John. F. Hope, Private Investigator – Managing Director

Founder of Mercia Detective Agency, John was raised and educated in Birmingham and joined the Merchant Navy upon leaving school. He spent 4 years sailing the world for a New Zealand Shipping Company and upon leaving became involved within the International Haulage Industry. John holds a class 1 H.G.V and a certificate of competence in road haulage industry management.

John then became a Project Manager for a company (STG Limited) specialising in very abnormal shipping and road haulage movements around the world.

After training in surveillance John spent a period of time as a Territorial Army Trooper , and was on an operational tour in Malta involving ‘close protection’ duties, after which he returned to his home city to form the Mercia Detective Agency.

Our Private Investigators

Mercia Detective Agency, only employs operatives that have completed the course with The Academy of Private Investigation with on site training. The aim is for each investigator to obtain a GNVQ in Investigation and a licence to operate. Our investigators operate anywhere you require, and with the associations we have formed we can task a suitable investigator within minutes of receiving your instructions.

John. F. Hope and the Mercia Detective Agency are members of the following organisations:

World Association of Detectives Inc. (WAD)

International Association of Auto Theft Investigators Inc. (IAATI)

National Association of Professional Process Servers Inc. (NAPPS)