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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



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.


intellectual property investigation

intellectual property investigation

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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DL Garren

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

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Cathrine Smit-Torrez

Cathrine Smit-Torrez  Texas PI

Catherine Smit-Torrez a Public Speaker and educator in many Police and Christian faith topics in her own practice is currently in practice as a Private Investigator “Stiletto Spy & Company Investigations” and began this career field in 2008. She has been a police officer for 20 plus years beginning first as a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Grand Prairie, then moved on to Everman, TX where she served as patrol officer, and worked in

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Criminal & Civil Investigators at Trial

Criminal or Civil Investigators

News of our Profession

  • FALI says goodbye to Tim O’Rourke a multi-term President, GIMG.tv founder, and President of TheGraftonGroup.org a Tampa Private Investigation firm
  • NCISS holds Hit the Hill and 40th Annual Conference with elections – Dean elected President and receives Wunder Award – details at http://conta.cc/1Vm1NhM
  • Conferences around the country

Conversations with Karen

Karen will talk about the importance of criminal defense investigators, as well as the importance of civil investigators – and some



Computer Forensics: What Clients Need to Know

The digital age we live in has opened up a whole new area for Private Investigators, “Computer forensics.” Be it a laptop, a tablet, a phone, or any other digital device, there is key evidence that can be provided for both criminal and civil cases. A law firm often engages a private investigator to obtain information for a case.