Eugene E. Borghello

Eugene E. Borghello
Licensed Private Investigator

Phone: 707.421.0388
Fax: 707.421.2872



To supervise a team of investigators who conduct thorough investigations by obtaining statements, locating witnesses, evaluating evidence, preparing diagrams, photographing crime scenes and working with experts in a professional manner.


I am a California licensed private investigator with over thirty years of investigative experience. My investigative experience includes the investigation of the following types of cases; child molestation, child abuse, arson, rape, narcotics violations, DUI, burglary, robbery, accident investigation, murder, computer crimes, fraud, domestic violence and theft of intellectual properties. I am a POST certified field evidence technician with experience in crime scene diagraming, photography, latent fingerprints collection, trajectory and evidence collection. I have processed hundreds of crime scenes which include but are not limited to rapes, robberies, murders, burglaries, arson fires (residential, commercial and wildland) narcotics scenes, fraud investigations, domestic violence & auto theft rings. I have testified as an expert in both criminal and civil court.


  • 1997 to Present President, Special Investigations Group, Inc.
    Supervise a team of private investigators based in Solano County.
  • 1996 to 1997 Private Investigator, Shapiro Investigations
    Criminal Defense Investigator
  • 1994 to 1996 Extradition Corporal, Tri County Extradition
    Supervisor, Transport fugitives to and from penal institutions, court and medical facilities. Transport fugitives across state lines on Governor’s Warrants. Transport condemned inmates to San Quentin on Death Warrants. Investigate complaints made against officers.
  • 1987 to 1993 Police Officer, Broadmoor Police Department
    Responsibilities included patrol, investigations (including backgrounds & assignment to Colma Fire Dept. for fire cause investigations), canine officer, juvenile officer, field training officer, detective. Also held the position of Field Evidence Technician.
  • 1986 Police Officer, Los Altos Police Department
    Patrol Officer
  • 1984 to 1986 Police Officer, Hayward Police Department
    Responsibilities included patrol and undercover vice/narcotics.
  • 1983 Corrections, San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
    Responsibilities included administrative assistant assigned to Sheriff’s office, booking and visiting.
  • 1980 to 1985 Explorer, Daly City Police Department
    Responsibilities included administrative assistant in detectives, juvenile and property/evidence room. Received hundreds of hours of training in preparation for peace officer position. Assigned to the county Search and Rescue unit.


  • Diploma, Westmoor High School, 1982
  • Seventy completed college units, Criminal Justice Program
  • Graduate, Butte Police Academy 630 hrs


  • POST Basic Certificate
  • POST Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Investigation: 40 hrs
  • Drug and Alcohol recognition: 8 hrs
  • POST Narcotics Influence Investigation: 24 hrs
  • POST Field Evidence Technician: 80 hrs
  • POST Arson Investigation: 40 hrs
  • NLEI - Homicide Investigation: 16 hrs
  • POST Radar Operator: 4 hrs
  • POST Breathalyser: 4 hrs
  • POST Canine Officer: 40 hrs
  • D.A.R.E. Instructor: 80 hrs
  • POST Field Training Officer: 40 hrs
  • POST Telecommunications Operator: 8 hrs
  • POST Domestic Violence Investigation: 8 hrs
  • POST Missing Persons/Runaways 8 hrs
  • Forensic Med Inst., Medical Legal Invest. Death: 32 hrs
  • St. Lukes Hospital, Forensic Investigations Training: 24 hrs
  • Diploma, American Institute of Applied Science (Forensic Science): 460 hours
  • Public Safety Education Assn. Gangs: Customs, Practices, Sociology and Identifiers: 8 hrs
  • American Institute of Forensic Education: 70 hrs
  • Emergency Medical Technician (Skyline College, College of San Mateo, Solano College)
  • POST Emergency Vehicle Operators Course: 24 hrs
  • Broadmoor Police Department Advanced Officer Training: 24 hrs
  • Hayward Police Department In-House Basic Training: 90 hrs
  • Narcotics Investigation, Skyline College: 1 Semester
  • Universal Class, Death Investigations: 25 hrs
  • Universal Class, Crime Scene Investigations: 26 hrs


    History of Forensic Investigation, Crime Scene Investigator Defined, Protecting Evidence, Setting:
    Crime Scene Perimeters, Dealing with Witnesses and Family Members, Identifying Physical Evidence, Types of Evidence, Duties of a Crime Scene Technician, Processing a Crime Scene, Scene Documentation, Collecting the Evidence, Interpreting a Crime Scene, Techniques for Handling Evidence, Blood Spatter Interpretation, Autopsy and Wound Anatomy, Reconstructing a Crime Scene


    Certificate Of Forensic Science


  • 1988 Officer of the Year/Lyons Club
  • 1988 Officer of the Year/Exchange Club
  • San Mateo County Chief’s of Police DUI Award
  • Three time recipient CHP Auto Theft Recovery Award
  • Commendation from State Assembly/Auto Theft Recovery
  • Commendation from State Assembly/Child Abuse Invest.
  • Commendation from US Congress/Child Abuse Invest.
  • Commendation /Armed Robbery investigation & arrest
  • Commendation/Homicide investigation & arrest
  • Commendation/Canine unit
  • Commendation/ Officer Pon Shooting
  • Commendation/Child Abuse Council


