Gulf Coast AccuSearch is led by its C.E.O. Mr. Kenny
Rodgers. He has served over 33 years as an investigator for
the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he advanced
to the position of Chief of Investigators supervising over 56
investigators. During his tenure at the District Attorney’s
Office he was in charge of thousands of investigations and
personally responsible for hundreds of felony arrests and
prosecutions. He spent 12 years as the lead investigator of the
electronic surveillance detail of the Special Crimes Bureau. He
has also spent over 40 years of conducting background checks.
Mr. Rodgers was a key player in the design and implementation
of the art technology now used by the Harris County civil and criminal
data base systems. He served as an analyst in the development of
the current Justice Information Management System known as
(JIMS) used by private citizens, lawyers and law enforcement
throughout Texas. He was also instrumental in establishing the
Automated Fingerprint Identification System(AFIS) for
Harris County which automated the taking and verifying
fingerprints on individuals, which has proven itself as the key
law enforcement tool to positively identify apprehended individuals.
Other achievements include the design and development of the
Harris County District Attorney’s Office Intake Management System (DIMS) that is used by over 125 law enforcement agencies to file
criminal charges against persons suspected of criminal
activities. He was instrumental in the development of the
systems (GRITS) Gang Related Information Tracking System as well
as the Harris County Sex Offender data management system.
Mr. Rodgers is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (158th
Session) and the National Intelligence Academy. He serves on the
Board of Directors for the Harris County Federal Credit Union
and serves as their security director. In 1983, Mr. Rodgers was
recognized with the award and was proclaimed “Officer of the
Year” by the “100 Club” of Houston for his outstanding work in
law enforcement. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in
Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1972.
Mr. Rodgers is currently licensed and certified by the Texas
Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education as
a Master Peace Officer and Instructor.
Joseph M. Glad -
Mr. Glad comes to us after 30 years
with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he was a
highly trained and experienced Regional and National Response
Surveillance Coordinator. He has been responsible for all
aspects of surveillance operations from planning through
execution, as well as responsible for collection, analysis and
dissemination of intelligence gathered during operations. Strong
qualifications in surveillance reporting, case coordinating, and
performance appraisals of employees, Mr. Glad has been
instrumental in a number of innovative and cutting-edge
initiatives while working closely with executive managers of the
FBI at FBI headquarters in Washington DC. He ensured
subordinates received and continued to receive necessary
training in the most up-to-date tradecraft and technology. He
followed employee progress and training needs throughout their
As a Surveillance Coordinator, from 1997 to 2008, Mr. Glad
was responsible for a large pool of mobile surveillance
personnel and a mid-size group of static surveillance personnel.
He supervised both the static and mobile surveillance programs
as one combined squad and worked in this fast-paced,
high volume operational environment for 16 years.
Mr. Glad developed and implemented numerous technical,
operational, training manuals and case analysis reports,
vouchers, travel request forms, security awareness issues, cover
stories, and off-site security. Some of the manuals were
designated as prototypes and
are used by other surveillance centers.
Mr. Glad recently retired to join fellow retirees in the
formulation of Gulf Coast AccuSearch.
Charles Marler - Charles Marler worked for the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 16 years learning all
facets of the bureau's complex operations including evidence
collection, radio communications, aviation surveillance and
forward looking infra red (FLIR). Mr. Marler was an Investigative
Specialist for 12 years as a member of the Special Surveillance
Group and conducted, organized and completed thousands of
surveillances on drug, intelligence and terrorism targets. He
participated in joint training operations with the DIA, DEA and
CIA. Mr. Marler was an instructor and evaluator for the FBI’s
surveillance training program and also managed and operated
one of the FBI’s FLIR programs.
Mr. Marler joined Gulf Coast AccuSearch in 2008 where he performs criminal investigations
and works on surveillance operations involving workman’s
compensation, child custody, drug use, theft and the elusive but
frequent cheating spouse.
Bryan Vaclavik joined Gulf Coast AccuSearch after 18 years
with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (HCDAO) in the
Major Fraud and White Collar Crime sections of the Special
Crimes Bureau. Mr. Vaclavik’s educational background includes a
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master's degree in
Business Administration with a concentration in finance and
While employed at the District Attorney's Office as the Chief Fraud Examiner, Mr.
Vaclavik obtained his certification in Fraud Examination from
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. In addition to his
extensive experience investigating “white-collar crimes," Mr. Vaclavik has experience
providing expert testimony during various types of litigation.
Mr. Vaclavik is currently an independent consultant
specializing in the presentation of complaints to the Harris
County District Attorney's Office,
providing litigation support and the tracing and recovery of
assets lost to misapplication.
Rodgers - Mr. Rodgers has been with Gulf Coast AccuSearch
since 2005. Since 2009, he has been the
qualified manager of the company. Prior to his work with Gulf
Coast AccuSearch, Mr Rodgers was an account executive for six years with
Aero Communications as a Telecommunication Specialist specializing in working with County Government.
He spent four years before that with Polyfoam
Products Inc. as a production operator and was a deputy with the
Harris County Pct. 5 Constable Office from 1994 through 1995.
Suter - Dirk Suter joined the Houston Police
Department in 1990. In 1995 he was assigned to the Homicide
Division. Most of his time in the division was spent assigned
to the Domestic Violence Unit. During this time he received an
M.B.A. in management from the University of St. Thomas. In 1999
he joined Wells Fargo Banks investigations unit as a Senior
Investigator investigating bank fraud. In 2000 he joined
Reliant Energy, Inc. as a Security Coordinator investigating
fraud. In 2004 Dirk moved to Yellow Roadway as a Security
Investigator where he gained extensive experience conducting
surveillance and investigating workman compensation fraud. He
returned to Reliant Energy in 2005 when he was offered the
position as Security Manager. Dirk has investigated theft,
credit card fraud, check fraud, loan fraud, customer take overs,
embezzlement, and commercial bribery throughout his private
sector career. He serves on the Board of Directors of InfraGard
Houston and is a member of the Fraud Investigators Association