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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Upgrade To People Finder Search

Recently Opperman Investigations and www.emailrevealer.com obtained a database of over 90 million names addresses and unlisted phone numbers. In the past few days we have merged this new data with our People Finder Search data to expand that data base by almost 50%.

We feel that this makes the Emailrevealer People Finder Search Investigation the absolute best and most current in the People Finder industry.
We invite you to give it a tray at People Finder Search and report back your results!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Catch a Cheating Spouse Online – A Step by Step Guide

It’s very common for cheating spouses to meet someone online. Online dating and personals sites have made the internet an easy place to meet someone online. Fortunately, you can find out whether or not your spouse is cheating online. This article will show you how.

The first step to find out of your spouse is cheating is more of a preliminary step. Before you install any type of “catch a cheating spouse software,” you should probably attempt a less intrusive method first. Does your instinct tell you that your spouse has something to hide on the computer?

Finding out if your spouse has something to hide is easy. Simply snoop around the computer while your spouse is in the room? Does he/she get uncomfortable?

What happens if you walk in the room when your spouse is on the computer? Does your spouse quickly close a window, turn off the computer, or cover up the screen?

Once you’ve judged that there’s something suspicious going on, then the next step is to do some investigating. If the internet browsing history hasn’t been deleted (it often will be, with cheating spouses) you can take a look at some of the latest websites that was viewed on the computer.

If the password to the email or instant messenger is saved on the computer, you might try logging on and taking a look around as well. Again, often times if your spouse is cheating, the passwords won’t be saved.

Finally, one of the best and most powerful ways to catch a cheating spouse online is with a database searching service.
These services will allow you to search a wide range of websites to see if your spouse is registered on those websites. With one of these services, you can find out if your spouse has been active on …

-Online dating sites
-Personals sites
-Swingers websites
-Escort service sites
-Porn Sites
-Social Network Sites

Once you’ve ordered one of these services, they’ll usually have concrete results for you within 30 days.

Although the internet has made it easier than ever for spouses to cheat, it’s also made it easier for you to catch a cheating spouse. By using a bit of common sense and using an online dating database searching service, you can quickly and easily determine if your spouse is cheating on you.

Ed Opperman , president of Opperman Investigations Inc is an expert in Internet Infidelity Investigations Reverse Phone Search Investigations and Computer and Cell Phone Forensics. If you need help with an infidelity investigation visit www.emailrevealer.com

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Reverse Phone Number Search

Opperman Investigations and Emailrevealer.com are very excited to announce a dramatic expantion to their very popular reverse phone search.
This search takes a nonpublished or unlisted phone number and returns the customersname and address.
The new addition to the database makes it the most extensive in the industry. Private investigators, bail bond agents and collection agents are reporting a 90% sucessful hits of phone number breaks.

If you need a reverse phone search give www.emailrevealer.com a try . You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Telephone Investigations- Caller ID Spoofing

Caller ID Spoofing:
Caller ID Spoofing: This technology allows the caller to set any number to display on the caller ID of the person they are calling. If the name is registered with the phone company, then that name will display as well.

Call Recording:
This gives the caller the option to record all conversations for later retrieval. The recorded calls can either be heard via the toll free number or via our web control panel. When using the web, the calls can be replayed over and over, stored, downloaded and emailed!

Voice Changing:
Rather than having to buy an expensive device to attach to your telephone, we now give the option to select a male or female voice from the menu prompt. The caller will simply speak in their normal tone while the person they called will hear the conversation in the changed voice, all in real-time!

If you need a Caller ID Spoofer visit www.emailrevealer.com

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Announcement- Upgrade to Dating Service (infidelity) Assessment

Opperman Investigations Inc in association with WWW.emailrevealer.com is proud to annouce an upgrade to the Dating Service (infidelity) Assessment.

This service has been used by thousands of clients to catch people cheating online. We have caught people with secret personal ads. Secret social network sites such as Myspace and Facebook. We have caught cheaters on swinger sites and extreme sexual fetish dating sites.That evidence has even been used in court for custody evaluations.

