White Collar Forensic Joins World Association of Detectives
Roughly two years into my FBI career (circa 1988), my eldest sister Meryl bought me a book called Gumshoe: Reflections in a Private Eye. It is an autobiography written by Josiah “Tink” Thompson, a former philosophy professor from Haverford College and Yale graduate who left academia to become a private detective. The memoir is about his 35 year career as a private detective. I don’t remember a lot of details of the book (aside from the fact that I really enjoyed reading it) but there was one case in which he needed someone to conduct some leads in another country.
What does this have to do with anything you may ask?
Because the author talked about a global network of private investigators across the world that all agree to abide by the same by-laws and code of conduct and that is how he went about getting investigative work done in other parts of the world. At the time, this wasn’t particularly important information to me and I don’t recall if the organization was mentioned by name. But I only know of one such organization, the World Association of Detectives.
Founded in 1925, it is a global alliance of investigators and security professionals and the longest established and largest association of its kind in the world. I recently received word that White Collar Forensic’s application for membership was approved. Membership is only open to licensed private investigators – at least in the parts of the world in which a license is required. I am honored to be a part of such an important and highly respected professional community. Over the past 20 plus years, I have met some extraordinary investigators through the organization. As I continue to build out White Collar Forensic LLC, joining a prestigious and historic organization such as the World Association of Detectives is another milestone and resource further solidifying WCF’s ability to provide exceptional services to our clients wherever they are needed.