Our History

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.


Board of Directors

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.

Executive Committee


President (2022 - 2024)
Jim Casteel
Casteel & Associates LLC
Birmingham, AL
jimcasteel15@gmail.com
www.apianow.org


1st Vice President
David Whitson
Mosaic Investigative Services
Birmingham, AL
david.whitson@completemosaic.com
www.completemosaic.com


2nd Vice President
Roy Phifer

Montgomery, AL



Secretary
Jeff Hammock
Comprehensive Investigative Group
Gardendale, AL
hammock.jb@gmail.com
www.spy4rent.com


Treasurer
Fred Robinson
Robinson Services
Birmingham, AL
rservicesllc24@gmail.com
www.apianow.org


Sergeant at Arms
Frank Miller
The Miller Agency Investigations LLC
Birmingham, AL
milleragency205@gmail.com
www.apianow.org

District Vice Presidents

Northern District VP
Shereen Slapikas-Zaidan
Slapikas Investigative Service, Inc.
Vestavia,AL slapikasinvestigative@gmail.com


Central District VP
Domingo Santos
The Santos Agency
Vestavia Hills, AL
thesantosagency@gmail.com

Southern District VP
Bobby Truitt
Gotcha Investigations
Dothan, AL
bgprivatei@gmail.com

Trustees

Trustee
David Hill
Alabama Investigative Services
Tuscaloosa, AL
bamapi007@att.net
www.alabamainvestigators.net


Trustee
Jonnie Munn
Corporate Special Services
Birmingham, AL
jmunn@cssi.net



Trustee

Mike Knizel
AL Court Systems Invest
Clanton, AL
invservices1@yahoo.com





Northern District





Central District





Southern District


Blount
Callhoun
Cherokee
Cleburne
Colbert
Cullman
De Kalb
Etowah
Fayette
Franklin
Jackson

Autauga
Bibb
Chambers
Chilton
Clay
Coosa
Dallas
Elmore
Greene
Hale
Lee

Baldwin
Barbour
Bullock
Butler
Coffee
Choctaw
Clark
Conecuh
Covington
Crenshaw
Dale

Jefferson
Lamar
Lauderdale
Lawrence
Limestone
Madison
Marion
Marshall
Morgan
St Clair
Walker
Winston
Montgomery
Macon
Perry
Pickens
Randolph
Russell
Shelby
Sumpter
Talladega
Tallapoosa
Tuscaloosa

Escambia
Geneva
Henry
Houston
Lowndes
Marengo
Mobile
Monreo
Pike
Washington
Wilcox




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