Adjusting to COVID
Integrity Investigations, Inc. is open and ready to serve our community. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines to maintain social distancing while also making our team available to new and current clients via telephone and online contacts!
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all adjust during this unexpected situation.
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January 2020 – NALI Mid-Winter Conference
Integrity staff attended the two-day presentation at the National Association of Legal Investigators training seminar. Some of the training courses included Ethics, Ethically & Legally Investigating Social Media, Financial Investigation, Force Investigation, Scene Analysis & Blood Spatter. Famed attorney F. Lee Bailey of the OJ Simpson Dream Team was the Keynote speaker.
December 2019 – INspi Christmas Gathering
Integrity Investigations Staff attended the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators Annual Holiday Gathering. Integrity’s owner, Brandy Lord, was surprised at the event when she was presented with a special recognition award for growth of the INspi organization under her leadership.
November 2019 – Local Practice Seminar
As part of Integrity Investigations continued commitment to support their clients and community, they were a sponsor again this year at the St. Joseph County Bar Association CLE Seminar. The Integrity staff looks forward to regularly attending this event. It is an excellent opportunity to express their sincere gratitude to their loyal client base. It is also an opportunity to interact and connect with new legal professionals and enlighten them regarding the extensive investigative services available.
October 2019 – NCISS / MCPI Conference
The National Council of Investigation & Security Services joined the Michigan Council of Professional Investigators for their annual training conference in Plymouth, Michigan. Integrity’s owner, Brandy Lord and respective board members represented the National Council at the conference. They addressed attendees regarding the importance of membership with NCISS and shared stories of how NCISS has been instrumental in assisting with laws in regard to the investigative profession. Training included Code of Conduct – Standards & Ethics for the Investigative Profession, Investigation Process & Techniques for Getting the Truth, Online and Social Media Investigations.
July 2019 – NALI
Integrity staff attended the National Association of Legal Investigators 52nd annual training conference. The training schedule started with a Cheesesteak Tasting Tour of Philly. The investigators were tasked with investigating the best cheesesteak in Philly. This was certainly the most enjoyable part of the event. The following two days were packed with educational training and formulated discussions. A few of the classes included Defending the Civil Rights of the Wrongfully Convicted, Digital Forensic Solutions, and Genealogy. Organized conversations the staff participated in were regarding avoiding pitfalls in high profile cases, love stories vs. murder mystery, from wrongful death to moment of truth, and trials along with testimony as an experienced legal investigator.
July 2019 – New Website Launch / Welcome to Our New and Improved Website
Integrity is thrilled for the launch of their new website. It displays the benefits offered and encompasses the knowledge and resources available to their clients. Integrity is pleased to have a new online look that best reflects their brand, their modernized approach, and the professionalism of the firm.
June 2019 – MDI Conference Attended by Integrity Staff
The Integrity staff flew out to Miami Florida for the Modern Day Investigations conference to learn how technology, equipment, and science are constantly evolving and how to use these changes to their benefit. Understanding how these advancements can play a role in their daily functions, allows the staff at Integrity to best assist their clients.
June 2019 – Integrity President, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER Attended CrimeCon 2019
CrimeCon is a national event for crime fighters and crime story enthusiasts alike. Traditionally, investigators from various law enforcement agencies and federal agents are invited to discuss interesting and major cases handled over the years. Everyone at Integrity was thrilled when their own, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER was invited for the second time to present at this national event as part of a program dubbed the “PI Experience.” Brandy participated by informing members of the general public what the roles of professional investigators are. She was also asked to assist in evaluating and investigating a death under suspicious circumstances. The case was later featured on a popular podcast “Culpable.”
May 2019 – Integrity Office Closed (for the rest of the week)
Integrity left a skeleton crew at the office as all attended the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators ‘Investigator Tech-Day’ in Michigan City, IN. It was a training and educational event geared with gear. The amazing event featured social media/deep web investigations, investigative photography, 3D imaging, bug sweeping, and GPS monitoring – to name a few topics. The attendees were exposed to the use of some of the latest technologies available to private sector investigators. Integrity is devoted to keeping their investigators and managers educated and informed with the most modern methods available to support their clients.
April 29, 2019 – Integrity President, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER Attended the 43rd Annual Hit the Hill Educational Training and Seminar
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services is an organization that acts as a watchdog for legislative issues affecting our profession. Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER has maintained a position on the board for the last three years, recently being re-elected for another two-year term, and has attended the annual Hit the Hill event for four years in a row. While at the Hill, she met with aids and legislators representing the Hoosier state to inform them of the investigation and security profession and how upcoming bills may have an adverse effect. Participating with NCISS and the events is a great way to be informed on new laws and regulations; one more reason Integrity Investigations is a leader in the profession.
