Institute of Professional Investigators
For over 36 years, 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.
Mike Welply FIPI
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death, on Saturday the 14th of February, of Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (WCoSP) and Life Member of the Institute, Mike Welply FIPI .
The following publications, What price privacy? and When can I disclose information to a private investigator? have been by the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ipo.gov.uk) and would be of interest and use to investigators in all sectors. Copyright remains with the ICO.
Letter from Lord Taylor regarding Licensing
Deputy Principal James Harrison-Griffiths has recently received a response to his letter to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP from Lord Taylor of the SIA with an update on licensing.
Attorney General’s guidelines on disclosure 2013
Revised guidance on how to apply the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 can be downloaded from the Government Website (Published: 3 December 2013)
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IPI and IQ
The IPI is now working closely with IQ to ensure that the online Foundation Course meets the necessary industry criteria.
Help and advice for those seeking a career as a Professional and Private Investigator.
Do you want the best possible quality of work carried out in respect of the investigation you would like undertaken? Do you want to ensure that the information has been obtained lawfully and therefore in a manner that will be acceptable and valuable if and when your issue results in a court hearing?
Find an investigator
The Institute's online Foundation Course has been running now for eight years and has become very popular as an entry point into the world of professional and private investigation. Study at home at your own pace.