We consulted on a physical assault case, with evidence supporting the defendant's statements. Defendant would not accept a plea offer, stating innocence.
We received this note from the attorney - "Just wanted to let you know that we went to trial on this case the first week in July. He was found not guilty of all three counts!"
Did you know most PIs DO NOT attending continuing education opportunities?
Some do when required by their licensing authority - Colorado does not. Others do as required for certifications. Continuing education is important to both PIs and clients, and we encourage all of our colleagues to join us in making ourselves better. It is more than continuing education... it is building important resources for clients.
These requirements vary from 10 to 25 hours per year. How much do we report annually? On average, 75 to 150, including authorships and lecture presentations. In July, Dean acquired 50, and Karen 24. We have previous hours, and several more coming up.
The other benefit is networking to better our agency, services to clients, and resources. One recent example - did you know there are multiple points a stored vehicle activity data, which includes location mapping? Popular body worn electronic devices may tell how fast a vehicle was going at the time of a collision, or medical conditions at the time? Or the GPS location at the time of a collision or similar events? We will be telling our clients about these valuable tools and resource!
The Death of a Flim Flam
This month’s new commentary has been posted on our agency website - “Death of a Flim Flam” on our blog, is now available. Our agency, and profession, was first alerted to this when friend and colleague Ron Rugen, in Missouri, posted his blog in early June 2015. We did also, with our own analysis and in response to an article pushing this service. We never received a response from this Flim Flam or the author of the article, nor was our response published – as had been promised; no surprise.
What was previously known as “Flim Flam” was the original business name being a bit too revealing of what the ‘app’ and service actually was – and a name change to what it was not, “Trustify”. Founded in March of 2015, it took only a few months to be exposed in our profession; however, it took four years to see it finally collapse.
Please visit - www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/Death-of-a-Flim-Flam
Rocky Mountain West Agency owned by
Dean A. Beers, CLI CCDI CFI-FTER and Karen S. Beers, BSW CCDI CFI-FTER
We provide Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Personal Injury, Negligence & Death in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation. We are Subject Matter Experts in Equivocal Death Investigation and Analysis, Medicolegal Investigations of Death and Serious Bodily Injury.
Based in the Rocky Mountain West, we provide expert analysis and consultations nationally. Learn details at www.DeathExperts.com
Current information on our primary agency website for services, forms, and CVs.
-- At Your Service - www.DeathCaseReview.com/Legal-Investigations
-- Your Investigators - www.DeathCaseReview.com/Principals-Bios
-- Dean's CV - http://dab-cv.DeathCaseReview.com
-- Karen's CV - http://ksb-cv.DeathCaseReview.com
Karen provides Subject Matter Expertise on all Equivocal Deaths, and Dean has provided expert consultations nationwide since 2010. He has been recognized by Colorado courts in Forensic and Medicolegal Death Investigations generally in "the totality of the circumstances of the fatal or non-fatal event and the competency of the official investigation, with respect to death investigation protocol and standards."
Specific non-medical testimony has included as an expert in the areas of:
- Injury, wound before morphology, how wounds are created, mechanics of single edged instruments, bilateral edged instruments, and mechanics of puncture wounds.
- Expert in criminal and forensic investigations, including death investigation and protocol standards as well as related death investigation and injury causation; and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.
- Patterned Injury Analysis
- Private Investigation Protocols
- Background Records and Investigations
-- Things you like to hear from clients...
-- Did you know most PIs DO NOT pursue continuing education opportunities?
-- New Commentary: The Death of a Flim Flam
-- Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC) - Fall Academy lecture engagement
-- Agency Information and Principals' CVs
-- Commentary from the blog archives of AFI-LLC
- How to Select a Qualified Professional Investigator
- Understanding Suicide and Its Prevention
- Team Beers Takes Pride in Helping Victims
- Ethics for the Professional Investigator and Attorney Relationship
-- Book Available – Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator
-- Case Studies from AFI-LLC
- Multiple Sex Assault Charges (Criminal Defense Investigation)
- Homicide and Aggravated Assault Charges (Expert Consultation)
-- Time is Money - Tips for PIs
-- Tidbits From Our Profession – Association Conferences and Events
-- Associations and News
-- News From Our Profession
-- Private investigator could lose his license for placing tracking device on West Fargo woman's SUV
-- Landmark CA Supreme Court Decision Favors Release of Private Social Media Posts to the Defense
-- A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter
-- US Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions
-- To win a murder conviction, police and prosecutors made up evidence and secretly paid a witness
-- Expert Affiliations
-- Book Available - "Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator"
-- Legislative News You Can Use... from NCISS
- The Your Advocate
- Lobbyit Update – In Congress and Inside the Beltway
- NCISS and State Leadership Legislative Roundtable Conference Call
- NCISS The eAdvocate
- NCISS Mid-Term Meeting Joins Michigan Council of Private Investigators Annual Conference in September
- Privacy Special Report
- Coming next month - 3rd Quarter NCISS Member Directory and Member Guide
-- The Quint-Essential Qualities of a Professional Investigator
-- IN CLOSING...
