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Christopher Mandala

Professional Biography

Christopher Mandala is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a licensed private investigator, with a firearms permit. He is an honorably retired Sergeant of Police from the Los Angeles Police Department.

While employed by the L.A.P.D., Sergeant Mandala worked many different assignments including patrol, Officer in Charge of the LAPD Northridge Fashion Center substation, Assistant to the Area Commanding Officer for the Community Police Advisory Board, Community Police Academy instructor, Detectives, Senior Lead Officer, Patrol Sergeant and Internal Affairs investigator. He has performed countless complex investigations into all types of crime from white collar fraud to homicide investigations. He is a highly skilled interviewer having performed thousands of interviews of both a criminal and civil nature.

Sergeant Mandala worked for Progressive Insurance and Farmers Insurance Group where he investigated insurance fraud pertaining to bodily injury, auto property damage and homeowner property claims.

Sergeant Mandala also worked for the Disneyland Resort, providing security at complex, large scale operation. At Disneyland, security is a multi-layered 24/7/365 operation providing security to both the backstage and on-stage areas and it includes the theme parks, resort hotels, Downtown Disney District and the parking structures. The security details are often concealed within the show so as to not interfere with the guest experience while maximizing guest safety, loss prevention, the prevention of workplace violence, industrial espionage and terrorist attacks.

Sergeant Mandala is highly skilled at conducting detailed fraud risk assessments and fraud examinations in the public and private sectors, as well as the not-for-profit segments such as charities and houses of worship. His fraud risk assessments encompass the entire business risk including embezzlement, vendor fraud, theft, plant security, industrial espionage, data security and business reputation.

He is also an expert in the area of performing pre-employment background investigations, workplace misconduct investigations, and criminal investigations. Sergeant Mandala provides armed executive protection services incidental to ongoing investigations.

  - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  - California Association of Licensed Investigators