March 2019 – Cheers to 15 Years! Integrity Investigations Celebrates 15 Years in Business
Integrity Investigations pauses to thank their clients for their continuous support and loyalty. After 15 years, the staff is just as passionate about what they do today as the day they started. The support from their clients has contributed to their success and allows them to continue doing what they love – helping others.
December 2018 – The Criminal Defense Training Council Awards Two Integrity Employees the Designation of Certified Forensic Interviewer
Integrity employees awarded the designation CFI-FTER. After attending training with the Criminal Defense Training Council in Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery, two Integrity employees completed the testing and successfully passed the course, earning them both the designation of Certified Forensic Interviewer. Integrity Investigations now has four Certified Forensic Interviewers on staff. Integrity is excited about the benefit this brings to their clients since interviewing is an essential aspect of the success for their clients.
October 2018 – Congratulations Integrity for Receiving a New Designation of CFI-FTER
Two Integrity staff members successfully completed the training course that earned them the designation of Certified Forensic Interviewer in the Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery Method. This is another example of Integrity Investigations’ commitment to continued education in the investigative field.
October 2018 – Integrity President, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER Selected as a Speaker for the St. Joseph County Bar Association Fall CLE Seminar
Integrity is honored that their President, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER, was invited to speak at the Bar Association’s continuing education seminar. She educated the attending attorneys on the benefit a professional investigator can offer to their cases and clients. The information was well-received and a great success. Thank you to the St. Joseph County Bar Association for this wonderful opportunity to educate their local attorneys. Integrity is pleased to be a continuous supporter of the local bar higher learning.
September 2018 – Integrity Investigations Obtained Mobile Digital Forensics Machine
As part of Integrity’s dedication to serve their clients, they are continuously adding new technology. After learning of the importance that digital forensics has in our technology-driven society, and receiving training, Integrity incorporated a digital forensics machine into their tool box. This software allows for documentation, preservation, and authentication of digital information. The process can be done from any location.
July 2018 – Debugging & Bug Sweep Services Now Available
Integrity has added debugging and bug sweeps to their services offered. A TSCM Expert, also known as a bug sweep technician specialist, is trained on the newest versions of spyware and can detect it with his state-of-the-art equipment. Integrity found that adding bug sweeps as a service was a necessary step to continue serving their clients’ needs. Integrity helps you find answers and gain the peace of mind you deserve.
July 2018 – Integrity Investigations Hires New Bilingual Employee
Their newest team member being bilingual and having 25 years of prior experience working in safety and communication is a great addition to the Integrity team and their clients!
June 2018 – Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER Attended NALI Annual Conference
Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER, Integrity Investigations President, attended the annual National Association of Legal Investigators conference in West Chester, Ohio. There was a fantastic line-up of speakers presenting an array of topics, such as digital forensics, social media discovery, accident and criminal investigations, Brady Law, and mitigating false confidence in witnesses. Integrity is dedicated to their clients and understands the value of continued education and training in an ever-evolving profession such as investigations.
May 2018 – Cell Phone Text Message Preservation Software Now Available
In recent years, there has been a drastic increase in the need to document, preserve, and authenticate text and SMS messages as it has rapidly become the most utilized form of communication. The software Integrity utilizes will capture the messages from any contact within the specified time frame and can often recover deleted messages. The messages are then documented and preserved in a format that is easy to decipher and admissible in court.
May 2018 – Integrity President Speaks at CrimeCon National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee
Integrity is honored that Brandy Lord, CCDI was selected as one of the few investigators from across the country to attend, speak at, and help lead the PI Experience at CrimeCon 2018. The PI Experience allowed the attendees to experience a day in the life of an investigator while bringing awareness to cold cases, and teaching society about the importance of the investigative profession. The attendees were split into groups, assigned to a professional investigator, and given the opportunity to investigate a true crime. The case selected was volunteered by a family that is still looking for closure and hoping that an innovative approach will generate more answers, uncover additional evidence, and develop new leads.
April 2018 – Integrity Investigations Sponsored and Volunteered for the Volunteer Lawyer Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser
Integrity Investigations loves supporting their community and local events. The Annual Volunteer Lawyer Network Trivia Night is one their favorites. They have been a sponsor and volunteer since 2015. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Volunteer Lawyer Network, Inc., which provides free legal assistance and representation by local lawyers to low-income individuals in St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties.
