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Data Research, Inc. is a full service licensed investigative agency that is your one stop resource for any investigatory needs. We support the legal community, the insurance industry, manufacturing and industrial trades, as well as any commercial enterprise in the private and public sectors. 

Whatever your business may be, we can help you navigate your investigatory needs and provide discreet, top-notch and vital services to bring you success. 

Who We Are

We hope to further your trust and confidence in our services by requiring our investigators to attend training schools and seminars teaching the latest methods in electronic technology and surveillance.

As such, Data Research, Inc. is proud to say that we employ, or have access to, some of the most professional resources available to the investigative industry. Within this accumulation of expertise, Data Research, Inc. has developed specialties in the categories listed below.

About the President and Founder


Timothy R. Villa, Sr, President and Founder of Data Research, Inc., has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology, an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences in Law Enforcement and has successfully completed investigative classes at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation (RTII), and Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN).  Mr. Villa has worked as a certified instructor with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council and the Ohio Private Security Training Program.  Mr. Villa regularly attends professional schools and related training classes associated with the private investigative industry.


His practical experience includes thirty-plus years in law enforcement and eight years in the private sector. During this time frame he has achieved investigatory experience at local, state, national and international levels.


While employed as a command officer (lieutenant) with the Walbridge (Ohio) Police Department, Mr. Villa was instrumental in the design, implementation and administration of a radio dispatching system, a college internship program and the first recognized separation of juvenile and adult investigative units in Northwest Ohio.

As a public speaker, Mr. Villa has talked on a variety of topics related to the Private Investigative Industry and is available to talk to groups of all sizes.