Our location is Duesseldorf/Germany
Since 1955 successful operations for colleagues and customers throuout the world.
Manfred Lotze (WAD)
General Manager of Detektiv-Institut KOCKS. Over 50 years as consultant, project manager and expert on security issues, evicence gathering and investigative operations.
With more than fifty years of experience in the field our investigators and enquiry agents have the most diverse qualifications of successful undercover operations and investigations.
Many years of successful cooperation with competent partners for legal, security and technology issues.
Investigations, observation and evidence gathering for the following problem areas:
Market and company information
Search for information on persons, screening on applicants
Affidavit of service
Our philosophy - quality and discretion
Ever since it was founded in 1955 by M. Wilhelm Kocks, the Kocks private investigation agency has made it its business to implement prevention, fact finding, and evidence gathering measures for protecting companies against white collar and staff crime.
In a confidential conversation we can present numerous references testifying to the success of our private investigator services. Here's what some of our customers have to say about our 55 years of private investigation work.
Fact finding and evidence gathering
• detecting bugging risks
• providing fast assistance in countering brand piracy and infringements of patents and copyrights
• monitoring unfair competition
Prevention based on control procedures and advice
Specialist competence, quality, and discretion in prevention, fact finding, and evidence gathering ensure fast and permanent solutions - at both the national and international levels. Call us!
Lack of evidence
Being right is one thing, but proving that you are is a question of evidence. Taking your case to a civil court, labour tribunal, or criminal court is a lost cause if you can't produce the evidence you need.
Theft & embezzlement
Theft and embezzlement committed by staff are continually on the increase. The official crime statistics can give no reliable information because these cases are reported only rarely.
A particularly frequent manifestation of fraud which is increasingly affecting both middle-sized companies and corporate groups is expenses fraud committed by fieldworkers.
In the business-to-business field, the budgets for relations management are generously stocked.
Absenteeism disguised as sick reports is not a petty offence, but fraud. The consequence is escalating staffing costs and disruptions to industrial processes.
The growing pressure of innovative success and the new markets in Central and Eastern Europe are intensifying the competition to such an extent that also industrial espionage.
Systematic embezzlement, acts of sabotage with far-reaching consequences, and increasing online industrial espionage are all possible when computers are manipulated.
Not only consumer goods, also machinery and supplied parts are becoming increasingly affected by brand and product piracy. Detectives Kocks successfully fighting against product pirates. Faked products of a famous parfume from paris were offered on the German market under price declared. Detectives Kocks had to find out the distribution channels and the persons behind. Experience in building-up a convinced pretext and the know how regarding organization and distribution channels of product pirates were deciding factors for Detectives Kocks in der successful fighting against faked parfume.
The customer isn't paying, although you have delivered the goods or provided the services as agreed.
Rising managers and employee crime has fatal consequences. Corporate assets are emaciated, playful competitive advantages, profits and jobs will be destroyed.
Statistics say: No company is safe.
You can express a suspicion prevail staffing measures and win labour court only by verified evidence and witness statements. The care, quality and discretion in preparing and determination make our evidence and witnesses to strengthen instruments. Without this evidence your lawyer may not win a procedure.
We have the solutions to your problems.
Discrete evidence investigators since 1955. Experienced partner at your side. Detectives KOCKS act nationwide and internationally. "We clarify that! Discreet, reliable and successful."
By the way, about 80% of our orders arrive tion states by recommendation or re-engagement by existing customers. This was due to both the service and the personal attention of the customer during order processing.
Manfred Lotze reports since 1999 on investigative possibilities and limitations as well as the usefulness of the investigation results in workshops and in-house event, also at seminars and conferences.
The competence-association of business protection and detective agency has agreements of framework contracts and close cooperation among others contributed with internationally active law firms. It was one of the important steps in the over 55-year history of detectives KOCKS.
Why Detectives KOCKS?
We have the solutions to your problems. Detectives KOCKS are working nationwide and on international markets.
Detectives KOCKS serve the wider economy at home and abroad for economic
protection (eg safety advice) and problem solving at workplaces.
First Aid: Request! Helping people help themselves - at damage control, preservation of evidence, process gain, regress.
KOCKS evidence prevents loss of competitive advantages, profits and jobs.
Who, What, When, How, Why, With what, Where?
These are the findings that should be taken by every detective work.
The goal is the detection of events in chronological order without gaps.
We offer customized in-house events. Determine your priorities.
You are looking for serious support to solve your problems?
We offer know-how from over 60 years of practice with investigative methods!
You will find a selection of our workshops.
You have other issues? Talk to us!
Manfred Lotze (WAD)
General Manager of Detektiv-Institut KOCKS
Over 50 years as consultant, project manager and expert on security issues, evidence gathering and investigative operations.
Career: equipped with a commercial training I was member of Bundesgrenzschutz (now Federal Police). There I've had intensive contact with questions of law and order as a law enforcement officer.
In my role as general manager I care about:
Personal membership of German Society for Criminology
("Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kriminalistik e.V.")
Private is my habitat Dusseldorf. Here I am happily married and have two grown children. My interest is cultural, inter alia, the visual arts. Here I support the young and also promotes facilities such as "The White Ring" or the "Plagiarius".