Welcome! The Private Investigator’s Association of Virginia (PIAVA) is a 501c (6) non-profit organization consisting of Private Investigators who are registered with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Private Investigators licensed in states other than Virginia, as well as individuals working in areas related to the private security industry, may also join PIAVA.
Our members routinely share information, resources, training and business opportunities. Every member of PIAVA pledges to conduct their business in accordance with the organization’s professional Code of Ethics. In addition, together our members strive to increase consumer awareness regarding the value of hiring properly licensed, trained and experienced private investigators. Please visit the other pages on this website to learn more.
In Virginia, a "private investigator means any individual who engages in the business of, or accepts employment to make, investigations to obtain information on crimes or civil wrongs; the location, disposition, or recovery of stolen property; the cause of accidents, fires, damages, or injuries to persons or to property; or evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, or investigative committee."
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