Jack Devine: Master Spy07/17/14
For over thirty years, Jack Devine served under six successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton during his time with the CIA. He ultimately became Acting Deputy Director of Operations and was responsible for all of the CIA’s spying operations in seven...
Certified Legal Investigator
What is a Certified Legal Investigator (CLI)? What is required to become one? Private Investigators have a number of certifications available to them to increase their proficiency and standing in their chosen field of expertise. Some trade...
Protecting Original Products
On-line marketplace sites such as Craigslist and eBay have made it increasingly simple for brand counterfeiters to sell their products. Prices typically are less than the real thing so why not take advantage of a deal? But the products are often...
Where is Technology Taking Your Business?
A sizeable percentage of the private investigator’s work is documentation. This tedious part of the work has become easier, but at the same time, more complicated as high tech tools and applications become available. How efficient you are and how you...
What Do You Remember?
It is an asset for an investigator to have an exceptional memory. Some who are memory challenged might say, the memory filing system is excellent; it is the retrievable system that’s flawed. What tools do you use to remember details? Private...
Out of Bondage: Human Trafficking
The mass abduction of several hundred female students in Nigeria outraged the world recently. Unfortunately, similar scenarios with smaller numbers is happening every day, and not only to young women. Males are sold into slavery as well. It is an ugly...
Emerging Trend: Animal Investigations
The federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was signed into law November 27, 2006. This law opens up many opportunities for investigators to work for attorneys defending those who are charged under the act, to work for agricultural businesses...
Exoneration: 25 years in the Joint
What were you doing in 1989, 25 years ago? Chicago’s Look Away was Billboard’s top hit. It was the year Communism declined, the Giants and the A’s were defeated by the San Francisco Earthquake, the Exxon Valdez caused the Alaskan Oil Spill, a giant...
Internet Intelligence and Social Media Resource
Times have clearly changed. Private investigators used to have to knock on doors to obtain information relative to their cases and the people they are charged with investigating. Although that is still true today to some extent, much is gained by just...
National Legislative Program Launched
Founded in 1975, The National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) has fought restrictive legislation and governmental regulations with unintended consequences on behalf of private investigators and security professionals before...
Botox: Changing the Face of Investigation
One of the myriad of tasks performed by private investigator is to interview individuals from all cultures and walks of life. The interview may be to gather details from a material witness, collect background information, or detect deception from a...
Death Row: A Investigators Journey
One of the most challenging tasks in a criminal defense investigator’s world is investigating a capital case that has already exhausted all of its appellate rights. Called a writ of habeas corpus, it is a death row inmate’s last opportunity for to...
Missing: Searching for Clues
Private investigators are often called upon when there is an unexplained disappearance, particularly when law enforcement does not have the resources. That was the case when Bob Ehlert went missing. Bob was last seen in Panama in June 2013 working on...
Investigating High Profile Cases
Working on a high-profile criminal case is a little like being on a never-ending rollercoaster. Arizona Private Investigator, Rich Robertson was the defense investigator during the high profile homicide case of Prescott, Arizona stockbroker, Steven...
Overcoming Process Serving Errors
Sometimes a mistake by a person serving legal papers can turn into a disaster. What do you and how you do it often makes the difference between losing a client and becoming a hero. Tune in to hear Kevin Toal from Nova Scotia provide tips on how to...
Protect Your Company Secrets
Do you or your client have an important meeting and you are concerned about confidentiality? Has your board room’s security been breached? Are you concerned there are leaks from your organization and can’t figure out where the leaks are originating?...
Branding Your PI Business
How do you start developing a unique brand for your business? Where do you begin? What kinds of issues should you consider? What about rebranding an established agency? It is a confusing process and immensely time-consuming. Tune in to hear Private...
Proof of Misconduct: Update on the Glesty Waters Story
Few would forget the Green River Killer, who claimed over 70 victims in the 80s and 90s in the Northwest before he was apprehended in 2001. Sam Waters was also a victim when he was wrongfully identified as the killer years before the true killer was...
Employment Background Checks: Trends for 2014
Attorney, Private Investigator and Background Screening Expert, Lester Rosen, reports that in 2014 an employer will have to carefully balance the need to safeguard the workplace through the people they hire against the legal protections now available...
The death of a police officer is a tragedy. But when an officer takes his or her own life, it is doubly heartbreaking. Are you aware that the number of officers killed in the line of duty is very similar to those officers who commit suicide? This is a...
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