THE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH INVESTIGATORS
Formed in 1913, The Association of British Investigators (ABI) has been upholding professional standards for a century.
The ABI campaigns tirelessly for regulation in our profession and promotes excellence, integrity and professionalism within its membership.
The ABI has become the kite mark of the investigation industry. Insist your investigator is an ABI member.
On Wednesday 31st July 2013 the Home Secretary issued a Command directing "private investigation services" in the UK to be regulated by licensing, pursuant to The Private Security Industry Act 2001. Licensing is currently forecast to commence in the Autumn of 2014.
"Regulating by licence investigation in the private sector has been a long time coming but it does now seem real and relatively imminent. This process of accountability will enhance the Association of British Investigators' existing high standard and is expected to eventually erode to extinction the unwelcome market of unscrupulous opportunists who have hitherto blighted the sector by masquerading as Private Investigators. The Association embraces the latest developments on licensing and will enthusiastically offer its assistance and full support to The Home Office and the Security Industry Authority in the implementation process".
Tony Imossi, President
Association of British Investigator
SIA presentation on
'Licensing Private Investigators'
On Friday 20th September 2013, Bill Butler of the Security Industry Authority gave a presentation to ABI members and guests at The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Corporate and Consociate Membership
ABI membership has traditionaly been vested in the individual. In a logical advancement this new catergory of membership for businesses, has been introduced; also Consociate membership for full-time investigators employed by the business
The Association of British Investigators is also sector exclusively accredited by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [Department for Transport]
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