Jim Nanos is a retired sergeant who worked with the Wildwood New Jersey Police Department for over 28 years. His assignments included many years as a detective heading some of the area’s largest narcotics & homicide investigations. Jim worked undercover with the and supervised his agency’s juvenile unit for several years. He was assigned to the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness as a counter terrorism investigator post 9/11 where he participated in high-profile, sensitive investigations related to the state’s counter-terrorism efforts.
Jim is also an 18-year U.S. Coast Guard reservist having been deployed after the 9/11 attack to Ground Zero for six months. He also was deployed for an additional six months to provide security at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and an additional four months forward deployed overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After retirement, Jim was recruited by Covenant Security Services. Holding the title of Director of Training and Compliance, he oversaw more than three-thousand armed and unarmed security professionals assigned to many Fortune 100 companies nationwide. He also oversaw the implementation of security functions and compliance at dozens of petro-chemical facilities related to governmental requirements and regulations.
In early 2011, Jim formed Apple Investigations and Consulting which has continued to grow, providing investigative support services to high-profile attorney firms in New Jersey. Apple specializes in complicated surveillance operations, provides surveillance support to other private investigative firms in New Jersey, and is recognized as one of New Jersey’s leading investigative firms.
In addition to specializing in surveillance operations with his private investigations firm, Jim conducted federal background investigations as a sub-contractor, providing security clearance investigative efforts for several three-letter federal agencies for both initial employment and secondary security clearances.
Jim has been a frequent presenter at conferences on the topics of surveillance and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS-DRONES) and has been featured in segments of 20/20, America Tonight and several national trade magazines. He has been recognized as an expert in the field of surveillance and drone use.
Jim resides in Cape May County New Jersey and is the proud father of two young ladies, both of whom have gone into the field of education.