Missouri Association of Private Investigators – MAPI – is established to bring together licensed private investigators in Missouri into a single association created by private investigators and for private investigators. The private investigative industry faces many challenges in the 21st century – review of state licensing policies and procedures, developing and maintaining the highest standards in behavior, conduct, and interaction with clients and authorities. The need for expanded opportunities for continuing education cannot be overstated. Interaction and networking among private investigators is paramount if this industry is to move on to the next level. Seasoned investigators are called upon to mentor newly licensed and inexperienced private investigators – thereby passing knowledge onto the next generation. These are the goals and principles behind the Missouri Association of Private Investigators. We at MAPI invite you to join us in our quest to be of great benefit to Missouri licensed private investigators.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

William Tisaby, former FBI agent indicted in Missouri

(06/09/2019 SPRINGFIELD, MO) In 2018 William Tisaby came into the State of Missouri and started illegally investigating then Governor Greitens. Tisaby's flagrant disregard of the laws regarding Private Investigator licensure is/was not superseded by any authority DA Kimberly Gardner bestowed upon Tisaby, an illegal act/s by both DA Kimberly Gardner and Tisaby. DA Kimberly Gardner should have been indicted for official misconduct by her hand at creating an illegal "unlicensed" position for Tisaby and then following through with the crime by placing Tisaby in that illegal "unlicensed" position according to the Missouri Chapter 2009 324.1100 licensing definitions:

  (14)  "Private investigator", any person who receives any consideration, either directly or indirectly, for engaging in the private investigator business;
  (15)  "Private investigator agency", a person who regularly employs any other person, other than an organization, to engage in the private investigator business;
  (16)  "Private investigator business", the furnishing of, making of, or agreeing to make, any investigation for the purpose of obtaining information pertaining to:
  (a)  Crimes or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States;
  (b)  The identity, habits, conduct, business, occupation, honesty, integrity, credibility, knowledge, trustworthiness, efficiency, loyalty, activity, movement, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation, or character of any person;
  (c)  The location, disposition, or recovery of lost or stolen property;
  (d)  Securing evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, or investigating committee;
  (e)  Sale of personal identification information to the public; or
  (f)  The cause of responsibility for libel, losses, accident, or damage or injury to persons or property or protection of life or property.


MAPI reached out to the Missouri State Licensing Commission with a licensing compliance complaint against William Tisaby and basically told... they were not going to act or indict. The person we reached out to was Pamela Groose, Director of Missouri Licensing.  As of this date, she has refused to investigate further and protect the Missouri Private Investigators Licensing from Tisaby and Gardner.  Like most Liberal government acts, it's the Conservative individuals who suffer and the criminal malcontents who ignore the law without punishment.

Our complaint to Pamela Groose, State of Missouri concerning Tisaby:


Holes in the Missouri PI Licensing you could drive a Mac Truck through:

324.1106.  Persons deemed not to be engaging in private investigation business. — The following persons shall not be deemed to be engaging in the private investigator business:
  (1)  A person employed exclusively and regularly by one employer in connection only with the affairs of such employer and where there exists an employer-employee relationship;
  (2)  Any officer or employee of the United States, or of this state or a political subdivision thereof while engaged in the performance of the officer's or employee's official duties;
 (3)  Any employee, agent, or independent contractor employed by any government agency, division, or department of the state whose work relationship is established by a written contract while working within the scope of employment established under such contract;
  (4)  An attorney performing duties as an attorney, or an attorney's paralegal or employee retained by such attorney assisting in the performance of such duties or investigation on behalf of such attorney;
  (5)  A certified public accountant performing duties as a certified public accountant who holds an active license issued by any state and the employees of such certified public accountant or certified public accounting firm assisting in the performance of duties or investigation on behalf of such certified public accountant or certified public accounting firm;

Tisaby was not an employee or contract employed person. In DA Kimberly Gardner's slick maneuvers to skirt the laws, she made sure Tisaby was not an employee but, still managed to pay him through his company as a sub contractor [according to IRS, sub contractor is not an employee - see attached link].  If Tisaby wasn't an employee, then he was illegally hired by Gardner, and the Missouri State Board of Private Investigators should have brought this to a grand jury for Gardner and Tisaby indictments.


It is MAPI's position that the Missouri Private Investigations licensing laws are contradictory/ambiguous and at odds with the professional licensing and financial responsibilities of the state and people of Missouri.

Director Ms. Pamela Groose, why do you keep allowing unlicensed and uninsured Private Investigators to work in the State of Missouri?  Why are you allowing people who are carpet baggers into Missouri, to investigate without license and insurance?  Where is the financial responsibility in the protection for the people of Missouri?

Tisaby story:


Monday, November 19, 2018

MAPI Membership Director

MAPI would like to welcome Mr. Ryan Keating as MAPI Membership Director. 

·      Former Nixa, Missouri City Councilman - 2016-17

·      Vice President of CCVoice (NonProfit) - 2016-present

·      Case Manager Director of CASC (Community Alternative Sentencing Court) - 2017    

·      Missouri P.I.#2018020361- 2018

·      MAPI 2018 – Membership Director

If you wish to become a member of MAPI, please contact membership at:

Mr. Ryan Keating, Membership Director 
Phone: 417-268-0695

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

St. Louis Police open investigation into fake Private Investigator who investigated MO Governor

The great and professional men and women of the St. Louis Police Department have stepped up to the plate to investigate some very underhanded people.

