Private Investigator

Hometown:  Fort Worth, Texas

   Office:         817-953-3385
   Toll Free: 1-877-505-2112
   Fax:             817-554-1534
   Cell:            817-929-2747

Investigator Joe Kalbfleisch recently joined Third Chair Investigations LLC from the private security sector.  Prior to his private sector experience, Joe spent 28 ½ years with the Fort Worth Police Department in a wide variety of capacities until he retired in September of 2016.


While with FWPD Joe worked everything from bike patrol to gang intel.  He worked uniformed patrol, Zero Tolerance, human trafficking and criminal investigations.  His criminal investigation experience includes working violent crimes, family violence and time in the Intel Unit working undercover investigating organized crime, threats on city officials, as well as other high profile and media intensive cases.  Specialized training for this work and his time with the Special Events and Emergency Response Unit (SEER) included study at the Energetic Materials Research and Training Center, the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the Emergency Management Institute and the Center for Radiological Nuclear Training.  While with FWPD, Joe attained a Master Peace Officer certification.


In addition to his law enforcement training, Joe has extensive training in the areas of IT Support and Security.  He has a certification with Gentec and experience working with Bosch, EaxcQvision, Lenel On-Guard and C’Cure.  He has received his certifications in Security I and II, and IT Support.  His formal education includes an Associate Degree in Computer Security and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  Joe has been an ASIS member since 2017.


Joe has qualified in Texas courts as an expert in criminal street gangs and testified on the subjects of gang affiliations, tattoos and prison sets.  He also worked with the Attorney General’s Office and state legislators on bills related to gang laws.  He assisted in setting up the Tarrant County GangNet database and administered the FWPD gang database.


Joe received the Safe City Award in 1998 for his work on the Gangs-N-Guns Project with the Fort Worth Police Department as well as numerous other commendations during his career.


Joe and his wife live in Fort Worth and enjoy attending events at the Bass Hall, riding bikes, and traveling.  His son graduated from the University of Texas and lives in Austin.