Membership in the Louisiana Private Investigators Association has both its responsibility and benefits.  This is our pledge:

We, the members of the Louisiana Private Investigators Association, Inc. do hereby pledge to promote and maintain the highest ethical practices in the profession of Private Investigator.

To select for membership only those people whose personal and professional backgrounds and business affiliations have strictly observed the precepts of accuracy, truth and prudence.

We endeavor to eliminate unreliable, irresponsible and incompetent members from our profession, to foster and perpetuate a spirit of cooperation among our God and the laws of the State of Louisiana and the United States of America.


We, as Louisiana Private Investigators, declare that our fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

We will keep our private lives unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous and calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.

Honest in thought and deed in both our personal and official life, we will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the ethics of our profession, Whatever we see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to us in our official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of our duty.

We will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities of friendships to influence our decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, we will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear of favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force of violence and never accepting bribes or gratuities.

We recognize the badge of our profession as symbol of public faith and we accept it as a public trust to be held so long as we are true to the ethics of the private investigation service. We will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating ourselves before God to our chosen profession..........private investigation.

Written by Leroy St. Pierre and unanimously approved by the Membership at a meeting held Sunday, May 13, 1990 at Lake Charles, Louisiana.



Ed Roy

P O Box 53889
Lafayette LA 70505-3889
Office: 337 233-3816 Cell: 337 316-0889
Email: edroy@edroy.com

Vice President

Matt C. Murray

P O Box 61924
Lafayette LA 70506-192
Office: 337 237-1444 Cell: 337 298-4887
Email: matt.mcx@cox-internet.com


Charles S. Bryant, III

123 Brockton Drive
Carencro LA 70520
Office: 337 789-1370 Cell: 337 804-2806
Email: csbryant53@yahoo.com


Barbara A. Bryant

123 Brockton Drive
Carencro LA 70520
Office: 337 896-1530 Cell: 337 329-0519
Email: charlesbryant5353@att.net

Sergeant at Arms

Steven B. Fontenot

515 East Canal Street
Church Point LA 70525
Office: 337 684-1030 Cell: 337 654-1528
Email: parapro2@centurytel.net
Billy R. Woods 
3363 Highway 4 
Ringgold LA 71068 
Office: 318 286-3111 Cell: 318 286-3111 
Email: brblaze@live.com


Judith Fontenot
515 East Canal Street
Church Point, LA 70525
Office: 337 684-1030  
Email: cheshireblue1968@gmail.com

Region I Director

Forrest A. Travirca 
P O Box 293 
Lockport LA 70374 
Office: 985 532-3555 Cell: 985 232-1483 
Email: feti@travirca.com

Region II Director

Region III Director

Joe S. Graves

9900 Highway 15
Wisner LA 71378
Office: 817 201-8443
Email: joe.s.graves@icsmerrill.com

Region IV Director

Robert Weltz
P O Box 8833
Bossier City, LA 71113
Office: 318 742-8857 Cell: 318 834-7604
Email: trinitypi@bellsouth.net

Immediate Past President

Ed Prevost

P O Box 1178
Mandeville LA 70470
Office: 985 727-9109 Cell: 985 727-9109
Email: edprevost@neworleanspi.com

Member at Large
(non-voting member)

Maria B. Dugas

P O Box 652
Schriever LA 70395
Office: 985 447-6823 Cell: 985 637-1337
Email: maria@laspy.com


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