Investigator Staff

                                Leading the Field in Protection

1 st American Protection has chosen the Orlando Metro Area to market potential new clients with the vast selection of services made available to the general public.

The specialty areas consist of asset protection education, background investigation / pre-employment, bug sweeping, all corporations, crime prevention, drunk driving defense, due diligence, dignitary / executive or VIP protection, embezzlement and fraud detection, ,gather documents of evidence / facts, general investigations, home security checks, pilferage, privacy programs, recovery operations, searches for relevant information, security control measures for various business, commercial, convention or residential events, facilities or close monitoring of guests/visitors, security executive escorts, skip tracing, security training, social media discovery, support civil or criminal cases, transportation arrangements, video and audio footage, swimming / scuba accident investigation, and vandalism.

Many specialties with Orlando private investigators are asset checks, evidence, locating hiding debtors, subjects, key witnesses or vital individuals by implementing modern investigative techniques. Proprietary databases are used to insure location finding. This agency has the experience for criminal defense, personal injury, acquisition for critical and detailed documentation for records, statements and surveillance services by use of covert video equipment technology.

Chief Investigator Byron Fain Pershing is founder & owner of Enlightment Worldwide Incorporation, parent of the 1st American Protection’s three divisions. 

Born and raised in Florida, received a Florida State University degree in criminal justice, criminology, and graduate work masters in public administration. Florida Highway Patrol as auxiliary state trooper and first sergeant prior to position with Florida Legislative Security as Special Agent. Finished career with Florida Capitol Police (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) law enforcement officer, investigator, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and district supervisor. Florida Attorney General’s Office as Crime Prevention Practitioner. 5 years Leon County Sheriff’s Office dive team. 14 years patrol deputy sheriff, Orange County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit. 20 years US Army Reserve Military Police, trained in criminal investigations division, physical security, terrorism, and deputy provost marshal with temporary appointment as brigadier general. National coordinator for US government contractor to recruit criminal background investigators. Former staff with White Shark Security Co. and 2 years as Security & Investigations Inc. executive staff consultant and security officer instructor. Last 4 years in operating these Florida agencies and holding several more regulated licenses in the industry.

He is active in volunteer community organizations. Former chapter president with Global Chamber of Commerce and fundraising for state agency in United Way campaign. W.E.H.E. Foundation Inc. 501 (c) (3) non profit organization Board of Directors as Vice Chairman. CPR & First Responder instructor, American Red Cross & American Heart Association. Search & Rescue mission pilot U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Miami Senior Squadron. Blue Knights law enforcement motorcycle club FL Chapter XXIX.  Significant experience in both sides of private and public sector.

Lead Investigator Bennie Murphy who also resides in Orlando, Florida brings his 25 years of professional experience in private investigations and security services.

He obtained his college degree in Science of Private Investigation and currently holds a Florida license as armed and unarmed security officer, private investigator, Agency A & B license, and Manager license to manage and operate Murphy Service LLC. Bennie currently is a Florida licensed Notary and Independent Transportation Contractor providing private professional services for businesses, corporations or private client venues. Background experience and skills included positions as Orange County, Florida process server and intern and employee with Orange County Public defender’s office. Former project supervisor and security consultant with Brantley and Associates, for the Orange County Convention Center operations. 

Bennie serves on the W.E.H.E. Foundation Inc. 501 (c) (3) non profit organization in the Orlando, Florida community as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Investigator Luc France has 23 years in his law enforcement career. Experience from the Division of New York State Police and operates his own agency, France Investigations LLC.  specializing in both areas of criminal defense and surveillance. 

Luc was a US Army veteran for 4 years before employment with the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department for 3 years. Continued his career with the New York State Police as a trooper. He enforced local laws as well as patrolling highways and later promoted to investigator. Assigned later to a narcotics unit and then a special investigations unit to handle felony criminal cases and experienced with the court process on case development involving court admissible evidence and testimony. He excelled in forensic data analysis, interviews, interrogations, physical and electronic surveillance and research. Specialized training in many areas in criminal defense with the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigative School. Gained experience in dignitary protection and designated both a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Federal Officer and a Deputized Drug Enforcement Agent.   He worked dignitary protection details and designated as FBI special Federal Officer and a deputized Drug Enforcement Agent. Strong in the areas of criminal defense and surveillance. He excelled in forensic data analysis, interviews, interrogations, physical and electronic surveillance and research. He’s currently specializing in criminal defense working with the local Public Defenders Office.

Investigator Apolinar “Elias ” Perdomo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. He has 26 years  experience in the security, investigative and information technology fields. 8 years as the Senior Liaison and manager of the Fugitive Extradition Squad for the New York Bronx County District Attorney’s Office and oversaw fugitive extradition, investigations, proceedings and rendition cases. Federal Background Investigator working for U.S. Office of Personnel Management National Background Investigations Bureau and Information Security Systems Analyst . He graduated as a Dignitary Executive Protection Specialist from the Independent Security Advisors dignitary protection studies program where he obtained specialized executive Protection detailed training, as well as risk and threat analysis. Elias is a Florida licensed private investigator and founder/owner of EP Global Security & Investigative Services. He now serves clients in the central Florida area and a member of Florida Association of License Investigators and the International Foundation of Protection Officers.

The client who uses private investigative services are held in a strict confidential, private status and are protected by Florida law from any disclosure of  identity.