Tyler G. Burtis
Director of Investigations
Tyler G. Burtis served in a variety of law enforcement capacities for 30 years and honorably retired as a California Department of Justice, Special Agent in Charge, with management responsibilities from San Luis Obispo to the International Southern Border. Tyler worked extensively with local, state, and federal agencies. In addition to serving as a special agent, over the course of his career, he received special deputation from the FBI, US Marshals Service, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit.
Tyler worked patrol, undercover, and a myriad of investigations involving sex crimes, torture, public corruption, sensitive internal investigations, cross-border violence, weapons/explosive transportation cases, fugitive apprehension, fraud, money laundering, white collar crime, organized crime, officer involved shootings, murder for financial gain, homicide, and kidnappings. He has conducted extensive covert, aerial, electronic and mobile surveillance and has interviewed and/or interrogated career criminals, international traffickers, murderers, and even local and federal law enforcement accused of wrongdoing. Tyler served as a Task Force Commander, successfully leading multi-agency task forces conducting a variety of cases and he developed the San Diego Major Crimes Team. He spent the majority of his career working as an integral team member with local, state, and federal attorneys and has been involved in administrative case global settlement discussions for millions of dollars. Based on his work and leadership, he received awards and recognition from the California Attorney General, Chiefs of Police, the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations, Los Angeles HIDTA, and the Directors of the FBI and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Tyler received a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police held at Boston University and received a Certificate in Executive Strategic Management. Tyler taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in management, criminal law, organized crime, narcotics, and created the Leadership Theory and Practice course for the San Diego Community College District. Tyler is also a POST Certified Team Building Workshop (TBW) Facilitator for law enforcement executives.
In addition to college courses, Tyler has instructed at professional training conferences across the United States on Money Laundering, Casino Crimes, Building a Culture of Compliance, and Leadership. Tyler has served on expert panels with high level executives from the IRS, FinCEN, and the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Based on his expertise, Tyler was asked to present to the United States Attorney General’s Advisory Subcommittee on White Collar Fraud.