WE have expanded that search with an add on service to locate people on porn sites, and escort service sites. In the first few weeks this service has been available it has proven to be extremely popular with over 80% of the clients choosing the upgraded service.

Please visit www.emailrevealer.com for more details

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Get Your Own Trap Line

Opperman Investigations is proud to announce a brand new service. Trap lines!

For years we have used Trap Lines to assist us in skip tracing, employment locates, reverse email searches and locates. We have used this very sophisticated technology to locate fugitives, non custodial parental kidnappers and teenage run aways.

Now we can offer the same service to our fellow investigators.

What is a trap line?
A trap line is a phone number equipped with Automatic name and number identification. The same technology used my 911 dispatchers to unblock caller ID block and instantly identify callers. Even if the number is unlisted, non published , a cell phone or has caller ID blocked.

Click here to order your very own trap line.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Find Out if a Man is Cheating with Escorts

Surveys indicate that anywhere between 10 to 54% of men vsit prostitutes or escort services. Many married men do not even consider an occasional visit with a prostitute as "cheating". Of course their wives would feel differently if they knew only about it.

The trouble with married men being unfaithful with prostitutes is that until recently it was almost impossible, for the wife to catch him cheating. It's not like he's chatting online or calling up his prostitute. He's probably not taking her out on romantic dates either. It's most likely just a quickie at lunch time in a sleazy hourly motel.

But today with modern technology it's very easy to catch a man cheating with prostitutes or escort services, You see just like everything else the first place a man will go to find a prostitute is the Internet. There are over 500,000 online escorts and escort service web sites. There are even entire online communities where escorts that call themselves "providers" and the clients called "hobbyists" will gather online in chat rooms and message board forums. The men will give reviews of the prostitutes and the escorts will screen the clients for each other. There are also 'Adult" online dating services that cater to escorts and their clients.

It's the move from street corners to Internet web sites that now makes it possible to catch a man cheating with prostitutes. There are online investigation services that can search out all the online dating services and find out which sites your man has joined. But these services have been expanded so that you can also search all the online escort services and escort review sites to see if your man is a member of them too.

Also these amazing online detectives can find secret email accounts, secret myspace pages, blogs or web sites that also may reveal clues to a man's infidelity.

If you think your man is cheating or seeing prostitutes you should consider hiring an investigator to investigate his online activity. It's the only way to really ease your worries. But if you do decide to hire a professional be sure to check him out first. Do an Internet search on his name and company name to see if they are recognized as an expert in online infidelity investigations.
Ed Opperman is president of Opperman Investigations Inc. He is considered an expert in online infidelity investigations. If you need help finding your mans dating service or escort service membership visit www.emailrevealer.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Find a Bail Skip With A Reverse Email Search

As a professional bail bond agent, bounty hunter or recovery agent you will probably be surprised to learn how a reverse email search can assist you in locating and recovering a bail skip. In fact most intake forms at the average bail bond office do not even have a field for the applicant to provide an email address.

This is a big mistake. An email address is an excellent tool in maintaining contact with the defendant before they ever skip in the first place, but it's even better for locating the defendant should they run out on their bail or miss court. A reverse email search investigation when conducted by an expert can pinpoint the exact location of your skip.

An auto email responder program can be used to maintain contact with a client. Remind them of pertinent court dates and telephone check in times and to verify and update contact information. If a client skips you can review the recorded IP addresses of the clients email responses and see if there is a pattern. Possibly another location the client uses to read and reply to his emails at a certain time of day. Perhaps from a girlfriend or relatives computer or a specific public library.

But if they fail to maintain contact or skip out on you, a reverse email search is an excellent method to track them down and locate exactly where they are when they open an email.

Other forms of online investigation services such as locating and monitoring social network sites like Friendster, MySpace or Facebook can also be extremely effective methods. Likewise an online dating service search to locate the personal ads sites the skip has memberships. Just because a client skips on bail does not mean they stopped dating.

To finish reading.....
http://ezinearticles.com/?Find-a-Bail-Skip-With--A-Reverse-Email-Search&id=1589867

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Locate Hidden Assets- How to do an Asset Search

My article Locate Hidden Assets- How to do an Asset Search has been picked up. http://www.isnare.com/?aid=307921&ca=Advice

It's getting quite a bit of response.

