About Our Investigators

​​​​​​TODD F. GONZÁLEZ LOBDELL, PIQM, PCDI, ID #187841

PRESIDENT AND CEO, AVERY & ASSOCIATES (LICENSE # 187841)

  • CA LICENSED PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR / QUALIFIED MANAGER
  • PRIVATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ​INVESTIGATOR (SCC IDO APPROVED)
  • POST CERTIFIED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR
  • COURT QUALIFIED GANG EXPERT


Retired San Jose Police Police Officer / Detective, Former California Community College Police Officer / Detective, and an Honorable Discharged US Army Reserve Military Police Officer and Investigator.


Todd specializes in Criminal Investigations, Criminal Defense Investigations, and Gang Investigations. He is a Court Qualified Gang Expert, and he has been approved by the Santa Clara County Independent Defense Counsel Office (IDO). 


He was a Police Officer and Detective in the City of San Jose, and San Jose / Evergreen Community College District Police for over 23 years. He worked Patrol in the City of San Jose, Patrol on College Campuses, Personnel and Training, Reserve Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Gang Detective and in the SJ MERGE (SWAT) Unit as a  Intelligence Detective. 


He has investigated hundreds of Gang related Crimes, Homicides, Shootings, Stabbings, Assault wit a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated and Simple Assaults, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assaults, Kidnappings, Missing Persons and more.


He is currently a Private Criminal Defense Investigator for the Santa Clara County Independent Defense Counsel Office (IDO).


He has been Certified as an Instructor on the Parolee Law Enforcement Automated Data System (LEADS) by the California Department of Corrections and taught many classes on Database Systems, Gangs, Crime Prevention and Investigative Techniques.


He has been qualified by Santa Clara County Superior Court as an expert on Gangs, Narcotics and Firearms.  He has numerous Letters of Commendation and was also awarded a Life Saving Medal from the San Jose Police Department for saving a rape victim from a suspect armed with a knife.

He was also a Campus Police Officer  and Detective with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Police for over 4 years. At the College PD, he patrolled the campus and conducted investigations. He was also the Court Liaison Officer, and the Administrator and Trainer for the District Wide Alarm System.

He was a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserve for 6 years, and he was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, and an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army.

​In the private sector he worked as a Private Security Guard with Gilson Security in San Jose, an Undercover Security Investigator for Brentway Markets in San Jose, and a Licensed Private Investigator with Lobdell & Tomlinson Investigations, Advanced Professional Investigations, and Cooke and Associates in Gilroy, California.


He graduated from the San Jose Police Academy in San Jose, California and received the "Top Academic Award" for the highest GPA in his class. He also graduated from the United States Army Military Police Academy at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He also graduated from  the San Jose Police Investigators Academy, the San Jose Police MERGE (SWAT) Hand Gun School, and the San Jose Police Pistol and Shotgun School.


He majored in Administration of Justice at West Valley College in Saratoga, California, and he has attended numerous advanced officer courses and seminars in law enforcement and investigations. He has numerous Certificates of Training and Commendations.


He is of Puerto Rican decent and lived and went to High School in San Juan Metro area, Puerto Rico. As a result, he speaks, reads and writes in English and Spanish.