In January 2000, six private
investigators came together and formed the Society of Nevada Professional
Investigators. Those founders were Andrea Boggs, Richard Franky, Peter
Maheu, Sam Nixon, Richard T. Smith and Dick Wiese.
The goal was to form a society
that would self police the industry, work hand in hand with the State
of Nevada Private Investigator’s Licensing Board, confront unlicensed
activity, educate its members regarding private investigator’s
matters, safeguard the general public, lobby, and set a higher professional
standard among fellow Private Investigators in the State of Nevada.
• Among the various
accomplishments of the Nevada Society of Professional Investigators
includes having the State of Nevada implement video teleconferencing
of the Private Investigators Licensing Board’s quarterly meetings. Before that occurred, NSPI had to fly a Board Member to Carson City
to participate in the meetings.
• The NSPI was instrumental
in the revision for the new PILB examination, supplying a sample of
600 questions and answers from various law enforcement tests.
• NSPI has lobbied
to maintain standards to not exclude certain professions that fall under
Nevada Revised Statute 648, insuring better protection for the citizens
• Members of the Board
have testified before the Nevada State Assembly and Nevada State Senate
on matters of proposed changes to Nevada legislation.
• The NSPI successfully lobbied to have questionable Lie Detection
procedures eliminated from NRS 648.
• Lobbied the PILB
to issue a $2,500 citation on the first confirmed instance of unlicensed
activity rather than issuing a cease and desist letter