By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
Do detectives frequent luxury liners outside of Agatha Christie mystery novels? Not usually. That’s about to change, however, thanks to California and Arizona licensed Private Investigator, owner of Allen Investigations, LLC and now P.I. Cruises creator, Debra Allen.
Although the retired law enforcement officer’s new initiative isn’t launching without pushback –--a few naysayers have actually expressed concern regarding the potential impact on the field’s credibility--- that isn’t stopping private investigators from working Labor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day cruises to The Bahamas, Alaska and Mexico into their schedules.
The concept of training vacations is “new to PIs but not new to mortgage lenders, Bankers and Realtors.” Allen points out that it's a great way to mix and mingle more with classmates and instructors and that people will also absorb more information when they're relaxed and in vacation mode.
Hop on board and you'll have the opportunity to earn up to 12 continuing education credits and get up to twelve hours of training. Ship fees (including room and food) are only $85 a night and there will be additional charges for course fees. Land a spot on one of the three maiden cruises of 2017 and those course fees will be waived!
Because training takes place over a four or five day period --a break from the traditional and more condensed hotel weekend retreats Allen finds tiring--- the protracted schedule will encourage class discussion to spill out onto the poolside sun deck and later into the piano lounge. If you find yourself missing Colorado's verticals there's even a climbing wall. Tropical attire is encouraged and one of the nights includes a formal dinner.
Accident investigator, ACTAR (Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction), certified re constructionist and Monument, Colorado based private investigator, Michael Miranda (who is also giving workshops in Denver and Ft Collins in June and July) will be an instructor on the Mexico trip.
So if you want to learn more about accident investigation, according to Allen, “you’ve got four days to see him and buy him a cocktail.”
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