Advanced Investigations

Paul Cicarella

Paul Cicarella

Founder & Experienced Connecticut Private Detective

Paul is a resident of North Haven, Connecticut along with his loving wife, two children, and their bulldog. Paul enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteering his time with organizations such as MADD, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and North Haven Town Committee. He provides pro bono services through Advanced Investigations for child-related case i.e.: missing person and child exploitation.

Paul’s Background

Paul Cicarella Jr. grew up in East Haven, Connecticut, and attended local area schools. During high school, he was a dedicated multisport athlete who excelled on the wrestling team and continued to wrestle in college. Following college, Paul became a wrestling coach at East Haven High School for about 10 years. He was genuinely passionate about the high school wrestling team and focused on each student’s foundation as a person as well as an athlete. He also went on to start East Haven’s first youth wrestling clinic.

Professional Life

During this time, criminal justice piqued his interest and he began to work at an investigative agency, Benmar Investigations, where he learned the basis of investigations and tactics in the field. He was enthused about the criminal investigation field and translated his passion for investigations into law enforcement for the State of Connecticut. Following his time with the Department of Corrections, he developed a drive to be an entrepreneur and established his own private investigation agency, Advanced Investigations, LLC. in 2009, making him the youngest licensed investigator in the state of Connecticut. Paul is the recipient of the MADD Community Service Award and was inducted into the East Haven Alumni Hall of Fame. In total, Paul has 16 years of investigative experience. The agency focuses on a wide variety of cases including criminal, personal injury, domestic matters, and loss prevention. Advanced Investigations services local and national businesses including state and local municipalities. Advanced Investigations, LLC has offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Westport, Waterbury, West Hartford, Guilford, and Stratford.

Associations & Memberships

  • Fraternal Order of Investigators
  • World Association of Detectives
  • National Defender Investigator Association
  • American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Business Network International
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Fairfield Bar Association, Affiliate

Leadership Positions

  • National Council of Investigation and Security Services, region 2 director
  • Connecticut Private Investigators Association, President
Paul Cicarella and His Team

Our Team Is The Best in the Business

We are focused on providing the best service for our clients. As a result, we continue to train on the most up to date technology. Our staff regularly attends training with the various state and federal enforcement agencies, as well as international intelligence agencies.

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"I have worked with Paul and his team on countless criminal and personal injury matters. They are very responsive, thorough, and professional. I highly recommend Advanced Investigations."

Peter B.

"I've had a long time relationship in multiple locations with this company and its always provided great results and customer service."

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"Advanced investigations did a great job for me and my family!"

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"Such an awesome experience, thank you!!!"

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"Advanced Investigations has been assisting me with my cases for several years and I have found that they consistently execute quality work and display a high level of professionalism with both myself and my clients.…"

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