Joseph Travers

<strong>Joseph Travers</strong>
Joseph Travers

JOSEPH ANTHONY TRAVERS, CPI, CCDI, CMECI is a Member of the Human Trafficking Information Exchange Group, Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center, Washington DC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and has been advanced to candidate for a Master’s of Science Degree with High Honors (4.0 GPA) from the California State University at Long Beach Graduate School of Criminal Justice Administration. Mr. Travers was also an Honor’s student (4.0 GPA) at Calvary Chapel Bible College and the current President of the National Association for Missing & Exploited Children

Joseph Travers is the author of “Introduction to Private Investigation, Essential Knowledge and Procedures for the Private Investigator”, Charles Thomas Publishing 1995, 2nd Edition 2005, 3rd Edition 2015 ,  “The ORIGINAL Private Investigator’s Handbook & Almanac, CIA Investigation Academy Publishing 2010, 2nd Edition 2014, 3rd Edition 2016, and “Investigation of Missing & Exploited Children: The Gateway to Child Sex Trafficking” 2017, 2nd Edition 2018 .

An Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Travers has experience in Law Enforcement, specifically in Criminal Investigations and Police Training and Supervision. He possesses professional certificates from the California State Peace Officer Standards and Training; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Officer Training, Hostage Negotiations, and Field Training Officer Certificates. Mr. Travers has experience in Loss Prevention and Private and Personnel Security, having served as the Manager of Security, Southern California, for McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

Mr. Travers is a California State Licensed Investigator , since 1984, and his investigative work has been chronicled in People magazine twice, and on television stations and journals such as CBS, NBC Nightly News, ABC, Fox News, HBO VICE, Dove TV, Full Measure News, PI Magazine, Risen Magazine, Discover Magazine, Homeland Magazine, San Diego Veteran’s Magazine, Independence Journal Review, San Diego Voyager Magazine, and the TV movie and series Renegade. His work has also been recognized in the front-page headlines of newspapers around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Sacramento Bee, Riverside Press Enterprise, Los Angeles Daily News, Inland Empire Daily Bulletin, Orange County Register, OC Weekly, San Diego Union Tribune, and USA Today.

For ten years, Mr. Travers has taught Investigation, and has served as Director of Education for U.S. Colleges Incorporated. He has testified as an expert witness and conducted investigations regarding Police Practices and Investigative Technique in California State and United States Federal Courts.

Mr. Travers is a Police/ Fire Commissioner for the City of Oceanside, California since 2008. He is the former Chairman and Vice President for the Professional Investigators of California (PICA), and former President for the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the Largest Private Investigation Association in the World, receiving the President’s Award in 2014 and the Investigator of the Year Award in 2015. He is also a Pastor for National Christian Information Center, Incorporated As Executive Director for Pastor Travers has assisted in over 200 rescues of young girls vulnerable to Child Sex Traffickers since December 2014.