About VTS

WHAT IS VTS INVESTIGATIONS?

VTS Surveillance

VTS has been providing investigative, process serving, and document retrieval services in the Chicago-metropolitan area since 1979. We are a fully licensed and insured private detective agency, owned and operated by professionals with prior law enforcement and paralegal expertise.

Our private investigators are proficient in handling all forms of criminal and civil investigations. On the average, VTS investigators bring more than 20 years of investigative experience to their jobs, with backgrounds in law enforcement, insurance claims, and paralegal services.

Our private investigators are committed to providing clients with the information they need to make effective decisions. Our diversity, national investigative associates and international contacts brings the expertise and knowledge required by our professional clientele.

VTS offers the following services to our clients:

VTS Profiles

Chris Sherwin

Owner and Managing Partner of VTS Investigations, LLC. Chris obtained both his B.S.B.A. and B.A. from Midland Lutheran College. He obtained his M.B.A from Dominican University. Chris is a graduate of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy. Current City Metropolitan Police Officer. Licensed Illinois Private Detective and Licensed Illinois Security Contractor. Holds memberships in the World Association of Detectives, National Council of Investigation and Security Services, and is a member of Special Agents Association. Chris has honed his skills over 27 years of experience in the public and private sector.

Bill Vincent

Investigator. Graduate of the Illinois Police Training Institute. Former City Police Officer. Licensed Illinois Private Detective. Holds memberships in the National Association of Legal Investigators, Intellenet, Special Agents, World Association of Detectives and the National Association of Professional Process Servers. Over 30 years’ experience in the private sector specializing in litigation, fraud, background intelligence, due diligence and location of individuals or assets.

Heidi Berna

Heidi is the Office Manager of VTS Investigations, LLC and has prior experience in a large litigation law firm. Coordinates the service of thousands of legal documents served by our agency. Supervises all areas involving customer service matters, investigative inquiries and accounting. Heidi has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Location/Background Division

The fraud, skip tracing and due diligence division of VTS Investigations includes a variety of related backgrounds. Their responsibilities include fraud cases, mortgage interviews, due diligence and the location of witnesses and defendants involved in matters of litigation. The ability to research, interview, locate and document has provided our clients with the information necessary to render effective decisions.

Court and Document Retrieval

Expertise in public record requests, background checks, criminal checks, litigation history, government FOIAs and court-related document retrieval. We are thoroughly knowledgeable about the inner workings of Cook County, Chicago Metro Collar Counties and U. S. District Chicago Court system.

We routinely work with law firms, investigative agencies, governments and background screeners all over the country coordinating document and record requests throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area. We will find the records you need.

VTS Investigations Staff & Specialists

In addition to our principals and specialized associates, VTS Investigations utilizes a staff of field investigators, skip tracers, process servers, researchers and clerical assistants that work diligently to handle the needs of our clients. As one of the premier and senior detective agencies in the Chicago Metro area we have the resources and personnel to handle the needs of our clients.

Our staff is made up of individuals with various life experiences and diverse backgrounds that reflect the uniqueness of the Chicago Metro area. We are united by our common goal of providing excellent service to our clients. The diversity, street skills and research capabilities of our group make VTS Investigations one of the premier investigative agencies in the Chicago Metropolitan area and allows us to handle a wide variety of assignments.

Our contacts and sources developed through our law enforcement careers, law firm associations, computer forensic groups and financial specialists allow us to find assistance with specialized skill sets for your particular need. These specialists work with our assigned investigator to find the answers you need.