March 2018 – Vinson Award Presented to Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER at National Hit the Hill Conference
Since 2012, this award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding leadership, dedication, and service to the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Selected by the Executive Committee, this year’s award was presented to At Large Director, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER. Brandy is alternatively described as “dynamic” and a “powerhouse.” She is an unabashed NCISS supporter who knows the importance of the Council’s existence, and shares their mission and importance with other professionals every chance she gets. She is a respected President of her state association in Indiana and a recruiter extraordinaire for the Council.
February 2018 – DATA – DATA – DATA. Integrity Investigations Added a New Database Platform to Better Serve Their Clients
Integrity passed security clearance to add a new national database platform to their suite of tools. This massive data repository has proprietary linking technology. It is a powerful system that provides intelligent insight such as identity verification, interrelationships, assets, and due diligence investigations. Along with this system, Integrity has multiple specialized investigative databases to attain the most current and accurate information available to best serve their clients.
December 2017– Integrity Investigations Employees Learn Indiana State Police DNA Procedure Changes
Integrity Investigations employees attend Indiana State Police Reginal Lab for DNA training. This was the first training presented on STRmix, the software that interprets and evaluates complex DNA profiles. STRmix was implemented in the Indiana State Police Laboratory system on November 1, 2017. This training will allow Integrity staff to best assist their clients with cases involving DNA.
November 2017 – Working the Bar
As part of Integrity Investigations commitment to support their clients and community, they were a sponsor at the St. Joseph County Bar Association CLE Seminar. The St. Joseph County Bar Association was founded in 1873 and provides continued legal education training. The Integrity staff always looks forward to attending this event. It allows them to socialize with their existing clients and have a chance to educate local legal professionals of the services they offer.
September 2017 – Integrity Investigations President Attends NCISS Conference
Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER, President of Integrity Investigations, attended the National Council of Investigation and Security Services board meeting. While there, Brandy also attended the training session hosted by NCISS and PPIAC, the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado where she made many new contacts to assist Integrity and their clients.
July 2017 – Integrity Investigations Staff at the 20th Annual Golf Extravaganza
Today was the 20th annual Golf Extravaganza hosted by the Granger Business Association. The Golf Outing funds the scholarship program, and over $250,000 has been awarded to date. Integrity Investigations along with other business and community members assisted in organizing, donating, sponsoring, and working the annual event. This year they added an after-hours to raise additional funds for the scholarship program, which provided a networking opportunity for the attendees. The event was truly a day-long community celebration that pays tribute to Granger’s past, honors the present, and paves a stronger road to the future!
June 2017 – Social Media Authentication Software Now Available
The Integrity office is excited to announce its latest software in capturing social media. This new innovative authentication tool now allows Integrity Investigations to collect, preserve, and record acceptable legal evidence from social media posts that is admissible as evidence in court. The software provides a digital 256-bit fingerprint and time stamps to record any digital evidence.
June 2017 – Integrity Investigations President Attends NALI Conference
President of Integrity Investigations, Brandy Lord, CCDI, CFI-FTER attended the 50th anniversary celebration and conference for the National Association of Legal Investigators in Alexandria, Virginia. Brandy attended several courses, including but not limited to, Civil Rights and Wrongs, Conducting Interviews, Fighting Insurance Fraud, Ethics and Regulations, and Digital Forensics for Private Security. The knowledge of these courses benefits Integrity’s clients.
June 2017 – Integrity Investigations President Named Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator
Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER, National Training Director, Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council writes the following:
“It is my honor to welcome our newest Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators, (CCDI), who have demonstrated a commitment to seek the highest level of training as due process and criminal defense investigators. Such high-level professionals define our ranks and elevate the discipline of criminal defense investigation in defense of the United States Constitution and the 6th Amendment Right to a Fair Trial!
Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators – CCDI
Brandy Lord, CCDI of Integrity Investigations, Inc.
May 2017 – Integrity Investigations Staff Teams with INspi to Host Brandon Perron, CCDI
On May 18, 2017, thirty professional investigators from private and public sectors, representing nine different states, expanding across the United States will collectively work together to solve a mock crime at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown South Bend, IN.
The Indiana Society of Professional Investigators (INspi), an elite state association, is hosting the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council lead by Brandon Perron. The conference, May 16-18, 2017, will teach the attendees how to properly analyze and solve a criminal case. This training program is typically hosted twice a year, usually on the East and West Coast, and for the first time ever, INspi President, Brandy Lord and Vice President, George Gergis, both of Granger, IN are bringing this unique program to the Midwest.
