Awarded the Contract – Priority Investigations

Priority InvestigationsThe Academy of Professional Investigation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to provide the IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation for all of the staff of Priority Investigations in the United Kingdom and Ireland until June 2017.

Ms. Charley Gracey of Priority Investigations said “We delighted to have been able to come to an agreement with the Academy of Professional Investigation to provide our in-house training solution. The Private Investigation industry has been under the spotlight in the UK and Ireland for a number of years. The Republic of Ireland as of 1st November 2015 requires all Private Investigators to be licensed through the Private Security Authority, however the UK is still yet to implement licensing. We feel that all practicing PI’s should have some level of recognisable competence and in order to achieve this we aim to have all of our staff complete the IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Professional Private Investigation.”

Mr. Stuart Withers of the Academy of Professional Investigation said “We are happy to have been nominated as the training provider for Priority Investigations. The Academy of Professional Investigation has been a well-respected investigator training school since 1997. The Academy provides training in conjunction with IQ [Industry Qualifications] being a UK Government Qualifications Awarding Body providing professional investigative training. “

About Priority Investigations – Priority  started in Dublin in 1987, based on an amalgam of various PI Agencies owned and managed since 1960 by Ian D. Withers called Intercity Investigations, from offices in London, Brighton, Ireland, New York and Maryland in the USA. Priority began expanding again in 1994 with a network of Franchised and Licensed Offices in Ireland and the United Kingdom, providing a 24 hour confidential and comprehensive investigation service from offices in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and London.

Priority Investigations

Head Office

3 Wellington Park
Belfast, BT9 6DJ
Northern Ireland