Locate Hidden Assets- How to do an Asset Search
By: Ed Opperman

As a private investigator you may be asked to perform an asset search or an asset locate. This is when one person or business entity needs to determine the assets of another person. This would include bank accounts,real estate, businesses and much more.

There are many reasons why the client needs the asset search. It could be a divorce where one spouse suspects the other is hiding wealth or community property. It could be a business partner or investor. It could be a creditor that is ready to file a lawsuit and wants to know if it's worth the effort.

If the debtor has nothing no sense in proceeding with the suit. Can't get blood from a stone as they say.

How to perform an asset search?

Begin your search by delving into these records sources:

Court Records - Bankruptcy, Liens and Judgments - County Court House
Business Licensing - County Court House
Power Of attorney
Divorce proceedings records - State Vital Statistics
UCC filings - Secretary of State's Office
Corporation Records - Secretary of State's Office
Motor vehicle information - State DMV
Trusts
Probate records - State Probate Records
Real Property Records - Assessors Office - County Court House

Be cautious when performing an asset search. In 1999 new laws were passed that made pretexting financial institutions a crime. You can no longer call a financial institutions and pretend to be the account holder to obtain the account holders information.

Wikipedia describes pretexting as :

Pretexting (sometimes referred to as "social engineering") occurs when someone tries to gain access to personal nonpublic information without proper authority to do so. This may entail requesting private information while impersonating the account holder, by phone, by mail, by email, or even by "phishing" (i.e., using a "phony" website or email to collect data). The GLBA encourages the organizations covered by the GLBA to implement safeguards against pretexting. For example, a well-written plan designed to meet GLBA's Safeguards Rule ("develop, monitor, and test a program to secure the information") ought[citation needed] to include a section on training employees to recognize and deflect inquiries made under pretext. In fact, the evaluation of the effectiveness of such employee training probably should include a follow-up program of random spot-checks, "outside the classroom", after completion of the [initial] employee training, in order to check on the resistance of a given (randomly chosen) student to various types of "social engineering" -- perhaps even designed to focus attention on any new wrinkle that might have arisen after the [initial] effort to "develop" the curriculum for such employee training. Under United States law, pretexting by individuals is punishable as a common law crime of False Pretenses.

However there are many perfectly legal methods to obtain this information. You are still able to use the normal investigative techniques routinely used uin any investigation. Interviews,surveillance,dumpster diving, database searches and sources (tipsters and informants).

Many times an investigator you'll be working on a complex case and in the course of your investigation you mat need an asset search. In many cases it may be wise to outsource the asset search part of the investigation to another investigator that routinely performs these type of investigation.

About the author: Ed Opperman is President of Opperman Investigations. If you need assistance with an asset search please visit his web site http://www.emailrevealer.com. He offers asset searches as well and background reports and current employment locates.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Identify a MySpace User

Hey I just got another article published today.
http://ezinearticles.com/?id=1570310
It's already gotten a couple of thousand views:


n today's new world of online social networks like MySpace, Facebook, Friendster etc we might find that we have more interaction with people we know online than people we know in real life. Just like real life, online friendships and acquaintances can vary widely.

Some are close and some are just passing friendly comments and good wishes. Sometimes online, just as in real life, friendships can go bad and that person you once considered a friend has now become an enemy.

In real life when a friendship turns sour we can usually avoid the other person. But it it's an online friendship there's really no boundary to keep that ex friend from visiting your MySpace to see what your up to.

This can be a bit creepy.

It can get worse if it escalates to online stalking, harassment or defamation via these social networking sites.

This ex friend can start to create MySpace accounts with the sole intention of using that MySpace to harass you. Unless they come right out an admit it them it can be difficult to identify the MySpace user.

How to deal with a MySpace stalker:

You can contact MySpace and complain. They are pretty good at closing accounts but there's nothing to stop your stalker from creating another page five minutes later.

You can try to identify the stalker by hiring an expert that deals with online stalking and Internet defamation cases. These experts are usually private investigators that also specialize in email tracing. They have unique skills to locate and identify a MySpace user.