  • DNA of Fire Investigation / Fire Cause Analysis, Berkeley, CA. 6/97
  • Homicide Seminar / California Public Defenders Association, Napa, CA. 8/97
  • Capital Murder Case Defense Seminar, Monterey, CA. 2/99
  • CDIA Sexual Assault Seminar, October 2006
  • CDIA General Investigation Seminar, CA. 5/09


  • California Defense Investigators Association
  • California Robbery Investigators Association
  • International Academy of Forensic Professionals
  • International Academy of Public Safety
  • American Institute of Forensic Education
  • ForensicTrak (Forensic Science Resource Center)


American Institute of Forensic Education

Ethics and Integrity, Crime Scene Processing, scene and evidence preservation, types of evidence, crime scene sketches and photography, crime scene contamination, biological specimens, packaging evidence, chain of custody, blood spatter interpretation, wound characteristics, trace evidence, forensic autopsy, electronic evidence collection, recognizing the value of ; bodily fluids, tool marks, firearms, fingerprints, questioned documents, shoe prints, tire tread and trace evidence, releasing the crime scene, bite mark evidence, touch DNA.

American Institute of Applied Science

    Criminal Investigation & The Criminal Investigator
    Investigative Goals
    Report Writing
    Specific Functions at The Crime Scene
    The Crime Scene Sketch
    Evidence Collection & The Crime Laboratory
    Interviews & Interrogations
    Some Specific Crimes
    Evidence in Court
    Sources of Information
    History, Crimes & The M.O. System of Classification
    Classifying M.O. Data
    Filing M.O. Data, The PIK100 Photo-Ident Kit, & Computer
    Generated Composites
    Development of Firearms and Ammunition, Interior and Exterior Ballistics
    Firearms Types and Mechanisms, Handguns, Rifles, Machine Guns, Shotguns
    Manufacturing Procedures, Identification Problems, Barrel Manufacture
    Shotgun Designations and Interpretation, Modern Ammunition
    Tools and Instruments for the Firearms Examiner, Examination Procedures
    Supplementary Test Methods
    Firearms Crime Scene Investigations
    Court Procedures, Direct Testimony - Cross Examination, Legal
    References, Firearms Case Law Citations
    History, Mechanisms, Factors, Exemplars, and Standards
    Capitals, Numerals and Special Marks
    System, Movements, Muscular Habits, and Skills
    Analysis Charts, Form, Cases Worked Out
    Practical Examples Worked Out in Detail
    Typewriting History, Class Characteristics, Identifying Factors
    Analysis of Typewritten Material and Practical Examples
    Review, Modern Typewriters, and Word Processing Systems
    Principles of Photography, Light, General Camera Features
    Lenses and Light Control, Light and Lighting in Photography
    Photographic Films, Forms of Film and Types of Films
    Lenses, Shutters, and General Types of Cameras
    Special Types of Cameras and Accessories
    The Darkroom, Processing Film, Negative Defects and Their Usual Causes
    Printing - Printing Papers, Contact Printing, Enlarging, Common Print Defects and Their Sources
    Police Photography, Mug and Crime Scene Photography, Copying, The Fingerprint and Evidence Camera
    Photomacrography, Photomicrography, Ultraviolet and Infrared
    Photography, Mounting and Filing
    Fingerprint Photography, Special Problems in Fingerprint Photography
    The History of Fingerprints
    Ridge Formation and Ridge Destruction
    Pattern Types and Pattern Interpretation, Loops
    Pattern Interpretation—Whorls
    Arches, Tented Arches, Ridge Counting, Ridge Tracing
    The Fingerprint Kit, Recording Fingerprints
    The Fingerprint Card, Unusual Circumstances
    Latent Prints, Crime Scene Procedures
    Primary Classification
    The Secondary and Small Letter Subclassifications
    The Subsecondary Classification
    The Final Classification
    Pattern Interpretation, Review of the Henry Classification
    Filing Fingerprint Records
    Combinations and Approximating Patterns
    Preparing Fingerprint Court Exhibits
    F.B.I. Extensions to the Henry System
    Classification Practice
    The N.C.I.C. Computer Classification System
    The Fingerprint Witness in Court, Case Histories
    Identification of Palm and Footprints
    Bureau Operations and Records
    Post Mortem Fingerprinting
    Fingerprints and Laser Technology
    AFIS - Automated Fingerprint Identification System
    Processing the Crime Scene
    Evaluating Physical Evidence
    Understanding the Nature of Physical Evidence
    Forensic Laboratory Methods
    Magnifying Physical Evidence
    Glass and Soil Analysis
    Hair Analysis
    Fiber and Paint Analysis
    Lamp Analysis
    The Chemistry of Fire
    Searching Out The Cause Of The Fire
    Collection, Preservation and Analysis of Arson Evidence
    Investigating Explosions
    Fundamentals of Forensic Serology
    Investigating Bloody Events
    Fundamentals of DNA Analysis
    What Is A Drug?
    Drug Control Laws
    Drug Collection, Preservation and Identification
    The Fate of Alcohol in the Body
    Drug Toxicology


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  • Over 10,000 Criminal defense cases investigated
  • Over sixty Homicide investigations as defense investigator (including two capital cases)