In 1987, Leroy and Margaret Cook established ION Inc. as a referral service for those seeking professional investigative services. ION Inc. grew into a world-wide network of over 36,000 private investigators and referred thousands of cases.
In late 2012, Jack Sandlin and Jim Alsup from Indianapolis, Indiana took over ION Inc. Together they have re-launched the site www.InvestigatorsAnywhere.com. The new site has been designed to serve as an one-stop shop for those seeking professional investigative services and a resource center to help members achieve greater success.
Jack and Jim have established careers working with investigators and those in need of investigation and training services. Together they will continue to follow the same mission as the founders: Improving investigation for clients, investigators and society.
The New Management Team
Jack Sandlin, MBA CFE CFS
Jack has over 35 years of law enforcement and investigations experience. During his tenure serving for the Indianapolis Police Department, Jack was assigned as Chief Investigator for the Marion County Grand Jury; organized the first White Collar Crime Unit for the Indianapolis Police Department; and served as Deputy Chief of Police.
A former law firm administrator and former Adjunct Professor with Indiana University, Jack currently manages his veteran owned private investigation consulting agency. Jack has an AS in Criminal Justice, a BS in Business Administration, a MBA, and is a certified Police Officer from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Jim is also the director of the Public Agency Training Council (PATC) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. PATC began in 1987 and today is the largest privately held public safety training company in the nation. Offering a curriculum of over one hundred topics of academy quality training programs throughout the United States, PATC instructors bring years of hands-on experience in their area of expertise and instructional fields.