Norman A. Traub & Associates LLC
Workplace Investigations
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Frank Hauptmann

California Licensed Private Investigators and Attorneys


Frank Hauptmann

Professional experience

Mr. Hauptmann has experience in all major units of the police departments from patrol officer to chief of police. He personally conducted and supervised numerous workplace investigations. Agencies worked: Cypress, Glendale and Garden Grove Police Departments.

He became the Police Chief of the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department for the specific purpose to rebuild a dysfunctional police department. The agency had been under investigation by local, state and federal agencies. As a result of his efforts, the Attorney General stated that the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department would become a model “best practices” agency for its size.


Mr. Hauptmann has taught the subject of workplace investigations for California State University, Long Beach for 17 years. He has testified as an expert in workplace investigations and retained as an expert witness in personnel investigations. Mr. Hauptmann served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association for 10 years.

He currently serves as the Executive Director of the City of Riverside, Community Police Review Commission, where he manages a nine-member panel of police commissioners and reviews all citizen complaint investigations. He reviews investigations for clarity, thoroughness, accuracy and fairness; and that Departmental policy and procedures for these cases are followed prior to presentation to the Commission.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

  • Associate of Arts Degree, Cerritos College

  • Graduate of the West Point Leadership Command Program, the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development and California POST Executive Development Program.


  • California Police Chiefs Association

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • California Peace Officers Association

  • National Association of Citizen Oversight of Law Enforcement


Mr. Hauptmann co-authored the 2nd Edition of the California Peace Officers Association Internal Affairs Manual, and Garden Grove Police Department Supervisors Manual for personnel investigations, disciplinary procedures and personal improvement plans.