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We are the members of the Tennessee Association of Licensed Professional Investigators. We will find the answers quickly, quietly and discreetly. Our licensed private investigators are certified and adhere to the highest code of conduct. You can rest assured that all information will remain confidential and results accurate. Whenever you are seeking investigative services, our private investigators will solve your life's mysteries.
Our professional investigators specialize in answering unsolved questions in virtually any arena.
This association is for licensed Tennessee investigators. 

  • Insurance Fraud
  • Accident Reconstructions
  • General Investigations
  • Malpractice
  • Missing Persons
  • Asset Checks
  • Background Checks
  • Adoptee Family History
  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Computer Crimes
  • Corporate Theft Investigations
  • Drunk Driving Defense
  • Domestic Disputes
  • Illegal Drug Trafficking
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Industrial Investigations
  • Skip Trace
  • Trial Preparation
  • Traffic Accident Investigations
  • Workers Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Personal Injury
  • Bank Account Fraud
  • Elder Abuse
  • Process Serving


2015 Continuing Educational Conference
Oct. 2 & 3, 2015, Holiday Inn, Elm Hill Pk. & Briley Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37214. Speakers: Cody Vest & Beth Bell, PI Board of Regulators, Ethics; Scott Augenbaum, FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Crimes; Rene Brison & Daniel Porter, Special Investigations, TN Comptroller of the Treasury Office; Rich Riddle, Investigator, Tennessee Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division; David Byrne, Attorney General's Office, Ex-Parte Cases; Glenn Funk, District Attorney; Diane Peterson, Handwriting Expert; Johnny Lawrence, Crime Scene Investigations;

Date: 10/02/2015


Our Values

TALPI is a self-regulating group of independent private investigators who strive increase awareness and educate the public about investigative services in Tennessee. TALPI contentiously offers information about ground breaking investigative methods and technology through continuing education courses and monthly meetings. ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, RESULTS There are three major organizations in the state of Tennessee to oversee the ethics and professionalism of private investigators. The organizations are The Tennessee Professional Investigators Association (TPIA),The Tennessee Association of Licensed Professional Investigators (TALPI) and The Tennessee Association of Investigators (TAI). These organizations provide continuing professional education for security and investigative operatives in the state, promote networking which allows investigators access to the expertise of literally dozens of specialties and unique skills to benefit their clients and assure their members adhere to the highest standards of legal and business ethics. It has only been a little over twenty years since licensing for private investigators has been required by the state. In fact there are several states which, to this day, do not require licensing of private investigators. It is "Caveat Emptor" or let the buyer beware. Hire a PI in these states or an unlicensed PI in Tennessee at your own risk. It is illegal to be paid to investigate a person, place, or other matter. There will be no accountability for performance and no oversight that the clients money will be well spent or even that the work the client has paid for will be done at all. Be sure to get a written contract that states how much the investigation will cost and what will be involved. No one can GUARANTEE results. However, hiring investigators belonging to these organizations WILL assure that the client has hired the best Tennessee has to offer. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the results of an investigation there is a Private Investigator Commission and Board of Professional Responsibility that you can file a complaint with. Investigators who belong to these organizations benefit by having access to the best training and the best field of consultants and investigators available. Their members are primarily retired law enforcement, FBI, Military Intelligence, DEA, TBI, and Highway Patrol experts in the fields of missing persons, arson, child custody, cheating spouses, background investigations, criminal defense, and any and all forms of investigatory needs that a client may require. These organizations work with and provide ongoing input to and monitoring of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Private Investigator and Polygraph Commission to assure that investigators and investigative companies in the state are fully qualified to provide their claimed services and that their ethical standards are compatible with the law and needs of our clients. The three organizations are refocusing this year on an even closer relationship to provide better training and a closer liason so Tennessee investigative professionals can achieve maximum effect for their clients. Investigators in our state, and potential clients around the world are invited to learn more about our organizations and how we can work together for the benefit of all. Check out the three Tennessee Associations websites: WWW.TPIA.com WWW.TALPI.org WWW.TAIonline.org

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