Meet Mike Thompson, COO

Mike Thompson, COO  of Bearden Investigative Agency is an investigator who joined BIA in 2017. Michael Thompson graduated from John Moore’s University in Liverpool, England with a NVQ Level 4 in Policing Studies. He came to Bearden Investigative Agency with considerable experience as a Police Officer, Asset Protection Executive & training manager for multiple high profile retail department stores. Mike Thompson has expertise in the field of covert surveillance, prolific offenders and sexual offences along with retail theft & fraud investigations, brand protection and growth of business profitability by means of security process implementation. His vast experience includes:
  • Recognized as leader in retail asset protection
  • Developed procedures and training programs to educate entry level investigators in various aspects of undercover retail theft investigations
  • Complex long term investigations, witness care and cognitive interviewing
  • Able to monitor trends through statistical review, observation and investigation
  • Effective in driving a reduction in theft and maximizing profitability
  • Partner with internal and external bodies to stay ahead of best practices and remain an industry role model in the realm of diversity and inclusion
  • Development and delivery of focused diversity and inclusion training with a focus on unconscious bias and prohibition of profiling
  • Development and delivery of brand protection training with a focus on conflict management and social media

Contact Mike Thompson at 1.800.943.2670