The first two days are intense and Read More
March 2017 – Integrity Investigations Founder Attends Westland Police Department Fundraiser
Brandy Lord, the founder of Integrity Investigations, joined professional colleagues to support the Westland Police Department by attending their annual fundraiser and donating to their cause.
March 2017 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Annual Hit the Hill
Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, along with several colleagues attended the annual Hit the Hill in Washington D.C. for their 41st annual conference. Hit the Hill is a three-day long conference where private investigators and security professionals gather and meet with congressmen and women to discuss legislative bills that could potentially limit what they can achieve for their clients. The goal of the conference is to inform the lawmakers on Wall Street of the importance of their profession and fight to protect their rights as licensed professionals.
March 2017 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Elected NCISS Director
Brandy Lord, president and founder of Integrity Investigations, was elected as a Director for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services during the board meeting held in Washington D.C. As Director of a national association, her key role is to network on behalf of NCISS, educate, and recruit new members to keep the association alive and strong. The National Council of Investigation and Security Services is a non-profit association that serves as the voice of private investigation and security professions at the capitol.
January 2017 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends NALI Mid-Winter Conference
Brandy Lord attended the National Association of Legal Investigators Mid-Winter conference in San Diego, CA. A few of the topics covered were shooting incidents & surveillance video analysis, investigating police misconduct, vehicle incident reconstruction, addressing pitfalls in the attorney/ investigator/ expert working relationship, and more. Integrity’s continued education sets them apart.
January 2017 – Integrity Investigations Office Hosts GBA Networking Event
Brandy Lord and her staff at Integrity Investigations hosted the Granger Business Association for an after-hours networking event. This was their fourth consecutive year hosting this event. Professionals from all over the Michiana area gathered at the Integrity office for delicious food provided by Victorian Pantry https://www.victorianpantry.com. The night concluded with an array of door prizes, courtesy of Integrity Investigations and Victorian Pantry.
December 2016 – Bittersweet News
Integrity Investigations’ lead field investigator, Marianne Tucker, officially retired from her position with the company. Marianne has worked for Integrity as a field investigator for 10 years. She was recently admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, including the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She completed her J.D. cum laude, received 9 Certificates of Merit and was on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll throughout her entire law school career.
Marianne was a rare find for Integrity, as she possessed all the qualities of an elite investigator. She is an advocate of the truth; a dedicated, focused, and well-organized hard worker. Her attention to detail is exceptional. She is also extremely tech savvy and played a large role in digital investigation assignments.
She understands the value of investigations within the legal field which will benefit her clients immensely. We are not excited about Marianne’s departure from Integrity, however, we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with her and her clients.
Marianne’s areas of practice are Corporate and Business Law, Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law, Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections, and Medicaid Planning.
She can be reached at https://www.hahnwalz.com/About/Marianne-R-Tucker.shtml
December 2016 – Integrity Investigations Founder, Brandy Lord, Elected 2nd Term INspi President
Brandy Lord was elected President of the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators for a second term, bringing her role to four consecutive years, and eight consecutive years as an INspi board member.
November 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends MCPI Conference
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, attended the annual Michigan Council of Professional Investigators conference in MI. A training session from the Michigan Innocence Clinic was presented. Other topics included investigative mechanics; phone, mail, and email scams; and IT issues of interest to investigators. The vast training sessions attended by the Integrity staff maintain their commitment to offering innovative solutions to their clients.
November 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Northwestern Law Innocence Project
In Chicago, IL, a benefit was held to celebrate the individuals that claimed their lives back after being wrongfully convicted of various crimes. Brandy Lord and colleagues attended the benefit to show support for the exonerees, their families, and the cause to help free the innocent men and women currently serving time for crimes they did not commit.
October 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends IAPI Conference
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, attended the Indiana Association of Professional Investigators conference in Indianapolis to take an all-day course with the nationally recognized, Brandon Perron, CCDI. Brandon Perron is a certified criminal defense investigator and is also the founder of the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council, a course for investigators to become a CCDI. This training helps Integrity provide top-notch criminal defense investigations.
October 2016 – Integrity Investigations Founder, Brandy Lord, Hosts INspi Quarterly Meeting
Integrity Investigations founder and INspi President, Brandy Lord, hosted the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators’ quarterly meeting at Villa Macri Restaurant in Granger, IN. Brandy brought in an esteemed guest speaker, Justin Maust, to discuss the Seven Practices that Determine Team Success. Brandy also welcomed a former employee of Integrity, Marianne Tucker, Attorney at Law from Hahn Walz, and Joe Canarecci, Mishawaka City Councilman and Security & Tech Specialist to speak on Establishing Relationships with Attorneys and Data Protection. Lastly, George Gergis, CCDI, CLI with Investigative Support Unit, discussed The Key Factors for Handling and Managing Private Sector Investigations.
