ICDA started as the Intercontinental Detective Agency in 1981. The name was changed to ICDA in 1983. Raul J. Diaz, President and Founder, retired Honorably from the Miami-Dade Police Department, where he served as a Uniform Patrol Officer; Detective in the Terrorist and Security Unit of the Organized Crime Bureau; Sergeant in uniform patrol; Sergeant in Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics; Lieutenant in the Homicide Bureau; Commander of Centac 26, Homicide Bureau, a federal, multi-agency task force; and Shift Commander at the Miami International Airport.
Raul attended Miami-Dade Community College, Florida International University and St. Thomas University. Raul has testified in State and Federal courts as an expert in intelligence; terrorism; narcotics investigations; homicide investigations. He testified as an Expert in Terrorism before the Committee for Internal Security of the United States Senate. As a private investigator he has investigated hundreds of insurance fraud and criminal cases and was certified by the State of Florida as an Instructor in Insurance Fraud Investigations.
Raul has been featured in the documentary “The Cocaine Cowboys”; “The Cocaine Wars” by Paul Eddy and Sarah Sabogal; “Hotel Scarface” by Roben Farzad; “ Le Tueur de Miami” by Gerard De Villiers; and in many, national and international, TV shows, newspapers and magazine articles. Since its creation, ICDA has been a leader in investigations of insurance fraud, investigations of domestic cases, litigation support and criminal defense.