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Upcoming Events

P.E.A.C.E. Forensic Interviewing Course. Learn a highly accepted method of investigative interviewing. Five days of learning including four days of role playing and feedback sessions will ensure you have the skills necessary to add value to your professional investigative tool kit! May 29 . June 2, 2017 Sandman Signature YVR in Richmond BC .

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20th Annual PIABC Conference October 21 & 22, 2016. Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, BC. Further details to follow.

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Past Conference Presentations, Articles & Resources

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Important Information on the Future of Public Safety and Policing!

PIABC has been an active participant in ongoing consultations and committees involving Federal and Provincial governments, police and private security services stakeholders. These discussions and committees were formed to help reengineer future public safety and security service delivery models.

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Travel, Health, Dental and Long Term Disability Insurance coverage is NOW AVAILABLE for PIABC members

This coverage is custom designed for your individual needs. You no longer need to be dependent upon an employer to have this coverage.

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Professional Development

Online Training Course for Professional Private Investigators Mandated by Ministry of Justice!

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Commissionaires BC is offering professional development courses for security professionals at their training facility in Surrey, BC. You can view the entire course offerings at Learn More

STOAS - 5 Day Surveillance Training Course Contact Pete Johnson for further dates and details at admin@stoas.ca

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Using the Internet as an Investigative Research Tool $399.00. This price includes a free one-year subscription to our Premium Resources Knowledge Database, a value of $299.99 and an Ontario Police College certificate for successful candidates

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Strategic Intelligence Analysis $499.00. Price includes a free one-year subscription to our Premium Resources knowledge Database.

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Criminal Intelligence Analysis $499.00. Price includes a free one-year subscription to our Premium Resources knowledge Database

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Introduction to Intelligence Analysis $499.00.

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Open Source Intelligence for Business April 20-21, 2017; $999 Standard/$899 Early-Bird

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Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigations Training October 2-4, 2017; $1,499 Standard/$1,349 Early-Bird

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What is PIABC ?

PIABC is an association of professional licensed private investigators and security consultants in British Columbia. We also offer Associate membership to private investigators and security consultants lawfully licensed in other jurisdictions.

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The Mission

The Mission of PIABC is to establish and maintain a high standard of ethics for its members; to disseminate information relating to ethical practice in private investigation; to provide professional development to its members, to encourage association between owners and operators of private investigation companies, agencies and security professionals; to educate the communities which the members serve about private investigation and the services rendered to the public.

How to hire PI service ?

We recommend at least four steps in hiring a PI firm.


Ascertain that they are licensed as a PI firm by the Security Programs and Police Technologies Division of the Ministry of the Solicitor General.


Ascertain that the firm is a member in good standing with PIABC by using our ‘Find-A-PI’ search tool or using our more specific PIABC member search.


Ensure that the firm can supply the investigative resources appropriate for your unique needs.

fourth STEP

Have a written contract that ensures you are provided with a written report of activities and time

Benefits of joining PIABC

1 A free individual membership for the PI business owner of your firm.
4 Free marketing of your business services using our PIABC website, publicity and networking campaigns!
2 Free use of our PIABC logo in your advertising as long as you are a member in good standing!
5 Effective representation of your interests to Provincial and Federal Government!
3 Recognition as belonging to the only professional association in BC for Private Investigators!
6 Reduced business insurance rates, communication costs, other products and services through our vendor sponsors!

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Not all applicants for PIABC memberships are necessarily accepted. PIABC retains the right to refuse individual or business membership applications at its sole discretion.