Hawkeye Intelligence is owned by Richard Boyd, a private investigator licensed in the state of Alabama by the Alabama Private Investigation Board.  He is a member of the Alabama Private Investigators Association.  Richard is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and a minor in Criminal Justice.  His entire education leaned heavily in the direction of the law and legal matters and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honors Society.

Richard is lifelong resident of the Birmingham area having grown up in Mount Olive and graduating from Gardendale High School.  He has a wife and two children, all of which were born and raised in the Magic City.  Richard is always trying and learning new things and has been a computer programmer, musician, real estate investor, and even a blackjack dealer.  His varied experiences have given him a unique ability to consider any situation from a unique perspective.

Q What do PI's do exactly?

There was a time when private investigators (also called private detectives) were not licensed in the state of Alabama. Anyone could call themselves a PI and gain access to all sorts of information available only to a private eye. Someone could literally be released from prison and then hang their shingle the next day as a private investigator. Some took advantage of that lack of regulation and took advantage of their clients. Private investigators in Alabama developed a bad reputation as crooks and swindlers. Some of the good guys took it upon themselves to work within the legislative system of Alabama and pass statutes that formed a governing body, The Alabama Private Investigation Board, to regulate and enforce licensing and ethics rules for private investigators in Alabama. As of 2013, it became unlawful to operate as a private investigator within the state of Alabama without a license.

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  • Free Initial Consultation:Yes
  • Additional Phone #:205-864-1766
  • Alabama License #:641
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