The Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts is the oldest and premier resource for Licensed Private Detectives in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Through legislative efforts, continuing education and peer networking events, the LPDAM promotes professionalism of the individual investigator and the profession as a whole. The LPDAM also coordinates its efforts with the National Council for Security Services (NCISS) to ensure proper representation on the national level.
The business of Private Detectives and Private Investigation is a profession regulated by Massachusetts state law. Anyone who practices Private Investigation, Bodyguard Services, Polygraph Examinations, Accident Reconstruction, Insurance Investigations, Arson Investigations or any other aspect of investigation for hire, 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.