World Association of Professional Investigators
Private investigators Stuart Withers, John Edwards, Ian D. Withers founded World Association of Professional Investigators following a meeting in late 1998. In 2013 it has over 500 members all over the world.
WAPI mandated that it would be open to all and any practicing investigator, private or law enforcement and that Private Investigator Members would have to have, or be granted a licence as and when the regulation started for the Investigator Sector. Thus the determination of who was competent and qualified was left entirely to the SIA – Security Industry Authority, or other government body.
Code of Ethics
WAPI has published its own Code of Ethics that is their commitment to their clients.
Evidence Submitted to Home Affairs Select Committee and the Leveson Inquiry
- "WAPI Open eGroup". Yahoo Groups.
- "Written evidence submitted by the World Association of Professional Investigators". Parliament UK.
- "TRANSCRIPT OF ORAL EVIDENCE". Parliament UK.
- "Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on private investigators". Parliament UK.
- "Transcript of the Hearing Thursday 2 February 2012 Morning: Adrian Gorham, David Palmer, James Blendis, Mark Hughes, Tony Imossi, Tony Smith". LEVESON INQUIRY: CULTURE, PRACTICE AND ETHICS OF THE PRESS.
- "Does anybody regulate private investigators?". BBC News.