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Service Codes

Service codes are provided with each member's listing to indicate their particular service offerings.

Here are the codes:

 

 

AB

Abuse of Aged

IB

Information Broker

AC

Accident Investigations

ID

Identify Fraud/Theft

AD

Accidental Death

II

Insurance Investigation

AG

Armed Guards

IP

Insurance Provider

AI

Aviation Investigators

IS

Industrial Surveys

AL

Asset/Locating

IV

Investigations - General

AM

Abuse of Minor

LP

Loss Prevention

AN

Anti-Terrorism

LS

Litigation Support

AR

Arson Investigations

ME

Medical Evidence

AT

Anti-Trust

MH

Missing Heirs

AV

Audio/Video

MI

Marine Investigators

BA

Burglar Alarm

MM

Medical Malpractice

BC

Background Checks

MP

Missing Persons

CC

Closed Circuit

MS

Misconduct (Attorney/Police)

CE

Criminal Evidence Tech

OC

Occult & Ritualistic Crimes

CF

Counterfeit

OF

Oil Field Security

CH

Child Retrieval

PE

Pre Employment Screening

CI

Criminal Investigation

PG

Polygraph

CL

Complex Litigation

PH

Photography

CO

Consulting

PI

Personal Injury

CP

Computer Security/Crime

PL

Product Liability

CR

Corporate Intelligence

PR

Property & Real Estate

CS

Courier Service

PS

Process Service

CT

Counter Terrorist

PT

Patrol

CV

Civil Investigation

QD

Examiner - Questionable Docs

DA

Database

RE

Repossessing

DB

Debugging

RC

Records Searches

DC

Debt Collection

RP

Repressed Memory

DD

Due Diligence

RT

Retired Consulting

DF

Digital/Computer Forensics

SE

Security

DI

Discrimination

SM

Semen Testing

DM

Domestic/Marital

SS

Store Shopping

DN

DNA

ST

Skip Tracing

DR

Drug Testing/Searches

SU

Suicide

ED

Electronic Detection

SV

Surveillance

EM

Embezzlement

SX

Sexual Assault

ES

Espionage

TM

Threat Management

ET

Ethics Training

TP

Trial Preparation

EQ

Equipment Sales

TR

Trademark Violation

EX

Executive Protection

TS

Training/School

FA

Forensic Accounting

UC

Undercover

FI

Fingerprinting ID

VE

Video Equipment

FN

Financial Investigations

VI

Video Depositions

FO

Forensic

VO

Voice Stress

FR

Fraud

WA

Watchman Service

FT

Firearm Training

WC

Workers Comp

GD

Guard Dogs

WH

White Collar Crime

GU

Guards Unarmed

WI

Witness Interviews

HA

Handwriting Analysis

WK

Workplace Violence

HI

Hijacking

WL

Witness Locates

HO

Homicide

 

 

HY

Hypnosis/Forensic

 

 

 

 

* Integrity * Service * Honor *

 

Code of Conduct

I regard myself as a proud member of an important and honorable profession. "Honor" and "Responsibility" are words which hold a special meaning for me. I must seek knowledge and skills related to my chosen profession. My official conduct will be above reproach, stressing honesty and sincerity. I am obligated to serve my clients loyally, and to perform my services without personal prejudices. I pledge to give earnest effort and best thought to the performance of my duties. I will conduct all matters in a diligent and thorough manner, in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws, and with due respect for the rights and privacy of those involved. I will protect the confidentiality of my investigations, pursuant to WV Code §30-18-8. I will respect my fellow investigators/security professionals as I do myself. I promise to defend my fellow investigators'/security professionals' honor and lives as I would my own. On my honor, I pledge to abide by the above Code of Conduct.


 

 

Conference and Event Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring the organization, please inquire with the contact form.

 

Quarterly Meeting, August 12, 2017

Paul Purcell, of InfoQuest has graciously donated one copy of The Case File, a case file management system.  We will present his system as a training topic, not as a sales pitch, but as one of many great options for organizing and reporting private investigator case information.

You can learn more about the product at http://www.thecasefile.com/.

Become a Private Investigator or Security Guard in WV

As the only professional organization in West Virginia that represents both the Private Investigator and Security Guard industries, the Private Investigator and Security Professionals of WV (PISPWV) often receives inquiries about how to become a PI or SG.  If you run a simple Google search, you will find dozens of articles about the process.  The official answer about how to obtain a license is to query the licensing authority for that license; in West Virginia, the licensing authority for Security Guards and Private Investigators is the Secretary of State of West Virginia (WVSoS). 

We will post the official links below.  Here's the nitty gritty (but remember: see WVSoS for the official requirements):

  • Call WVSoS (304.558.8000) and request a free packet because you must…
  • Get an official fingerprint from Identigo
  • Get 5 character references in writing on the WVSoS form
  • Get 2 passport photographs
  • Get a $2,500 surety bond
  • Get copies of your education and experience (they can be combined - see the links)
  • Fill out the app
  • Send in all of the above plus the fee


Table of Contents on Licensing


http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/licensing/pages/aboutInvestigatorGuardlicensing.aspx


Specific Steps and experience/education


http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/licensing/pages/applyingforanindividualpilicense.aspx


WV law about the program


http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm?chap=30&art=18#18

 

JULY 2016 - APPLICATION CHANGES: New procedures for PI and Security Guard applicants are coming soon, now that the law has passed requiring a federal criminal history check.  While most everything will remain the same for applicants and the process, there are a couple of procedural changes that will affect applicants directly.  These changes affect only the fingerprinting process.

  • Applicants will no longer send a fingerprint card with the application.
  • Once the Secretary of State's has received the application, the applicant will receive a letter directing them to an IdentoGo location.  The letter will have an account number the applicant will use to pay for the fingerprinting that will bill our office rather than the applicant.
  • The applicant will receive a confirmation number and will be required to provide that number back to the SOS Office by letter, email, fax, or phone.
  • From there, everything will proceed as normal.

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