Marty Vander Vliet, Northport Security’s owner, is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent with over 26 years of law enforcement background. He has extensive experience handling criminal cases, including investigating over one hundred Bank Robberies and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property cases. He was one of the original members of the Detroit FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force and successfully oversaw the Title III wiretap of an extremely violent gang, which resulted in the successful prosecution of over twenty individuals. He also worked a number of narcotics conspiracy cases, serving as the affiant and Case Agent on large scale cases which involved wiretaps. In addition, he also served as an Undercover Agent and as a SWAT team member.

Marty successfully completed extensive training to be certified as an FBI Tech Agent and has successfully installed hundreds of electronic surveillance devices. He has vast experience installing microphones, hidden cameras, wiretaps, GPS trackers, and other devices and is familiar with the most current technology in this field. He has also planned and executed numerous court-authorized surreptitious entries of residences and commercial facilities in Counter Terrorism and Counter Intelligence cases, during which he has installed electronic surveillance devices, and is very cognizant of what it takes to successfully compromise the security of a facility.

Marty graduated from a rigorous government run technical training course that resulted in his being certified as a Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) expert. He has received the best possible training in the TSCM field and stays current on the latest technology, and has done hundreds of TSCM examinations of government facilities in the United States and around the world. As such, he understands the necessity of Operational Security (OPSEC) to ensure TSCM examinations are not compromised prior to being initiated and possibly counteracted by adversaries.

Marty is a graduate of Calvin College, with a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He also has a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a member of the state and federal bars in the State of Wisconsin. Read about Marty and Northport Security in this article in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Northport Security is based in the Grand Rapids, MI, area, but will provide services anywhere within the United States. We also have done a significant amount of work overseas, and can provide our services in other countries.

Member of these organizations:

  • FBI Agents Association
  • Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
  • Michigan Council of Professional Investigators
  • ASIS International – Certified Protection Professional



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