Why Private Investigators Are Interested in Legislation
September 8, 2011
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Do you know that the only unique identifier in the US is a social security number? Have you stopped to think that if you were to have a legal issue and needed to locate an individual to support your defense or to substantiate your claim, how you would proceed? Have you thought what you would do if a unique identified such as a social security number was no longer available to locate or verify an individual’s identity? Each year, Congress introduces bills to restrict access to personal identifying information. Tune in to hear former Congressional Aide, Larry Sabbath and Jimmie Mesis, the Legislative Chair of the National Council of Investigative & Security Services discuss this weighty topic. Joining in will be the Council’s President, Maria Landry.
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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.