The Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts, Inc. (LPDAM)
The Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts, Inc. consists of a majority of the licensed investigators within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The association philosophy is to promote professionalism in the private investigative industry and to safeguard those who are qualified, professional licensed investigators within their jurisdiction. Mr. Lajoie served two terms as the President of LPDAM and is the current immediate past President.
For more information, visit www.LPDAM.com
National Association of Legal Investigators, Inc. (NALI) Established in 1967, NALI has long been considered the best legal and PI association in the world. This prestigious organization of approximately 500 investigators nationwide, including International Members, are screened and investigated for entry into this association. Its mission is "to endorse, promote, and safeguard the highest professional ethics of the legal investigative profession and to explore, cultivate, and advance those arts and sciences that will serve to raise the standards and techniques of legal investigation". NALI’s Certified Legal Investigator (CLI), certification program is the most prestigious professional board certification in the industry and is difficult to achieve. There are less than 100 CLI’s worldwide, and Mr. Lajoie, a CLI, served as the CLI program chair for 4 consecutive years.
For more information, visit www.NALI.com
International Intelligence Network (INTELLENET) INTELLENET is a world-wide network of investigators and security consultants. Their selective membership is restricted to individuals with extensive experience in law enforcement, intelligence or private security. They offer an assortment of diversified services, and operational scopes are virtually unlimited throughout the United States and abroad. INTELLENET members represent some of the finest investigators available in the world, and many are retired or former government agents from the highest echelons of both military and civilian elements.
For more information, visit www.INTELNETWORK.org
The National Association of Investigative Specialist (NAIS) The largest national association of private and legal investigators in the US based in Austin, TX, NAIS promotes professionalism in the industry and conducts educational seminars. Additionally, NAIS provides educational materials to the private investigative and detective industry. Mr. Lajoie was named the “National Investigator of the Year” in 2002 by NAIS, a 2,500 member strong association, and was named an honorary “Life Member” by its founder.
For more information, visit: http://www.pimall.com/nais/dir.menu.html
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) NACDL encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America -- one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrongdoing; compassion for witnesses and victims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty. Mainly consisting of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NACDL encourages, supports, and invites investigators that work for criminal defense lawyers into its membership.
For information, visit, www.NACDL.org
The United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI) USAPI is the only national organization representing the interests of all professional investigators. USAPI offers training, education, and certification to all professional investigators. USAPI has a prestigious certification board consisting of the best investigators and experts in the field of professional private investigation. Mr. Lajoie is a member of the USAPI Certification Board. USAPI members also receive many member benefits such as discounts on Avis car rentals, PI Magazine, as well as health and other insurances being made available. For more information, visit www.USAPI.org
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc. (NCISS) NCISS is a cooperative effort of those companies and associations responsible for providing private security and investigation services to the legal profession, business community, government and the public. Each day we find an increasing number of problems confronting the orderly growth of our profession. These problems include, among others: overly restrictive legislation regarding training and standards, proliferation of legislation requiring local licensing, public misunderstanding and misinformation on the role and contribution of private investigators and security services, and an uninformed media. It is the role of NCISS to meet and solve these problems while seeking to uncover and recommend action on any hidden potential problems which may have an effect on our profession. For more information visit, www.NCISS.org