British Institute of Private Detectives

Welcome to the British Institute of Private Detectives

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The British Institute of Private Detectives encourages, promotes and upholds the highest standards within the private detective industry.

It has a large membership of private detectives and investigators, all committed to high quality, professional practice.

The BIPD promotes and stands for regulation within the industry. Before you choose a detective agency, contact us to see if they are a member of the BIPD.

Regulation of Private Investigations

In 2013 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s intention for the SIA to regulate private investigation activities.

Read how this will affect practitioners and why you will soon need to insist that a private investigator produce their licence.