By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blog
For my very last Denver Private Investigator Blog post, I've compiled a 'best of' roundup, featuring the top five posts of my half-decade tenure working as Chief Content Officer and Blogger for Ross Investigators. Google analytics rankings, personal favorites, reader feedback and timely industry issues also went into making these selections. I've listed according to topics starting with the post I felt to be the most important.
1. Process server safety: Tom Mills' story
Telling Tom Mills' story was my most important blog post. The civil suit against Bret Carbone ended up getting settled out-of-court and the details of that settlement were never disclosed to me, however the series resonated profoundly with private investigators who understood that what happened to Tom Mills could have happened to any of them.
The take home? There were several actually. The first being the most obvious: ever ever go on a serve without some video format-- but it also touched upon the larger issue of private investigator safety and brought to light concerns about long term health ramifications like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it's impact
on health and business.
2. DORA violation stories
One of the benefits of the licensing program was it made private investigators accountable in ways they hadn't been previously. Violations, if reported, were available to the public through open records requests and part of my job was to obtain those records, review them and write about what went on.
It didn't happen frequently but when it did happen I told the story so people in the community would know how the licensing program was serving consumer and the industry.
Go here to read about license violations reported against Grand Junction Private Investigator, Jessica Erin Lane.
3. Telling funny, cute, weird and sometimes disturbing animals surveillance stories
Stories ranged from the ski resort bear caught on camera when it banged out a few cords on a piano to the pit bull dog reunited with it's Colorado Springs guardian thanks to a supportive PI. The Spies in the Wild review was also wildly popular. As was the story about Operation Acoustic Kitty.
4. Using government data to discuss and national private investigator income disparities
Thanks to supportive communications team and data, data, data, I was able to hone in on salary disparities between men and women in the private investigator industry. I also used census and Bureau of Labor Statistics to look at and report on how salary trends varied in different regions of the country and in different demographics.
5. Making sense of Colorado Bar Rule 84 c and Opinion
Perhaps most complicated were Rule 8.4 (c) and Formal Opinion 137. We addressed the negative ramifications for private investigators in several blog posts, one of which garnered statewide recognition when it was cited in Law Week Colorado.
Thanks again for all your likes and shares. Your support and your readership. I enjoyed spending the last five years telling your stories.
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