Colorado Private Investgiators Licensing NOW MANDATORY!

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 14-133 into law. on Friday,June 6, 2014.   This new law brings mandatory licensing to the State of Colorado.

The Colorado PI Licensing Law creates a mandatory requirement that every individual, who is conducting private investigations within the state of Colorado,  must obtain a PI license with a compliance date June 1, 2015.

This affects ALL individuals who conduct and form of work considered to be in the realm of private investigations, regardless of whether their practice is full time or part time. The law also affects individuals who primarily work in other areas but occasionally offer investigative services to their clients.

What Colorado Private Investigators Licensing does….

1. ALL Private Detectives will be required to submit to pass a fingerprint based background check

2. ALL PI’s will be required to pass a jurisprudence examination concerning the laws of  private investigations

3. ALL Private Investigators will obtain a surety bond

This new law brings about consumer protections, that have been missing in Colorado fro many years, back into the realm and establishes the industry of Private Investigations and Detectives as a recognized and responsible profession. There will now be a regulation ensuring that not just anyone can work in the industry, not just anyone can call them self a PI and those unscrupulous wanna be PI’s that have been ran out of other states won’t be able to prey on the innocent clients in Colorado any longer without repercussion.

I applaud the efforts of the PPIAC (Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado) In their unyielding efforts to bring PI licensing back to the great state of Colorado since the repeal of licensing in the 70s. The Professionals in this great organization have shown what it means to be a PI (Professional Investigator) and unselfishly protect the industry they are so proud to work in.

~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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Heartache, Heartburn, Heart to Heart & HEARTBLEED

Private Investigators free tips to find out if you have been affected by Heartbleed

As a Colorado Private Investigator I deal with heartache, heartburn and heart to heart discussions on a regular basis. But dealing with Heartbleed is new to this PI. We have the ability to conduct many types of investigations and that includes Forensic Digital and Electronic Investigations.

Many times I get calls from clients wanting information on bug sweeps and counter surveillance measures including checking their computers, tablets, ipads and smart phones. These type of Electronic Forensic Sweeps can get quite costly, many times running over $1,000.00 a device. The time to conduct these investigations is extensive, the equipment is very costly, and a great deal of training goes into it. In most cases the device has to be sent into a lab as well which adds even more time. In most cases it is less expensive to replace the device or computer than to have it checked for bugs. Unless such suspicions as corporate espionage, internal leaks, etc. are suspected replaced is many times the cheaper alternative.

A newer threat to all of us comes in the way of Spyware, Malware and now these online security flaws such as Heartbleed. This latest attack doesn’t even affect, effect or infect your systems or devices. It is out there on the servers you use, gathering your confidential data, and compromising your life. It has been reported that Heartbleed has affected over 67% of the users on the internet to date.

Here are some less costly, in fact FREE, ways for you to conduct your own investigation on your accounts and see if you have been directly affected. Below are 3 websites that check your email address across multiple databases to see if it has been included from the Heartbleed attack. I was so pleased to find these and find that none of our email addresses had been affected. These are safe, all you do is put in your email address, no passwords, no account to set up, or anything intrusive. If you want you can sign up for free alerts with them as well.

Hopefully these help some folks out there, and save some folks a few dollars. I have seen Private Detective sites running “Specials” to check your email security against Heartbleed and all they do is run them on these sites, and of course charge you a mere $99, for what they got for free. Here are the sites

https://haveibeenpwned.com/
https://shouldichangemypassword.com/
https://pwnedlist.com/query

Enjoy, be safe, and have a great day.

~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

Call today for your 100% FREE Private Investigator Consultation (970) 673-5719

* EVCO LLC, EVCO Investigations, John Morris and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as legal advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and legal advise in all matters.

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Colorado to become one of the last states to bring Private Investigator License to the state……

Colorado Private Investigator Licensing moves closer to becoming reality

~PPIAC (Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado)

Steve Davis, President of PPIAC reports that SB14-133, Mandatory Regulation of Private Investigators in Colorado, continues to move forward and is closer to becoming reality in one of the few states with no PI regulations. The PPIAC applauds Senator Linda Newell, the bills sponsor, for her interest in the industry and keeping the interests of the professional investigators, small businesses and stakeholders in mind. PPIAC Chairman Chris Bray says the bill will ensure PI’s in Colorado undergo a background check, pass a jurisprudence exam and maintain some form of liability insurance – while keeping licensing fees to practitioners reasonable.

Seantor Newell along with the PPIAC intend to ensure Private Detective licensing will

Protect Consumers from unscrupulous individuals

Have no barriers for new PI’s to come into the profession

Require Private Investigators to pass a CBI & FBI background check

Require PI’s to pass a jurisprudence examination to make sure they understand the laws governing the profession

Be affordable to all Colorado investigators and firms

Read the full article here……

 Private Investigator helps recover or two  million dollars in Physic Fraud investigations!

~ABC News

Bob Nygaard is a Private Detective specializing in the not so super natural world of physic fraud. He has assisted clients in investigations where physics have stolen thousands of dollars, property, jewelry and even cars.

As reported on 20/20 Nygard says “These people, they financially exploit somebody under the guise of offering them assistance,” One of his PI Clients stated “she asked for about $30,000. She said that it was to go back in time to fix the curse and that I would get the money back.”

Nygaard stated “It’s not about psychic ability… It’s about simple theft.” This de4ective does the work, spends hours tracking down psychics and he catches them in the act of conning, then turns the over to the police.

Read the full story…….

Veteran Criminal Investigator goes into business as a Private Investigator

~The Des Moines Register

After being fired for reporting Gov. Terry Branstad’s speeding SUV, Larry Hedlund says he has obtained his PI License and has founded his new business Hedlund Investigations in Fort Dodge Iowa. “Truth, Trust adn Tenacity” is the key motto for this new PI Firm. With 25 years of experience in investigations this detective now will focus on unsolved homicide, potential wrongful convictions and police misconduct investigations.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

Call today for your 100% FREE Private Investigator Consultation (970) 673-5719

* EVCO LLC, EVCO Investigations, John Morris and the author of any of our articles, posts and pages do not present any information on this website as legal advice or any other advice in particular. All postings, writings, and pages on this website are for informational use only and everyone is encouraged to always seek professional and legal advise in all matters.

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