About Us

Who We Are
Data Research, Inc. is a full service licensed investigative agency that is your one stop resource for all of your investigative needs. We support the legal community, the insurance industry, manufacturing and industrial trades, and all other commercial businesses in the private and public sectors.

Whether your need is Pre-employment Background Screening, Workers’ Comp Fraud Investigation, Skip Tracing / People Locating or some other investigative matter, Data Research, Inc is dedicated to performance, integrity, excellence and service. We firmly believe “a satisfied client remains a client for years”.

Whatever your needs are, do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation, confidential consultation.

President & 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.

Mr. Villa has a combined practical experience that includes thirty-three years in law enforcement and twenty-five 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.

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