Our Team of Professional Investigators

Meet Our Team

Thomas Ham, LPI

Mr. Ham is the owner and lead TSCM technician of Ham Investigations and Spy Catchers LLC. Mr. Ham has over 30 years of combined investigative and TSCM Bug Sweeps experience. While a police officer with the Knoxville Police Department, Mr. Ham was promoted to Detective where he conducted investigations involving drugs, homicides, missing persons, and juvenile cases. In addition, he received specialized training and certification in child abuse and sexual exploitation cases.

Our Team of Professional Investigators

Mr. Ham was also the lead investigator for the Serious Habitual Offender Program where he worked with multiple jurisdictions and agencies. During his career in law enforcement, Mr. Ham received many distinguished awards including the Medal of Merit.

Mr. Ham began his company with a goal of providing honest, professional, and affordable TSCM Services for individuals, attorneys and businesses. To that end Ham Investigations has assembled a highly qualified team of professional technicians experienced in TSCM and associated services. Mr. Ham has provided court testimony in the local, state and federal levels on a wide range of cases.

Mr. Ham maintains the highest professional standards and training in the industry, coupled with the most up to date and advanced equipment currently available. Likewise, he utilizes a network of various experts in specialized fields from computer and digital forensics to security systems integration, and physical security enhancement.



Mr. Ham serves as the lead Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) technician. Mr. Ham performs Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) Sweeps across the Nation. These are commonly referred to as “Debugging” or “Bug Sweeps“. Mr. Ham utilizes highly specialized equipment along with years of training and experience to conduct these Sweeps. His team of TSCM professionals locate hidden cameras, audio recorders, phone wiretaps, GPS trackers and sources of Electronic Harassment.

Mr. Ham is a United States Navy Veteran where he specialized in advanced electronics for weapons guidance systems. Since that time, Mr. Ham served as a Police Officer and Detective in Tennessee. Since then, he owned and operated a full service investigative company for over 21 years. Furthermore, Mr. Ham is a Professional TSCM Technician who is Licensed as an Electronic Countermeasures Specialist and was trained by Research Electronics International and World Institute of Security Enhancement.

Mr. Ham continued his education in the field including licensing in North Carolina as a TSCM specialist. North Carolina is one of only a few states that specifically requires a professional license for someone to offer services in the field of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM). Any individual in the state of North Carolina that provides TSCM services without a North Carolina license does so in violation of the law. North Carolina requires a strict educational element along with proven work experience and an extensive background check  prior to issuance of a Technical Surveillance Countermeasures license.


Mr. Ham is a lifetime member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC). This global organization consists of individuals who have a common interest in Electronic Warfare. Meet the rest of our team.

Our Team of Professional Investigators

Kristal Ham, B.S., TSCM, LPI

Mrs. Ham has served as a licensed private investigator and TSCM Technician with the firm since 2008. While no longer serving as a Private Investigator, Ms. Ham continues to work as the Operations Manager of our team and is responsible for research, customer interface, logistics, and as a vital member of the TSCM trained technical team. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and works closely with all our clients including local, state and national attorneys.

During her tenure at the firm, Mrs. Ham has investigated homicide cases, rape cases, unsolved homicide investigations, medical malpractice, federal drug conspiracy/trafficking cases, missing persons and DUI’s. Ms. Ham is also formally trained in Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) procedures at Research Electronics International. Ms. Ham has conducted Technical Surveillance Countermeasures sweeps as part of professional sweep teams for residential and corporate clientele.

In addition, She is certified as National Animal Cruelty Investigator and is a current member of the National Defenders Investigator Association (NDIA) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Mrs. Ham has successfully completed NHTSA’s Standardized Field Sobriety practitioner’s course, the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course and the NHTSA Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Overview Course.

We provide TSCM Debugging services nationwide in the USA.

Alabama – ALAlaska – AKArizona – AZArkansas – ARCalifornia – CAColorado – COConnecticut – CTDelaware – DE, District of Columbia – DC, Florida – FLGeorgia – GA, Guam – GU, Hawaii – HIIdaho – IDIllinois – ILIndiana – IN,  Iowa – IAKansas – KSKentucky – KYLouisiana – LAMaine – ME, Marshall Islands – MH, Maryland – MD,  Massachusetts – MAMichigan – MIMinnesota – MNMississippi – MSMissouri – MOMontana – MTNebraska – NENew Hampshire – NHNew Jersey – NJNew Mexico – NMNew York – NYNorth Carolina – NCNorth Dakota – NDOhio – OHOklahoma – OKOregon – ORPennsylvania – PA, Puerto Rico – PR, Rhode Island – RISouth Carolina – SCSouth Dakota – SDTennessee – TNTexas – TXUtah – UTVermont – VT, Virgin Island – VI, Virginia – VAWashington – WA, West Virginia – WVWisconsin – WIWyoming – WY, Washington D.C.,

Similarly, Ham Investigations Provides TSCM Bug Sweeps In Every Major U.S. City

New York NYLos Angeles CA, Washington DC (Hagerstown MD), Chicago ILSan Francisco-Oakland-San Jose CA, Atlanta GADallas-Ft. Worth TXHouston TXPhiladelphia PABoston MA, Manchester NH, Phoenix AZ, Detroit MI, Seattle-Tacoma WA, Denver CO, Miami FL, Fort Lauderdale FL, San Diego CA, Tampa FL, Saint Petersburg (Sarasota) FL, Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto CA, Orlando FL, Daytona Beach FL, Melbourne FL, Cleveland-Akron (Canton) OH, Baltimore MD, Portland OR, Nashville TN, Minneapolis-St. Paul MN, Charlotte NC, St. Louis MO, Raleigh-Durham NC, San Antonio TX, Indianapolis IN

Due to State Requirements, Ham Investigations Is Licensed for TSCM Bug Sweeps In Every City of North Carolina. As a result, we are able to provide our North Carolina Clients the service they  deserve.

Asheville NC, Raleigh NC, Charlotte NC, Greensboro NC, Durham NC, Winston Salem NC, Fayetteville NC, Cary NC, Wilmington NC, High Point NC, Greenville NC, Concord NC, Gastonia NC, Jacksonville NC, Chapel Hill NC, Rocky Mount NC, Burlington NC, Huntersville NC, Kannapolis NC, Apex NC, Hickory NC, Goldsboro NC, Indian Trail NC, Davidson NC, Oak Ridge NC, Pinehurst NC, Morrisville NC, Cornelius NC, Tryon NC, Bermuda Run NC, Carrboro NC, Jamestown NC, Wake Forest NC, Clemmons NC, Fletcher NC, Lake Junaluska NC, Southport NC, Harrisburg NC, Holly Springs NC, Matthews NC, Trent Woods NC, Royal Pines NC, Advance NC.