When the public needs help they often call upon a private investigator, but when PIs need help or specific direction, they call Jimmie Mesis.
His international reputation as an experienced and talented investigator, a successful businessman, and his passion for the investigative and bug sweep profession for more than three decades has made him a frequently requested coach, consultant, instructor, and speaker.
Jimmie started his career as a private investigator and TSCM (Technical Surbeillance Countermeasures) specialist after serving with the United States Marine Corps, S-2 Intelligence Unit. Jimmie has been court recognized as an expert witness in the area of private investigative practices, surveillance, and covert video technology. He is also an expert in finding people and gained national recognition as a featured investigator for the History Channel television series, “Operation Reunion.” There, he located and reunited soldiers who had not seen each other since the battlefields of the Korean and Vietnam Wars given nothing more than the subject’s last names. He’s also been featured in the FX television series, P.I. and as a guest on various radio and television shows including CNN’s Larry King Live and ABC World News Tonight. He is often quoted by the Associated Press, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and many other national media outlets.
His career as a private investigator has been uniquely diverse. He and his investigator wife own and run several investigative related companies, including PI Magazine, the only international print trade magazine for private investigators; PI Bookstore.com; PI Gear.com, a supplier of discounted surveillance equipment, PI Directory.com, the largest free directory of private investigators in the world, and USAbugsweeps.com, providing international TSCM debugging services.
Jimmie currently serves as an advisory Board Member to the University of Northern Texas – Professional Development Unit. He has lectured at several colleges and universities and has provided instruction to PIs, police detectives, and US Postal Inspectors on the subject of covert video surveillance and electronic eavesdropping detection. He has also provided instruction to more than 14,000 private investigators throughout the world at various conferences, seminars, mentoring programs and private consulting.
Jimmie is the recipient of both a New Jersey State Senate and State Assembly Proclamations in recognition for his investigative accomplishments as well as numerous profession awards including: New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association, Investigator of the Year; National Association of Investigative Specialists, Speaker of the Year; the Hal Lipset Award for Investigative Excellence presented by the World Association of Detectives, a Leadership Award, a Duffy Award and a Wunder Award by the National Council of Investigative and Security Services, which are their highest honors. Other awards include a Special Achievement Award from the World Investigators Network, a Person of the Year Award from the Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators, and many other recognition awards from various investigative organizations throughout the United States.
Jimmie is a Board Accredited Investigator, and former Director and past Legislative Chairman for NCISS – National Council of Investigative and Security Services, where he represented the investigative profession in Washington, DC. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, the Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators and an Honorary Life Member of the World Association of Professional Investigators based in London, England.