Private Investigator Resources

Agencies and Organizations 

Texas Private Security Bureau Company Search - Verify license type and status of private investigation agencies in Texas. You can also search for and verify licensing for individuals and training schools. 

Texas State Private Investigator Licensing Requirements - Provides information on the requirements for becoming a private investigator in Texas. 

United States Association of Professional Investigators 

North Texas Private Investigators Association Home 

American Medical Investigators Association

Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council 

Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action

National Association of Fire Investigators 

National Alliance of Gang Investigators 

National Association of Investigative Specialists 

National Association of Legal Investigators

National Association of Process Servers 

National Council of Investigation and Security Services 

Traffic Accident Reconstruction Organization 

United States Association of Professional Investigators

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Crimes Against Children

Federal Trade Commission Office of the Secretary - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has prepared this complete text of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.

Private Investigator Resources 

LEGAL INVESTIGATION RESOURCES @ PI Mall - LEGAL INVESTIGATION RESOURCE CENTER-free aids, articles, book reviews and links on conducting legal investigation. 

PI Magazine - also known as Private Investigator Magazine is recognized as the only international investigative print trade publication written for those interested in private investigations, police detectives, insurance SIU, experts in a variety of investigative specialties and seasoned professionals for the real life working P.I., professional licensed investigator, Detective Agency owner, college students, interns, or anyone who is employed by a PI agency or is interested in one day becoming a real true life Licensed P. I. The magazine claims approximately 30,000 readers worldwide. 

PI GEAR. website – Here you can find Surveillance and Investigative Tools, Books on Private Investigations. Live GPS Trackers & Tracking Devices, Body Worn Hidden Video Cameras, Body Worn DVRs - Digital Video Recorders, TSCM - De-bugging Detection Equipment

Data Search Providers 

LexisNexis® - a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.

TLO - (now owned by TransUnion) provides online investigative systems.

Tracers Information Specialists, Inc. - supplies companies with the data and intelligence needed to conduct business in the information age.

IRBsearch database - caters exclusively to private investigators, process servers, bail bondsmen, judgment recovery and repossession specialists. IRBsearch customers can search billions of records not always available in public databases.  Access to the IRBsearch database is federally regulated to only people with legally permissible purposes.