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Peter Arthur Heims

1929-2013

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Peter Arthur Heims

1929-2013

Peter Heims passed away on Friday April 26, 2013 following an illness.

Peter had retired some years before after over 40 years working as a private investigator.

He will be missed by colleagues and friends.

Some pages from his website have been hosted for information.

Experience

In a long and distinguished career Peter Heims has worked in many roles in the security industry, held many official positions, made a lasting contribution to the industry, and still found time to be an active supporter of charities.

Peter Heims is Mr Investigator.

Career

2005-
Principal, Peter Heims Private Investigator.

1962-2005
Managing Director, Peter A. Heims Limited, private investigators and security consultants.

Past Chairman, Twentieth Century Security Ltd, a guard company employing approximately 60 guards. The company was bought by Pritchard Security.

Managing Director of Twentieth Century Security Education Ltd. This company is now dormant but published security and private investigative books, including Countering Industrial espionage, Retail security Management Function, The Security Officers` Handbook and The Store Detectives` Handbook, as well as selling police and security training films and videos.

Twentieth Century Security Education also published a monthly security magazine, Top Security International. This publication was purchased by International Security magazine.

1957-62
Self employed Private Investigator
1955-57
Partnership with Albert Parent, trading as Southern Provincial Investigations
1953-55
Employed as a Private Investigator by the Speedwell Enquiry Agency, Surbiton
1947-1953
Served in HM Forces, The Parachute Regiment

Former Directorships

Peter Heims Ltd
Rosan Heims Plc
Greasby Forwarding & Shipping Company
SBC (Associates) Ltd
Apex Bailiffs Ltd
Blake Ringwood & Co Ltd

Professional Qualification

City & Guilds National Vocational Qualification NVQ in Investigation Level 4

Fellow

The Institute of Professional Investigators
The Enforcement Services Association (formerly the Certificated Bailiffs Association of England & Wales)

Honorary Life Member

The Association of British Investigators
The Institute of Professional Investigators

Member

Association of British Investigators
World Association of Detectives

Appreciation Certificate/Plaque/Award

The Frank Martin Award- The Association of British Investigators Year 2000/2001
Security World magazine Special Distinguished Service Award for "exemplary and continuing contribution to the field of professional security"
American Society of Industrial Security
Federation of Industrial Security Organizations of the Philippines
Associacao Internacional de Seguranca, Brazil
Council of International Investigators
International Professional Security Association

Author

Countering Industrial Espionage
Tracing the Elusive Debtor (currently in preparation)
Hints on Organizing an Annual General Meeting, Convention or Conference
Numerous articles on security and private investigation for newspapers and magazines including High Life, the British Airways magazine, Management Today and Top Security International

Publications

Past Editor of INVESTIGATE, the official magazine of the Association of British Investigators
Past Editor of The Councillor, the official journal of The Council of International Investigators
Past Editor of The Certificated Bailiffs Journal, the official journal of The Certificated Bailiffs Association of England & Wales

Editorial Advisor

Computer Fraud & Security Bulletin - past advisor

Education

To 1946
Attended Hampton Grammar School (now Hampton School), obtaining General School Certificate (Matriculation) in 1946. Credits in Maths, English Grammar, English Literature, French & Chemistry

Public Relations Officer

Past PR Officer for the Association of British Investigators for over twenty years, dealing with press enquiries. As a result have been featured in many press reports, magazine articles, as well as giving television and radio interviews.

Lectures

Subjects Countering Industrial Espionage - Lectures given throughout England and in Norway (Oslo), America (New York), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Philippines (Manila), Hong Kong, Brazil, (Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo) and South Africa (Johannesburg)
Tracing Debtors - Either half or full day course which has been awarded a Top Course status by Omtrac. Course has been given to or for (amongst others):

  • The Association of British Investigators
  • The Institute of Credit Management
  • The International Professional Security Association
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants (England)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Scotland)
  • The Institute of Professional Investigators
  • Shaw Linton
  • KMPG
  • Peat Marwick Credit Management Training Ltd
  • A4 Conventions
  • CCC Business Studies
  • The Intercheck Group Ltd
  • European Study Conferences Ltd
  • National Credit Management Convention
  • Mercury Communications
  • London Electricity
  • New College, Oxford
  • Loughborough University of Technology
  • University of Warwick

Member

Past member of
Professional Speakers Association
International Federation for Professional Speaking
Toastmasters International
Epsom Speakers Club

Charitable Organizations etc

Member and Past President of The Rotary Club of Leatherhead
Past District Officer of Rotary District 114, RIBI
Past District Officer of Rotary District 125, RIBI
Past Chairman Surrey PHAB
Past member of the National Phab Fundraising Committee
Past member of the Executive of the Docklands Settlement Charity
Past Chairman of Fundraising Committee, Docklands Settlement Charity
Past Chairman of the Surrey Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Leatherhead branch
Past member of the Save the Children Fund National Fundraising Committee
Past Vice Chairman of the Surrey Association of Youth Clubs

Non Professional Interests/Qualifications

Freeman of the City of London
Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
Former Liveryman, Company of Needlemakers
Unsuccessful candidate for the Surrey Constituency in the European parliamentary election of 1979

Past President

The Association of British Investigators
The Council of International Investigators (and Chairman of Executive Board)
The Enforcement Services Association (formerly the Certificated Bailiffs Association of England & Wales)

Past Vice Secretary General

The International Kommission de Detectiv Verband

Past Fellow

The Institute of British Management

Past Member

Executive Board of The World Association of Detectives
Board of Governors of The Institute of Professional Investigators
The American Society of Security
ASIS International
The International Professional Security Association
The Institute of Directors
Federpol, Italy
Zentral-Verband, Germany
The Council of International Investigators
The Association of Mercantile Agent, Australia
The Association of Licensed Detectives of New York States
The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
The International Association of Security Services
The Forensic Science Society
The International Society of Stress Analysis
The North Carolina Association of Stress Examiners
The Asociacion Espanola para la Seguridad Industrial y Bancaria
Certified Protection Professional (ASIS)
The Californian Association of Licensed Investigators

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