Detective Walter Wright

“The way I see it, you have to be persistent to get anywhere in this profession and I’m that guy.” - Detective Walter Wright

Detective Walter Wright began his investigative career in the 1950’s as a security guy. If you needed protection, Walter Wright was the man to see. As his security firm solidified with a steady stream of retained customers, Wright decided to broaden the scope of work at his agency into private investigation. With that decision he saw his agency flourish to a team of 10 security officers and 12 public investigators. As Florida regulation changed regarding the security profession in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Wright said he decided to focus solely on private investigation.

“This enabled me to become a process server,” Wright said. “At the time I’d been in this business for more than a decade and legal professionals trusted my work.”

Wright said he secured a suite inside of a law office and began working almost exclusively for lawyers.

“I have built a strong reputation as someone that can do the work of three people,” Wright said. “My clients know that I get the job done, investigate even the sliest of people and find the information that is needed.”

Wright was the first African American person the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office appointed into the role of process server. He said he enjoys the duality of his position as a Jacksonville African American Investigator because he has gained a stronghold in communities that intimidate others. As well, Wright said he likes to help those in the community navigate the legal process.

“A lot of people become a victim to the system because they don’t know how the system works,” Wright said. “I am happy that my work enables me to help people understand how to respond to warrants and handle their legal situation before a snowball effect takes place and the problems worsen.”

Ask Wright about character traits you need as a private investigator and he will tell you just one—persistence.

“I can’t stand to be defeated,” he said. “The way I see it, you have to be persistent to get anywhere in this profession and I’m that guy.”

Wright said he is grateful to his many clients, most of which find him from a word-of-mouth referral.

“I love what I do and it’s reflected in my work,” he said. “I am a reliable, trustworthy, no-nonsense individual and my clients know I’ll never let them down.”