Edward L Du Bois, III


Ed Du Bois, III is a third-generation specialist in the field of security and investigations based in Miami, Florida. He is known by his fans as "The Country's Best Detective" and has been the subject of many books, newspaper, magazine articles and news shows. Ed Du Bois is portrayed by three-time Academy Award nominee, Ed Harris, in the Paramount film titled Pain and Gain (2013) directed by Michael Bay and starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg. A ssongwriter and musician, Du Bois has written over 100 songs. His latest single 'Pain and Gain - Retribution Song' was released on March 1, 2013 and serves as an homage to his client, friend and true-life vicitim of the Sun Gym Gang, Marc Schiller.


Ed 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. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Officers Training School where he served as a Pilot. He is a 1974 graduate of the International Institute of Polygraph Science and is an expert in both State and Federal court.


Du Bois, III began his investigative career in 1960 when he joined Investigators, Inc. and became the youngest licensed private investigator in Florida. He was trained by his father in all aspects of investigation and security. Upon the death of his father in 1968 he took over as President and continues in that capacity today. Also in 1968, Du Bois became the National Football League’s Security Representative in Miami and continues in that capacity as well, currently in his 44th season.


Du Bois, III has conducted investigation and security consulting for other major league sports as well, including hockey, baseball, basketball and auto racing. In the private sector of his business he has represented a wide variety of clients including banks, insurance companies, law firms, public utilities, credit card companies, stock brokerage firms, airlines, developers, and hotels.


In the public sector, Mr. Du Bois’ clients have included the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami Police Department, Surfside Police Department, Bal Harbour Police Department, Golden Beach Police Department, Bay Harbour Islands Police Department, North Bay Village Police Department, Miami-Dade Schools Police, Hollywood Police Department, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and the Florida Supreme Court.


Du Bois, III was a special consultant to Monroe County (FL) Sheriff William A. Freeman, Jr. from 1975 until his death in 1989, and he was instrumental in setting up the Sheriff’s first Personnel Department. He designed the Sheriff’s first application forms, background investigation screening procedures and pre-employment polygraph testing. He also conducted internal affairs investigations, polygraph examinations and consulted the Sheriff on major crime investigations. Upon Sheriff Freeman’s election, he met with Du Bois and announced that he had inherited one of the country’s most corrupt police agencies. He retained Du Bois to clean up the Monroe Sheriff’s Office no matter what the cost. No small task, Du Bois spent every week for the next 13 months in Key West conducting this successful housecleaning. He investigated and polygraphed every deputy, every employee and every allegation of corruption in the department, a rare feat in the annals of American law enforcement.


Since 1968, Ed Du Bois, III has run Investigators, Inc. with the highest of professional standards making it one of the most respected private investigative firms in the United States.


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