Scott Prendergast

Retired NYPD Detective with over 20 years of Service

Scott Prendergast is the Owner and Principal of Cornelius Investigations LLC. He is a Licensed and Bonded NYS Private Investigator. NYS Private Investigators are by NYS Law Licensed to conduct Investigations, provide Security Services and work in the field of Bail Bond Enforcement.

While working for the NYPD Scott Prendergast was involved in a wide range of Investigations that involved Larcenies, Frauds, Runaway Children, Abuse of Children, Rapes, Kidnappings, Conspiracies and Homicides.

He was also the recipient of Awards and Recognition from the NYPD, Manhattan D.A.s Office, the Drug Enforcement Admin And The F.B. I.. Scott currently holds the record for “Cop of the Month Awards” from the 9th Precinct Community Council having received the Award on SIX separate occasions.

After leaving the NYPD Scott Prendergast worked for the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the NYC Schools as a Senior Investigator. He left the Special Commissioners Office to start Cornelius Investigations LLC.

Since starting Cornelius Investigations LLC in 2006, Scott and his team have investigated all types of matters including but not limited to Insurance Fraud, Thefts, Custodial and Marital Matters, Stalkings, Missing Persons and Computer Forensics.



Our Associates have years of experience in the Private Sector providing Private Investigations and Security. While working for the NYPD and the New Jersey State Police, our Associates were assigned to the following Divisions and Units:

  • Detective Bureau

  • Organized Crime Control Bureau

  • Narcotics Division

  • Auto Crime Division

  • Intelligence Division (Terrorist Investigation &Interdiction Unit)

  • Computer Crimes Division

  • Special Victims Unit