W Investigation & Security was established with the objective of providing the most professional and courteous of services within the private framework. The company specializes in private investigations in a variety of fields, in security management at companies and factories, in criminal counseling and crisis management.
W is characterized by a unique blend of years of experience at the Ministry of Defense, as well as the handling of complex cases in a variety of fields and legal expertise in criminal law. The company provides investigative and security services to leading companies, including fuel company Paz, steel monopoly Kiryat Haplada, Hadera Paper, Teva, Brinks, leading hi-tech companies including Amdocs and Nice, and dozens of logistics centers and retail chains (Crocs, Pandora, Erroca, L'Óreal, April, Tzomet Sfarim, S. Wear, Sabon, Impress, Swatch, Gant, Nimrod/Clarks, Natuzzi, Dr. Gav, Marley and more). In addition, the company offers professional and discreet investigative services to senior business persons in a variety of fields.
A great number of employees at major organizations and retail chains are Hebrew-speaking Muslims (numbering in the thousands and all under our security management). Our company specializes in successfully addressing this sector, with a deep familiarity with their characteristic narrative and mentality, with comprehensive experience in special questioning methods, the acquiring of designated evidence and with our unique method for operating intelligence sources among Arab speakers.
Ravit Wachsberger, Attorney, Founder and CEO
Wachsberger has served as senior investigative officer, at rank of superintendant, specializing in the handling of extensive, complex cases, both at Tel Aviv District Police and Lahav 433. She has gained unique expertise in money laundering, with rich experience in handling economic cases, fraud cases under serious circumstances and public corruption. She began her career in investigations, having paved her way during her military service as Intelligence Investigator in the IAF. She completed her studies in Law, specializing in criminal law at Tel Aviv District Court. She holds a Master's Degree in Law from Bar-Ilan University and a Mediator Certificate. Upon completion of her studies, she directed an import company engaging in commerce with China, and developed her own start-up in the field, which was awarded seed investment by Formula.
Shay Shachary, VP Investigations & Security
Extensive experience as a chief security officer at major factories and organizations including the steel industry and retail chains. Held multiple security positions in the ministry of defense and the military industries. Served in the IDF's paratroopers brigade as a commander and a sharpshooter. Serving in active reserve duty as human intelligence interrogator in the Arab sector. Speaks Hebrew, English and Arabic. Holds a bachelor's degree in the middle east studies and political science and certified translator by Ben-Gurion University. Certified by the Israeli Police Force as security director and licensed private detective by Ministry of Justice.
Avidan Amos, VP Retail
Over two decades of experience in security management at retail chains and leading of complex, wide-scale investigation management, in cooperation with Shin Bet and security forces regarding Arabic-speaking individuals and populations who have engaged in the marketing of counterfeit goods. Following a period of successful activity in this field, Avidan succeeded in bringing about a significant elimination of this wide-spread phenomenon in Israel. Certified by the Israeli Police Force as security director, licensed Private Detective by Ministry of Justice. Expertise in direct, one-on-one investigations, in the solving of intellectual property cases and in recruitment/operation of intelligence sources, including in Arab sectors. Completed combat military service in Border Patrol.
Nimrod Daniel, Head of Polygraph Department
Member of Israeli and American Polygraph Examiners Association, with extensive experience in polygraph testing. A chief superintendent in the reserves, he served in the Israeli Police as head of the division for organized crime and security crimes, Lahav 433. Administers polygraph tests with the considerable added value of questioning as an integral portion of the test, shedding light on the subject in question and on other matters that arise during the test in particular. In his position at Lahav 433, he directed wide-scale, complex investigations against crime organizations whose leaders are immigrants from Arab countries.
Striving for excellence, we have chosen to work only with the best professionals in any field: skilled investigators, professional surveillant, experienced security officers and polygraph experts. In addition, as much of today's activities take place on the Internet, and in light of the importance attributed to proper media exposure, we work with leading marketing managers and with senior computer engineers in the field.
W Investigation & Security incorporates within it a range of professional services – investigative, security, criminal counseling, polygraphs and surveillance – and enables each client to benefit from a unique service experience, all under one roof. At W, we believe in integrating means and resources in a manner that will grant clients the most professional and efficient of service. Therefore, with every client, we construct a work plan that includes a combination of services custom-made to each one's particular requirements, thus saving the client from having to turn to other individuals or groups.
Investigations are undertaken by investigators licensed by the Ministry of Justice, who have held senior positions in the Israeli Police Force, in the Investigation and Intelligence departments, and who have rich experience in handling extensive and complex cases.
In the criminal field – W handles suspicions of theft and embezzlement at organizations, including institutional bodies, as well as suspicions of fraud and deception by organizational employees with external elements, eg. suppliers and subcontractors. As an efficient tool in reducing organizational theft and embezzlement, we administer reliable employee examinations: regular examinations and assessments precluding preliminary recruitment to the organization or preceding promotion to a sensitive or senior position.
