Dakota Michaels is the owner and CEO of Dakota Michaels Investigations (DMI) and the MI5 Group. Mr. Michaels has been in the investigative field for over 20 years. He received extensive training in counter measures, counter intelligence, counter surveillance and electronic surveillance as an Intelligence agent and continued extensive training with Tri-Star International Security Academy. Mr. Michaels continued his education in anti-terrorism, tactical weapons and covert measures. He has also trained in Forensics, Criminal Profiling and Crime Scene Investigation. He continues to pursue unsolved crimes using his unique method called the "Matrix Factor". This method was designed to combine counter intelligence methods with forensic analysis and profiling. Mr. Michaels has worked on several television shows as a consultant to solving crimes, airing nationwide and on the BBC.

DMI has been in existence since 1997 and has expanded to service clients nationwide, while steadily continuing its growth. We provide services to insurance companies, third-party administrators, law firms, self-insured and self-administered companies and the entertainment industry. We are a full-service investigation company with several divisions. The MI5 Group was formed to meet the growing demand for Threat Assessment, Corporate and Homeland Security, and Executive Protection.

We have affiliate offices in San Francisco, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Bakersfield, California.


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Investigation Division

Security and Executive Protection Division

Entertainment Resource Division

The Spy Academy - Educational Academy

Security and Surveillance Products Division

Missing Children's Division (Non-Profit)

DMI/MI5
Phone: (888) 477-9488 

12400 Ventura Blvd, Ste 141
Studio City, CA 91604