Thornton Research's owner, Jonathan Thornton began his professional career as a news photographer in New York City shortly after graduating from Boston University. Soon thereafter, Jonathan joined United Press International (UPI) at their world headquarters in Washington, D.C. As a wire service photographer for UPI, Jonathan became a long lens specialist, a skill that continues to serve him today as a private investigator. In 1991, Jonathan joined Reuters News Pictures in Eastern Europe to cover the Croatian and Bosnian wars. Over the next three years, Jonathan served as head of the Reuters Photo Bureau in Sarajevo, was nominated for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and the 1993 World Press Photo Award.A
s a wire service photographer for UPI, Jonathan learned to work under pressure and meet deadlines. He also learned that in breaking news photography there are no "do-overs", which is valuable concept applied to every surveillance case that Thornton Research accepts.

In 1993 while recovering from a gunshot wound, Jonathan served briefly as a photo editor at Reuters London Picture Desk. During this time he acquired a technical knowledge of digital imaging and was an early adopter of the medium for investigative applications.

Jonathan retired from news photography in 1995 after returning from the Russian Republic of Chechenya.

In 1996, Jonathan began a full-time career in private investigations for a firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Over the next three years he specialized in surveillance and became a knowledgeable authority on the legal acquisition and use of video evidence. Aided by his experience as a news photographer, Jonathan has developed surveillance techniques that increase coverage, reduce exposure, and enhance his ability to operate in challenging environments such as cul-de-sacs, high-density residential areas, low-density rural areas and crowded public places.

As a private investigator, Jonathan has also conducted thousands of civil and criminal investigations ranging from motor vehicle accidents to homicides. Jonathan has a nationwide network of contacts that enable him to provide discreetly needed information in a timely manner. Clients include law firms, government agencies, insurance providers, fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and the general public.

Thornton Research has the ability to conduct multiple cases concurrently with its team of skilled, professional investigators. Jonathan has personally trained and managed these individuals on previous investigative assignments and continues to oversee their work product to ensure that clients receive consistent, professional investigations. All Thornton Research investigators adhere to a strict Code of Conduct to protect clients' and their interests.

All Thornton Research investigators are properly licensed and bonded.

All Thornton Research investigators are insured with errors and omissions coverage.

The Law:
Thornton Research investigators are trained in the legal issues of surveillance/investigations. All observations and documentation of a subject&Mac185;s activities are conducted from lawful vantagepoints with the highest standards of integrity.

Thornton Research investigators are trained to remain objective; they do not self-edit their work nor do they make personal decisions about what activity is important and what is not. Thornton Research investigators collect and document information/activity at every available opportunity.

Thornton Research investigators maintain close communication with clients to provide progress reports and billing information.

Thornton Research investigators maintain strict confidentiality concerning all aspects of an investigation. They do not make contact with the subject of investigation, their friends, family or acquaintances unless directed to do so by the client.

Thornton Research investigators consistently provide the highest quality investigative product in the industry. Clients will receive clear, identifiable video/stills, detailed reports, and prompt service.

Thornton Research leads the surveillance community using well maintained, "state of the art" equipment.