A private investigation can have life-altering effects, so it is important to choose only a trained & qualified investigative professional correct for your needs.
Internet searches only reveal what the advertisers want you to know. Paying $$$ to some referral services typically only gets you a call from their one private investigator or protector in your area— leaving you NO CHOICE as to another investigator and no refund if you aren’t comfortable with THEIR choice, often at incredibly overpriced rates. And some 'PI for hire' sites allow anyone with a credit card to pay to be listed, with absolutely NO verification as to what their advertisers are claiming. Some allow their paid advertisers to list known FAKE addresses actually to MOTELS, to fool you into believing they have a location near you. Worse, many investigators 'certified' by some organizations or groups actually have no applicable experience! Ouch- some investigators have been publicly exposed as frauds for using phony 'Dr.' and 'PhD' titles!
Protect yourself: Do NOT ever pay a deposit to 'be assigned' to a private investigator or bodyguard, and Google an address listed on an investigator's ad before you call them.
We fully pre-screen all members before they can receive a referral AND we can do a follow-up contact with you to verify that the investigation was handled to profession standards.
Before receiving a referral, our members have already provided us with copies of any/all required & related documents: certifications - basic training – special training - licensing – insurance – report samples – equipment ownership & proficiency - and more. Male and female professionals are available for most languages and cultures, and for all types of investigations.
With our database of available professionals, let us direct you to those who are correct for your specific needs -- no charge to the public for the referral!
An important mission - to continually & affordably improve the knowledge, work-product and income of investigators & protectors nationwide. Membership is available to most qualified investigative & protective professionals in every state.
thePIgroup provides investigative professionals with referrals, a world-wide Internet member-to-members communication listserve, the latest information and techniques, job announcements, trends and advancements, certification testing such as the comprehensive CMI: Certified Master Investigator, and affordable continuing education, that could give you a competitive edge in the investigative professions. There are no self-serving requirements; no 'good old boys', 'superiority', or 'closed shop' treatment or attitudes. We are larger than all state investigative associations COMBINED; and unlike the steady shrinking of most investigative organizations, we grow larger and more valuable year after year. No 'BS', no 'chit-chat', no 'diet plans', no 'cooking recipes', no bad-mouthing or self-promotions, and no 'drama': serious investigative business only! While some investigators whine about their lack of work as they sit around gossipping about other investigators, or they complain about how their organizations are doing nothing for them except to take their membership dues money, members of thePIgroup are quietly improving their businesses and incomes.
We also have study guides, on-line texts that include simulated licensing test questions, practice test materials, and preparation material for the state Private Investigator license examination tests of California, Illinois, New York, Nevada, Arkansas, Kansas, Georgia, Texas, Washington, Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Hawaii, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, and Florida-- as well as for the California PPO (Private Patrol Operator) license exam test, Alarm Company Operator license test, and Repossession Agency license examination tests too! Also available is California Insurance Adjuster license examination, California Public Safety Dispatcher training, New York Watch-Guard-Patrol agency license test help, New York Alarm Installer license test, Florida Security Agency Manager license test, Florida Investigation Agency Manager license test, Florida Recovery Agency business help, Georgia Private Security Agency license exam, Hawaii Private Security Guard Agency license examination, Utah Contract Security Company Qualifying Agent examination, Utah Burglar Alarm Company license examination, Montana Private Investigator license exam, Nebraska Private Detective license exam, Illinois Private Detective license examination, Illinois Private Security Contractor license examination, Illinois Private Alarm Contractor license examination, Tennessee Burglar Alarm Systems Qualifying Agent license exam, Washington Private Security Guard Company license exam, Michigan Security Alarm System Contractor license examination, Montana Private Investigator license examination, Ohio Private Invstigator license examination, Ohio Security Guard Company license examination, New York Bail Enforcement Agent information, Louisiana Private Investigator license test, North Dakota private investigator license examination, Nevada Patrolman Private Patrol Operator license test help, Nevada Repossessor licensing exam prep, Nevada Process Server license test, and the Customs Broker License Examination.
Sponsoring dozens of highly-promoted referral websites and many other types of advertising, thePIgroup invests more funds every month to obtain work for its members than ALL state & national PI associations added together do in a year (in fact, virtually no other investigative organization does ANY active work-obtaining for its members!) Our websites typically receive more than 4000 requests per year for services.
Larger and more powerful than any PI 'association', more members than all state PI associations combined, there are no self-serving requirements. While many new PI 'groups' & 'directories' start every year and most eventually disappear, thePIgroup continues to grow every year since being established in 1978. No 'BS', 'chit-chat', or 'drama': PI business only! On our member-to-member Internet listserve thePIgroup@yahoogroups.com, you will NOT see any of the garbage insults and time-wasting so many of us are sick of on other investigative listserves.