If you do decide to hire an expert be sure to check their credentials by doing a quick online search of their name to see if they are recognized in the field of online investigations.

Be sure to print out the offending pages and keep copies for your records in case it escalates to police or civil lawsuit. Either way do not encourage the conflict or allow it to escalate. If you take the right steps and consult with the right experts your negative experience with a MySpace stalker can be resolved quickly and easily.

Ed Opperman is the president of Opperman Investigations.

He is considered as an Email Tracing expert. If you need assistance in dealing with a Myspace stalker you can visit his web site. http://www.emailrevealer.com

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Ed_Opperman

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blog Wars and Stalker Blogs

Ever heard of a blog war? How about Blogger stalking? Usually when you think of a blogger the image that comes to mind is a nerd with glass's and pocket protector in his mothers basement typing away on his computer about the upcoming Star Trek Convention.

But that's just the stereotype. Today there are political blogs, blogs on love advice, medical advice and legal advice. Many people use there blog as an online personal diary to keep in touch with friends and family and hopefully make new friends.

But unfortunately the cyber stalker has also found a use for the blog. They create blogs to attack, harass and defame their victims. Foolishly thinking they cannot be located or identified from their anonymous blog post.
Today there are private investigators that not only can locate and identify the offending blogger they can also run an online risk assessment to help protect you before you become a victim of a cyber stalker or identity thief.
If you are going to hire an investigator be sure to Google them first to see if they are a recognized expert in email investigations and online risk assessments.


ED Opperman is president of Opperman Investigations Inc.He is considered an Email Tracing Expert. His website http://www.emailrevealer.com/, offers Blog Or Social Network Identification Investigations, Email Tracing and Online Risk Assessments.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Find Out Peoples Secret Kinky Sexual Fetishes

I recently wrote this article and it picked up all over he Internet.:

Today’s online dating services come in every flavor and color of the rainbow. There are gay sites, bisexual sites, Christian sites, Jewish sites and married but dating sites.
Did you know that there are also online dating sites for virtually every kind of kinky sexual fetish? Bondage ,S&M, swinging, cuckolding, auto asphyxiation. To name just a few examples.
You may or may be into some of these fetishes yourself. Or the idea of this kind of behavior could be an extreme turn off. The idea that a person you would consider dating would be a member of one of these fetish sites might disgust you.
To each his own I say, but if the possibility that your potential date is in into an unappealing fetish upsets you maybe you should do a little investigating before you go on that first date.
You can hire an online service that conducts a dating services search. They can take any email and compare it against all the online dating services until they find the dating site that the email has a registered membership.
This search is also an excellent resource for married people or people in monogamous relationships that suspect their partner may be cheating or at least contemplating an affair by browsing persona ads online.
If you are going to go with an online dating search, usually called an Online Infidelity Investigation, be sure to do your homework first and choose a company that has a serious background in Internet investigations. You should do a few Google searches to see if the investigator or company you choose has a good reputation and is considered an expert or authority in Internet Infidelity Investigations.
Either way I think we can all agree it’s best to be informed about the secret kinky fetishes your mate or potential mate may be hiding from you.
BTW this search can also be run on your boss,friends and coworkers just to be nosy….
Ed Opperman is president of Opperman Investigations Inc. He is considered an expert in Email Tracing and is the inventor of the Online Infidelity Investigation.If you have any questions about this type of search contact him at http://www.emailrevealer.com/

Friday, October 3, 2008

Instant Online People Searches or Skip Tracer?

Everyone has someone they're trying to locate. It may me a long lost relative an old love, a high school friend. These are people that you were once close with but now you've lost touch. Maybe there was a falling out with someone and the need to apologize haunts you. It could even be an estranged parent that you've never even met.

So you gather up your courage and try an online people search service. As you enter their information into the search forms your heart starts to beat and your emotions flare. You fill in the forms as best you can and your heart stops as you wait for the instant results.

Unfortunately many times the results are only more disappointment. Disappointment that the person you are searching for cannot be found. The instant online people search has failed.

