Our Team

Robbie Jones

Robbie Jones

Founder, Robbie Jones Investigations, LLC

With more than 30 years of local and state law enforcement investigative experience – most of them as an agent with the SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) – licensed investigator Robbie Jones can find the truth when you need it most. Known throughout the state for his professionalism, integrity, and dogged investigative prowess, Robbie has built a full-service agency to provide a wide range of services. From seeking clarity in adultery and child custody situations to ferreting out the facts in insurance fraud to performing criminal background checks to establishing surveillance services, Robbie Jones Investigations provides prompt, dependable, superior results to attorneys, insurance companies, and individual clients at competitive rates. We offer free initial consultations to those seeking answers and needed peace of mind on cases that profoundly impact their welfare.


A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's of science in Criminal Justice, Robbie spent his 29-year career working in investigations and enforcement with South Carolina law enforcement agencies. His last assignment before retirement from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was as a Special Agent/Pilot with the Aviation Department, where he operated the agency’s helicopters as part of investigative, interdiction, and enforcement activities. He also was able to employ his expertise specifically for aviation investigations and aircraft fatalities.

Prior to that, he served as a Special Agent in SLED’s Vice Unit, where he conducted narcotics and alcohol investigations that included undercover work and surveillance, as well as overseeing investigations and criminal enforcement for the SC Education Lottery. He managed numerous accident and death investigations involving alcohol and drugs (often with minors), armed robberies, internal theft, and white-collar crime.

During his time with the Vice Unit, he served as personal security detail for notorious child killer Susan Smith and assisted with the investigation.

Leadership, commendations & honors

  • JP Strom Award winner for highest academic standing at the SC Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA)
  • 2010 and 2012 commendations for multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional I-85 “Rolling Thunder” interdiction operations in Spartanburg County
  • Alcohol & Beverage Control Commission commendation for undercover alcohol operation
  • Spartanburg County/SLED commendation for expertise and professionalism in aviation involving a two-state pursuit
  • Certifications for Basic Instructor and Driving Instructor at SCCJA
Jeffrey M. Hollifield

Jeffrey M. Hollifield

Owner, Micro Analytical, chemical microscopist and consultant to Robbie Jones Investigations, LLC

North Carolina native Jeff Hollifield is a chemical microscopist with 20 years of experience in forensics. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Furman University in 1984 and 1986, then worked as a criminalist with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in Columbia, South Carolina, for 10 years. His next stop was Chicago where he studied microscopy at McCrone Research Institute for a year, earning a second master's degree - this one in chemical microscopy. Then in 1997 he returned to the Upstate of South Carolina to open Micro Analytical, a private forensics lab specializing in particle identification and chemical analysis for industry, as well as forensic trace evidence exams for criminal and civil casework.

Jeff's writings have been published in such scientific research journals as The Microscope and Microscopy Today, and he continues to serve as a guest lecturer for various schools and organizations including the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Toxicology in Kiel, Germany.

He has also served as an adjunct instructor at Greenville Technical College. Jeff has testified more than 150 times in local, state and federal courts.