Colorado Licensed Investigator Count reaches FIVE HUNDRED!

History has been set this week in Colorado for the Private Investigator world. A total of 500 that is FIVE HUNDRED, investigators are now licensed within the state of Colorado. Comparing that to the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that there are 34,700 private investigators in the country that makes about 1.5% of them licensed right here in Colorado. To date there are 5 states we bevel that do not have licensing for Private Investigators. Those states being Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, South Dakota and Wyoming. However inside many of those states there are local requirements such as Cheyenne Wyoming.

So, no mater what type of investigator you are looking for, Civil Investigator, Computer Forensics Investigator, Corporate Fraud Investigator, Insurance Investigator, Legal Investigator, Missing Persons Investigator or any type of private investigative specialist, please make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured to protect your interest, your families interest, and your business.

Out of those 500 licensed Colorado Private Detectives did you know only 12 of them are in the greater Greeley, Colorado metro area? That is right and only a handful of those are a level 2 PI. What is the difference between a  level 2 and a level 1 PI? On the job, practical, investigative experience is the largest difference. Those of us with a level 2 PI license in Greeley, Colorado have a minimum of 4,000 hours experience! A level 1 pi license requires no experience!

So, again, just to reiterate, no mater what type of investigative specialist you are looking for, Civil Investigator, Computer Forensics Investigator, Corporate Fraud Investigator, Insurance Investigator, Legal Investigator, Missing Persons Investigator or any type, please make sure they are licensed, bonded and insured to protect your interest, your families interest, and your business.

~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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

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IRB Private Investigator Conference Trek

IRB Private Investigator Conference Trek

PPIAC conference took place at the Rocky Mountain National Park Inn. The keynote speaker was Steven Rambam, a well know private investigator from New York and Texas. He currently hosts the Investigation Discovery Channel series Nowhere to Hide, based on his enormous catalog of noteworthy solved cases.

Colorado has recently made P.I. licensing mandatory, and PPIAC wasted no time in capitalizing on the advantages that come with professional licensing. Attendance for this year’s conference completely overshadowed that of previous years – what a fantastic turnout. After a brief meet and greet session in the hospitality room the night before, the conference began with the opening of the exhibit hall for its members. A brief welcome message from leadership was followed by the first of 4 general session speakers, Kelly Riddle led by delivering his always-insightful message on “How to Run a Successful PI Business”.

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~ John L. Morris

A Northern Colorado, licensed and insured, Greeley Private Investigator

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Teen hires PI – Private Investigator accused of drug smuggling – Private Detective Evidence Protected

Teen charged in school shooting hires private investigator

A teenage student charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a South Dakota high school principal has hired a private investigator to help in his defense.

The Argus Leader reports that a motion filed by the defense team for 16-year-old Mason Buhl shows an investigator has been hired to locate and interview witnesses.

Buhl is charged as an adult on one count each of attempted murder and the commission of a felony while armed with a firearm

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Private Investigator Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs

A private investigator is under arrest after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into Rikers Island.

As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, the Department of Investigation did some digging and found that private investigator Marrion-Paul Small-Williams was trying to smuggle contraband into the jail.

DOI arranged to have a drug-sniffing dog greet the would-be smuggler and the pooch alerted.

“After the dog hit on the suspect, we recovered 66 grams of K2, sometimes also called synthetic marijuana, as well as 24 grams of marijuana and this contraband was actually concealed in the defendant’s underwear,” said DOI Commissioner Mark Peters.

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Private Investigator Evidence Only Protected If In Anticipation of Litigation

In order to meet the criteria of attorney work product, a document must be “prepared in anticipation of litigation”. This means that the evidence developed by the investigator is not protected from discovery by the other side until an actual dispute or claim has arisen.

Attorney-client privilege and work product protection of internal investigations often turns on a complicated and fact intensive inquiry. Companies can protect themselves by properly structuring their internal investigations from the outset.

For example, if an employer believes that one of its employees has been embezzling money while working in the accounting department, it can hire an attorney, who can then retain the services of an investigator, and they can begin preparing a case against the employee. The “work product” resulting from the work of the attorney and his or her investigator is then protected and the information they gather may be used for civil and possibly criminal prosecution. This is the point at which the ‘anticipation of litigation’ begins.

Even when a privilege applies to an investigator’s work, it may be waived under the same rules and exceptions applicable to attorneys. By listing a private investigator as a witness, a party is deemed to waive the work product privilege with respect to matters covered in the investigator’s testimony. United States v. Nobles, 422 U.S. 225 (U.S. 1975). Voluntary disclosure to others and failure to timely assert work product protection or attorney-client privilege are other common sources of waiver.

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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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