top of page

Michael Claytor

Private Investigator



  • Thirty year resident of Santa Barbara     

  • Santa Barbara City College Alumni     

  • University of California at Santa Barbara Alumni

  • Twenty years of law enforcement experience     

  • K9 Apprehension and Narcotic Detection     

  • Crisis Negotiator

  • Narcotics Detective     

  • Gang Detective

  • Missing Persons Detective

  • Homicide Detective  

  • Court Recognized Expert in Threat Assessment and Crime Scene Investigation

  • Employee Background Investigator for the City of Santa Barbara

State Certified Training

  • Crime Scene Investigation     

  • Behavior Analysis Interview and Interrogation Techniques     

  • Homicide Investigation 

  • Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

  • Advanced Crisis Negotiation

  • Employment Background Investigation

  • Internal Affairs Investigation

  • Sexual Assault Investigation

  • Street Narcotics Investigation

  • Law Enforcement Academy Instruction


  • United States Department of Justice Award for Outstanding Service    

  • Santa Barbara Citizen's Council on Crime H. Thomas Guerry Award For Valor    

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Chief of Police Meritorious Service Award

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Sworn Officer of the Year Award

  • Santa Barbara Optimist Club Award for Dedicated Service


 "A wise and tenacious investigator."   

 "Outstanding dedication and incredible judgement."   

 "Great discipline and fortitude."

 "Results from patience and perseverance."

 "A highly experienced investigator with a voracious work ethic."

bottom of page