Welcome to the Tennessee Professional Investigators Association (TPIA) website. The association is here for our members and we welcome any questions and comments from members and prospective members.
Our organization is one of the original organizations that was created exclusively for private investigators in the State of Tennessee.
We are honored to have former and current Law Enforcement Investigators from local police departments as well as state departments. We are one of the few organizations that also have former Federal Investigators from the FBI and United States Military.
The membership's investigators cover all areas of investigations, including missing persons, fraud, background checks, surveillance, homicide, process serving, lie detecting, fire and etc.
TPIA is also the only organization to have an Investigative Joint Task Force (IJTF) that operates for persons who are indigent, but still have a legitimate need for help.
All TPIA regular members are licensed by the State of Tennessee and overseen by a Private Investigative Commission.
As the Chairman of TPIA, I welcome you to look through our membership directory to help guide you to an investigator who can assist you. If you are interested in becoming a Private Investigator and believe you can meet the high standards it requires, please contact us and we will provide you with information to help you become a licensed private investigator and would welcome you as a member of TPIA.
Robert "Eddie" McCarter, LPI