August 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends WIC Conference
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, attended the World Investigators Conference in Houston, TX. Some of the classes Brandy attended were Identifying Fabricated Crime Scenes, Murder/Death Investigations, Real Estate Investigations, Preparing for Testimony, and Skip Tracing. Guest speakers were Joe Pistone, The Real Donnie Brasco; Vernon Geberth, Mr. Murder; and F. Lee Bailey, World Renowned Attorney. These classes allow Integrity to effectively conduct crime scene and murder/death investigations.
July 2016 – Integrity Investigations Aids in JCC Victory
At a hearing this morning in Indianapolis, the Governor’s Jobs Creation Committee voted unanimously (7-0) to recommend continued licensing under the purview of the Indiana Private Investigators and Security Guard Licensing Board. A report was provided to the JCC from February 2015 along with several letters in support of licensing from consumers. There was a great deal of discussion and interaction with the committee members before they voted in favor of continued licensing for private investigators.
Speaking before the board and representing Indiana’s licensed PI firms and SG agencies were Brandy Lord and seven other professional investigators.
In 2015, the Job Creation Committee put the Professional Investigation and Security board under scrutiny. They attempted to eliminate the board entirely by taking away licensing in the state of Indiana. Thanks to Brandy Lord and the seven other investigators that appeared in person during the official review, licensing requirements remained intact to ensure a level of regulation in the profession to not only protect the industry but the private individuals that trust professionals with their confidential information.
May 2016 – Integrity Investigations Sponsors Community Event
The staff at Integrity Investigations sponsored a table and donated time for local Granger Community Paths, an organization designed to raise money to install new sidewalks in the community and encourage families to get out and lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Although it was a surprisingly brutal chilly morning in May, the Integrity staff stuck it out to offer their support for the runners!
April 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends 49th Annual NALI Conference
Brandy Lord, Integrity Investigations President, attended the 49th annual conference for the National Association of Legal Investigators in Atlanta, GA. While there, Brandy made some great connections with fellow colleagues and attended training in cyber source intelligence, mistaken identity in actual innocence cases, digital money and financial crimes, fire and explosion investigation analysis and, ethics in a changing world. This training provided Integrity more knowledge to add to their arsenal to best serve their clients.
April 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Annual NCISS Training
Integrity President, Brandy Lord, attended the annual National Council of Investigation and Security Services training conference in Baltimore, MD. A few of the training topics covered were a transnational crime, and the future of private protective services, and cyber security 101. This training allows Integrity to stay on top of the latest technology and knowledge available.
April 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Annual Hit the Hill
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, attended Hit the Hill in Washington D.C. for their 40th annual conference. Brandy was one of many investigators in attendance to represent the state of Indiana when meeting with congressmen and women to discuss current legislative bills that could limit what they can achieve for their clients. The goal of Hit the Hill is to inform Wall Street lawmakers of the importance of private investigators and security services and fight to protect their rights as licensed professionals.
March 2016 – The Mishawaka Rotary Club Recognizes and Appreciates Integrity Investigations Owner, Brandy Lord
Brandy was a guest speaker today at the Mishawaka Rotary Club. She gave a presentation regarding social media and how to protect yourself online. The Rotary Club graciously donated to the “Food For Kids Program” on behalf of Brandy for her time and support of the organization.
March 2016 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Hosts INspi Quarterly Meeting
Brandy Lord, the founder of Integrity Investigations and President of the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators, hosted INspi’s quarterly meeting at the Marriott in Indianapolis. Kevin McClain, CCDI spoke about The Making of an Investigator and Roadmap to Success for the first half of the day. After enjoying a delicious lunch, Brandy teamed INspi with the Indiana Association of Background Screeners to present Pre-Employment Screening: Avoiding the Pitfalls.
February 2016 – Integrity Investigations Acquires New Low-Light Surveillance Equipment
Integrity recently purchased one of the leading night vision cameras on the market. With this camera, the investigators at Integrity Investigations can capture activity in a low-light environment inconspicuously. This camera will expand capturing abilities to provide their clients with first-rate video and photo documentation.
