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2016 in Review

2016 saw many things for our family and agency. In May our fourth grandchild, third grandson, Lincoln Kyle was born! His sister, Jacee Sue, is our only granddaughter and oldest grandchild. His cousins, Gage and Cash, follow Jacee by about six months. Its busy – and fun!

In September Karen celebrated being the Administrative Manager for the World Association of Detectives. WAD is a busy association of excellent international investigators covering every part of the world and need.

In April Dean was elected to be President of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services. His term is one year and will end at the next Annual Meeting / Hit the Hill event the end of March.

In October, our agency celebrated 29 years in business and Karen celebrating 21 years as a legal investigator. More important, we celebrated our 25-year anniversary together. Time sure flies!

Outlook for 2017

From NCISS, we are excited for this unique opportunity in history – in which we visit Washington DC for our annual Hit the Hill event and meeting our Representatives and Senators. This year is an important opportunity as we have a new administration, and new session of Congress. We see a new administration every 4-8 years, and a new session of Congress every two – it is not often we have both a new president and a new Congress – it has been eight years. This gives us both a new slate to work with and potential new concerns.

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Journey to Mexico with me as we speak with your best investigative contact South of the Border.

Michael McHenry has spent 42 continuous years as a full time PI…. his experince includes 20 years in Alaska and seventeen years in Mexico.

Michael has served four terms elected as Director of World Assn. of Detectives. Former Chapter Chairman within ASIS,
Graduate of Arizona State University in 1969 and Former Chairman of Municipal Security Commmittee in San MIguel de Allende, Mexico

To reach Michael McHenry please visit his website, call or email.

Mexico Investigations
“We Get results In México Because We Are In México”
www.mexicoinvestigations.com
services@mexinv.com
Tel: 52+415+152+7757

 Your host Tim O’Rourke is the Lead Corporate Investigator for The Grafton Group(TGG).  As a Tampa Private Investigator TGG provides services to businesses, law firms and the public throughout Florida.

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This month I am joined by Francie Koehler who has conducted a wide range of civil and criminal investigations at both federal and state levels since 1985. Her company, Special Circumstances, based in Oakland, CA enables her to concentrate in her area of interest. Additionally she is the host of the long running show PIs Declassified heard on VoiceAmerica.
Dean Beers heard on Facts and Forensic here at GIMG also joins in to discuss NCISS legislative work and 2017 as we move forward. Dean is the current president of NCISS which is considered to be the legislative voice for investigators in Washington DC

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Conversations with Karen

Karen shares some insight on a national story with roots in Colorado – the death of six-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey, found dead in her home 20 years ago. Recent documentaries ‘reveal’ evidence and a team of experts ‘reveals’ who killed her. What do we think?  Tune it for a lively discussion – including the truth about the ‘evidence’ and one important question never asked or answered.

Special Guest with Dean

Tim O’Rourke was a featured speaker – the opening act – for the annual Rocky Mountain Conference hosted by the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado.  While there, Dean and Tim sat down

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6 Things You Need to Know Before You Hire a Private Investigator

Someone who is thinking about hiring a private investigator is probably in the middle of an intense or emotional time of their lives. In spite of this, it is important to consider a few things before you sign a contract with a private investigator in Tampa or any state.

1. Check their license

In order for a private investigator, and the agency they work for, to operate legally in the state of Florida, they must be licensed. The private investigator should be willing — and able — to produce

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Conversations with Karen

After spending almost a week at the La Torretta Resort in Montgomery TX for the World Investigators Conference, hosted by PI Magazine and the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators – we thought we would share our experiences with our listeners.

Special Guest with Dean

Dean has invited friend and colleague, Mark Gillespie TCI, to return and tell our listeners about his presentation at WIC and why a consultation with a forensic science consultant, such as himself, can be valuable to civil and criminal cases.

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Conversations with Karen

We took a break for June and had a commemorative law enforcement special replay.  After that event, we had the tragedies of the Orlando night club terrorist attack, then the attack and assassinations of Dallas Police officers, and the day of recording our show we had the attack and assassinations of Baton Rouge Police officers.

Fitting with Dean’s special guest, in Conversations with Karen we discuss new attorney and investigator ethics opinions in Colorado that apply to social media.  This is an informative segment in the changing world we live and investigate in.

Special Guest with Dean

Dean has invited friend and colleague, Kitty Hailey CLI – the author of The Code of Professional Conduct.  They discuss the release of her 3rd edition – focusing on ethics with new technologies, including social media.

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Have you written a unique article for which you are seeking copyright protection? Perhaps you invented a new way to do something or created a new invention, should you protect your idea with a patent or a trademark?

The answer to all of these questions is that it is in your best interests to do all of the above things, depending on what it is you created.

If someone steals your idea and copies your article or recreates your invention or process it is known as an infringement of your intellectual property rights

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D L Garren is available for speaking events and can be reached at diana@dlgarren.com and 678-641-3328.  Diana has written and researched the topic of “online romance scams” which many investigators find themselves getting more and more calls about these days.  She joins host Tim O’Rourke to discuss this very emotional topic that has targeted both man and women alike.

Her book “Who Is The Man Behind The Screen? How to Protect Your Heart and Money” is available is paperback and kindle at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=who+is+the++real+man+behind+the+screen and http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/who-is-the-real-man-behind-the-screen-diana-garren/1120931545

If you have been a victim or think you are being scammed, D L Garren would love to hear from you. Please email her at 

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Conversations with Karen our society and lives.  National Police Week is May 15th-21st.  We are proud to support law enforcement and present a special segment from June 2015.  Karen also presents a recent study on use of force.

Last May Karen suggested we dedicate a show to our positive experiences and the positive roles law enforcement plays in

Special Guest with Dean

The topic of law enforcement, as a positive role and impact on our society and lives, continues.

Agency and Association News
At the recent NALI conference, Dean’s article was nominated and bestowed NALI’s Editor / Publisher Honorable Mention Award! Here is the link to the article and award – www.deathcasereview.com/uploads/8/7/3/8/8738199/beers_-_tli_expert_consultations_nov_2015.pdf