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At LIA (Lion Investigation Academy) our students study; Private Investigation, Surveillance & Stake-Out, Interrogation & Investigative Procedures, Civil Investigations, Investigative Court Procedures, Undercover Investigations, Plaintiff & Defense Investigations, In addition, fraudulent insurance claims, the techniques necessary to expose such frauds and the techniques of writing investigative reports are also discussed. And so much more; Why not get started today?  

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    Lion investigation Academy will provide the student with a profound basic knowledge within the realm of private investigations along with current changes in private investigations and security. Therein, providing the general public and the courts with a well-rounded investigator who provides competent investigative results. >Lion Investigation Academy provides our students with competent staff and consultants adding to the personal touch of what we call a “Class of One.” The private investigative field differs somewhat from the criminal justice field. Therefore, a formal education in the private sector is much needed. Our mission is to provide this education in a manner that is easily understood by the novice. Basic knowledge refers to standard application of various techniques that the investigator utilizes. A standard technique such as surveillance stakeouts have and will always have basic element.

    History Joseph Alercia II, a practicing private detective in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina, and formerly the District of Columbia, founded Lion Investigation Academy in 1974. Since its inception as a non-residential educational institution, Lion Investigation Academy has provided a distance education program in the field of investigation and security for students throughout the world. The material received by students has been prepared by practicing investigators, based upon experience and background, and is written in concise, succinct and understandable language.

    Tests include both objective and subjective type questions. Students are required to write in a clear and concise manner as would be required in the investigative realm. Philosophy In today’s world, education is being offered and obtained in a variety of ways. The cost of attending a residential institution, the time required in attendance, and an economy in which one is often required to support a family while obtaining an education are contributing factors and supportive arguments toward the popularity on non-traditional educational programs.

    Lion Investigation Academy was founded with the intent of educating those who have already been involved in this field and those interested in pursuing the lucrative investigative realm. The educational philosophy of Lion Investigation Academy can best be described as: Ø Equal education opportunity for those who do not have the time or funds to attend a resident school. Ø Education at a reasonable cost. Ø Education designed to give the student a profound knowledge of the private investigation and security realm; dispel the fallacies of the TV detective; teach the student step by step the skills necessary to apply oneself professionally upon completion of the course.

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    Welcome to Lion Investigation Academy (LIA). LIA offers a diploma in Private Investigations through distance learning; this course was designed to help students start a career in this fast growing profession and to enhance those who are already in this profession. >Earning a diploma through distance learning lets the students set their own studying schedule, working on the course material when they want in the comfort of their own home; we pride ourselves on the fact the we treat each student as a class of one.
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    The project is completed and we get you started with your courses as quick as possible. We also ask for student’s feedback. Why not get started today, contact us right away: Email the Deans Office at or call 1 (877) 747-2466.

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    We are a command of professional and enthusiastic people, who love what they do.

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