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Lima, Ohio Private Investigators

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A1 Investigations, LLC
P.O. Box 357
Lima, OH 45802
TEL: 419-229-1955
Fax: 419-222-4137

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Lima, Ohio Private Investigators - Company Profile / Owner Bio

Patrick Wainscott, Owner and Chief Investigator, retired from the Lima (Ohio) Police Department after 26 years of service. During his tenure he acted in the capacity as an investigator or supervisor of the Detective Division for nearly 11 years. He also conducted numerous investigations while working as a supervisor in the Internal Affairs Division. He has received an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Law Enforcement, and has attended many police training schools, including: Internal Affairs policy and procedures; John Reid's basic and advanced courses on interview and interrogation techniques; Glenn Foster's basic and advanced kinesic interview and interrogation techniques; Federal Money Laundering School in Washington, D.C.; Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Gathering; Computerized Voice Stress training school; and, many other police related or management courses. He attends an average of two professional training seminars per year related to the investigative and security industry.

On June 6, 2005 Mr. Wainscott was appointed by Ohio Governor, Robert Taft, to the Ohio Private Investigation & Security Services Commission.  In 2007 & 2008 Mr. Wainscott was elected Co-Chairman of the 13 member Commission.  The Ohio Commission makes recommendations directly to the Ohio Director of Public Safety regarding legislation, training, and other pertinent matters concerning the Investigation and Security Industry.

Mr. Wainscott is also the Vice President of Investigations for the Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services.  OASIS is an association of licensed private investigators and security guard company owners and upper management personnel.   OASIS provides professional training for private investigators and security guard personnel; and, is involved in a variety of lobbying efforts to update and improve legislative efforts regarding our industry.

Mr. Wainscott was the founder of the Midwest Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts, Inc., a regional association primarily for law enforcement examiners that utilize approved Voice Stress instruments for truth verification.  Mr. Wainscott is proficient with the Vipre Systems instrument and the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer instrument, both approved by the International Association of Voice Stress Analysts, Inc.  In 1994, there were nine charter members of the Midwest Association, and within a few short years that number grew to over 400 examiners from law enforcement agencies in 16 states. Mr. Wainscott was elected President at the inception of the MACVSA, and held that position until November 1998.   Following his term as President of the MACVSA, Mr. Wainscott was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

In 1998, Mr.Wainscott was also instrumental in establishing the International Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts, Inc. At their first meeting in Branson, Missouri, in August 1998, Mr.Wainscott was elected President by the representatives of each regional association. Mr. Wainscott still holds that position. It should be noted there are over 2000 law enforcement agencies across the country that utilize the Vipre or CVSA for their truth verification needs.  The International Association's primary purpose is to provide professional training to all examiner/members at an affordable price.

In 2008, the four regional voice stress associations, Midwest Association, Central Association, Southern Association and Western Association, merged into the International Association and the IACVSA was changed slightly to the IAVSA.  The result was our professional training and membership is provided to members across the United States at a much reduced cost.

Mr. Wainscott is also active in community events and a local service organization, the Lima Sertoma Club. He has held numerous offices in the Sertoma Club, including President and Chairman of the Board of Directors; and, is currently involved with a Sertoma program that distributes hearing aids to the needy.

Mr. Wainscott is a person with the highest integrity.  He guarantees that your satisfaction, and the confidentiality of your case is our primary concern.

The staff of A1 Investigations is committed to excellence, continuous skills development and the highest standards of ethical service. Our membership in the following professional organizations is your assurance of our high performance standards:

  • International Association of Voice Stress Analysts, Inc. - Executive Director
  • Ohio Private Investigations & Security Services Commission - former Co-Chairman
  • Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services (OASIS) - Board Member and Director of Membership
  • Lima Sertoma Club (Service Club) - Past President & Current Board Member
  • Lima Police Department, retired - 26 Years of Service
  • Fraternal Order of Police -Lifetime Member
  • Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce = Co-Chairman of the Executive Roundtable

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