Ripped From The Headlines We’ve heard the age old adage “ambulance chasing” or “ambulance chaser”.  When you hear that term, more often than not, people associate it with lawyers.  Seedy lawyers. Shady lawyers. In its simplest form, ambulance chasing is seeking new clients at a disaster...

The Minefield of Social Media Traditionally, minefields aren’t known as a place to find yourself. As a PI, a social minefield is oftentimes a GREAT place to jumpstart your investigation. It is a literal treasure trove of information right at your fingertips. But, do you really...

  Professional Development & Why It Still Matters Most of us have worked for companies or agencies that required professional training on a regular basis, to acquire and hone skills which benefitted the organization. Most private investigators are self- employed, and many are not taking advantage of...

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and the American tradition is to send a card, give your special someone a beautiful bouquet of flowers and maybe even some fine chocolates.  Think all things pink/red.  Unfortunately for some, all things red/pink aren’t delivered neatly wrapped in a...

Networking. The word that causes millions of eye rolls a day. A word that makes even those who do it best, cringe. If you’re keeping up (and you SHOULD be keeping up) with technology (i.e. social media), branding and other ways to grow your business,...

  According to Homeland Security, human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. How can law enforcement, licensed private investigators and concerned citizens work together to stop this crime? With over...

The Jerry Springer show had a long run on television, with host Jerry Springer, ‘springing’ some pretty surprising news on many of his guests, or at least the audience.  But real life is not an episode of Jerry Springer, although many times our reality is...

I would like to share some information about the Cold Case Foundation and say that I am proud to be their newest team member.  There are many talented and highly trained members of the team with decades of experience at many levels of law enforcement...

While many people commonly say that a picture is worth a thousand words, the actual quote, attributed to Fred Barnard, from March 10 of 1927 follows: "A picture is worth ten thousand words." So, when is a picture worth a thousand or ten thousand words?  How about...