Code of Ethics
CODE OF ETHICS
A Professional Private Investigator shall, at all times, demonstrate a commitment to professionalism in the performance of his or her duties as an investigator, abiding by the Laws in the State of Georgia or any other State in which to perform such duties.
A Professional Private Investigator will not engage in any illegal or unethical conduct that would be in direct conflict of the interest of his client, unless his client was determined to have violated the laws of the State or Nation in which such conduct may have been occurred and feels compelled to report the violation(s) to proper authorities.
A Professional Private Investigator will, at all times, demonstrate the highest degree of Integrity during the performance of an investigation.
A Professional Private Investigator will comply with lawful orders of the courts at all times, testify truthfully without bias or prejudice, giving accurate, complete factual information, documented where available.
A Professional Private Investigator will not reveal any confidential information or records of same without proper authorization to do so.
A Professional Private Investigator will cooperate with all recognized and responsible law enforcement and government agencies in matters within their jurisdiction.
A Professional Private Investigator agrees to abide by these Codes of Ethics and in doing so agrees, that if called upon by the Officers of this Association, to conduct an independent investigation of any member or their employee(s) who may have violated these codes, will accept the necessary disciplinary action voted upon by the current officers. The Ethics Committee does not make any recommendations, but only reports the facts of a given situation to the Executive Board for disciplinary action.
Use the GAPPI ETHICS COMPLAINT FORM to file an ethics complaint with GAPPI related to an active GAPPI member. Please check our online directory to be sure they are an active member. GAPPI’s Ethics Complaint Form is submitted to GAPPI’s Ethics Committee for review and will not be forwarded to the State Licensing Board.
Therefore, if you wish to file a complaint with the State Licensing Board, you must use the GEORGIA BOARD OF PRIVATE DETECTIVE AND SECURITY AGENCIES OFFICIAL COMPLAINT FORM provided on the state’s website – www.sos.state.ga.us.