about JOSEPH A. TRAVERS, CPI, CCDI
Author and lecturer, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and has been advanced to candidate for a Master's of Science Degree with High Honors (4.0 GPA) from the California State University at Long Beach Graduate School of Criminal Justice Administration. Mr. Travers is also an Honor's student (4.0 GPA) at Calvary Chapel Bible College.
Certified Professional Investigator
U. S. Colleges, Inc. School of Criminal/ Civil Justice
HONORS and AWARDS
1982- Commendation Los Angeles Police Department- Arrest of Murder Suspect
1993- Appointment to Advisory Board-San Bernardino County Private Industry Council
1995- Appointment to Chair Educational Committee- California Institute for Professional Investigators
2004- Commendation Orange County Sheriff's Department- Assisted Deputy with Arrest of Violent Suspect
2014- President's Award: California Association of Licensed Investigators
ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
2008- Appointment to Police/Fire Commission- City of Oceanside, California
2010- Elected District Director, San Disgo- Professional Investigators of California
2011- Elected 2nd Vice-President: PICA www.pica-association.org
............CPI, Ceritified Professional Investigator
............Elected San Diego District Director, 2011/2012, VP Administration
2013-Present- California Association of Licensed Investigators CALI www.CaliPI.org/ CCDI,
............ Certified Criminal Defense Investigator
2008-Present- Southern California Fraud Investigator's Association (SCFIA)
2010-Present- American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
PUBLISHED WORKS by Joseph Travers
Introduction to Private Investigation is designed to provide the
essential knowledge and procedure needed to identify, locate, and understand how to
become a private investigator. It is both an instructional guide for those individuals
desiring a career as a private investigator, and a resource manual that can be an
The approach is direct and concise, which facilitates comprehension by novices as well as
experienced private investigators, and makes possible competent and professional reference of
all private investigation in the United States and internationally. The purpose for writing this book is to fill the existing need within the field for a precise comprehensive almanac detailing the requirements necessary for professional investigative work. In addition, there is a lack of professional resources currently available to individuals wishing to learn about private investigation. Introduction to Private Investigation will help fill this void.
The Original Private Investigator’s Handbook and Almanac is the first annual publication containing tabular information in private investigations within each of the fifty states. The Private Investigator’s Almanac will provide information for:
Qualifications for licensing,
2) Reciprocity (the ability to conduct investigations in the state without a state license), and
3) Professional Associations for each state, as well as U.S. territories, and National and International Investigator’s Associations.
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)(, Criminal Justice Administration1980 – 1984
Summa Cum Laude- 4.0 GPA Graduate School of Criminal Justice Administration
1986 Advanced to Candidacy Master's Degree
National Christian Information Center, Inc. [NCIC Inc] - Founder, Pastor
- Born Again-The Way Motorcycle Ministry -
Bibles for Marines - Founder, Director
Bibles for Frogmen - Founder, Director
Saved in America - Executive Director
Word for Today Ministries - Board Member
JOSEPH TRAVERS' BIO
An Honorably Discharged Veteran from the United States Navy, Mr. Travers has a total of six years of experience in Law Enforcement, specifically in Criminal Investigations and Police Training and Supervision. He possesses professional certificates from the California State Peace Officer Standards and Training; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Officer Training, Hostage Negotiations, and Field Training Officer Certificates. In addition, Mr. Travers has experience in Loss Prevention and Private and Personnel Security, having served as the former Manager of Security, Southern California, for McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Mr. Travers is a California State Licensed Investigator, since 1984, and his investigative work has been chronicled (see Press) in People magazine, various cable networks, and on television stations such as CBS, NBC, ABC, KTTV, KCOP, KHJ, KTLA, and the TV movie and series “Renegade.” His work has also been recognized in the front-page headlines of newspapers around the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee, the Riverside Press Enterprise, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin, and The Orange County Register.
For ten years, Mr. Travers has taught investigation and has served as Director of Education for CIA Investigation Academy, U.S. Colleges Inc. and Private Investigative Research Company Schools of Professional Investigation and Security. He has testified as an expert witness and conducted investigations regarding police practices and investigative technique in California State and United States Federal Courts.
Mr. Travers is currently a Pastor for National Christian Information Center, Inc. and ministers on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle as founder of “Born Again-The Way Motorcycle Ministry", Pastor of Bibles for Marines, Bibles for Frogmen and Executive Director of Saved in America. Mr. Travers is a Board Member/Secretary for Word for Today Ministries. Mr. Travers is also an Educator with his son Joshua with the Christian Intelligence Agency and CIA Investigation Academy.
Joseph is the VP of Administration of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, the largest private investigators association in the world, and a Police/Fire Commissioner in the city of Oceanside, CA. He is the co-author of The Original Private Investigator’s Handbook and Almanac, 2010.