In 1988, Scott Bernstein gained national and international attention for his Bounty Hunter and Fugitive Recovery specialist efforts when he was featured on the first ever reality show ‘Case Closed’, and a follow-up show, ‘American Bounty Hunter’ which highlighted his ability to crack unsolved police cases, track down fugitives, and locate missing persons.
Scott Bernstein has received many awards for his professionalism and efficiency, including Agent of the Year multiple times from both the National and the International Association of Bail Enforcement Agents and the National Institute of Bail Enforcement. Bernstein also served on the board of directors for all three associations. Scott Bernstein was also chosen as a distinguished member of Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans, and in 1996 was added to the International directory of Who’s Who.
In addition to being the president and CEO of BHTA, Bernstein is also the founder and director of U.S. Bail Enforcement Agency. Besides working regularly with bail bondsmen and sureties all over the country for over the past 25 years , Bernstein has enjoyed a good working relationship in the public sector with the NYPD, FBI, US Marshals Service, US Border Patrol, Immigration and Naturalization Service, the United States Secret Service, and many other local and federal law enforcement agencies here and several others abroad.
BHTA founder and Master Instructor Scott Bernstein has spent over 25 years honing his skills and knowledge, to the point where he is considered by most to be the industry standard bearer. He has been featured in 18 international documentaries and on over 1500 times on television as an expert profiler, analyst and criminal behaviorist for many news organizations, talk shows, etc including: CNN, MSNBC, FOX, CNBC, Court TV (now TRU TV), ABC, A&E, History Channel, UPN and CBS. Visit the Media Page to watch some of these shows.
He is the Founder & Director of Child Recovery International (CRI), the only international child recovery agency in the world with the highest recovery rates. CRI experts come from all highest walks of military and law enforcement intelligence. Their areas of expertise in recovery include Human Trafficking, Sex Trades, Runaways, Exploitation, Kidnap (Ransom). To date, CRI has recovered over 680 children globally and over 1500 adults. They have the highest standing success rate in cold cases with their parent company Falcon Investigations NA, Inc. They are also internationally recognized for their work/achievements are at the top of their game in unsolved police cases with an almost unblemished record.
Bernstein enjoyed the singular distinction of being the sole contracted Bounty Hunter for America’s Most Wanted, and has been featured in numerous publications and broadcast programs, including: 60 Minutes, Oprah, Geraldo, Dr. Phil, Sally Jesse, Rolanda, 48 Hours, Extra, Inside Edition, Dateline, American Journal, Fox’s Fugitive Files, Justice Files, Day & Date, American Bounty Hunter and Bounty Hunter TV Series. Scott’s exploits have also been documented on shows in Germany, Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, France, and Canada.
Bernstein has also been featured in the following Top Publications: Playboy Magazine, Maxim Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Post, SWAT Magazine and Soldier of Fortune
Bernstein truly epitomizes the motto, “You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide.” If you want to learn from the best, you’ve found it in Scott Bernstein. Our founder:
· has made over 6,200 documented arrests
· been featured in over 1,500 TV appearances
· is an analyst and profiler for ALL network and cable TV stations
· received ALL the awards from all the major professional associations across the nation
· was the sole chosen Bounty Hunter for ‘America’s Most Wanted’
· was featured in 18 International documentaries
· held seats of the Board of Advisors on ALL the major Bounty Hunter associations
· lobbies for this industry!