RIVICA Investigations & Covert Solutions was established in 2014. RIVICA Investigations & Covert Solutions’ objective is to provide the client with a complete and tailored solution to any investigative request.

The director and founder of RIVICA Investigations & Covert Solutions Pty Ltd is Richard James. He has over 28 years experience in investigations and covert surveillance operations from many differing law enforcement agencies in both the UK and Australia. In 2014 he decided to break away from government investigations and set up a company that could offer the same, if not superior level of investigative services to the private sector.

His experience was gained through 14 years’ service with the South Wales Police Force, UK, the majority of this serving as a covert operative investigating major crime. He then was promoted and held the appointment as Detective Sergeant up until 2004, responsible for developing and managing covert operations in support of major crime investigation on behalf of the South Wales Police Service.

On relocating to Melbourne, Australia from the UK, he undertook four years as a covert operative for a Victorian Government Corruption Agency. During that time, he worked alongside both State and Commonwealth agencies investigating corruption and misconduct within Victoria.

From 2008 to 2014, he took a position as a Surveillance Team Leader for a another government agency engaged again in supplying covert services in support of their investigations. In addition to this role of managing a team of covert operatives, he was also to consult with outside agencies and identify best practice in the surveillance arena. In achieving this, he worked alongside the Australian Federal Police, Department of Defence and ASIO on surveillance operational and training matters.

The experience and knowledge he obtained from working with the numerous agencies throughout the UK and Australia has provided him with an extremely unique and specialised knowledge on investigative techniques and in particular covert methodologies, which he is now able to utilise as the principle investigator for the benefit of their clients.

RIVICA Investigations & Covert Solutions Pty Ltd offers a premium service for clients who have unique requirements.  We manage the collection, the storage and the presentation of all evidence, ensuring that it is in line with Victorian evidentiary rules and legislative requirements, and will be accepted at any Australian Court.

We look forward to discussing your concerns and assisting you with a solution.