We have extensive experience in the handling of complex cases of fraud, both in the private and public sectors. In order to establish or disprove alleged fraud in an organization, W makes intelligent utilization of a resource package that is custom-designed for each and every individual case. We perform inquiries, surveillance, reliable testing and polygraphs – some or all – to attain the investigative truth swiftly and efficiently.
When necessary and in accordance with the client's wishes, w will act to establish a sufficient evidentiary foundation for the opening of a police investigation. It should be stressed that in order to open an investigation, one must first establish the evidentiary foundation of reasonable suspicion in the committing of the alleged offenses. With years of rich experience in the Israeli Police Force, we have the knowledge and ability to establish this necessary evidentiary foundation.
In the economic realm – we perform in-depth economic inquiries whose objective is to estimate the extent of the subject's assets and the circumstances in their attaining them, in situations where suspicions have arisen in this regard. In addition, we perform economic capacity assessments, whose objective is to assess the financial strength of the debtor (individual, company or association) by identifying their property, in order to collect debts and to perform foreclosure proceedings.
In the field of business – We provide consultation to senior business people involved in business disputes, conflicts with legal authorities or at strategic crossroads in the organization, where competitive intelligence is required. As a supporting tool in business decision-making, we also perform background checks on competitors or potential business partners.
In the personal realm – we perform surveillance on spouses/partners, while utilizing advanced technological resources.
Security Packages for Organizations and Factories
We provide a unique service in security packages custom-designed to match any corporation, incorporating within them a range of professional services, which together constitute a solid, dynamic security network that adapts itself to corporational needs. W security package will give you peace of mind and enable you to concentrate solely on the professional aspect of your endeavors.
What are included in the packages? A set of risk surveys (mapping of all organizational faults and recommendations for their resolution), the undertaking of background security investigations to gauge employee loyalty, an ongoing examination of processes for the detection of suspicious, irregular activities (stings and conspiracies among ustomers/employees/suppliers/subcontractors), and the undertaking of investigations to prove or disprove suspicions.
Security packages for retail chains
W offers unique expertise in the handling of loss prevention. Under the framework of security management, we conduct background security checks on all employees (including irregular or extreme economic situations, relevant criminal pasts, previous troubles and assessments on previous employers), comprehensive training on loss prevention (following the development of security procedures custom-designed for the chain), regular, monthly in-the-field reviews at all network branches – both open and secret (documented in video by hidden cameras), camera investigations against irregular reports, handling of criminal events (eg. theft and break-ins), sample inventory counts, regular assessment of low-voltage systems (closed-circuit tv's/alarms/warning buzzers, etc.) and regular security exercises to detect and prevent faults.
With a comprehensive system of ground people operating non-stop, 24/7, in cooperation with camera centers and loss prevention researchers at the company, we detect thefts daily and regularly return large sums of money to the branches from which they were illegally appropriated.
Comprehensive criminal counseling
Have you been summoned for a police/taxation authority/Israel Securities Authority investigation? Have you stumbled upon a criminal act? Would you like to register a complaint with the police? Before you act – stop! And contact us.
As attorneys-at-law with years of extensive experience in holding senior positions in the Israeli Police Force, we will explain the situation to you from a legal and criminal aspect; we will clarify your rights and offer you a detailed plan of action whose sole objective is to optimally manage the crisis. W believes in brainstorming and combining strengths. Therefore, for each crisis we will select the appropriate professionals who will contribute their utmost to the creation of the optimal solution. For example, in the case of media exposure, we will invite an Internet marketing expert to the discussion table.
Polygraph testing in a range of languages
Our polygraph experts are veterans of the security services with more than two decades of rich experience in administering polygraph tests in Israel and overseas. The service is uniquely provided in a variety of languages: Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Among other things, polygraph tests may be administered for verification of statements, during arbitration, for insurance purposes, as periodic organizational testing, following organizational events and as a tool for diagnosis and screening of job applicants.
W engages skilled detectives/trackers who are licensed by the Ministry of Justice, and who have years of experience in the Israeli Police Force in the performance of surveillance and observations. As a result, the surveillance services we provide to our clients are efficient, brief and productive. The surveillance includes total camouflage in the field, both stationary and mobile, in the tracking of an individual's actions, without arousing suspicion and while maintaining complete discretion.
Prior to the execution of each surveillance project, w staff insist on proper professional preparation – we collect all the required information on the subject of the surveillance, closely follow the subject's daily routine, acquaint ourselves with the nature of his/her activities and, in actuality, familiarize ourselves with most of the details making up his/her personality. As attorneys with years of experience in senior positions on the Israeli Police Force, we insist on performing surveillance in accordance with the Privacy Protection Act and to professional rules of ethics. As a result, the results of our surveillances can be utilized by client as acceptable evidence in a court of law.