Hart 2 Hart Investigations

Finding Truth, Justice and the Best Possible Outcome

Principle Investigator Troy Hartwell #83388


Located in the Portland Metropolitan Area
serving the State of Oregon

Hart 2 Hart Investigations conveniently located in

Clackamas, Oregon and satellite offices in Astoria and St. Helens.


Our Services

Hart 2 Hart Investigations offers in-depth investigative services for both criminal and civil cases. Principal Investigator, Troy Hartwell, has assembled a competent team of Private Investigators who are well diversed in every aspect of investigations. The cumulative knowledge, education, and experience  of Hart 2 Hart Investigations include, but certainly not limited to: 

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Appellate Investigations

  • Civil Investigations

  • Personal Injury

  • Law Enforcement Tactics

  • Military Culture

  • Firearms Expert

  • Interviewing and Interrogations

  • Locating, Identifying and Collecting Evidence

  • Technology Forensics

  • Security Consulting

  • Comprehensive Background Checks

If you have a criminal matter and are in need the services of a criminal investigator, we have the right team to work for you. Principal Investigator, Troy Hartwell and the H2H Team have years of combined experience in all matters related to criminal investigations. The H2H Team can conduct investigations in all disciplines.
We have a Criminal Investigator that can delve into wrongful convictions, wrongful deaths, and evidence forensics.  In some cases, such as Summon Service, Missing Persons Investigations, Child Custody and Child Abuse the friendliness of your Criminal Investigator is an asset. 
Our trustworthy team knows the importance of persistence, creativity, and passion when conducting a through investigation for the defense.

Case Discovery

  • 48 hour initial client contact

  • Complimentary redacted discovery

  • Missing discovery reports

  • Case index summary 

  • Examine reports from the unique perspective of a former Law Enforcement Officer


  • Identify and locate exculpatory evidence.

  • Interview defendants, witnesses and any other persons involved.

  • Obtain records from government and private organizations.

  • Prepare subpoenas and other related documents. 

  • Locating previously unknown witnesses. 

  • Provide detailed reports. 


  • We are an extension of the Attorney

  • Act as a source of information

  • Evaluate emotional and physical well being of the client   

  • Build a rapport with the client

  • Foster trust

  • Provide timely updates regarding progress and developments.

  • Appear in court to support the defense and testify as needed. 

  • Assist defense in any other tasks required. 

  • Provide client resources for future.

Hart 2 Hart Investigations utilizes resources and skills of the entire team to handle your investigative needs.

Troy L. Hartwell

Principal Investigator #83388

Mr. Hartwell possess over 18 years of combined public service experience including a distinguished career in law enforcement and criminal investigation.

Mr. Hartwell has a broad cross section of experience to include

Corporate Crime Control P.I.                   Idaho Springs S.W.A.T. Team

Federal Firearm Instructor            United States VA Police

United States Border Patrol           United States Postal Service

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office          Idaho Springs Police Department

Campus Law Enforcement

Mr. Hartwell delivers a professional attitude, integrity and determination. He is committed to finding justice for the criminal defense and is able to utilize his specialized experience and training to verify and validate all that has been completed by law enforcement in their case.

Hartwell's degree of training enables him to possess the skills necessary to act confidently and independently when interviewing and conducting criminal defense investigatory duties. Hartwell utilizes his highly talented detection skills to ensure that no stone is left unturned during the course of his investigations. 


Meet the Team

A Collaboration of Extensive Skills

Our customized service allows clients to obtain the specific information that they need with a hands on approach to their investigation directives, depth of research and budget. With our years of professional experience and skilled expertise,we can offer our clients an exclusive product with unsurpassed value.With this dedicated team, we have the capability and experience to professionally approach any investigation with the best possible outcome in mind. Your case is important to us — read on to learn about our areas of expertise.

Dawn Hartwell

Director of  Operations

Dawn keeps the office running efficiently and effectively. Her direction and research is invaluable for the team. 

Studies / Experience

Business Management Administrations

Marketing Development

Marketing Graphic Design

Social Media Research

Event Coordinator

Human Trafficking Victims Advocate

State of Oregon Notary Public

Commission #985303

Nancy Belcher

Associate Investigator

Nancy's passion and dedication for justice keeps her focused on finding the best possible outcome for our clients.

Studies / Experience

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Criminal Law - Private Investigations


Commercial Real estate

Real estate Management

Business Administrations

Special Events Coordinator

State of Oregon PIID #90584


Tarah Dixon

Private Investigator

Tarah's Forensic Science education has developed her analytical and critical thinking skills into a unique addition to the H2H Team.

Studies / Experience

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Bachelor of Forensic Science

Criminal Law

Chemist/Laboratory Technician

Detection/Recovery of Human Remains

Honolulu Police – Forensics

Internship – Clark County Sheriff’s Department

State of Oregon PIID #74310

Melissa McPartland

Private Investigator

Melissa applies her training and skills in Military Law to our team. She continues to develop her studies Criminal Law.

Studies / Experiences

United States Marines Corps Veteran

Gonzaga University of Washington

Bachelor of Business Administration

Clackamas Community College Associate Degree - Accounting

Military Corrections Specialist

Portland Honor Flight Board Member

Fraud Examination

Interviewing / Interrogations

Criminal Law Studies

Commissioned Notary Public – OR/WA

State of Oregon PIID #74309


Questions or Comments

We are not attorneys, nor do we offer legal advice.
We can refer you to an attorney regarding your situation.


Career Opportunities

"Our purpose is to ensure the integrity of Oregon's criminal justice system and our community.
Our passion is to find the truth, justice, and the best possible outcome for our clients."

Internship for Private Investigator

Become a Private Investigator

with no upfront cost*

We offer an internship program to qualifying individuals interested in becoming a Private Investigator with Hart 2 Hart Investigations*. 

The Intern Training Program consist of hands on training with the Principal Investigator. You will be involved with active criminal investigations during your internship. 

Upon completion of the internship, we provide a scholarship to gain your Private Investigator's License through the State of Oregon and everything you need to start your career with H2H.

To apply, email Cover Letter explaining your interest in pursuing this career along with Resume to


***Serious inquiries only***

Are you a Licensed Private Investigator?

Join our Team

If you have an active DPSST certification as a Provisional or Private Investigator, you may be eligible to fast track through the process quickly and right into case management.

Primary Requirements:

Legally eligible to work in the US

Must be 21 years of age

Clear Criminal/Financial Backgrounds

Ability to work flexible hours

Valid Oregon's Drivers License

Proof of auto insurance

High School Diploma or its equivalent

Fully Bondable

To apply, email Cover Letter and Resume to HR@hart2hartinvestigations.com

***Serious inquiries only*** 


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