Code of Ethics

As a member of the Professional Investigators of California, (PICA), I Pledge as follows:

  • To conduct myself in my profession with honesty, sincerity, integrity, fidelity, morality and good conscience in all my dealings with clients and with the PICA association of which I am a member.
  • To provide only those services which I am competent to perform.
  • To respect and protect confidential and privileged client information except in those instances contrary to state or federal law.
  • To concentrate and perform my duties and obligations as a Professional Investigator in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.
  • To strictly observe the precepts of truth, accuracy and prudence.
  • To promote legislative initiatives designed to raise professional standards.
  • To promote educational programs designed to enhance opportunity and skill for professional development and advancement of the Investigative profession.
  • To prepare and present my investigative reports based upon truth and fact.
  • To never directly or indirectly injure the professional reputation, or prospects of another Professional Investigator.
  • We will strive to strengthen the PICA association by recommending recruitment of those Professional Investigators who are qualified and whose business operations are conducted in an honest and legitimate manner.