. Degree in Criminology from San Francisco City College with follow up education at San Francisco State University with a major in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Mr. Brown has appeared on several television broadcasts internationally, including the History Channel’s 2003 “Operation Reunion” (finding and reuniting Vietnam era vets) and “Spy Gear”. His other appearances include “Surveillance” on the Discovery channel, local broadcasts and several newspaper articles. In January 2007, he trained 15 Investigators in Manila, Philippines, who conduct intellectual and copyright infringement investigations.

Sam Brown’s TV Shows

KTSF TV.: Weekend News in Chinese
Dr. Phil with KRON TV: “Love Smart”
National Japan TV Documentary:
Lost Daughter in USA (in Japanese)
KRON TV: Phone Jammers 2005
KPIX TV: Missing Doctor 2005
KRON TV: Zabasearch 2005
History Channel: Operation Reunion
Reuniting Vietnam Veterans
History Channel: Spy Gear 2003
Tech TV: Online PI’s 2001
Bay TV: “The Show” PI’s 2001
Cable: Coffee With Marge 1998
Bay TV: Vic Lee Private Eyes 1996
Discovery Channel: Surveillance 1995
ABC Detroit: Spies and Private Eyes 1991
KPIX Channel 5: People Are Talking 1990