Many people will give up at this point. Some will try another instant online people search service only to get the exact information as the first one they tried. Some will give up.

The more persistent individual with move forward to the next step. They will hire a professional skip tracer.A professional skip tracer is usually a private investigator and they make a living by locating hard to find people.

An instant online people will rely on databases called credit headers. These databases are a collection of all the information a person will write on a credit application for a loan, credit card, apartment rental etc. If you move your bills are forwarded by the post office and they notify the creditors who update your information both in their records and in your credit header information with the credit bureaus.

A professional skip tracer will also consult credit headers but . They have the experience to interpret this raw data and gleam clues to the subjects true whereabouts. They also have a lifetime of sources and experience in locating hard to find people. A skip tracer is used to locating people like bail jumpers and dead beats so someone like your old HS sweetheart that fell through the cracks will be simple.

A skip trace may include calling up the subjects old neighbors, employers or family members. Often using a pretext to trick these people into revealing the location of the skip.

So if you have tried an instant online people search and the service has let you down do not despair. Help is out there in the form of a skip tracer.

Ed Opperman is Pres. of Opperman Investigations Inc. He is an experienced skip tracer and the senior investigator for http://www.emailrevealer.com/. Please contact Ed If you need a People Finder Search or a Skip Trace.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Catch a cheating spouse with cell phone forensics

It's amazing to think that today the average person can play CSI detective. If they suspect their spouse is cheating they can take a cellular phone and Fed Ex it off to a lab and have a complete detailed forensic examination returned in just a few days. All for the price of a dinner and a show. We'll it's true.

Just a few years ago it was possible to go online and order copies of anyone's detailed telephone records. This was seen by many as a dangerous invasion of privacy so lawmakers in Washington DC proposed and passed laws making that practice unlawful.

Many adulterers took a heavy sigh of relief. Believing that their infidelity could no longer be uncovered by the spouse that liked to play detective.

Shortly after the laws were passed a new state of the art science called Handheld Digital Forensics" became available to the average citizen. In this science you can take any handheld digital device and recover deleted text messages, deleted pics, caller ID entries and practically anything else that was ever recorded on the device.

This science has uncovered many cheating souses. One such case involved a man that had been out late one night. His mate insisted to review his cell phone to see any pics on the device. A fight ensued and as a last desperate effort to conceal his infidelity the man smashed his phone down destroying the LCD screen. He thought he had buried his indiscretion forever.
His mate sent us the phone and we were able to retrieve all the text messages of this man arranging an appointment with an escort. We were also able to recover pics of the man receiving a sexual act from his paid prostitute.

Unfortunately the boys in the lab don't get to see the look on the mans face when his mate confronted him with the evidence but we can feel satisfied that the truth was uncovered. An unsuspecting victim of infidelity was provided picture proof and is now able to make informed educated decisions about her relationship and her future.



Ed Opperman is Pres of Opperman Investigations Inc, and cheif investigator for www.emailrevealer.com.
If you need help with Cellular Forensics feel free to contact him at www.emailrevealer.com

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Email Harassment - What To Do

If you have ever had the experience of going to your email box and found an unwelcome email you'll agree that it can really spoil your day. Email harassment can run a very broad range of degrees. From mildly annoying to terrifyingly dangerous. You should consider this carefully and react accordingly.

Let's say you open an email and to from someone you recognize from an online chat room or blog. They are offended by something you said and they really let you have it. How should you react? You should act thoughtfully and carefully as if you're dealing with an angry stranger that has appeared on your door step. The last thing you should do is "flame" them back and respond rudely or hatefully. This could start a war that can escalate and go on for years.

Keep in mind that you really don't know anything about this person. They could be mentally or emotionally disturbed and possibly dangerous.

Now lets say you receive an anonymous harassing email and you have no idea who sent it but it's obvious this person knows a great deal about your life. Once again the way you respond to email harassment can affect your life for years to come so be thoughtful before you reply. Try to explain to the person that this behavior is unpleasant for both of you. You both have better more productive thing to do with your time and you'd like to settle your differences amicably.

