In 1986, Mr. Brooks joined the United States Air Force after graduating from high school in Mobile County, Alabama.
He served as an active duty Air Force Policeman for four years and was honorably discharged in 1990.
Mr. Brooks then joined the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Military Policeman.
In 1995, Mr. Brooks became a City of Jackson (Mississippi) Police Officer, graduating as an Honor Graduate from JPD's 12 week Police Academy.
While at the state narcotics bureau, Mr. Brooks served as an undercover agent, a case agent, a K-9 handler, a member of the state's Interdiction Unit, a member of the Narcotics Street Crime Suppression Unit, a member of the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit and was the only agent in the state conducting overdose death investigations.
While in the Street Crimes unit, Richard Brooks
led the state in cases and arrests.
Richard left MBN in 2001, leaving law enforcement to work in private investigations.
As a PI, Richard
has conducted all types of investigations.
He has been a surveillance investigator, a special investigations unit (SIU) investigator, a special investigations unit manager and a case manager.
accepted a promotion to case manager and relocated from the Jackson, Mississippi area to Orlando, Florida.
As a case manager in Orlando, Mr. Brooks managed all of the state's investigations, which included up to 25 full and part time investigators across Florida.
moved back to the Jackson, Mississippi area in 2006 to be with his
son and daughter.
obtained custody of his
children and RBI
was also created at that time.
is now located in Brandon, MS. RBI
also has an office in Fairhope, AL.
Richard is the President of the Mississippi Professional Investigator's Association and the Director of the state of Mississippi's chapter of the Association of Christian Investigators.
Mr. Brooks is also a member of the National Association of Investigative Specialists and the Louisiana Private Investigator's Association.
is a C.P.S., " Certified Process Server".
certification is through the National Association of Investigative Specialists
is also licensed to carry a firearm in the state of Mississippi by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety
In addition to conducting investigations in Alabama and Mississippi which require no licensing, Richard Brooks
is also a current licensed private investigator in Florida.
In the past, Mr. Brooks has been a licensed PI in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, New York, Tennessee and Texas.
is a family oriented Christian.
children attend church on a regular basis.
He has been a 2nd grade Sunday School teacher and a coach for his son's football teams.
is an avid weight lifter, works out regularly and when he's
not working cases, spending time with his
family or riding his
can usually be found at the gym.
Richard Brooks attended Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi and the Community College of the Air Force in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
In 2010, Richard
signed a 5 year contract with TruTv's hit show, "All Worked Up", to play himself.
Approximately six episodes were filmed.
Due to a serious neck injury sustained in the weight room which required surgery, Mr. Brooks'
"television career" was cut short.
has completely recovered from his
surgery and is back in the gym.
One of the episodes that was filmed in Memphis, Tennessee can be seen on YouTube.