January 2016 – Integrity Investigations Office Hosts GBA Networking Event
For the third year in a row, Brandy Lord and her staff at Integrity Investigations hosted the Granger Business Association’s after-hours networking event. As one of the biggest GBA events of the year, professionals from all over the Michiana area gathered at the Integrity office for friendly networking. Back by popular demand, Victorian Pantry’s famous foodie chef, Steve, catered the event.
December 2015 – Integrity Investigations Acquires Location-Based Social Media Monitoring Software
Integrity Investigations is excited to announce they recently obtained a license for a new geo-location-based social media monitoring software! This software documents social media posts from multiple media platforms, expands their real-time monitoring capabilities, and provides backlogged social media data. With this new tool dedicated to digital forensics, Integrity can more effectively monitor activity online to best serve their clients.
October 2015 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends OSMOSIS15
Online Social Media & Open Source Investigator’s Summit, OSMOSIS15 was hosted at the New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. She received three days of intense training on the latest open source and social media investigative tactics used today. The focus was on conducting open source and online investigations legally, ethically, and efficiently. Some of the classes attended by Lord included Cellular Open Sources, New Tech Tools in Social Media, Covert Searching on Social Media, Asset Investigations and Social Media, Social Media and the Law, International Social Media Investigations, Open Source Weapons, and Manipulating the Internet. This training gives Integrity an edge when dealing with social media.
October 2015 – Integrity Investigations Founder, Brandy Lord, Attends Annual Conference
The Indiana Association of Professional Investigators conference was held in Indianapolis, IN. Some of the class subjects attended by the Integrity staff included report writing, ethics, criminal investigations, expectations of an attorney when utilizing a PI, and creating a better working relationship between police and PI’s within the court system. Integrity is dedicated to providing legal, professional, and ethical services at all times.
August 2015 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Hosts INspi Quarterly Meeting
Brandy Lord and Integrity Investigations hosted the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators quarterly meeting. Invited back by popular demand for another facilitated group discussion was Jan Fye, Director of Strategic Initiatives with South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. The group discussion covered an array of topics including the finest databases available to licensed investigators, social media research, and cell phone apps.
June 2015 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Hosts INspi Quarterly Meeting
Brandy Lord hosted the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators’ quarterly educational training meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in South Bend, IN. Brandy featured a great line-up of speakers, including Anthony Sydor on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Current FAA Legislation on Drones; Steve Bockler and Shaun O’Connor on Surveillance Essentials – What do you Really Need; Jan Fye, Director of Strategic Initiatives with South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, Directing the Best Practices facilitated group discussion; and last but certainly not least, George E. Horn, Partner and Attorney at Law with Barnes & Thornburg on Protecting Privilege and Confidentiality – The Attorney Investigator Relationship. Brandy is committed to providing and promoting professional, ethical, and educational growth among the investigative profession.
April 2015 – Integrity Investigations Attends Associations One Conference
The Indiana Society of Professional Investigators hosts the five-state private investigation conference in Indianapolis, IN. Some of the classes included Crisis Communications/Public Relations, Mining the Battlefield: Investigative Techniques in Cases Involving Veterans and Active Duty Personnel, Elements You Need to Know in Cases Involving Inadequate Security and Alcohol, and The Role of the Private Investigator and Security Expert in Negligent Security Litigation. This conference allowed Integrity to gain additional resources for their clients.
February 2015 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Michigan Council of Professional Investigators Annual Conference
The annual conference hosted in Detroit provided valuable educational training and networking opportunities. Some of the classes attended were Accident Reconstruction, VOIP, Pre Paid Phones & Personal Victimization, Interviewing Techniques, and Pre-Employment Screening. “To provide the most valuable services to our clients, it is essential to cultivate professional relationships with like-minded colleagues and maintain a mindset that continued education in our profession is vital to the success of our cases,” Lord stated. This statement is something the Integrity team as a whole feels strongly about. Integrity is well connected within the private investigation profession which adds unmeasurable benefit and value for their clients.
January 2015 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, is a Founding Member of New Professional Association
Integrity Investigations, Inc. has joined ten other independent background screening firms to establish the Indiana Association of Background Screeners (IABS). The group is the nation’s first and most well-organized state-level professional background screening organization.
“IABS is working with Indiana policymakers, government officials, business owners, school leaders, and not-for-profits to protect citizens in several different ways,” said Brandy Lord, Owner of Integrity Investigations, Inc. “We are all committed to delivering the highest quality of background screening to clients such as school districts, companies, non-profit organizations, and property management firms. In addition, we are working together to educate stakeholders on best practices for background screening.” Read more
January 2015 – Integrity Investigations Office Hosts GBA Networking Event
Granger Business Association after-hours networking event was hosted again by Integrity Investigations, Inc. Professionals from varied fields gathered to mingle amongst each other and once again enjoy the unique eats from Victorian Pantry https://www.victorianpantry.com. The Granger Business Association is a local organization that provides networking in a friendly environment.