How to respond to email harassment
Should you report it to the abuse dept of their ISP or email provider or not? If you think it's serious and you really want to identify the person it is actually best NOT to report them to their ISP and get the account closed. That will only make it harder for an expert to trace the emails and identify the person harassing you. Even if the account gets closed they can just open another one and take further efforts to conceal their identity. Possibly even resort to proxy servers and re mailers.

How not to respond to Email Harassment
Do not get into a war with the harasser. If police become involved they might brush it off as a mutual combat and not see you as a victim Do not make threats. Do not tell your friends or family about the harassment or that you are hiring an investigator.


Tips on how to deal with Email Harassment :
1. Don't delete the Emails.
2. Keep a record of the harassing emails, both on disc and print them out.
3. Make a list of suspects. Try to obtain their email addresses and even copies of their emails and headers.
4. If you are being threatened or stalked call the police. Many times they will not put much effort into an investigation but at least you'll have a record.
5. Hire a professional that knows how to trace emails and identify the sender. They can also advise you on the specifics of your case since they deal with these things everyday.

However things turn out just keep in mind that you are dealing with someone that has personal issues and is unable to deal with them in a mature civilized manner. This alone should concern you because if a person does not understand how to deal with basic personal boundaries who knows how far they may go in their campaign. It may go beyond simple email harassment into a real life assault.

Ed Opperman invites you to visit his cyber investigation website for all of your email harassment problems. He offers cyber stalking investigations , internet infidelity investigations, reverse email search, and much more. To learn more about reverse email lookup and other useful information please click here now:===> http://www.emailrevealer.com

Saturday, September 20, 2008

How to Identify the owner of a PO Box

Sometimes as a PI you'll be asked to locate and or identify the physical address for the owner of a PO BOX or Postal Mail Box (PMB).
This can often be accomplished with a database search if you have access to credit headers. When people have a PO Box they will often use that address for their bills or car payments etc and the PO Box will appear on there credit headers as an alternate address.
If it's not there you may be able to contact the PO using a form available on the USPS web site. This form requires you to disclose the reason you need the information. The USPS will only reveal the information if you are attempting to serve legal service in proper person. They even require a case number.

Sometimes these methods will still fail. It could be that the owner of the box has relocated since they opened the box and no longer live at the address they provided the USPS.

You can try to pretext the PMB owner by mailing them professional looking material, free offers, maybe even a love letter, anything to trick the owner into revealing their identity. These mailings should always include a trap line phone number with call capture. If the mail box owner calls you'll get their information and can trace them that way.


This may sound like a lot of work for a simple PO BOX Break. Setting up trap lines , obtaining credit headers, printing up pretext post cards. Many investigators like to out source this type of work and purchase the information from an investigator that's already set up to routinely obtain this kind f information.

For assistance in performing a PO Box break contact Ed Opperman Pres of Operman Investigations Inc through his web site http://www.emailrevealer.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Social Security Number Searches

To see WHEN and WHERE a SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER was issued, free:www.usinfosearch.com/Free_ssn_search.htm

To locate someone or do a complete background report from Social Security Number visit
http://www.emailrevealer.com/

For more free tips and tricks be sure to visit all the free links on this page:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Private Investigator Tips and Tricks

Database NAME VARIATIONS:


When searching a database for a person named 'Al', most PIs might consider
that this is likely a 'nickname', or a shortened name, for 'Albert'. Or
couldn't it also be from 'Alvin', or 'Alberto', or 'Aldous', or 'Alfred', or
many other possibilities?!

So what is the best source for obtaining a list of all such names and their
derivatives?

Buy one of the bigger '50,000 Names For Your New Baby'-type books!

Tip- local libraries often carry similar books for surnames, showing spelling
variations.
Ed Opperman is the president of Opperman Investigations Inc He is also the owner of http://WWW.EmailRevealer.com He invites you to visit his blog where he gives step by step instruction, advice and warnings on how to become a private investigator.Including, State by State licensing requirements, PI schools and reputable Integrity Investigation companies http://becomeapi.blogspot.com/

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Click Links Below For Private Investigator Schools

The links below offer very qualified and accredited PI schools.
Although it's not necessary to take a PI course. It does shows prospective employers that you are serious about your career.

