Private Investigators Association of Virginia

Private Investigators Association of Virginia Inc, commonly known as PIAVA, is theĀ onlymembership organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia focusing solely on service to the Private Investigator profession.

Our association traces its roots back to purely social gatherings of roughly a dozen or so private investigation firm owners, who had been meeting monthly at the Black Angus Restaurant in Springfield, Virginia for quite some time.

Eventually, an idea emerged from those get-togethers: Establish an association composed of private investigation firms with the purposes of:

  • Promoting and maintaining the highest practices of the profession.

  • Fostering a spirit of cooperation and developing trust, goodwill and friendship among its members, law enforcement and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The association would be called theĀ Private Investigators Association of Virginia.

PIAVA is strong, accomplished and focused. Our members are skilled, experienced and dedicated. We pledge to operate within a Code of Ethics and strive to operate in the spirit of our Preamble, helping one another with camaraderie. By so doing, our profession is strengthened and the public good is upheld.

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