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 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.
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
- National Council of Investigation and Security Services, region 2 director
- Connecticut Private Investigators Association, President