Our Story

Owl PI has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Our reliable and trustworthy investigation and security operatives are the first choice for clients within the private and public sectors. We have a team of highly skilled agents that are professional, discreet and affordable. We are committed to delivering outstanding results to our clients, results that are delivered with integrity, honesty and transparency.
Owl PI operates from its offices in East Perth, Western Australian and Los Angeles, USA where security, surveillance and investigation operations are coordinated throughout Australia and internationally. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our focus is delivering a responsive service as your personal matter unfolds. Owl PI assists in the gathering of evidence and intelligence for each case, ensuring your personal information is safeguarded and protected at all times.

Who we are

Nina Hobson (USA / Worldwie) is an ex British Detective (15 years); co-founded, built and ran a leading West Australian Security Company for 5 years until forming OWL PI. Nina has led several high profile investigation cases including those addressing murder and global fraud in excess of $100 million.  Fundraiser and advisor for SAVE – Australian based charity supporting protection of endangered wildlife, Nina also works on the front line with the anti poaching rangers in Zimbabwe where she acts as security advisor, technical advisor and covert operative when applicable.

Nina is one of only a handful of licenced female bodyguards in Australia and has worked with a number of celebrity clients and clients who are at risk of kidnap due to their political views or personal wealth. Nina is also a respected ambassador for children’s’ rights, driving online anti-bullying activities and education, and fighting for the protection of those vulnerable to harm.

Nina was nominated for UK Woman of the Year in 2006 and was one of six finalists for the Australian Business Woman of the Year in 2014.

Steve Harding (UK)  is a highly motivated and self-disciplined Security Operative with 10 years’ experience within the British Armed Forces, the last 7 years with the Special Air Service. Steve has experience working globally with United Kingdom and Foreign Government Agencies. He is a fully qualified Trauma Risk Incident Management Practitioner (TRiM) and has extensive negotiation skills.

Steve has carried out numerous Close Personal Protection assignments both in the UK and abroad and has protected both celebrities and high net worth individuals. He has experience in protection of facilities, property and other assets, including perimeter security and evacuation procedures. Steve is a qualified weapons instructor and also specializes in journey management and due diligence in complex jurisdictions





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Owl P.I is your trusted source for investigative and security services. With over 40 years of combined experience in law enforcement and security worldwide, we bring a personal and effective approach to every project we work on.

Our firm offers a broad range of services, from investigation (both personal and corporate), security, surveillance and training. These services are performed using innovative techniques and strategic solutions. Owl P.I Service’s capabilities are unparalleled in the private investigation and security industries. We have a longstanding reputation for thoroughness, discretion, and a clear understanding of both sides of law enforcement.

Our Goal

Our goal is to meet your objectives, provide actionable evidence and present clear and concise facts. Our interviewing techniques yield high success rates for obtaining voluntary admissions and solving complex cases that produce tangible results.

With our services you receive an instant solution to your personal, workplace and business problems, access to information to make well informed decisions, and savings on costs by employing innovative technologies and techniques.


Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognised as the leader in Private Investigation firms, one that becomes the supreme solutions provider for personal, corporate and security purposes.

We aim to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing excellent customer service that consistently results in customer satisfaction.

Our Promise

Our promise to you is to find out the truth.

No matter what it takes, we will provide you with answers.

We listen and we deliver.