Learn how we efficiently multi-task using these tools. Visit this article on our blog at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/time-is-money-multi-tasking-is-time-recovered!
- DropBox - http://DropBox.PrivateInvestigations.org
- Right Inbox for Gmail - www.RightInBox.com
- Desktop Texting - www.MySMS.com
- Ring Central Faxing - http://Fax.PrivateInvestigations.org
- Ring Central VOIP - http://RingCentral.PrivateInvestigations.org
- Toll-Free Numbers - http://Kall8.PrivateInvestigations.org (PIs - contact our office for more uses)
- Split View - www.SplitView.com
Be sure and also look for this article on this topic in The Legal Investigator, official journal of the National Association of Legal Investigators http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=495442!
Do you have news of your associations and members to share? Please let us know!
Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC) – Fall Academy
CDITC will be holding its fall academy in Jenson Beach, FL for a full week from 09/09 to 09/13.
The curriculum will be:
Mon & Tue - Component Method - CCDI
Wed & Thu - Forensic Science - CFSI
Friday - Serious Bodily Injury / Death Investigations - Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI
Attendance of all days may qualify the student to test for the CCDI (Certified Criminal Defense Investigator) and CFSI (Certified Forensic Science Investigator) designations.
Details and registration at www.DefenseInvestigator.com/cdiacademyprogram.html
NCISS Mid-Term and Michigan Council of Private Investigators (MCPI) Annual Conference
09/29-10/01 – Plymouth MI
This year, The Michigan Council of Professional Investigators (MCPI) will be hosting NCISS as part of MCPI's Annual Training Day!
The festivities will start on Sunday, September 29, 2019, with a welcome reception involving cocktails and networking amongst NCISS and MCPI members and guests. NCISS will hold its board meeting on September 30, 2019. The following day, October 1, 2019, will be MCPI's Annual Training Day, replete with educational speakers!
These events are separate registrations. Details and registrations at www.NCISS.org and www.MCPIhome.com
Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators (AALPI) Annual Conference
09/07-09/08 – Mesa AZ
Details at www.AALPI.com
Iowa Association of Private Investigators (IAPI) Annual Conference
09/12-09/13 – Urbandale IA
Details at www.Iowa-Investigators.com
Minnesota Association of Private Investigators and Protective Agents (MAPI) Annual Conference
09/25-09/26 – Duluth MN
Details at www.MAPI.org
Michigan Council of Professional Investigators (MCPI) Annual Conference
(hosting the NCISS Mid-Term Meeting 09/30)
10/01 – Plymouth MI
Details at www.MCPIhome.com
Osmosis OSINT Annual Conference
10/13-10/15 – Orlando FL
Details at www.OSMOSIScon.com
Private Investigators & Security Professionals of West Virginia (PISPWV) Annual Conference
10/24-10/26 – Morgantown WV
Details at www.PISPWV.org
North Carolina Association of Private Investigators (NCAPI) Annual Conference
11/07-11/09 – Concord NC
Details at www.NCAPI.com
Keep up with the current events of our agency and profession through our blog. Dating back to the fall of 2011, there are dozens of articles, tips and resources for professional investigators.
How to Select a Qualified Professional Investigator (12/22/2012)
Licenses and Certifications - In most states, private investigators and/or their agencies must be licensed.
Experience and Reputation - Ensure the agency and investigators have the education, training, skills and experience which are more likely to produce the results you expect and need.
Reports and Affidavits - In general, and in consideration of disclosure and discovery issues, investigations should be concluded with a written report issued to the client detailing the findings.
Return on Investigation - All investigations are investments, make sure you are getting value in return.
- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/how-to-select-a-qualified-professional-investigator1
Understanding Suicide and Its Prevention (12/13/2012)
Our agency has been conducting equivocal death investigations since 2002, and in this time frame we have seen more suicide deaths than any other deaths. We have compiled the information contained in this article to assist in educating people on some of the aspects surrounding suicide deaths.
- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/understanding-suicide-and-its-prevention
Team Beers Takes Pride in Helping Victims (01/28/2013)
In October 2011 a local newspaper did this business profile on us. Since that time our home base has moved to Fort Collins, Colorado; however, our services are primarily national expert consultants through our extensive personal network of investigators.
- continued at www.DeathCaseReview.com/afi-llc-blog/team-beers-takes-pride-in-helping-victims
Ethics for the Professional Investigator and Attorney Relationship (12/01/2013)
One of the most common mistakes a professional investigator makes is understanding that the attorney-PI relationship is an attorney-agent relationship, and all actions by the PI are governed by the same ethics as the attorney.
We believe that medicolegal investigation and consultation is a team effort. Stephen Cina MD and Harold Schueler PhD are our agency affiliated experts in our respective fields offering our clients comprehensive medicolegal services.
Dr. Cina, has returned to being based in Colorado, is the former Chief Medical Examiner of Cook County IL. and now provides contract and independent forensic autopsies and consultations. We trained under, and worked with Dr. Cina, since our positions as Deputy Coroners.
Dr. Schueler is now a profession at mid-Atlantic university, and is the former Chief Forensic Toxicologist of a large mid-Atlantic metropolitan area.
We are proud of our working relationship with Dr. Cina, since 2002 and Dr. Schueler since 2010. Contact our office to consult on medicolegal death and injury causation. The CVs of both Dr. Cina and Dr. Schueler are available by Contacting Us
Through our colleagues, we also offer direct referrals from our Affiliated Experts Referral Program - contact our office for more details and direct referrals!
AFI-LLC is offering our latest - and very detailed book (over 200 pages) - on Investigating Death & Serious Bodily Injuries for civil or criminal cases, "Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator" by Dean & Karen Beers.
Regularly for $95 plus shipping, save 25% - email us today and we'll ship your book tomorrow! Just $75 via PayPal.
This guide is over 200 pages and includes the core of our distance learning course manual. It includes over 20 additional forensic, death and serious bodily injury based articles. You will learn how to conduct death and SBI investigations to better advise your client, and prepare the case for expert consultation - and we are prepared to be your affiliated experts!
Contact us now - firstname.lastname@example.org for book and ordering details - or visit www.DeathandInjuryInvestigationGuide.com
We are often asked about the types of traumatic injury and death cases we review - from family equivocal deaths to civil and criminal cases for attorneys and investigators. Each month we will present two previous cases - of hundreds - with a variety of circumstances, evidence, and conclusions.
Multiple Sex Assault Charges (Criminal Defense Investigation)
Our agency was pleased to learn that an extensive criminal defense investigation, which uncovered new and relevant information, was material in the outcome in the best interests of all involved. The complex case took extensive team work to review the records and reports provided in disclosure, as well as extensive research and interviews that revealed mitigating factors, and verified reported information, which enabled an informed decision making process. The rights and personal integrity of all involved were ultimately protected.
* It should be noted that Karen's social media background investigations uncovered over 70 pages of evidence, by the reporting party, that contradicted her reported statements and also uncovered multiple similar allegations in another state that would not have been uncovered by any conventional records check.
Homicide and Aggravated Assault Charges (Expert Consultation)
Our most common investigations and consultations involve death and injury causation, and analysis of the integrity of the official investigation and evidence.
Our agency was excited to learn that another extensive criminal defense investigation has materially aided in causing the prosecution to revisit their case and request conferences with defense in the shadows of trial. Having uncovered undisclosed evidence, destroyed evidence, missing evidence, new witnesses and circumstances not disclosed by witnesses - the defense was prepared to call one key expert witness. The prosecution offered an amended charge from First Degree Murder to Second Degree Manslaughter. The prosecution was further compelled to offer the same to the co-defendant under separate legal representation.
This new and relevant information, was material an outcome in the best interests of all involved. The complex case took extensive AFI-LLC team work to review the records and reports provided in disclosure, as well as extensive research. This revealed the relevant evidence (and lack or destruction thereof) which enabled an informed decision making process. The rights and personal integrity of all involved were ultimately protected.
Learn the concepts and protocols of investigating injury causation and death, and protocols of the forensic autopsy and findings of the autopsy in the final report.
This distance learning course provides the insight necessary to understanding the importance of injury causation to the death investigation. This will transition into the reviewing and comprehending the autopsy findings presented in the final autopsy report.
If you are involved in legal investigations of civil, criminal or probate litigation, this is a valuable course.
