Michael Kazouris: Life in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Michael Kazouris is a private investigator and process server living and working in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He moved to the small town located on the western side of Florida when he was a child and graduated from Tarpon Springs High School in 1991. After graduation, he left to see life outside the quaint coastal town.

After spending time working as a public safety officer, security supervisor and loss prevention specialist, Michael Kazouris decided to return to Tarpon Springs to enjoy a more laid back and quieter life. In 2010, he was appointed to the position of process server by the Chief Judicial Judge of Hillsborough County and the Pinellas and Pasco Sheriff’s offices, where he serves civil court documents and conducts skip traces. He is happy with his decision to return to his hometown and is seeking to obtain a management position within the private sector.



Michael Kazouris: Not Like the Movies

Michael Kazouris is a Florida private investigator who is aware of the many myths and misconceptions that surround the work. Michael Kazouris says that it isn’t like it is in the movies.

Michael Kazouris: Not Like the Movies

Michael Kazouris is a Private Investigator & Process Server Who Lives and Works in Florida

Michael Kazouris is a private investigator and process server who lives and works in Florida. Michael Kazouris is a trained investigator who studied public safety at Florida Metropolitan University in Clearwater.

Michael Kazouris: Private Eye

As he knows, there are big discrepancies between the common public image of what a private investigator does, versus the day to day reality. Real life doesn’t have much in common with the type of stylish Hollywood crime dramas in old film noir movies… Read complete post at https://medium.com/@MichaelKazouri/michael-kazouris-private-eye-5be0d05eea30

Michael Kazouris: A Real-Life Private Investigator

Michael Kazouris is a private investigator and process server in Florida.

Michael Kazouris: A Real-Life Private Investigator

Michael Kazouris knows better than most that there are a lot of misconceptions about what he does, most of it because of the movies and TV. The glamorized public image of a private investigator is usually of a Humphrey Bogart-type guy in a trench coat, a rugged individualist who smokes too much and keeps a bottle of booze in his desk drawer. Michael Kazouris has instinctive skills as an investigator, and is usually smarter than the police who are investigating the same cases he is.

The realty of being a private investigator is, of course, much different. In the first place, not all private investigators are men. By one estimate, about fifteen percent of the sixty thousand or so licensed private investigators in the United States are women. That number has risen steadily in recent years.

Real-life private investigators usually have good people skills, too. A big part of the job is that he or she is likeable, and able to present a professional demeanor. This is a necessity, because investigating means interacting with a lot of people and asking them a lot of questions. It is essential that they are able to relate to others on a human, one-to-one basis.

Private investigators are also bound by the law, just like police and other law enforcement professionals. If a private investigator is involved in a case with legal ramifications, then whatever they do must be admissible in a court of law. They are bound by strict standards of ethics. Any real-life private investigator worth his or her salt knows better than to tap someone’s phone or break into someone’s house in the course of gathering evidence or making a case.

Michael Kazouris has been a PI since 2010.


Michael Kazouris: Best Practices for Process Servers

Michael Kazouris has been appointed by the Pinellas and Pasco County Sheriffs’ offices and Chief Judicial Judge of Hillsborough County for seven years as a process server. Being an effective process server is about more than delivering a summons. To be effective, you must engage in good business practices as well.

Michael Kazouris: Best Practices for Process Servers


Michael Kazouris has been a process server and private investigator in Florida since 2010. As he knows, the real-life work is nothing like it is in the movies.


Michael Kazouris: Loss Prevention Specialist

Michael Kazouris: Loss Prevention Specialist

Michael Kazouris was a loss prevention specialist who worked for US Security Associates in Tampa, Florida for over a year. He was a plainclothes security detective.