Jim Nanos is the co-owner and Publisher of PI Magazine and a retired sergeant working 28 years with the Wildwood NJ Police Department. He headed the department juvenile division and tourism policing unit supervising a 24 man unit and served many years as a detective handling major cases.
Jim was assigned to the local prosecutor’s office as an undercover narcotics agent working as an u/c for over a year and to the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and preparedness as a counter-terrorism investigator.
Jim is also an 18-year veteran reservist of the U.S. Coast Guard having been deployed three times post 9-11: six months to ground zero the day after the attack; six months to Camp X-ray-Guantanamo Ba, Cuba; and six months overseas as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jim is a Coast Guard Chief (E-7) and is a Special Agent with the Coast Guard Investigative Service handling internal affairs and sensitive investigations.
After retirement, Jim was recruited by Covenant Security Services, a national company as the director of corporate training and compliance where he oversaw the operational training of over 3000 armed and unarmed security officers nationwide at many fortune 100 companies for nearly four years.
Jim at the same time formed Apple Investigations and now employs five investigators specializing in difficult surveillance operations. Apple presently supports many large law firms, two of which have a combined total of over 100 attorneys.
Apple is best known for expertise in surveillance work and in addition to several surveillance platforms, utilizes an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) or drone in support of Apple’s missions. Apple Investigations has been featured on segments of ABC 20/20 and America Tonight and national print publications.
In 2017 Jim and his business partner Nicole Cusanelli purchased PI Magazine, PI Gear, PI Bookstore and PI Directory from Jimmie and Rosemarie Mesis. Jim and Nicole have expanded the magazine and re-launched PI Gear.com and are working on a large expansion of PI Directory in the upcoming year.
Jim’s goal is to expand the readership and subscriber base for PI Magazine as well as forming partnerships with state associations and attending conferences as both a vendor and presenter.
PI Magazine’s philosophy is to listen to the readers and subscribers and provide more of what the professional investigator is asking to see in the magazine.