Our agency celebrated the first (and likely only other) National Private Investigators Day almost 20 years ago (Bob Mackowiak, then owner/publisher of PI Magazine). We are glad to participate in this and are asking our colleagues to do the same. Follow the link and join the event - and then promote the day and all the goodwill that PIs do!
Here is the event link on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/713628748701038
If you, your agency and/or association sponsor this day, please let us know.
More details will follow and will be in our June agency newsletter, as well as updated on this blog (please share - http://www.deathcasereview.com/afi-llc-blog/private-investigators-day)
Our thanks to Arthur Athas - owner/director of 'Private Investigators Now' based in Melbourne-Victoria Australia
What Arthur has proposed:
Private Investigators provide a fundamental and vital role in society today. The industry has grown at a phenomenal rate with the changing needs, issues and demands of the private/domestic and corporate/government sectors. These issues and demands have impacted greatly and created services employing tens of thousands of Private Investigators globally. Private Investigators have proven time after time to be an extremely valuable asset to society, one which is often overlooked. We would like to seek the consideration of our friends and colleagues throughout the world, to support us on a quest to create an official "Private Investigator's Day". This would be a great way to promote the importance and significance of our existence and contribution to society.
We propose this day to be 24 July 2014, (then annually), commemorating the birth year of Eugene Francois Vidocq, the very first Private Investigator who founded the first known detective Agency in 1833. His legendary reputation is credited greatly with shaping the way law enforcement and investigations are carried out today. 24 July is also depicted as 24/7, which is the trading hours of any typical Private Investigator. Together, these make an easy day for us to remember.
-- What can the public do to support "Private Investigator's Day?"
Visit the Website or Facebook site of their local Private Investigator, leave a comment or review on Facebook, share the page to friends or simply leave a "like". Speak to a Private Investigator about your case, establish a connection with a Private Investigator and most important - keep the Private Investigator's details handy for any future reference.
-- What can Private Investigators do?
Share, copy and paste the link on your site. Promote the event proudly. Offer a discount on services for the day, for the week or the month.