December 2014 – Integrity Investigations Founder, Brandy Lord, Elected INspi President
While attending the annual INspi holiday party at Fort Harrison State Park Inn in Indianapolis, IN, Brandy Lord, of Integrity Investigations was nominated and elected by majority vote to fill the position as President of the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators, starting January 2015. Brandy will start a two-year term as the new President of INspi, as she steps down from a four-year term as INspi’s Treasurer. The Indiana Society of Professional Investigators is a non-profit statewide association of professional investigators with the skills and experience to provide solutions to challenges in today’s world. Members of INspi are “The Professionals Who Provide Solutions.”
February 2014 – Integrity Staff Attended Training in French Lick, Indiana
Integrity staff attended continued education training hosted by the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators. Training courses attended included Myths & Misconceptions of DNA testing; Drugs & Alcohol Screening; Elder Law; Investigating with Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Each course provided valuable resources and tools to best assist Integrity’s clientele.
May 2014 – “A Great Crowd in South Bend,” Says Bob Hopper
On May 1st, The Indiana Society of Professional Investigators meeting drew one of the largest crowds in recent memory, surpassing the great showing in French Lick in February. Starting with a Mexican style lunch, the General Membership Meeting only got hotter and more festive, thanks to Brandy Lord and her capable staff. Attendees were treated to one of INspi’s most educational and surprisingly entertaining get-togethers. Attorney E. Spencer Walton Jr., a partner at May Oberfell Lorber Law Firm in South Bend, provided a treasure trove of legal information. Speaker, Mike McCray, the “Gizmo” expert, treated us to some of his own designed covert equipment. Attendees learned how thinking out of the box created opportunities to solve thorny and difficult surveillance problems. We saw the ordinary become extraordinary in covert surveillance. Local talent, Brett Eastburn, was “inspirational and motivating” quotes another attendee. Brandy and the Integrity staff received rave reviews for hosting this conference.
April 2014 – Integrity Investigations Attends Associations One Conference
Associations One consists of five state associations: Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois (ADSAI), Indiana Society of Professional Investigators (INspi), Kentucky Professional Investigators Association (KPIA), Michigan Council of Private Investigators (MCPI), Ohio Association of Security and Investigations Services (OASIS) that formed one association. Classes attended by Integrity staff included Nighttime Crime Scene Photography presented by the Michigan State Police, Legal Consideration in the Use of Social Media by Stacy Belisle & Thomas McGraw, Financial & Medical Fraud with Special FBI Agent Claudia Link, Investigating the Boston Bombing by Penske Corporation, and Audio & Visual Enhancement for Court taught by Michigan State Police. Integrity is committed to staying abreast of up-to-date technology available for their clients and strives to maintain innovative, forward-thinking mentality.
January 2014 – Integrity Investigations Office Hosts GBA Networking Event
Brandy Lord and her staff at Integrity Investigations hosted their first Granger Business Association after-hours networking event to showcase their new office location! Integrity’s event pulled professionals from all over the Michiana area to tour the new space and mingle with other business professionals. Guests enjoyed quality food from Victorian Pantry https://www.victorianpantry.com. The Granger Business Association is a local organization that offers valuable networking in a friendly environment.
November 2013 – Integrity Investigations Aligns with the International Intelligence Network
Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, became the newest member of Intellenet. Intellenet is a worldwide network of investigators and security professionals. Brandy was recommended to the association from a colleague to represent the state of Indiana. The association has selective membership, only allowing individuals with extensive experience in investigations, intelligence, law enforcement, or private security. Intellenet represents some of the finest investigators in the world. The association verified her minimum of 10-years’ experience in the profession and her references. They also conducted a thorough review of her application. Integrity is excited about being part of this exclusive network as it offers quality training, resources, and highly qualified specialists and forensic expertise connections to assist their clients.
September 2013 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Joins ISPLA
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, was voted in as the newest member of ISPLA, Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action. ISPLA’s purpose is to offer an effective political action committee that tracks issues on a federal and state level, responds proactively to legislative and regulatory processes, and provides training relevant to those processes.
December 2012 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Joins NALI
Brandy Lord, Integrity Investigations founder, was approved for membership within the prestigious association of NALI, the National Association of Legal Investigators, officially making Brandy Lord a Legal Investigator. NALI is a non-profit association for legal investigators to continue their education, to further the art and science of legal investigations, and to ensure the highest level of professional ethics within the profession.
