“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Owner / Founder – Matt Hooper

Matt Hooper has over 27 years of Law Enforcement and Myrtle Beach Private Investigation experience.  Over 13 of those years were in an undercover capacity.  He was honored by the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club as Police Officer of the Year, being the first undercover drug agent to receive the award in 21 years.  He also has received a host of accommodations from multiple law enforcement agencies local, state and federal.  Hooper conducted complex operations that stretched from coast to coast as well as into other countries with an extremely high success rate. His time in law enforcement he investigated countless investigations involving a vast range of crimes as well as being an instructor in numerous categories, one of which was in surveillance. With all the above experience, our clients at Bulldog PI, LLC gets all that knowledge and skill put into each of their cases along with contacts around the country collected over the years.

Criminal Division Head – Bill Knowles

Bill Knowles served as a Narcotics Commander of the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit.  He began his law enforcement career in 1978, working as a uniformed patrol officer with the Horry County Police Department.  While employed with the Horry County Police Department, Knowles was promoted to Detective working in Property Crimes and later assigned in 1986 to the newly former Homicide Division where he was involved in more than 400 death investigations.  Knowles was promoted in 1990 to Lieutenant and assumed command of the Detective Division until he accepted employment in 1999 with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  He retired from SLED in October 2005, when he accepted his position as Narcotics Commander for the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit. Knowles has serves as Chairperson for The Law Enforcement Coordinating Counsel, Drug Sub-Committee for the United States Attorney’s Office.

Commander Knowles has completed numerous training’s throughout his career.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 165th Session in 1991.  He has worked numerous cases, which has received national attention to include the 1991 Murder of Crystal Faye Todd.  This was the state’s first DNA case, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Johnnie Kenneth Register.  He has appeared on the Sally Jessie Rafael Show, A Current Affair, 48 Hours, and Court TV. In 2011 he received the Strom Thurman Award for Law Enforcement Excellence.

Knowles furthermore has conducted training for new detectives and law enforcement personnel to include Interview and Interrogation, Crime Scene, Report Writing, and Courtroom Testimony.


Bulldog PI, LLC

Bulldog PI, LLC is a private investigation agency headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC dedicated to providing the highest quality investigative services.  Our investigative staff is experienced and result oriented to provide personalized, efficient service in Myrtle Beach, Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina as well as surrounding areas and beyond.  Bulldog PI has over 65 years of combined investigation experience. With all the above experience, our clients at Bulldog PI, LLC gets all that knowledge and skill put into each of their cases along with contacts around the country collected over the years.

We utilize the latest technology and equipment in our cases, including state-of-the-art video surveillance equipment and digital cameras, allowing us to track and film your subject in almost any venue – indoors or outdoors.  We also employ the use of mobile GPS trackers using global positioning systems, which we deploy on your subject’s vehicles.  This allows the vehicle to be followed without incurring the expense of a full-time investigator.

Regardless of your investigative needs, our goal is to provide the best results possible in the least amount of time possible.  Therefore, maximizing the benefits for you, the client, while keeping your overall cost to a minimum.  We achieve this through an absolute dedication to that goal along with our experience and resources acquired over many years.  The result is affordable, reliable clarifications.

We believe in staying in close contact with the client and their attorney.  Communication plays a big part in making sure money is not wasted by missing out on very important information.  You can count on Bulldog PI, LLC keeping things between client and investigator discreet because our discretion is of utmost importance.  What is talked about with your investigator STAYS between you and your investigator!


Members of: National Council of Investigation & Security Services, South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators, FBI National Academy 165th Session and the International Intelligence Network.

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