MKD International Inc.

MKD International Inc.
MKD International Inc.
Founding Partner and Managing Director
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MKD International is a full-service private investigation firm that has handled cases of internal theft, labour strife, domestic matters, fraud, product tampering, trademark violations, embezzlement, threats, false injury claims, stalking ad cyber-stalking, breach of trust, industrial espionage, sexual harassment, criminal and other investigations.

A highly-experienced team is assigned to handle each case file in a professional and confidential manner. The latest computerized and high-tech investigative equipment is also utilized to produce results. Their mission is to conduct quality investigations for every client. 

Company spokesman Jim Downs spent 22 years with the Toronto Police Service before becoming a founding partner and managing director of MKD International Inc., which conducts investigations for corporations and law firms around the globe.

As a veteran detective, Mr. Downs investigated drug and outlaw biker activity, headed the organized crime tactical unit, and spent two years directing one of Canada’s largest probes into the sale of fraudulent professional sports memorabilia.

He now uses the tools he learned as a police officer to conduct and manage sensitive and complex investigations for MKD International Inc., a full-service investigation firm.

Working with corporations, the legal profession, insurance companies, government agencies and financial institutions, the firm handles a wide variety of cases, including internal theft, labour strife, domestic matters, fraud, product tampering, trademark violations, embezzlement, threats, false injury claims, stalking and cyberstalking, breach of trust, industrial espionage, sexual harassment, and other criminal investigations.

Mr. Downs has provided security consulting and co-ordinated security reviews for government, as well as private companies and labour institutions, and conducted due-diligence investigations.

He holds a certificate in international terrorism studies and has received specialized training that enables him to co-ordinate strike management issues and execute security audits at various facilities.

With more than 30 years’ experience in professional law enforcement and private investigating, Mr. Downs has developed a vast network of intelligence contacts throughout the Americas, Western Europe and Eastern Bloc countries who are now utilized to assist MKD clients.

MKD International Inc. In The News
It's experience that makes you a true private investigator

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Top 10 ways MKD International Inc. helps law firms

A good private investigation firm can provide invaluable assistance to litigators in a variety of ways, whether it is interviewing witnesses, conducting surveillance, or ... Read more

You've been served! MKD director tells us how

If you’re a reluctant subject or witness to any legal action, you may duck, but it’s more difficult to hide from the process server, says Toronto-area ... Read more

Surveillance can answer divorced parents' concerns: Downs

Few people are at their best during a divorce and custody battle, and when one parent decides to mount surveillance on the other surprising things can happen, says Toronto ... Read more

International investigations key part of cross-border deals

International investigations can form part of a company’s due diligence in cross-border deals, says  Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of  ... Read more

Take child abuse allegations to cops, not PIs, says former detective

Clients sometimes ask private investigators to look into child abuse allegations, but that is a matter best handled by police, says Jim Downs ,  MKD International ... Read more

Investigators at MKD go the 'extra mile' for lawyers

Lawyers having difficulty serving parties in civil matters often need experienced investigators to do the job, says Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of MKD ... Read more

Little deterrence for financial fraudsters: Downs

Advancing technology and shrinking police resources are combining to boost financial fraud in Canada, says  Jim Downs , the founding partner and managing director of  ... Read more

Law enforcement taking advantage of drones' surveillance potential

The falling cost of drone technology could revolutionize certain types of surveillance, says MKD International Inc. founding partner and managing director  Jim Downs . ... Read more

Surveillance maintains fair play during labour disputes: MKD

Surveillance can keep both management and unions playing fair during labour strife, says  Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of  MKD International ... Read more

Digital information theft and the need for diligence

With the increase of digital information theft that could result in a devastating loss, it’s critical for corporations, institutions and individuals to take steps to ... Read more

MKD International probes trademark fraud

Private investigators give victims of trademark fraud a place to turn to deal with the problem, says  Jim Downs , founding partner and managing director of  MKD ... Read more

Open mind key to sexual misconduct investigations

Investigators must approach allegations of workplace sexual misconduct with an open mind, says  Jim Downs , the founding partner and managing director of MKD International ... Read more

Second lens on police investigations can change the outcome

MKD International Inc.  takes a second look at police investigations for individuals and families unsatisfied with the original outcome, says  Jim Downs , the ... Read more

Provincial crackdown on auto insurance fraud a step ahead

TORONTO — Ontario is cracking down on what it calls rampant auto insurance fraud, saying it will lead to rate cuts for the province's 10 million drivers. Auto insurance ... Read more

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