President’s Welcome

Greetings one and all!

Rick Carpenter
Rick Carpenter, PALI President

It is with great honor and trepidation that I begin 2022 as the President of PALI. First, I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to our outgoing President, Eileen Law, and welcome her to her new role as Chairperson of the Board. If it were not for her words of encouragement and PROMISING to help guide me through this endeavor, I would not have taken this leap. Eileen leaves big shoes to fill and I hope to continue with what she started during her tenure as president. I would also like to welcome and thank everyone who has or will volunteer their time and expertise during the upcoming year(s). This is certainly a team effort and I look forward to working with each and every one of you. I have been involved in a number of organizations over the years both in law enforcement and as an investigator, but none of them compare or come close to PALI.

PALI is not one person, but a group of individuals who put their profession above all else, and every PALI member should be proud to be part of this organization. Not only is PALI worth its weight in gold (or Bitcoin) for the expertise and resources provided to its members, but the camaraderie and networking is beyond words. I look forward to not only serving as President of PALI, but also hearing your voice when it comes to investigative issues.

I would be remiss if I did not say a few words and promote the annual PALI Conference, which will once again be held at the Hershey Lodge (more to come from our conference committee). The knowledge gained from attending the conference and other seminars PALI sponsors throughout the year is well worth the PALI membership.

Moving forward, I have goals we can hopefully accomplish during my term. These goals include a rewrite of the Private Detective Act of 1953 and an increase in new members to PALI, just to name a few. I believe working as a team we can certainly advance the core values PALI stands for. Please share with me the positive and negative experiences you have had with PALI, in addition to ideas you believe will make PALI a better organization. Please contact me at or at my office number 717-599-5505. If I am not available, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best Regards,
Rick Carpenter
PALI President

About Us

Incorporated in 1997, The Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators (PALI) empowers members to provide the highest standard of service to the Commonwealth, fostering ongoing professional development, continuing education and ethical business practices.

PALI Goals

  • To upgrade professional standards
  • To provide for the continuing education of the membership
  • To monitor and take action on any legislation that may affect our profession
  • To further a mutual feeling of trust, goodwill, and camaraderie among investigators
  • To further the spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance among the members of PALI
  • To promote and maintain the highest ethical practices in the Private Investigator profession

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