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At Kelmar Global, our staff's readiness to assist is grounded in extensive experience spanning all levels of law enforcement, corporate security, and investigative work. Our supervisory team, enriched with decades of hands-on experience, meticulously oversees a well-trained and adept group of professionals. Commitment to professional standards is not just our priority, but our ethos. Regular and ongoing training ensures our agents stay abreast of the latest legal, procedural, and technological advancements in the investigative industry.


Leadership in Investigation: President Kelly E. Riddle’s Vision


Kelly E. Riddle, as President of Kelmar Global, embodies and imparts a standard of excellence that permeates through the ranks. With over 40 years of investigative experience and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Alabama, Mr. Riddle's leadership is both inspiring and directional.


Credentials and Community Involvement


Kelly Riddle was chosen as the “PI of the Year” by the National Association of Investigative Specialists and the PI Magazine named Mr. Riddle as the “#1 PI in the United States.” Both organizations named him as “One of the Top 25 PIs of the 20th Century.” Kelly obtained his Texas Certified Investigator designation (held by less than 50 people in Texas). Mr. Riddle served as President of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI,) from 2010-2012 as well as being a member of the TALI Board of Directors (2007-2010) and TALI Legislation Committee (2010 – present).  Kelly was the recipient of the 2013 Investigator of the Year award, the highest recognition presented by TALI. He was also named one of America’s Top PIs of 2022 by PI Magazine.


Kelly serves on the Board of Directors of Intellent – International Intelligence Network as well as being the Intellent Education Director.  Mr. Riddle is on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), as well as their Treasurer and Ethics Committee Chairman. Kelly serves on the Advisory Board for FAPI - the Florida Association of Private Investigators and is on the Public Relations Committee for the Council of International Investigators. Kelly served on the Board of Directors and was a Founding Member of the Intellenet Board Accredited Investigator (BAI) certification. Mr. Riddle served as the Region 4 Director for the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI) from 2021-2023 and is the Membership Chair for the San Antonio Chapter of ASIS.


Mr. Riddle served on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer for the National Association for Missing and Exploited Children. Kelly formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. Kelly is a Founding Board Member and Board Advisor for the non-profit organization “Can You Identify Me.”


Mr. Riddle is the Founder and President of the PI Institute of Education, as well as the Founder of the Coalition of Association Leaders, comprised of past and present board members from state, national, and international associations. Kelly is the Founder and President of the Association of Christian Investigators with more than 1500 members in the U.S. and 19 countries. 


Mr. Riddle is the author of 14 books, co-author of 3 books, and has published more than 40 articles.  Kelly has been the guest speaker at more than 850 events and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, national television, radio, and podcast programs. Kelly was also presented with the NALI Editor-Publisher Award in 2004. Mr. Riddle is a regular contributor to the Working PI industry publication.  Mr. Riddle serves on the conference committee for the Alabama PI Association and the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators.


Mr. Riddle’s prior law enforcement experience includes being a member of the SWAT team, a Training Officer, an Emergency Medical Technician, an Evidence Technician, an Arson Investigator, a Juvenile Interdiction Specialist, and a Traffic Investigator. 


Mr. Riddle is a member of TALI, NAIS, INTELLENET, NALI, FALI, FAPI, CALI, ASIS, NCISS, USAPI, ACI, PICA, WIN, CII, NLLI, CTIP, CLEAR, IOPIA, TIDA, ASSIST, ISPLA


Kelmar Global’s Team: Diverse, Experienced, and Skilled


Our team comprises an extensive group of licensed investigators, each bringing unique experiences from local and state law enforcement agencies, federal law enforcement bureaus, U.S. military intelligence, and corporate sectors. This diversity ensures that Kelmar Global can match the right staff with specific assignments, maximizing the likelihood of successful outcomes for our clients.


Advanced Case Management and Client Engagement


Utilizing secure and cutting-edge case management software, Kelmar Global enables clients to effortlessly track the progress of their investigations in real-time. Our case managers, always available for communication, add an additional layer of quality control and personalized case management.


Reach Out for Professional Investigation Services


Connect with Kelmar Global today to discover more about our unparalleled experience and to hire a professional private investigator. Our commitment to your success is not just a promise, but a proven track record of excellence in the field of private investigations.