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Watch the Detectives - by Nancy Barber

 From a former NYPD officer turned private eye charged with stalking to  a private investigator who illegally sold US database information to British press.


Established in 1955, our collective skill set covers virtually every aspect of the investigative spectrum. CII members are known worldwide for their expertise.The standards for membership are among the most rigorous in the profession. Read more about us here.

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CII has the network and specialists available for your investigative needs. The Council’s extensive vetting of members assure the client that the issues for investigation will be handled effectively and diligently.

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The benefits of a CII membership include:

  • Direct access to a networking opportunities with more than 400 like-minded professionals on 6 continents and over 70 countries
  • Direct access to specialized skills in various investigative specialties
  • Subcontracting and outsourcing opportunities with vetted professionals in virtually all major cities
  • Annual conference held in major cities worldwide, which provides for continued education and networking opportunities
  • Regional meetings around the world
  • CII Certification
  • Member Educational Scholarship Program
  • Quarterly journal
  • Educational portal with over 25 articles, videos, and presentations on best professional & business practices
  • Access to up-to-date industry information
  • Listserv to communicate with professional colleagues
  • Be part of a unique, prestigious organization that has earned the respect of public law enforcement agencies, legislatures, and public officials
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Council News

The CII is planning an in person AGM for 14 to 17 September 2022. Our goal is to meet safely in the Netherlands. Stay tuned for details!

The CII Scholarship Fund has landed!

Thanks to the generosity of the Willox Family Foundation, CII established a scholarship fund for the benefit of CII members and their immediate family. 

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