June 2012 – Integrity Investigations President, Brandy Lord, Attends Annual NALI Conference
Brandy Lord, President of Integrity Investigations, attended the annual National Association of Legal Investigators conference in Chicago, IL. Brandy attended courses including Open Source & Social Media Investigations, Media Boot Camp, Crime Scene Investigations, Reid Method of Interviewing, and Defense of Sexual Assault. The guest speaker Andrea Lyon, ESQ. spoke about Post Conviction ~ A Team Effort. She is the author of Angel of Death Row.
February 2011 – Integrity Investigations Expands Across State Line into Michigan
Integrity Investigations is thrilled to announce the approval of their professional investigative agency license in the state of Michigan. The first of many meaningful changes Integrity is making to accommodate their clients’ growing needs.
December 2010 – Integrity Investigations Founder, Brandy Lord, Elected INspi Treasurer
Brandy Lord, the founder of Integrity Investigations, was elected and nominated by majority vote as the new Treasurer for the Indiana Society of Professional Investigators beginning January 2011. INspi is a non-profit state association built for continued education and networking within the professional investigator and security industry.
August 2009 – Integrity Investigations Expands and Opens New Office Location
Integrity Investigations received their license through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Integrity will serve government entities, law firms, corporations, small businesses, claims organizations, and private individuals. Integrity’s owner and founder stated she is eager to expand the companies reach. Lord also noted that clients would receive the same superior customer service. The southern office location is in Summerville, South Carolina. Integrity’s new office is now open for business and is prepared to handle your investigative needs.
February 2009 – Integrity Investigations is Granted the 2009 EDGE Award
Lt. Governor Becky Skillman joined business leaders from across the state today to present 19 small businesses with the state’s first Economic Development through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Awards during a Statehouse ceremony.
Sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Development Centers, the awards recognize clients of the agency’s ten regional small business development centers located throughout the state in two categories – emerging and established.
“There is no better story to tell than that of a homegrown Hoosier company that continues to grow and create new jobs,” said Skillman. “These… Read More
February 2008 – Integrity Investigations is Incorporated
After four years in business, Integrity Investigations, LLC transitioned to Integrity Investigations, Inc. based on the company’s steady business growth. The company will continue its commitment to their clients providing legal and professional investigative services.
March 2006 – Integrity Investigations has over 60 Years of Combined Experience
Since Integrity Investigations, Inc. opened their doors in 2004, the focus has been on growing the business, allowing them to extend their reach and offer valuable services to additional law firms, businesses, and private individuals. As a direct result of their growth, six new employees were hired. They offer expertise with diverse backgrounds, including law enforcement, criminal justice, paralegal, casework, and prior employment within the courts. The employees will conduct research, surveillance, service of process, and records retrieval.
June 2004 – Integrity Hires Investigative Staff
Integrity Investigations is excited to announce the addition of three professional investigators to their team. Each new addition offers years of expertise in investigative and related fields. Owner and founder of Integrity Investigations, Brandy Lord, stated, “We are dedicated to employing honest, ethical, and skilled investigators.” Integrity will also make sure the new team members are thoroughly trained. The new additions will primarily work as field agents, conducting surveillance, service of process, and record retrieval.
March 2004 – Integrity Investigations Opens for Business
Brandy Lord of South Bend, IN opened her private investigation firm, Integrity Investigations, LLC. Integrity is a full-service, licensed investigative firm in the state of Indiana. Brandy was the former Executive Director of Investigations at a local security and private investigation agency. In her role, she conducted investigations on highly sensitive cases, directed research, managed and assigned investigators accordingly, and worked with the United States Marshals to transport federal prisoners. Prior, Brandy was the Security Operations Manager where she was directly responsible for 100+ armed and unarmed security and police officers. Brandy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Studies graduating with Honors, and an Associate of Applied Science in Legal Office Administration completing with High Honors. When the large agency she worked for sold their security division and not the investigation side, Brandy knew what needed to be done. Clients that needed investigation assistance would soon be displaced. Although Brandy had her degrees, experience, and was born into a family of entrepreneurs, her plan was not originally to be a business owner. Brandy planned to attend law school; however, she recognized a need within the legal community for professional private investigators. Not just for the law firms that were accustomed to utilizing professional investigators, but to continue to educate other firms about the value and services available to them. Brandy started working with the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center to create a business plan. The business plan came together, and Integrity Investigations opened their doors.