FREE (yes, free!) public records and more for better and safer dating in Florida & beyond.

Public information expert Joe Adams created InspectaDate to spotlight free resources to help people make better dating choices – and avoid disastrous dates and sweetheart scammers.

About The Date Inspector

Joe Adams believes in the power
of public information to improve lives.

But people can't use awesome resources unless they know those exist. So he created

Adams is an award-winning former journalist and newsroom trainer who holds a Florida private investigator's license (no. C 1110112). He literally wrote the book on public records in Florida. His decade of research produced The Florida Public Records Handbook, the ultimate guide to finding the most useful public information in the Sunshine State.

The first and second editions, published by the First Amendment Foundation in Tallahassee, became a staple of attorneys, private investigators, law enforcement officers, journalists, presecutors and citizens throughout Florida. The handbook has earned national recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. A third edition is in the works. Both the handbook and Adams' other book, Secrets of the Scoop: Using Public Records to Uncover News and Change the World, have been used by college and university professors throughout Florida.

More than 1,000 journalists and others have heard him speak on how to use public information resources to research people, governments, businesses and issues. His public records coaching includes workshops for The Florida Bar, the Miami Hearld, The Associated Press, WBBH TV-Channel 2 in Fort Myers, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Special Libraries Association News Division, the National Associaion of Black Journalists, the Florida Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, Orlando Sentinel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Palm Beach Post, The Florida Times-Union, the Naples Daily News, Panama City News-Herald, The Tampa Tribune and WFLA News Channel 8 in Tampa. His workshops and advocacy for freedom of information have earned national Sunshine awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and Adams is a past winner of the national Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award.

During his 25-plus years as a journalist, he earned more than 50 national, regional, and state journalism honors for his work as a reporter, editorial writer, newsroom trainer and editor. While he enjoys enabling others to make better dating decisions, Adams is happily married and lives in the Orlando area.