Special Encore Presentation: Mission Rwanda: Cop to Cop Training

November 21, 2013
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Can you imagine traveling to war-torn Rwanda, the killing ground of the Hutu extremists? In 100 days over 800,000 Tutsi people were murdered by Hutus in 1994. The world watched. This wide spread genocide destroyed a population of doctors, lawyers, teachers & government leaders. Can you envision yourself helping to rebuild this tiny East African country? The Saddleback Justice Task Force did. A group including private investigator Dan Goldsmith trekked to Rwanda to assess the Rwandan justice system.The Rwandan National Police invited their return and 18 months later six hardy volunteers, including Dan, two police officers, two attorneys and a domestic violence & marriage/family counseling expert, began formal classes to share their expertise with the fledgling new Rwandan Police force. In 2009 & 2010, Dan led 2 more teams back to Rwanda to conduct additional police training. You will want to hear this story of commitment and courage by a PI who decided to make a difference.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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.

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