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Established in 1974, R. A. HEALES & ASSOCIATES' motto 
"Dedicated to Professionalism, Remembered for Results"
is truly descriptive of the agency and its owner and President. 
R. A. Heales  


Robert A. Heales
Brief Biography

After obtaining education and training in criminal justice, fire services and as an emergency medical technician, Bob Heales started as an investigator in 1980 with an established agency in Minneapolis, a company now known as R.A. Heales & Associates after he purchased it in 1986.

Professional Leadership
He has become well known in investigation circles locally, nationally and internationally. He is Past President of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services since 1990. In 1991, Heales served as President of the World Association of Detectives. This is the largest and most prestigious international association with over 800 members in 75 countries.  He has served as Executive Director of W.A.D. since March 2010, a position he also held from 1997 to 2000.

He is also an active member of the Minnesota Association of Private Investigators and the California Association of Licensed Investigators. He has been interviewed by local newspapers, radio, and television in many cities as well as many national news programs and news organizations. He has given presentations to various claims and trade associations on claims investigation, surveillance and missing persons cases.  He has been recognized for his work on several high profile missing person cases.

Dedication to Expertise
Heales has coordinated and hosted numerous conferences and training seminars for investigators internationally. He has also attended over 90 seminars on a wide range of investigative topics to continue his professional education. He has testified before the Colorado Legislature in an attempt to reinstate licensing of private investigators in Colorado and often lobbies Congress in Washington , D.C. on bills which could be harmful to the insurance and investigative industries. He is known as an expert witness in insurance investigation and surveillance.

Awards & Accolades
In October, 1994, he received the Lifetime Membership Award from the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado.  In April, 1995, he received the Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award from the National Council of Investigation and Security Services.  In October, 1998, he received the Norman J. Sloan Memorial Award from the World Association of Detectives.  In September, 2000 he received the Investigator of the Year Award from W.A.D.  In March, 2004, he received the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award from N.C.I.S.S.  He also received two Distinguished Service Awards from N.C.I.S.S. in April 2007, and in March 2009. In March 2010 his firm received the “Outstanding Investigation Firm of the Year” from the Colorado Professionals in Worker’s Compensation.  These awards are presented for dedication, leadership and distinguished service to the investigative profession.


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