Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners

PO Box 1335
3605 Missouri Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573)-522-7744
Fax: (573)-526-0661


Director: Pamela Groose - Executive Director

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 324.1102

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: Protects the public from incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty; licenses only qualified individuals, enforces standards by implementing legislation and administrative rules

Function: License, regulate, investigate consumer complaints and discipline of those subject to board supervision; investigate complaints about those practicing without a license

SubCommittees: None

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4-5 per year

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 4-6 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 2-4 hours

Total time commitment: 30-45 hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 7

Appointed members: 7

Term length: 5 years

Compensation: Compensation, if appropriate, is determined by the director of the Division of Professional Registration. Members are reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing their official duties on the board.

Member Requirements: Three members who have been actively engaged in the private investigator business for the previous five years, two members who have been actively engaged in private fire investigation for the previous five years, and two public members.

Political Requirements: No

Geographic Requirements: None

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Vacant Slot
Fire Investigator 1

Mr. Charles R. Giessing
Fire Investigator 2
Term begins: Dec 21, 2011
Term expires: Dec 20, 2014

Mr. J. Dwight McNiel
Private Investigator 1
Term begins: Mar 4, 2008
Term expires: Mar 4, 2012

Mr. Douglas E. Mitchell
Private Investigator 2
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Mar 4, 2021

Mr. Timothy Flora
Private Investigator 3
Term begins: Feb 12, 2013
Term expires: Mar 4, 2016

Mr. Kenneth G. McGhee
Public Member 1
Term begins: Apr 23, 2008
Term expires: Mar 4, 2011

Vacant Slot
Public Member 2