The APIA was formed by investigative professionals to promote licensure, ethical practices, professional standards, and integrity in our profession. Protection for consumers, and fairness to subjects of investigations is paramount.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signs the first private investigator's bill in the state's history. APIA members attending: Jake McMillan, attending guest, Betty Casteel, Bill Waren, attending guest, Bill Posey, Janice Posey, attending guest, Charlette Henderson, Jim Capella, Dan Higdon, Rebecca Novae, attending guest, Jim Casteel, Charles Hopkins and Rodney Brown.
Licensure was accomplished in 2014 by passage of Chapter 25B - Alabama Private Investigation Regulatory Act. The Alabama Private Investigator Board (APIB) was created in 2014. The APIA holds a seat on that Board.
The APIA is a 501(C)(6), non-profit lobbying organization monitoring legislation that may affect our industry, thereby serving to protect licensed private investigators in the State of Alabama. We are pushing for improvements in our licensing law in areas of better minimum standards, training requirements, and agency licensing.
Lastly, the APIA promotes professional development by sponsoring quarterly meetings and an annual conference for continuing education and training. Networking within APIA, and access to our resources benefits all our members.
From the Capitol to the Courtroom, APIA members are involved in raising the standards of our profession through legislation and professional development.
The APIA Board of Directors is composed of 12 members. The Executive Committee is comprised of six elected officers, and they are responsible for the day to day operations of the A.P.I.A.. The District Vice Presidents fill three positions on the Board. They are elected by each district. Three Trustee positions are filled by former presidents or appointees.
President (2024 - 2025)
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Sergeant at Arms
District Vice Presidents
Central District VP
Northern District VP
Southern District VP
Vacant due to Jonnie Munn passing