Details at www.MedicolegalDeathInvestigations.com
We are dedicated ambassadors to our profession and work within several associations with others to continually protect and improve our profession and resources, as well as networking and continuing education opportunities.
Professional Private investigations Association of Colorado (www.PPIAC.org) Monthly meetings, including a training speaker, are the first Wednesday of each month, usually in the Denver metro area. PPIAC continues to hold specialized training sessions for new and veteran investigators, and also specific to the new licensing program.
We are excited to share this upcoming training program for all Rocky Mountain region investigators... DO NOT miss this opportunity!
Hosted by the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, we are pleased to also participate in providing some of the seminars.
PPIAC annual conference has moved from the fall to early summer to honor Private Investigators Day on July 24th. The event will begin with a pre-conference full day of OSINT with Cynthia Hetherington (separate registration and fee) on 07/24, followed by two days of seminar speakers and topics attendees have come to expect and commend of PPIAC - 07/25 to 07/26. Block your calendars now. The venue will be in beautiful Colorado Springs - a destination to plan a couple extra days of vacation!
National Association of Legal Investigators (www.NALI.com)
NALI is the premier association for legal investigators for civil plaintiff and criminal defense, and oversees the prestigious Certified Legal Investigator (CLI) program. Experience is required to join and all members are subject to a background check.
Legal Investigators working cases for civil plaintiff or criminal defense - join the National Association of Legal Investigators! (http://nalionline.org/become-a-member - please contact our office and use us as a reference on the application)
The current issue of NALI's official journal - The Legal Investigator - is now available online at www.nalionline.org/publications.htm
National Council of Investigation and Security Services (www.NCISS.org)
Each day we find an increasing number of problems confronting the orderly growth of our profession. These problems include, among others: overly restrictive legislation regarding training and standards, proliferation of legislation requiring local licensing, public misunderstanding and misinformation on the role and contribution of private investigators and security services, and an uninformed media. It is the role of NCISS to meet and solve these problems while seeking to uncover and recommend action on any hidden potential problems which may have an effect on our profession.
Karen is the NCISS Executive Director, and and oversees the day-to-day operations of the association and members, working closing with the Executive Committee and Board to advocate for the investigative and security professions.
The current issue of NCISS's official journal - Your Advocate - is available online at www.nciss.org/your-advocate
Special news and alerts are at www.nciss.org/important-nciss-news
World Association of Detectives (www.WAD.net)
W.A.D. is a global alliance of investigators and security professionals with origins dating back to 1921 and formalized in 1925. W.A.D. is the longest established and largest association of its kind in the world.
Karen is the W.A.D. Administrative Manager, and Dean is the Governor of the Americas (North, Central and South America). Together we work to further the mission of W.A.D. and provide resources to clients needing assistance in these regions.
The current issue of WAD's official newsletter - Beyond Global - is available online at www.wad.net/newsletters-beyond-global
Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (www.CDITCtraining.com)
CDITC is a national training program and association of investigators devoted to criminal defense, and defense our Constitution - one case at at time, through the 'Component Method' by founder and National Director, Brandon Perron, CCCDI. Available training and certifications include the Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDIs), Certified Forensic Interviewer - Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery (CFI-FTER), and the Certified Forensic Science Investigator (CFSI) programs.
Dean is a Faculty Board Advisor, and both Dean and Karen are CCDIs and CFI-FTERs, and are finalizing their examinations for the CFSI.
Additional memberships include FALI (FL), TALI (TX) and CALI (CA) state associations, National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), Mensa, and other associations (see right sidebar).
If your association has news, please send it to us for inclusion in our newsletter.
To win a murder conviction, police and prosecutors made up evidence and secretly paid a witness, St. Louis DA finds
The state’s theory stretched the physical limits of the human body. Somehow on the night of Oct. 30, 1994, Lamar Johnson left his friend’s apartment, traveled three miles to Marcus Boyd’s front porch with one other man, killed Boyd, fled on foot and arrived back at the apartment to continue socializing with friends — all in “no more than five minutes."
Now, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office says it knows how prosecutors managed to convince a jury it was true: Police and prosecutors made up the evidence, according to a 67-page motion seeking to vacate Johnson’s first-degree murder conviction and grant him a new trial after 24 years behind bars.
