Peter Psarouthakis founded EWI & Associates, Inc. in 1995 and has been a licensed professional investigator since that time. He provides investigative services to a wide range of corporate, law firm and government clients throughout the United States. He is also a credentialed contract special investigator for several United States government agencies, performing national security clearance background investigations.
Mr. Psarouthakis has been published in the Michigan Manufactures Association’s Enterprise Magazine and PI Magazine Journal of Professional Investigators. He has also been quoted in magazines and newspapers across the country on investigative and security issues in such publications as: The National Jurist, Insider Business Journal, Oakland Tech News, Ann Arbor News, Eagle Tribune, and Investors Business Daily. He has also been interviewed by the regional affiliates of ABC and FOX News on investigative and security matters.
Since 2000 Mr. Psarouthakis has played a major role in legislative affairs impacting the professional investigation and security services professions on both the state and national levels.
During the 2001 and 2002 Michigan legislative session Mr. Psarouthakis helped lead the redrafting of the Michigan Private Detective Act of 1965. In 2008 Governor Granholm signed the second redrafting of the Michigan Private Detective Act, which Mr. Psarouthakis also helped draft and lobby for to become law.
Mr. Psarouthakis has been instrumental in other legislative events that have had a direct impact on the Private Investigation profession in Michigan. With his leadership the MCPI was able to gain exemption status for Licensed Private Investigators from the “restricted zones” of the concealed pistol permits law in Michigan. Additionally, many privacy and anti-surveillance bills were either stopped completely or amended within the legislature, both in Michigan as well as Washington D.C. that would have had a negative impact on the Private Investigation profession.
His most notable legislative moment so far came when he lead Michigan Professional Investigators in a lobbying effort that resulted in the repeal of service taxes on professional investigators and security providers. This repeal occurred in 2007 and is the only known repeal on a tax of this kind for investigative and security professionals.
On March 26, 2009 he provided testimony on behalf of the professional investigative profession to theU.S. House of Representative Committee on the Judiciary, House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Mr. Psarouthakis testimony was regarding the committee’s investigation into public defense reform in Michigan and around the country. Mr. Psarouthakis continues to work with members of Congress and coalition members on this important issue.
Mr. Psarouthakis is the current Chairman of the executive committee for Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action (ISPLA), the first ever national Political Action Committee representing the combined Professional Investigator and Security Guard professions. He is a current board member and Past-President of the Michigan Council of Private Investigators. He continues to serve as their legislative chairman.
Mr. Psarouthakis is a former board of director’s member and served as the1st. and 3rd Vice President of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. His service in those capacities was from 2001-2009. He also serves as the current Legislative Committee Chairman for the National Association of Legal Investigators.
Peter Psarouthakis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and an Associates degree in Law Enforcement, both from The University of Toledo. He isalso a member of ASIS International (Investigation Council member), INTELLENT, Council of International Investigators, International High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Espionage Research Institute and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science.