Ron Alvarez is a licensed private investigator at XG Consultants Group, Inc., a private investigation firm in New York City. He is a retired NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art cases. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has published four articles in PI Magazine: Foot Surveillance in Midtown; Transitioning from LEO to PI; How PI’s Can Better Serve the Blind or Visually Impaired Client; and Extreme Fraud: The 419 Scam. Ron is licensed in New York State.