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About Gold Shield Elite Investigations

Why Gold Shield Elite for Your Investigative Solutions

Licensed & Bonded New York State Investigator

Over 21 years extensive meritorious service to the New York City Police Department. Now located in the New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh area and serving clients across tri-state region.

Staff of highly trained professional, dedicated NYPD Detectives.

Leonard Golino, owner and President of Gold Shield Elite investigations LLC, proudly began his career with the New York City Police Department in 1985. He retired from the NYPD as Detective 2nd grade in the Detective Bureau after over 21 years of service. He initially managed all types of investigations, then was assigned as a Homicide Investigator. He directed homicide investigations, served as Lead Investigator and provided guidance and input to a team of Detectives during several high profile cases. Over the course of his tenure in that position he solved 46 of 57 homicide cases. In addition, Leonard worked on cold cases and solved several cases more than ten years old.

There have been a number of articles on Leonard Golino's achievements, view a few here.

Leonard Golino is also experienced within the financial industry, which, combined with his other seasoned investigative skills, honed while working in the NYPD homicide unit, is able to provide you with a level of sophisticated excellence not typically found amongst most PI's.

Contact Us to see how Leonard Golino's finely honed investigative skills can be used to your benefit as a Newburgh, NY Investigator and all around the tri-state area.

Notable Achievement - Insurance Fraud

"Video surveillance, wired audio conversations, and witness statements led to the arrest and convictions of numerous people"

Leonard Golino has successfully completed a large scale insurance fraud and medical fraud investigation that cost multiple tri-state insurance companies, hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent claims that were paid out. The use of video surveillance, wired audio conversations, and witness statements led to the arrest and convictions of numerous people, including many prominent individuals. Further investigation led to the closing of several medical clinics that were also involved in the fraud scam. As a result of this investigation a well respected insurance company donated a vehicle to the NYPD vehicle fleet, in appreciation of a job well done on a very complex investigation.

What's It Like To Be a Detective.

Get a sneak peak into Leonard Golino's NEW book!

The Shield Of GoldFrom the back cover of the book by Lenny Golino [and Douglas Winslow Cooper], a memoir to be published in 2012 by Outskirts Press:

In The Shield of Gold, private investigator and former New York Police Department homicide detective Lenny Golino informs, amuses, and sometimes saddens the reader with real-life stories from his twenty-one years with the NYPD and from his current position as head of Gold Shield Elite Investigations, LLC.

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Received 17 NYPD Police Honors

(10) Excellent Police Duty Awards
(5) Meritorious Awards
(1) Liberty Medal
(1) World Trade Center Citation

Interested in learning more? We'd love to talk to you, if you need investigative services in Poughkeepsie, Cornwall, or Newburgh. Call us at 845-561-GSEI or Toll Free at 1-888-213-8881 for our top notch New York licensed PI services.

Completed diverse NYPD training, including:

  • Dignitary / Executive Protection
  • Counter-Terrorism Training
  • Auto Crime Investigation
  • Insurance Fraud / Identity Theft Investigations
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cult Seminar Training
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Robbery / Burglary Investigations
  • Career Investigations
  • FBI advanced Latent Print Recovery
These high-quality training programs contribute to our ability to provide you with the highest caliber investigation to solve your problems; from Poughkeepsie, NY to Long Island

We Proudly Provide Investigative Services in Cornwall, New Windsor, Goshen, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, and the counties of Westchester - Rockland - Orange - Putnam Dutchess, along with Nationwide Services.

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