Michael Campbell


After more than 12 years in the New Zealand Police, Michael resigned at the rank of Senior Sergeant in 1981 and began one of the first professional Private Investigation agencies to be established by former New Zealand Police Detectives.

This agency quickly grew from its Rotorua origins to its present position as a leader in today’s private investigation market. Michael’s business interest in this organization was sold in 1987 and he re-established himself in Auckland trading on his own account.

In 1993 he developed a specialist security audit and investigation business in Auckland for the specific purposes of designing programs for corporate, business and private clients rusbank.net. Clients have included leading law practices, central and local government, major public and private companies as well as high wealth private individuals.

Many serious and interesting cases have been received from overseas clients.

Michael’s point of difference between the operation of ADVANCED INVESTIGATIONS and other numerous Investigation businesses in NZ is that his command and operational background is REAL EXPERIENCE that has produced REAL RESULTS over the past 31 years.

Michael is a member of the International Police Association; the Downtown Rotary Club of Auckland, a Charter member of the World Investigators Network and an International Member of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association. He holds the qualification of Certified Fraud Examiner.

In 2005 at Cancun, Mexico, the World Investigators Network presented him with the Tom J Connell ‘Security Professional of the Year” award.

As Deputy Chairman of the NZ Institute of Professional Investigators Inc. Michael was appointed to the Crime Prevention Partnership Forum as their delegate.

The Forum is an initiative of the New Zealand Police and members include the Police, the Banking Association, the NZ Chapter of the Certified Fraud Examiners Association, the NZSA, Retailers Association, Insurance Council, ASIS and others.

Michael J. Campbell

Ex CIB Senior Sergeant, New Zealand Police

M: 021 993 983
E: mike@advancedinvestigations.co.nz


  • Diploma NZ Policing
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Member of the World Investigators Network
  • Member of Crime Prevention Partnership Forum (CPPF)
  • Vice President of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Investigators Inc.