BCI, or Blue Chameleon Investigations, is a distinguished private investigation agency renowned for its unwavering commitment to excellence and delivering reliable results. Led by a team of experienced professionals, including the esteemed founder Thomas Geisler, BCI offers a comprehensive range of investigative services tailored to meet clients' diverse needs. With a focus on professionalism, integrity, and meticulous attention to detail, BCI approaches each case with utmost dedication, ensuring that clients are kept informed, involved, and empowered throughout the process. Whether conducting thorough background checks, discreet surveillance, corporate investigations, or security consulting, BCI leverages its expertise and extensive network to uncover the truth and provide clients with the peace of mind they seek. Choose BCI as your trusted partner, and experience the unparalleled commitment and expertise that sets them apart in private investigations.
Blue Chameleon Investigations (BCI) was founded by Mr. Thomas Geisler, a dedicated and experienced professional who fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own Private Investigation Agency. With almost 30 years of service as a Detective in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Mr. Geisler retired, only to realize that his passion for investigation and serving the community was far from over. Recognizing the need for his expertise, he embarked on a new journey and established Blue Chameleon Investigations.
BCI emerged from the initial planning, licensing, and organization stages, fueled by Mr. Geisler's vision. His beloved wife's fascination inspired blue Chameleon Investigations with chameleons. The company logo, a collaborative effort between the couple and a talented local artist, symbolizes the essence of adaptability and transformation.
Driven to provide exceptional service, Mr. Geisler has cultivated a team of experienced, trusted, and credible Investigators. Blue Chameleon Investigations has built numerous professional relationships throughout his career and draws upon a vast network of resources and knowledge. The agency boasts a full spectrum of investigative services, with the majority of the team consisting of retired law enforcement professionals. BCI's commitment to professionalism, integrity, and delivering results has earned them a stellar reputation in the industry.
When you engage Blue Chameleon Investigations, you gain a steadfast ally dedicated to your case. BCI firmly believes in keeping clients involved, informed, and empowered by presenting them with all available options. Whether you are an individual seeking answers or a major corporation needing comprehensive investigations, BCI is here to serve you. Trust Blue Chameleon Investigations to uncover the truth and provide you with the peace of mind you seek.
Meet The Leadership Team
Thomas Geisler has been a Charlotte resident for over 35 years and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Police Science. He served proudly with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, starting as a Patrol Officer. In the early stages of his career, he worked as a Field Training Officer, providing supervision and field training for recruits from the Charlotte Police Academy. During his time with the Department, he spent twenty-five years in the Investigative Services Division. He worked in numerous Investigative units specializing in property crimes and crimes against persons.
Thomas has a strong background in computer technology and security assessment and management. He earned numerous certifications with the department, including Interviewing, Interrogation, and Video Analyst Certification. He retired after 28 years on the force. Upon his retirement, he founded Blue Chameleon Investigations. Once the company was established, Thomas was highly selective and only chose the best to add to his team. Today, he is proud of his expansion and the many services that his company offers. Blue Chameleon Investigations has now been in operation for over eight years, and he serves as President and Lead Investigator for his organization. You can read more about Tom by clicking on the link below to see his background on LinkedIn.
Founder & CEO
Meet Mike Sloop, a lifelong Charlotte resident and a second-generation police officer who dedicated 30 years of service to the Charlotte Police Department. Mike excelled in various roles throughout his esteemed career, including overseeing personnel matters, leading crime prevention strategies, and commanding SWAT operations. With extensive investigative experience and a commitment to excellence, Mike's impact on the community remains a testament to his unwavering dedication.
Mike's passion for upholding justice and serving the community led him to join the Charlotte Police Department in 1982. Over the years, he honed his expertise in investigating various crimes, including property crimes of violence and drug-related offenses. His relentless pursuit of professional development earned him an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the State of North Carolina.
As a Central Piedmont Community College graduate, Mike holds an associate degree in criminal justice, further underscoring his commitment to excellence in law enforcement. His leadership on the SWAT Team as a negotiator and Operations Commander for the Hostage Crisis Team exemplifies his courage and negotiation skills in critical situations. Learn more about Mike's journey on his LinkedIn profile.
Director of Operations
Merl Hamilton boasts a distinguished 30-year career in law enforcement, commencing with the Hickory (NC) Police Department, where he served in various divisions, handling Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Support Services. His leadership led to the resolution of numerous property and personal crime investigations, and he played an instrumental role in surveillance operations focused on narcotics and prostitution violations.
In 2001, Merl took on the role of Chief of Police in Concord, NC, overseeing a remarkable decline in crime rates during his tenure. His expertise extended to handling high-profile investigations involving serious crimes and well-known individuals. Additionally, Merl's exceptional management skills were evident as he masterminded security plans for all NASCAR events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ensuring safe and memorable experiences for attendees.
Following his illustrious law enforcement career, Merl continued his community service as Assistant and Deputy City Manager for Concord, taking on interim roles, including Human Resources Director. His contributions extended beyond law enforcement, making him a valued figure in various domains.
For more about Merl Hamilton's exceptional journey, explore his LinkedIn profile.
Director of Government Affairs
With over 35 years of experience in the criminal justice system, Jim Patterson's journey began as a patrol officer with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. Transitioning through various roles on local, state, and federal levels, he earned accolades and held pivotal positions. Following retirement, Jim became a licensed Investigator, serving individuals, businesses, and government agencies nationwide and internationally with unwavering precision.
Jim's expertise extends beyond investigations. With a background in curriculum development gained during his time with the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., he delivers specialized training programs on stress management, communication, relationship building, conflict resolution, and more. His ability to customize training enhances workplace relationships, productivity, and responsibility, making him a sought-after consultant.
As a member of the American Institute of Stress, Jim is dedicated to setting the standard of excellence in stress management. His training is particularly vital for staff in the criminal justice field, contributing to public safety and personal well-being. For more insights into Jim Patterson's vast experience and contributions, explore his LinkedIn profile through the link above.
Director of Training
Meet Tom, a seasoned investigator with an impressive 29-year federal government career. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Tom's journey began after earning his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton. Deciding to explore new avenues, he obtained his Private Investigator License, combining his passion for security and investigations.
As a former Federal Special Agent, Tom brings a wealth of experience in criminal, civil, administrative, and regulatory investigations. His tenacious approach has led him to handle federal criminal cases involving fraud, money laundering, counter-terrorism, counterfeit merchandise, child exploitation, narcotics smuggling, and human trafficking. Additionally, he has excelled as a Project and Program Manager, supervising large-scale federal government and private sector operations and contracts.
Tom's expertise extends beyond investigations. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), the highest designation in security management. His proficiency in security solutions and best business practices has earned him recognition as a proven leader in his profession.
Now, as the Director of Intelligence at BCI, Tom brings invaluable insights and skills to our team.
Explore Tom's remarkable journey and achievements on his LinkedIn profile through the link above.
Director of Intelligence