Friday, August 29, 2008

How to Become a Private Investigator

Witout fail at least once a week someone will ask me. "How can I become a PI?"
The answer is not so simple because each state has it's own unique licensing policies. In fact some states require no license at all. While other states require a test, background check, apprenticeship under a lic PI and some college.
I plan to write an Ebook outlining a step by step plan to get fully licinced and up and running as a PI. I'm going to use this blog to outline the steps then put them all into the book.

Chapter 1 State Licencing Requirements
Alabama
There is no P.I. licensing requirement in Alabama, although some cities, such as Birmingham and Mobile, have their own, and a state business license is required to operate any business in Alabama.
State Law
State P.I. Association



Alaska
There is no P.I. licensing requirement in Alaska, although some cities, such as Fairbanks, have their own, and a state business license is required to operate any business in Alaska.
City of Fairbanks
State P.I. Association



Arizona
Dept. of Public Safety, Licensing Division
P. O. Box 6328
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 223-2361.
Web Site | No Web License Check Available
State Law (scroll down to chapter 24)
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association #2 NEW!


Arkansas
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies
#1 State Police Plaza Dr.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
(501) 618-8600

State P.I. Association
State Police web site - contact for further information
Fees and exemptions


California
Licensing Division, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
400 R Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5210
Web Site | License Check
State law
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


Colorado
None required.
State P.I. Association


Connecticut
Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police
294 Colony St.
Meriden, CT 06450-2098

Current Licensee List (PDF)
Web site
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


Delaware
Detective Licensing, Delaware State Police
P. O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 672-5304
State Police Web Site


District of Columbia
Security Officers Management Branch, Metro Police
Security Unit 2000
14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 671-0500


Florida
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Licensing, Bureau of License Issuance
P.O. Box 6687
Tallahassee, Fla. 32314-6687
(850) 488-5381
Web Site | License Check
State Law
State P.I. Association


Georgia
State Board of Private Security Agencies
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-1460

License Check (Individuals not agencies)
License Check (Agencies not individuals)
Web Site
State Law


Hawaii
Board of Private Detectives & Guards
DCCA, PVL, Licensing Branch
1010 Richards St.
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801.
(808) 586-3000 or (808) 586-2701

License check (Use code PD for individuals, PDA for firms)


Idaho
No license required by the state.

State P.I. Association


Illinois
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Web page
State law
State P.I. Association


Indiana
Private Detective Licensing Board
100 N. Senae Ave., Rm 1021
Indiana Government Center North
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2246
(317) 232-2980
Web Page | License Check
State Law


Iowa
Administrative Services Division, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wallace State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 725-6230
State law
State P.I. Association


Kansas
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
1620 SW Tyler
Topeka, KS 66612
(785) 296-8200

License Check
Web Site
State P.I. Association


Kentucky

License Check
State website
Copy of new state licensing law
State P.I. Association


Louisiana
L.S.B.P.I.E.
2051 Silverside Drive, Suite 190
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Web Site | License Check
State P.I. Association


Maine
State Police Licensing Division
State House Station #164
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-7216
State Law
State P.I. Association


Maryland
Maryland State Police, PI Licensing Division
Jessup, MD
(410) 653-4500, ext. 3, then ext. 1
No Web License Check Available | State Law
State P.I. Association | Other State P.I. Association



Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police
Special Licensing Unit
485 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
978-538-6128 voice
978-538-6021 fax

All Licensees List (XLS File) | All Licensees List (Google HTML Page of XLS file)
State P.I. Association


Michigan
The Department of Consumer & Industry Services
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, Michigan 48909
(517) 241-5645
Web Site | License Check
State Law (use arrows beside 'Documents' to navigate through pages)
State P.I. Association

Minnesota
Department of Public Safety Private Detective & Protective Agent Services Board
445 Minnesota St.St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 793-2666
Web Site | No Web License Check Available
State law
State P.I. Association



Mississippi
None required.
MISSISSIPPI PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 4484
Meridian, MS 39304


Missouri
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
None required on the state level, but Kansas City, St Louis, Joplin, St Joseph and Springfield require licensing.


