Principal of Downtown Investigations

Justin D. Billard, a Massachusetts and Michigan Licensed Private Detective, founded Downtown Investigations, LLC in 2007 after spending nine years in corporate investigations. With a background focused on theft and internal investigations, Detective Billard has extensive experience in uncovering patterns and interviewing people under the most difficult situations. His ability to communicate, relate and rationalize with people has proved effective in resolving thousands of cases in his 20-year investigative career. 


Detective Billard was honorably discharged after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He is a combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom II, 2004 to 2005 where he was a Sergeant of Marines. He strongly attributes his dicipline and attention to detail to his military training and service.


In his free time, Detective Billard enjoys saltwater sportfising from the rocky coastline of Maine to the Florida Keys.  

Professional Associates of Downtown Investigations

There are many cases that require multiple Detectives, which would be impossible to have on staff, full time.  Many Private Detective Agencies are operated in small capacity.  Most are single person operations, while some may have a few employees. Larger Detective Agenices that have up to 15 employees, typically do volume work from insurance companies that supports their business model.


We're proud of being a small firm with a big reach.  


Detective BiIlard has built a personal network of Licensed Private Detectives, in Massachusetts, Michigan, across the country and internationally.  Our Licensed Detectives have years of experience and specific talents in the investigatiion field that make them valuable assets on casework.  Some are expert surveillance investigators, seasoned interviewers, skilled researchers and more.  


Regardless of the team that needs to be assembled, we have pre-selected access to the most qualified Detectives for any assignment, which saves our clients time and investigative budget.


Professional Affiliations

The Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts, through legislative efforts, continuing education and peer networking events, promotes professionalism of the individual investigator and the profession as a whole.

The Michigan Council for Professional Investigators strives to maintain the highest level of professionalism, ethical conduct, and integrity amongst professional investigators in the State of Michigan, while encouraging networking, providing on-going training, and inspiring mutual assistance.  

The National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc. is a cooperative effort of those companies and associations responsible for providing private security and investigation services to the legal profession, business community, government and the public. 

  • Civil Investigations


  • Criminal Investigations


  • Corporate Internal Investigations


  • Interviews / Interrogations


  • Skip Trace / Difficult Locates


  • Insurance Investigations


  • Missing Persons

  • Surveillance Operations


  • Background Investigations


  • Record Searches


  • Undercover Investigations


  • Workplace Misconduct


  • Workers' Compensation


  • General Investigations

To aid in our investigations, we use the most advanced technology.


         Some of our tools include:


  • Wireless GPS tracking devices that utilize satelites and 3G networks

  • Drones with high resolution 4K cameras for ariel surveillance

  • Covert video surveillance: body-worn; pole mounted and fixed applications



Investigations rely on proper planning and tested strategies to achieve professional results.


We are well trained and seasoned investigators who are passionate about our work

and who work diligently in pursuit of the truth. 


Our experience from thousands of cases and unique situations benefit each of our clients.


We have the right people and proper resources to deliver a quality work product.


Each case has a begining, a middle and an end. Fully understanding the circumstances to a case is crucial.  There is what we know, what we don't know and what we don't know that we don't know. Having a proper foundation will only increase the likelihood of success and efficiency.  We take the time to plan each of our investigations properly.


Even on similar type cases, the methodology may change.  We rely on our personal experiences and past case work, but create custom solutions tailored for each client.  Every case is different and it is absolutely crucial that we think outside of the box to achieve maximum results.


After proper planning and execution of our investigative strategy, we are left with our findings. Our reports are extremely detailed and delivered to our clients in a highly professional format.  We pride ourselves on our work product. Remember, our reports, pictures and video are all secondary to our testimony.  We have testified in District, Superior and Federal Court and our experience in the courtroom served our clients well.


Copyright 2007-2019 Downtown Investigations, LLC 

Downtown Investigations, LLC is a Veteran-Owned Business