About Skipp Porteous
Skipp Porteous, the founder and president of Sherlock Investigations, Inc., is a TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasure) specialist. He received his formal TSCM training at the World Institute for Security Enhancement. He works exclusively at locating eavesdropping devices and has worked for celebrities, police departments, government, private investigators, corporations, and ordinary people. Skipp holds a Technician Class amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission. His call letters are KC2PYP.
Skipp began his investigative career in the 1960s with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power's Special Collections Unit. As a skip-tracer, he successfully located hundreds of persons who skipped town without paying their utility bills.
In the 1970s, Skipp worked as an undercover investigator with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department in upstate New York, where he specialized in narcotics investigations.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Skipp served as the national director of a well-known educational and research organization, where he specialized in investigative research and reporting.
Because of the reference value of his outstanding achievements, Marquis Who's Who selected his biography for inclusion in every issue of Who's Who in America since the 2000 edition.
Skipp has been quoted in, or has appeared in or on, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Crain's New York Business Week, New York Magazine, Newsday, Newsweek, Esquire, Glamour, Men's Health Magazine, Psychology Today, PI Magazine, Playboy, Penthouse, Free Inquiry, National Public Radio, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Associated Press, Columbia News Service, and over 500 radio stations.
Skipp is also the editor of "Ask the Private Investigator" forum at Divorcenet.com, a Q&A column about divorce, family, and private investigation.
Skipp is the author of Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper, with coauthor Robert Blevins. For the first time, the book identifies the notorious 1971 hijacker known as D.B. Cooper. Cooper extorted $200,000 from Northwest Airlines, and then bailed out over southeast Washington state, never to be heard from again. Learn who committed this infamous crime, who helped him on the ground, and what he did with the money. See more about this exciting and revealing book at intotheblast.com. (You can order this book at amazon through this link.) Released by Adventure Books of Seattle, this title is available at amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle.