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.