Private Investigators and Educations

August 25, 2016
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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Licensed Private Investigator Hal Humphreys, CFE, has a passion for learning. So much so that he became the executive editor of an on-line PI rag called Pursuit Magazine. He is the Director of Education for PI Education, an on-line education platform for private investigators. Why do private investigators need education, you ask? Didn’t the majority of them become private investigators after working in law enforcement? Haven’t they already been trained? What’s the big deal? The answer is that it IS a big deal. First, law enforcement typically operates with different rules than the private sector. They don’t have to be as concerned about privacy. But, even more importantly, laws change…every year! How does Joe and Judy PI find out about any changes in the law unless there is a requirement for continued education. Join Hal Humphreys on PI’s Declassified! discuss ongoing education and its benefits to themselves, the consumer, and the legal community.

PI’s Declassified!

PI’s Declassified!

Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

PI’s Declassified! lets you listen in as authentic private investigators discuss their real-life cases.

Every week, private detectives spill the beans, -- discussing investigator specialties that you wouldn’t even imagine exist!

You’ll hear stories about lies and false confessions… tracking down missing persons… forensics… workplace violence… innocent people freed from prison… human trafficking… and other tantalizing cases.

Tune in to PI’s Declassified! every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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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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