Edward L. Du Bois, Sr.
Born in New York City in 1881, Edward L. Du Bois, Sr. was the first generation in the Du Bois family to become a specialist in the field of investigation and security. At the age of 16, Du Bois, Sr. joined the US Army and served in the Spanish American War. Upon his return, his brother Percy Maltby Du Bois, a famed Captain with the New York Police Department, urged his younger brother to join the NYPD.
Edward L. Du Bois, Jr.
Edward L. Du Bois, Jr. (1911-1968) founded Investigators, Inc. in 1955. Mr. Du Bois (pronounced DuBoys) was born in New York City in 1911 where he attended public grade school until his father retired from the NYC Police Department and moved the family to Miami Beach. He completed grade school, and graduated from Miami Beach High School in 1930, where he was President of the student body, Captain of the football team, and Editor of the yearbook.
Edward L Du Bois, III
Edward L Du Bois, III, a third generation specialist in the field of private investigation and security, is a graduate of Miami Edison High School where he played football, baseball and ran track. As a starting junior, his team was voted the number one high school football team in the nation. He was a member of the Miami All-Star PONY League baseball team that won the 1958 World Series. He went on to graduate from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Ty Hart is a licensed investigator in the State of Florida. He handles the firm's customer relations and marketing, and brings to the investigative team a unique background drawing from his diverse experience in both the US Air Force and professional sports. Mr. Hart spent 20 years in the military where he served as a military police officer and handled classified security matters. He retired as a Captain and maintains reserve status.
Valerie Tucci joined Investigators, Inc. in 1982. She began her career in Key West, FL, with the Monroe County Sheriff's office working directly with Ed Du Bois, III, Sheriff William A. Freeman, Jr., and the Director of Personnel as part of an elite team tasked with developing their first Human Resources Department. Ms. Tucci is the agency's manager, a licensed private investigator and State of Florida Notary Public. She oversees all of the firm's administration, case management and investigations.
Sally Barr joined Investigators, Inc. in 1991. Mrs. Barr is a State of Florida Notary Public and has been a licensed private investigator in the State of Florida since 1986. From 1986 to 1991, she worked with Fortune 500 firms protecting trademark rights and coordinating investigations and seizures with the United States Marshal's Office. She also conducted marine investigations of thefts and accidents during that time. Currently, Mrs. Barr manages all of Investigators, Inc.'s financial responsibilities.