Montana
Board of Private Security Patrol Officers and Investigators
301 S Park, Room 430
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2387, Fax: (406) 841-2309
Web Site | License Check


Nebraska
Secretary of State
State Capitol, Suite 2300
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2554
Web site | Agency List PDF | Individual License PDF
State law


Nevada
Private Investigator's Licensing Board
3476 Executive Pointe Way, Suite 14
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-3223

Current Licensee List
Employees of Licensees
State law


New Hampshire
State Police
Division of Licenses and Permits
Hazen DR., Concord, NH 03305
(603) 271-3575
State Law | No web license check available
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


New Jersey
State Police
Department of Law & Public Safety
Private Detective Unit
P. O. Box 7068
W. Trenton, NJ 08688-0068
(609) 633-9352
Web site | No web license check available
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


New Mexico
Bureau of Private Investigators
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 476-7080

License Check
Web Site
State Law


New York
Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3490

License Check (Business name search only.)
Web site
State Law
State P.I. Association


North Carolina
Private Protective Services Board
1631 Midtown Place, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3611
(919) 875-3609 fax
Website | License Check (.PDF)
State P.I. Association


North Dakota
Private Investigative & Security Board
P.O. Box 7026
Bismarck, ND 58505
(701) 222-3063
Web Site | License Check


Ohio
Divison of Homeland Security/PI/SG Unit
1970 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
office: (614) 466-4130
fax: (614) 752-6380
e-mail: pisg@dps.state.oh.us

State Website | License Check
State Law
State P.I. Association

Oklahoma
Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training
Private Security Division
P. O. Box 11476-Cimarron Station
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0476
(405) 239-5110
State Law
State P.I. Association


Oregon
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, Oregon 97317
Phone: 503-378-8531
Fax: 503-378-4600
Web Site | License Check
State law
State P.I. Association


Pennsylvania
State law
State P.I. Association


Puerto Rico
Policia De Puerto Rico
GPO Box 70166
San Juan, PR 00936
(787) 793-1234


Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island
Providence Plantations
345 Harris Ave.
Providence, RI 29221
(401) 277-2000
State Law


South Carolina
State Law Enforcement Division
Regulatory Services
P. O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398
(803) 896-7015
Fax: (803) 896-7041
State Law (Pop Up Word File) | State Website | No web license check available
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


South Dakota
No P.I. license, but business license through Department of Revenue required.
Main Department of Revenue Office number: 800-829-9188
State Revenue Offices


Tennessee
Department of Commerce & Insurance
Private Protective Services Division
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1158
(615) 741-6382
Web Site | License Check
State P.I. Association


Texas
Texas Commission on Private Security
4930 S. Congress, Suite C-305
Austin, TX 78745
P. O. Box 13509
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-5545
FAX: (512) 452-2307

License Check
Web Site
State Law
State P.I. Association


Utah
Department of Public Safety & Law Enforcement Services
Bureau of Regulatory Licensing
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 965-4544

State Website (No online license verification available.)
State Law
State P.I. Association


Vermont
Board of Private Investigative and Armed Security Services
Office of Professional Regulation
109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
(802) 828-2837
Web Site
State Law
State P.I. Association | State P.I. Association Members


Virginia
Department of Criminal Justice Services
Private Security Section
P.O. Box 10110
Richmond, Virginia 23240-9998
(804) 786-4700

License Check
State Law (click on Legislative & Regulator link, to left of screen)
State P.I. Association
Another State P.I. Association


Washington
Department of Licensing, Public Protection Unit
405 Black Lake Boulevard
P.O. Box 9649
Olympia, WA 98507-9649
Web Site
State Law
State P.I. Association (WALI) | State P.I. Association Members
Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators


West Virginia
Secretary of State
Licensing Division
Private Investigator Licensing
Charleston, WV 25301
Web site | License Check
Info on requirements (Scroll down to S.)


Wisconsin
Department of Regulation & Licensing
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
(608) 266-0829
Web site | Individual License Check | Agency License Check
State P.I. Association


Wyoming
Regulated by local jurisdictions.

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