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MAPI is an organization of Licensed Private Investigators and Protective Agents. With associate members such as Security Officers, Law Enforcement, Attorneys, and Vendors supporting the industry. Join a truly dynamic organization.

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MAPI Introduction




The Minnesota Association of Private Investigators and Protective Agents is a non-profit corporation organized under and pursuant to the provisions found in the Minnesota State Non-Profit Corporation Act. MAPI was initially organized and founded by a group of private investigators interested in building career awareness through shared resources and educational opportunities. MAPI was exclusively organized as a fraternal association for educational, political, legal and social purposes. The corporation works solely for the benefit of its members and respective industries.

Mission Statement:

The Minnesota Association of Private Investigators and Protective Agents' mission was recently revised to reflect legislative acts, statutes, rules and regulations that established new training mandates. The mission statement was modified to ensure MAPI provides continuing education opportunities and training materials for members and non-members alike, all of which meet or exceed state requirements.

MAPI is dedicated to the professional development of Licensed Private Investigators and Protective Agents as decreed in the Minnesota statutes.

MAPI promotes and maintains the highest ethical practices in the field of private investigation and protective agents, and only accepts as members those individuals whose background meets our stringent code of ethics. To be considered for membership, it is important that individuals have strictly observed the precepts of truth, accuracy and ethics in their professional and private life.



Dan Gilbertson - President

Jim Hessel - Treasurer

Tim Braatz - Secretary

Brian Fox - Board Member

Nick Luciano - Board Member




  1. To increase the membership so that we represent a majority of the State of MN license holders in both the Private Investigator and Protective Agent Industries.
  2. Provide increased VALUE to the Members, by providing the MANDATORY Professional Continuing Education opportunities to continue to improve the integrity of the PI and PA Industuries.
  3.  Develop and encourages the Practice of High Standards of Personal and Professional Conduct among those Persons working in the Investigation and Security Industries throughout MN.
  4.  Provide Networking Opportunities to Members and Associates to improve both Professional work opportunities and coverage for Clients throughout the State of MN.
  5.  Provide a Source for Professionals within the Investigation and Security Industries to interact with other Associates within their fields and to allow interaction and Updates from the MN Board of Private Detective and Protective Agents Licensing Board Representative at our Events.
  6.  Provide "Free" Online Directory Advertising for Members on this Website and provide a Source for not only Referrals from other Professionals within the industry, but also for the General Public, Business, Insurance, and Legal Communities to find MN Licensed Private Investigators and Protective Agents.