The St. Louis Police Department has opened an investigation into a fake private investigator who was brought into Missouri to investigate Missouri Governor Greitens. William Tisaby was brought in from the East Coast and was hired by the prosecutor (Kimberly Gardner) who targeted Governor Greitens. Now Tisaby is under investigation for illegal investigation activities and grand perjury in Missouri.

MAPI affirms its respect and full support of the St. Louis Police Department in their investigations of William Tisaby and Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner. Hopefully Tisaby will see the value in becoming a 'states witness' against Kimberly Gardner for her grand scheme.

Prior MAPI story related to our complaint against William Tisaby


By Fredrick Akin, MAPI President

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Missouri Black Activist Prosecutor Stacking False Criminal Charges on Missouri Governor

Missouri Black Activist St. Louis Prosecutor, Kimberly Gardner recently decided her contrived criminal charges against Missouri Governor were probably not going to be enough to get a conviction.

Activist Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner has trumped up new charges against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens related to a non-profit the Governor started to raise millions for those less fortunate.

As we have previously reported, St. Louis Black Activist Prosecutor, Kimberly Gardner is on a 'white search and destroy mission' to appease the BLM community because of Greitens hard line stance against the burning and pillaging of St. Louis in 2016/17. Missouri Governor Greitens called out the Missouri DPS and Missouri State Guard to stop the violence against the good people of St. Louis and Ferguson, now there has to be payback by the Democrats and BLM.

Once again, we issue a warning to those who would seek to remove the Governor without due process; we are watching and will investigate those who would seek to harm Greitens and Missouri by manipulating the system for political and financial gain.

Please find the attached news story for background and reference. Fox4kc in Kansas City flat-out lies in its news story wholly distorting the truth. The Fox4kc states Missouri "AG finds evidence of criminal activity" when in fact the AG states openly on the record there may be "POTENTIAL" criminal activity. This act by Fox4kc Kansas City is yet another hatchet job by the news media and part of the Missouri piling on of people by and for BLM and other racial activist supporters.



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Attention M.A.P.I. Non-Members....

It has come to our attention there are many companies and individuals who are advertising they are members of M.A.P.I. when they are not. We welcome those people to become members of M.A.P.I. and help us carry the financial load it takes to keep an enterprise like ours going for the benefit of the industry.

Member Benefits:

A voice in Jefferson City with the board and the Missouri licensing commission;
Attention to protecting the business and lessening the bureaucratic burden;
Continuing education support;
Search engine placement associated with M.A.P.I.;
Professional Membership Card;
Discounts on equipment as it becomes available;

Annual dues are:

Individual, $80.00
Company, $100.00
(Application fee $50.00

Please visit this link to apply...

Friday, March 2, 2018

BPI Response to MAPI Complaint and MAPI files Open Records Act Request

The Board must follow the procedure set forth in 20 CSR 2234-1.040 regarding complaint handling and disposition.  So, the complaint will go to the Central Investigative Unit for investigation as soon as today or Monday.  The Board will request that CIU handle the matter as expeditiously as possible given the time frames you’ve indicated.

Pursuant to 324.001.8 and 324.017, all investigations, complaints, and deliberations regarding such are closed records.  Accordingly, members of the public, including complainants, cannot be privy to the deliberation in a meeting about a complaint.  I would anticipate as the complainant that CIU will contact you to discuss the complaint and any additional and relevant information you may have.  Additionally, you will be notified of the outcome of the board’s decision on the complaint.

Thank you for your time and attention to the complaint,


Pamela Groose
Executive Director
State Committee of Psychologists 573.751.0099
Behavior Analyst Advisory Board 573.526.5804
Board of Private Investigator & Private Fire Investigator Examiners 573.522.7744
State Committee of Interpreters 573.526.7787
Board of Geologist Registration 573.526.7625
Division of Professional Registration
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration



Hi Pam,

As usual we hope you are well and life is good...

We have attached a link, which is a story on www.moapi.org which speaks to more of the associated details of the original complaint.

Because there are many attorneys or judges involved in this matter directly/indirectly who may or may not have a racial or political interest, we are including complaints to the chief disciplinary counsel incase anyone involved has any ideas about dropping the ball for the aforementioned complaint/s.

We believe our Governor is not being treated fairly in this matter with questionable allegations piling on him, all for political reasons. These same (complaint) referenced people have perpetrated malfeasance to affect an attack/investigation on our Governor through MO 324.1106.

Though the Missouri Open records act § 610.011, RSMo, of the Sunshine - From the date of the MAPI complaint till May 15, 2018- We formally request all documents, memos, emails, text messages, recordings, photos, faxes and phone recordings related to and connected to the OFFICIAL historical chain of custody directly related to my complaint, including but not limited to the Missouri Attorney General’s office, CIU Investigators and Kimberly Gardner. If any documents are being suppressed from my open records act request from any related source, please prepare a list of the same regarding- memo narrative, entities, chains and dates of the same. PLEASE MAKE AVAILABLE THE RESPONSIVE ONGOING RESULTS OF THIS ORAR TO THIS EMAIL. IF THE RESPONSIVE RESULTS OF THIS REQUEST CANNOT BE TRANSMITTED VIA EMAIL, PLEASE MAKE THEM AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION WITH AGREED NOTICE ALONG WITH ANY ANTICIPATED COST FOR THE SAME.