American Detective Agency

Curriculum Vitae




Joseph Alercia II, Principal Owner/Director of American Detective Agency, ET. al., over the past 25 years had interns from the Pennsylvania State University and Bloomsburg University intern under Alercia’s auspices for the final semester of their criminal justice program.  This internship is a requisite for the fulfillment of their respective degrees.  The final grades are based upon their internships with the aforementioned agency.


Founder of the first distant learning investigation academy, providing concise and in-depth investigation and security training, and conferring the Associate in Specialized Technology degree, in Private Investigation and Security. Licensed and registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Private Schools.


Joseph Alercia II has conducted major investigations on a regular basis since 1970 with his forte being an expert in civil and criminal defense investigations.


1991-1994 conducted an investigation in the state of Maryland uncovering the strong possibility that the original ruling of suicide was not suicide. Case aired on national TV and is still frequently aired on national TV.