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About Tim Pettit

Mr. Tim Pettit

Tim began his career with the U.S. Army Military Police as a military police officer, serving in Ft. Hood, Texas and Aschaffenburg, West Germany. Upon leaving active duty, he served as a military police instructor at the 5040th United States Army Reserve School (USAR) located at Ft. Des Moines.

Tim was then hired by the Urbandale Police Department. Tim served in both the patrol division and the investigations unit. While in the investigations unit he was a general crime detective, vice/narcotics detective, and a person’s detective.

Tim left the Urbandale Police Department and became an insurance fraud Investigator for a special investigations unit of a national insurance company. While serving in this position Tim had the opportunity to enhance his skills in investigations. He investigated possible fraudulent insurance claims throughout the nation.

Tim’s experience in the investigative field is extensive. He has investigated many crimes to include simple thefts to complex narcotics cases. He also investigated assaults, robberies and a homicide. His interview and investigative skills developed over time, which helped him successfully clear many cases. Tim has experience in testifying in city, state and federal court as a witness. He has also testified as an expert witness.

Tim offers over 28 years of investigative experience.


  • Arson Investigations (review of Origin and Cause reports)
  • Asset Investigations
  • Automobile/Motorcycle/Commercial Carrier Investigations
  • Background research/investigations
  • Child/Adult Abuse – Custody
  • Civil Investigations
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Document/Statement Examination/Analysis
  • Domestic Situations
  • Fraud
  • General Investigations
  • Insurance Investigations
  • Missing Persons
  • Personal Injury
  • Photography
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Process Service
  • Records Research
  • Risk Assessment
  • Scene Examination/Documentation
  • Statements/Interviews
  • Trial Preparation
  • Video
  • Witness Interviews


  • US Army Academy Graduate
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau Advanced Academy
  • American Education Institute - Fraud CLaim Law Specialist (FCLS)
  • Traffic Accident Investigations
  • Videographer
  • Homocide Investigations School - University of Louisville and the Southern Police Institute
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism - National FIre Academy
  • Crisis Negotiations - FBI
  • Multi-Issue Statement Analysis
  • Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
  • International Association Arson Investigator Certified Fire Investigator (CFI)
  • National Fire Academy Certifications in Origin and Cause/Interviewing and Interrogations with Court Room Testimony
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Arson Investigations for the Insurance Industry - ATF
  • Interview and Interrogation Technique - Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations
  • Child Abuse Investigations School - Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
  • Advanced Statement Analysis for Investigators
  • Crime Scene and Statement Analysis

Contact Us

Priority Investigations
P.O. Box 26
Adel, IA  50003