|In the 20 years of publishing investigative books and manuals for private investigators, I have never seen such outstanding and in depth work by one author as I have found in the work of Jody Ball. His authorship of his books are like his investigations and seminar training programs-top flight." Ralph Thomas|
Jody Ball is founder and owner of Ball Investigations in Austin, Texas. Ball Investigations was established in 1988. For the past five years, Jody and his sister, Stacey Ball have successfully managed the company and worked together on investigations. They have worked cases in the British Indies, London, England, and as far away as Saipan, as well as investigations in the local area and in most states in the United States. Jody and Stacey appeared in the television series, "Case Closed."
Mr. Ball's background is in law enforcement in the city of Austin and
in William County, Texas. The author attended the University of Texas and
Southwest Texas State University. Jody has spoken to law students and been
the key speaker at investigation seminars in Texas and Florida. Jody is
licensed by the Texas Law Enforcement Commission and the Texas Board Of
Private Investigators and holds a license for continuing education. He has
been called to testify as an "expert witness" in the fields of
loss prevention and security, worker's compensation, arson, and criminal
investigative techniques. Mr. Ball has extensive experience as a court appointed
investigator in numerous state and federal cases. He has appeared on the
television program 20/20 and has been interviewed on local news programs.
Mr. Ball is author of the following books published by Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc.
CONDUCTING CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
INVESTIGATOR'S BOOK OF LEGAL FORMS AND CONTRACTS
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INVESTIGATIVE INFORMATION
CONDUCTING CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS INVESTIGATIONS
IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
PROCESS SERVER'S HANDBOOK AND LEGAL REFERENCE
THE BIBLE ON WORKER'S COMPENSATION INVESTIGATION
His books are much like his investigations and training seminars: TOP QUALITY!
Mr. Ball holds the unique position of being awarded both NAIS AUTHOR OF THE YEAR for 1997 and NAIS SPEAKER OF THE YEAR for 1997. At the recent NAIS Private Investigator's Convention for 1997, Mr. Ball gave presentations approved for continuing educational requirements by the Texas Board Of Private Investigators on:
SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS
CHILD ABUSE INVESTIGATIONS
SERVICE OF PROCESS
In the very near future, Mr. Ball will be holding PI CLASS in Austin, Texas which is approved for continuing education in the state of Texas by the Texas Board Of Private Investigators.
Mr. Ball can be contacted at:
101 West Sixth Street, Suite 330
Austin, Texas 78701