Our History

Roger Spearman, President of A-1 Private Investigations, is a retired Police Lieutenant with the University City Police Department, University City, Missouri, with 30 years' service.  He graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia, in 1999, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Tarkio College.  He has a Master of Science Degree in Administration, and received training in Institutional Security at Forest Park Community College.  In addition, he received business training at the Tuck School, Dartmouth University.

Spearman founded A-1 Private Investigations in 2001 and investigated more than 300 cases in the first decade of operation.  He has a current secret security clearance with the Department of Defense and is highly proficient in both management and protection services.

Certifications & Memberships

We are currently members of several organizations, including:

  • Airport Minority Advisory Council
  • American Society of Industrial Security
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois / Past Board of Directors
  • Bi-State, Missouri Department of Transportation, (DBE Certified)
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce
  • Homeland Security - Level 3
  • Illinois Department of Central Management, (DBE Certified)
  • Illinois Department of Transportation, (DBE Certified)
  • Missouri Regional Certification Committee
  • National Council of Investigation and Security Services
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
  • St. Louis - Lambert-International Airport
  • St. Louis Minority Business Council / Certified MBE
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
  • The State of Missouri
  • Tennessee Uniform Certification Program, (DBE)