The Investigation Medal

So, today a brand new medal was released to the Ingress Scanner. This medal is known as the Edgar Allan Wright Medal or the Investigation Medal. 


This medal was created as the result of a collaboration between Dr. Edgar Allan Wright,  the founder of Operation Essex, and Verity Seke, the operator of the Niantic Project G+ Page. 

In the announcement post, Jojo Stratton became the very first Investigator to earn the medal for her work with the “Word of the Day” series she continued after the Investigator Board shut down on Oct. 1st, 2013.


From one Investigator to another, I’d like to congratulate Jojo for her incredible dedication.


Now, how to obtain this unique medal? Verity outlines some of the ways to receive it:

“This medal will be awarded to those who have gone above and beyond in helping the Niantic Investigation reach its maximum potential:

By digging tirelessly for the truth…
By working to mentor and educate others seeking to join the Investigation…
By being a bastion of creativity and commitment….
And by working to maintain the positive momentum and sentiment within the Investigative community.

This medal will be deployed by me slowly, a few each week, to those who myself and Dr. Wright agree are truly deserving.”


As to how to jump into the Investigation? Well, there are quite a ton of ways to get started.

I actually operate a series here at Fev Games, where every month I recap the current situation within the Investigation. It’s called the The Niantic Investigation Status Update series and you can find the newest update here.


Some other sources:

Ingress Year One, part one

Ingress Year One, part two

INGRESS REPORT | YEAR TWO – The Investigation (I)

INGRESS REPORT | YEAR TWO – The Investigation (II)



Serious investigators dig deeper. Seeking the truth, no matter where it may lead, is our calling. Faction, race, gender, age – none of these things matter here. To potentially dig down the rabbit hole, join us at Operation Essex. Keep a close eye at the Niantic Project G+ as well as pages of the Niantic Researchers, sensitives and Corporations to learn more.

 Until next time!