Institute of Professional Investigators
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Institute of Professional Investigators.

Since 1976, the Institute of Professional Investigators has sought to encourage and promote its members to achieve and maintain a high standard of professionalism whilst engaged in their investigative activities. Our organisation is the only “Institute” within the private investigation sector in the United Kingdom. We consider our membership to be truly representative of the investigation sector. The management of the Institute is vested in a Board of Governors consisting of elected participants.


To promote the recognition of investigation as a profession by government, law and the public.


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Definition of a Professional Investigator

For Institute purposes a professional investigator is defined as “Any person who is engaged, fully or part-time in a paid capacity in either the private or public sector,

(a) in investigatory activities as defined by Section 4(1), Schedule 2 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, or

(b) in criminal investigations, or

(c) in the investigation of accidents of events that may give rise to legal action


who, whilst predominantly engaged in another occupation, has extensive, provable 5 involvement in activities equivalent to the aforementioned classes of investigation and who can satisfy the Admissions Committee that they comply with all legal, professional and ethical rules that govern the way in which those activities are undertaken.


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