By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
There are myriad ways of obtaining private investigator skills. If you meet certain educational requirements, have served in law enforcement or the armed forces you can take tests from your laptop and even get licensed with relative ease. In other situations additional requirements must be met, however training specific to the PI industry is all optional.
There are also myriad ways of becoming an exceptional private investigator. Some start with entry level and work up to more challenging cases. Others opt to try and obtain the needed skills in a classroom setting. There is no right or wrong way to get trained however, the bi-weekly Private Investigator Academy of the Rockies' training intensive starting October 18th and running through November 1st is designed to provide skills that will enable private investigators to take their skills to the next level.
What Rick Johnson and Associates of Colorado describes as a "strong introductory course" might throw you through a loop or three with scenarios like: "Heather is single and is having an affair with Jack who is married to Brooke. Heather is ticked off that Jack on numerous occasions has told her he will leave his wife but three years later hasn’t done so. Heather would like you to put together a game plan that essentially would inform Brooke that he is seeing a woman outside the marriage (Heather). And, like all clients concerning these types of issues, Heather wants no fingerprints or anything leading to her. How would you handle this?"
Other case scenarios challenge you answer simpler yet equally relevant questions like "what record at the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division would reflect the signature of a license holder?" or "can you legally place a listening device on your home telephone in order to listen to your spouse’s telephone conversations?"
The ultimate goal of the course it not only to provide you with the information you need to take on the comprehensive panoply of cases you'll encounter in your private investigator career but to stimulate out of the box thinking necessary to becoming an exceptional private detective. Training takes place at the Denver Athletic Center and can help people trying to figure out whether or not to enter the private investigator field, fledgeling private investigators as well as more seasoned ones.
Classes take place at the Denver Athletic Club located at 1325 Glenarm in Downtown Denver and you have until 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 10th so if this is something you want to do, act quickly.
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