If you need to find a licensed and experienced Private Investigator or Protective Agent in Minnesota, you have come to the right place. Our members are highly trained and can be trusted to provide you with expert and professional service in confidence.

COMING SOON: The MAPI 2024 Spring ZOOM (Free and for Members Only) Training Seminar

The FREE 2024 Seminar will be held Sat. May 6th. Nationally recognized Private Investigator and Author Kitty Hailey and Security Management Expert and Author Inge Sebyan-Black speaking on Ethics with 3.0 Hrs. of CEU credits available. More info will be coming soon.

Thank you members for attending our 2023 Fall Conference this September.

The Minnesota Association of Private Investigators and Protective Agents (MAPI) recently held the 2023 Fall Training Conference at Northern Lights Hotel & Casino in Walker, MN. For the 5th straight year, we provided the Conference both In-Person and via Zoom. In addition to great Speakers, Food and Networking, we had perfect cool Northern MN weather that allowed us to have fun outdoor Drone presentations by Earl Bakke and Mike Roberts, and then Mike took the group on 1/2 hour afternoon boat rides on Leech Lake in his Pontoon boat.

We continue to be one of the only PI/PA Associations that offers Members annual CPR & First Aid Training, and our long time Member Bruce Olson provided two classes this year. Our keynote Speaker was Michael Julian, who provided us with his A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Training. We also had Foreign Entities Training from two FBI Special Agents, Insurance Risk and Liability Training by Isaac Peck of OREP Insurance and Working PI Magazine, NICB Updates by Special Agent Don Howell, MN Dept. of Commerce Fraud Unit Updates by Director Tony Ofstead, MN PI/PA Board Updates by Director Kate White, and PI/PA Interstate Compact Legislation Updates by VA/NY PI Nicole Gray.

Details on our events are always posted to our Events page.

Florida (FAPI) Association Partnership

MAPI has a professional affiliation with the Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) which allows our members educational training and business referral opportunities. We have provided a link to the Membership Directory for FAPI and recommend their members for investigative and security related work in the State of Florida and beyond, as they have several members who are investigators in other states and countries.


Hire a MAPI Member

Looking for a Private Investigator or Protective Agent? MAPI applicants must qualify to join, adhere to a code of ethics, participate in education and answer to any complaints. Your investigative and/or protection needs are serious. Shouldn't you hire someone that is serious about his or her profession?

Hire a MAPI member today.

Become a Member

Become a member of MAPI and gain valuable benefits including increased visibility for your company plus access to member only information and events. You also get discounts from key vendors. There are different membership options available to licensed and non-licensed entities.

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Report Illegal Activity

Please Report if you suspect any unlicensed private investigations or protective agent activity. Private Investigators and Protective Agents are strictly regulated in Minnesota. We take all reports seriously and in confidence, and can investigate or forward your concern to the appropriate authorities.

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MAPI sponsors have opportunities to meet with our members at MAPI Events, and to provide materials and information to them about their business. For more information on how you or your business can become a MAPI Sponsor, visit our Payment page to get started.

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