Licensed Private Detectives Association of
The mission of L.P.D.A.M. is to further enhance the excellence of the Massachusetts private investigator through member seminars, continuing education, legislative action, and positive public relations and by sheer professional example.
Currently LPDAM represents the majority of active licensed private detectives in Massachusetts. Membership in LPDAM has become an honor and privilege, a badge of professionalism recognized by the general public, the legal community and government agencies alike.
The Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts or L.P.D.A.M. was founded in April of 1991 by four "Founding Fathers" to unify, represent and advance the professional private investigator in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Governed by a 15 person Board of Officers and Directors, the Association became incorporated in 1994. The mission of L.P.D.A.M. is to further enhance the image of the Massachusetts private investigator through member seminars, continuing education, legislative action, and positive public relations and by sheer professional example. If you need a Licensed Private Detective Agency in Massachusetts, we encourage you to search our Find a Detective database.
If you have any questions about the licensing status of an individual or agency, we encourage you to contact the Massachusetts State Police, Special Licensing Unit, 485 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923. Telephone 978-538-6128.
The business of Private Detectives and Private Investigation is a profession regulated by Massachusetts state law. Anyone who practices as a Private Detective, Bodyguard, Polygraph Examiner, Accident Reconstructionist, Insurance Investigator or Arson Investigator in Massachusetts must be properly Licensed, or the W-2 Employee of a properly Licensed company, under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 147, Sections 22-30.