-- continued at www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/to-win-a-murder-conviction-police-and-prosecutors-made-up-evidence-and-secretly-paid-a-witness-st-louis-da-finds/ar-AAETL4a?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U506DHP
From Bill Elliott, CLI CCDI – “This stuff happens folks, I had a case where seven (7) witnesses were receiving instructions on what to say from an inmate inside the state pen. The inmate wanted the defendant who had no involvement in the crime to be convicted and sentenced to the pen so the inmate could personally kill him. Stay alert and dig deep.”
Private investigator could lose his license for placing tracking device on West Fargo woman's SUV
(from Tina Thomas - Subrosa, AZ)
North Dakota law is unclear on whether private investigators are prohibited from using tracking devices.
In a rare case, a private investigator has been convicted of placing a tracking device on a West Fargo woman’s SUV last year and could lose his license for what he called a common practice in his profession.
The North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board plans to review an administrative complaint against Jon Daniel Jacobson, 46, the owner of 701 Investigations in Fargo, said Monte Rogneby, an attorney for the board. Prosecutors have said the Leonard, N.D., man's actions were inappropriate and intruded on personal property.
Comment: Like North Dakota, Colorado law is unclear on whether private investigators are prohibited from using tracking devices. In North Carolina and other states it is very clear that licensed private investigators may do so, with specific permitted purposes and when not otherwise violating state law (i.e. trespassing). Conversely, in Florida and other states it is very clear this is not permitted by private investigators and does violate state law. NCISS continues to watch as Congress decides how to address this issue.
-- continued at https://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/private-investigator-could-lose-his-license-for-placing-tracking-device/article_61777475-2900-5d56-8416-46d4c17426ee.html
Landmark CA Supreme Court Decision Favors Release of Private Social Media Posts to the Defense
(from Bill Elliott, CLI, CCDI - Elliott & Associations, NM)
For years, social media companies have opposed efforts by criminal defense attorneys to access accounts, arguing that federal privacy law — the Stored Communications Act — bars cooperation except in limited circumstances.
In the past, only law enforcement has been able to force social media companies to provide private postings. In the present case, Defense attorneys have served subpoenas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in an effort to gain access to private, public and deleted postings from the accounts of the deceased victim and the prosecution witness. Under the CA Supreme Court ruling, the defense will now have access to the deleted and private social media postings of the victim and prosecution witnesses.
A Florida cop planted meth on random drivers, police say. One lost custody of his daughter.
(from JD Thomas - Forensic Consulting Services, FL)
Officer Zachary Wester, who was fired last September, was arrested Wednesday and charged with 52 counts of racketeering, false imprisonment, official misconduct, fabricating evidence and possession of controlled substances, among other charges. He’s accused of indiscriminately targeting innocent drivers and hauling them off to jail after planting meth or marijuana in their vehicles while feigning a “search."
“There is no question that Wester’s crimes were deliberate and that his actions put innocent people in jail,” Chris Williams, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s assistant special agent in charge.
-- continued at www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/a-florida-cop-planted-meth-on-random-drivers-police-say-one-lost-custody-of-his-daughter/ar-AAEaPtR?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=U506DHP
Justice Department resumes use of death penalty, schedules five executions
(from Bill Elliott, CLI, CCDI - Elliott & Associations, NM)
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday reinstated a two-decades long dormant policy allowing the federal government’s use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates.
“Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.
“The Justice Department upholds the rule of law - and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”
U.S. President Donald Trump has called for increasing the use of the death penalty for drug traffickers and mass shooters, a request the Justice Department has since laid the groundwork to carry out.
-- continued at www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-death-penalty-idUSKCN1UK258
Your NCISS Board and members recently returned from the Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill event - representing over 10 states and making over 110 appointments with Senators and Representatives. Here is what was shared at each appointment - www.nciss.org/Congress
NCISS Member magazine - Your Advocate - August 2019 Summer (includes The eAdvocate for July / August)
Coming the first week of August - visit www.nciss.org/Your-Advocate
Lobbyit Update – In Congress and Inside the Beltway
As regular readers of The Advocate are aware, NCISS, through our DC representatives at Lobbyit, continue to track the content and development of the various measures proposed under the general rubric of “data privacy”. Spurred first by the European Union’s GDPR, then California’s CCPA, Congress continues to work on an overall legislative package which would regulate the collection of information generated via use of the internet, and provide consumers greater insight as to what was collected, enhanced control over what information is allowed to be collected, and more say over its eventual disposition.
- continued in the Your Advocate
NCISS and State Leadership Legislative Roundtable Conference Call
NCISS continues to monitor federal legislation in Washington, DC through our lobbyist representation and through the diligent efforts of its volunteers. As you may know, NCISS is supported by individual members and association members. Those association members provide great support to NCISS in making us effective. Presently, we have over 35 active associations which help advance our banner and goals. We want to thank them for all that they do.
