About Anthony Proietta & Associates
Private Investigators
Columbia Office

1400 Laurel St., Suite 4A
Columbia, SC 29201 • PH: 803-765-0839 • FAX: 803-765-0839

Michael J. McNamara is the newest addition to Anthony Proietta & Associates Investigations and will run the agency’s newest office location at 1440 Laurel Street in Columbia, SC. Michael is leaving a distinguished 27 year law enforcement career to work in the private sector.

He began his career in New York in 1983 with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety before moving on to the Putnam Valley Police Department where he rose to the rank of Sergeant over Uniform Patrol. Michael also served as Acting Chief of Police during his tenure there. He left New York in 1995 to relocate his family to South Carolina and began work that year with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael spent several years as a Uniform Patrol Deputy. His years in Uniform Patrol were filled with every type of case imaginable. This experience serves him well to this day. His exceptional ability to communicate with individuals from all walks of life has been of great benefit to citizens, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges and countless others.

His dedication and adaptability while serving in Uniform Patrol was quickly recognized and Michael was tasked with the responsibilities of a Field Training Officer before being promoted to Master Deputy. His leadership skills were quite apparent and quickly utilized. Michael’s understanding of people, fierce determination and greatly respected reputation are known throughout the area.

He was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division in 1999 where he worked as a Homicide Investigator for six and a half years. During this time, Michael graduated from the prestigious Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville as well as numerous other death investigation and criminal investigation schools. He is exceptionally skilled with interview and interrogation techniques. His successful leadership in multiple high profile murder investigations including death penalty cases is renowned. His many hours of competent and professional courtroom testimony have earned him the respect and admiration of the legal community. Michael has created and maintained long standing, professional relationships with judges, attorneys, and numerous law enforcement and support agencies statewide. He has earned a sterling reputation for his professional demeanor and work ethic.

In 2006 Michael was once again recognized for his exceptional abilities and promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division. In his capacity as Sergeant, Michael has supervised and managed investigators in the Economic Crimes, Armed Robbery, Sex Crimes, Youth Services, Data Recovery, Sex Offender Registry, and Victim Advocates units.

Michael’s extensive experience in criminal investigations, management, and supervision will allow him to provide competent and effective investigative and security services to the Columbia metropolitan area.

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