Recently, NCISS launched a new initiative to assist our association members. Last month, NCISS hosted our first legislative roundtable conference call. Hosted by myself and Andrea Orozco, NCISS President. Prior to the call, we asked all of our state associations to designate one member (whether President or Legislative Chair or State Board Member) to call in and participate. We are glad to report that we had over thirty (30) association representative join in. During the call, we discussed an ongoing framework to communicate on a regular basis with our associations needs and nationwide legislative movements.
- continued in Your Advocate
The eAdvocate for May / June 2019 - NCISS bi-monthly Member eNewsletter
In this issue - visit https://conta.cc/2ECtM9i:
- From the President
- Executive Director / Administrative Office Contact Information
- NCISS Elections, Hit the Hill Update and Experiences
- NCISS Mid-Term Meeting hosted by MCPI Annual Training Conference
- Legislative News & Activity from Lobbyit and Privacy Special Report
- Passing of Dale Wunderlich, NCISS Past President
- NCISS Updates and Member News
- Association Conferences
- Welcome New NCISS Members
- 2019 2nd Quarter Member Directory Available
- and More!
PRIVACY SPECIAL REPORT
As an Investigator, Security Agency, Process Server, or related professional… have you benefited from:
- Having access to driving records and motor vehicle information from your state DMV and private data providers?
- Having access to databases with permissible purposes under the GLBA?
- Having access to Social Security Numbers, Birthdates, Address History and other important information, including credit reports?
- Carry a firearm in the course of your professional duties?
- Having the ability to use a pretext for undercover operations, shopping services and other permissible purposes?
- Used the National Sex Offender Registry (Dru’s Law) for background investigations?
- Used GPS, drones and other modern technology in your investigations and security services?
How? Download and share this important Special Report from NCISS at www.nciss.org/Special-Report!
If you wonder what NCISS does for you, view NCISS as your insurance policy. You don’t make claims every day. When the big claim comes, and the upcoming privacy fight is that “claim,” you will want NCISS protecting you at every turn.
Please share with your colleagues - 2019 is going to be a challenging year for all of us.
NOW PUBLISHED! 2ND QUARTER MEMBER DIRECTORY AND MEMBER GUIDE
The updated 2nd quarter digital Member Directory and Member Guide is now available!
In each Directory and Guide:
- Getting Started
- NCISS Website Navigation and Member Profile page
- Member Login, Member Profile Settings, Dues Renewal
- USA Members
- Alphabetical by Last Name with full contact information
- International Members
- Alphabetical by Last Name with full contact information
- USA Members
- By State and Last Name with Agency, City & State
- Supporting Associations
- Alphabetical by State
- NCISS Member Guide
- NCISS Member Benefits and Savings
- Investigations and Value of Data Access
- About NCISS
- History of NCISS
- NCISS Board Members
- NCISS Member Ethics and Mission
- NCISS Awards
- NCISS Successes
- NCISS Bylaws
This Diectory will be updated as of April 30th 2019, for the 2nd Quarter; and updated each quarter. This Directory is also interactive with active links for email and domain addresses, as well as graphics to their sites.
PS - be sure to check past issues of the Your Advocate digital magazine at www.nciss.org/Your-Advocate
To stay current, please visit www.nciss.org/Important-NCISS-News
Skills Appropriate for the Assignment
Law firms and medical offices specialize - Professional Investigators also specialize. Their casework and continuing education should also be in your specialized areas.
Experience and Knowledge
Professional Investigators strive to maintain and further these. All professions have requirements of continuing education. The CLI and CCDI programs both require extensive compliance with continuing education.
Responsible and Ethical Conduct
Every component of the investigation has evidentiary considerations. Professional Investigators hold themselves to a higher standard and leaves no question as to the admissibility of their evidence. Information without ethics is not evidence.
With 30+ years of experience, we deliver value our clients require and the results only this experience brings. We specializes in the Expert Consultations and Legal Investigations of Personal Injuries, Negligence and Death in Civil, Criminal and Probate litigation.
We provide investigations and consultations of any death or serious bodily injury case nationwide with the conveniences of modern technology and assistance of our local professional friends and colleagues.
In addition, we continue to provide Due Diligence Investigations of Individual Locates, Backgrounds and Assets & Liabilities, and Heirs / Relatives for your Civil, Criminal, Probate and Domestic Relations litigation.
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