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Newly Licensed Investigators Training & Education (NLITE) is an introductory course that is the foundation of CALI’s Professional Development Program. The course covers the basics that every new licensee needs to know in order to begin a career as a Private Investigator in the State of California. NLITE provides an overview of the profession, the must haves when starting and operating a business, the laws that new PI's must be familiar with, ethical issues and professional responsibilities. Each attendee will leave with the practical knowledge and tools needed to be a successful Private Investigator and business owner.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
NLITE is an introductory program for newly licensed investigators. We welcome all CALI members and nonmembers.
Owning and Operating a Private Investigations Business
Private Investigation and the Law
Report Writing for PI’s
Preparing for Business
Professionalism and Ethics
$50 Newly licensed Members or Nonmembers who are yet to be licensed or have been licensed within one to two years from the date of the event. $75 CALI Members who have been licensed for greater than two years from the date of the event. $125 Nonmembers of CALI who have been licensed for greater than one year from the date of the event.
A continental breakfast and light lunch are included with your registration fee. The registration fee is non-refundable. Each attendee will receive the following:
NLITE Special CALI Membership price of $99.00 for the first year
FRANCIE KOEHLER, CPI – CALI LEGISLATION COMMITTEE CHAIR Since 1985, Francie Koehler has conducted a wide range of civil and criminal investigations at both federal and state levels in addition to supervising a staff of investigators. A missing person case she investigated was portrayed on Unsolved Mysteries and one of her capital cases was featured in A Suitable Job for A Woman, a book by British author, Val McDermid. Author Ann Rule chronicled a case Koehler investigated in her true crime story, In the Name of Love. A licensed private investigator in California, Koehler's chief investigative focus is pre-trial and post-conviction criminal defense. Her company, Special Circumstances, enables her to concentrate in her area of interest.
Koehler served as a two-term president for the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) (2008-2010), Board Chair in 2010 and Legislation Chair (2013 to present), a two-term president for the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) (1999-2001), Legislation Chair (2001-2004 and 2006 to present), and served on its Board of Directors (1990-2010). She testifies frequently on behalf of California private investigators before California's Senate and Assembly Committees and received CALI's Legislative Excellence Award (2005). Koehler was recognized with CALI's highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award (2003), Investigator of the Year (1997), and received four CALI President's Awards, the most recent in September 2010. NCISS recognized her with the Wayne J. Wunder Award (2005) and the John J. Duffy Award (2014) for service to the private investigation and security communities. Koehler served on the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) PI Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2003 and has been a subject matter expert three times in preparation for the California private investigator licensing test. In 2001 BSIS presented her the first-ever award to a PI for outstanding service to the private investigation profession. Koehler also holds memberships in the following associations, ASIS, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), California Defense Investigators Association (CDIA), Council of International Investigators (CII), Florida Association o of Licensed Investigators (FALI), International Association of Security & Investigative Regulators (IASIR), National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI), and World Association of Detectives (WAD).
In addition to her case work and association activities, Koehler hosts a weekly international internet radio program on www.VoiceAmerica.com, entitled PI's Declassified! In September 2013 she was featured as its Host of the Month out of 250 hosts. The show is designed to educate the public on the little-known positive activities of licensed investigators and is crafted to combat the myth surrounding private investigators fostered by TV and the movies to show that the work of a private investigator is essential to the legal system.
Koehler is a certified conflict mediator and works with community-based organizations in challenged communities to resolve conflict and facilitate increased communication. For her work in this area, she received the 2014 Humanitarian Award from Who's Who. In her spare time, she teaches interviewing and report writing skills, provides seminars on identity theft and is on the staff of the Defense Investigators Training Academy and Investigative Career Training School. She also volunteers for the San Jose, CA based Santa Clara University Innocence Project and has worked pro-bono on behalf of the family of a missing California woman since 1985.
CHRIS REYNOLDS, PI - CALI PRESIDENT Chris was trained as an investigator starting at age 17, working for a small law firm in the bay area. He obtained his PI license when he was 23 years old and has been operating his business in Sonoma County for 30 years. Reynolds has been a board member of CALI since 2003 and was a district governor in 2002-03 in the North Bay District. He has been active in CALI as a board member and enjoys his volunteer service to the industry and the association. Chris was recently featured on the PBS show, Frontline for his work on a case involving the investigation of the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office.
C.W. SELLERS - DIRECTOR OF INVESTIGATOR TRAINING C.W. Sellers, served 16 years in law enforcement as a police officer in the City of San Bruno and as a Sheriff’s Deputy in both San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties. During his law enforcement tenure, he performed the duties of Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Detective, Civil Process Server, Public Relations Officer, Schools Liaison Officer and Training Officer for three different agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. C.W. currently serves as the CALI East Bay District Director, Chair for the CALI Ethical Business Practices Committee, Unlicensed Activity Committee and Director of Investigator Training. Following Mr. Sellers’ career in law enforcement, he served as a Senior Investigator for Global Options Investigations for 7 years. He began The Sellers Investigative Group in March of 2007 and has become well known in the state as a Covert Surveillance Professional working for many state agencies and internet companies conducting surveillance and covert operations on "black hat” hackers while they are in the State of California. Mr. Sellers was published in PI Magazine in the February 2010 issue in a feature article entitled "Gotcha.” The article was in in-depth look at surveillance in the insurance and corporate world. He was also published in the December 2012 issue of PI Magazine in a feature article entitled "What Every Insurance Investigator Should Know About A DCR.” An article exposing how Disability Claims Representatives can impede the success of surveillance investigators. Mr. Sellers received his California State Teaching credential at Cal State East Bay in 1989 with emphasis in the area of Administration of Justice and Police Sciences. He has supervised law enforcement training and taught at the College of San Mateo for four years in the Administration of Justice Department.
DAVID D. QUEEN, ESQ. Mr. Queen has been practicing law since 1973 and is also a licensed California private investigator. Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Queen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Pennsylvania and Maryland and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Mr. Queen was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving counterfeiting, bank robbery, political corruption, espionage and threats on the President. He was later nominated by President Reagan to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania during which time he was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board. During his tenure as United States Attorney, he oversaw the investigations and prosecutions involving the Three-Mile Island power plant disaster and the E.F. Hutton mail fraud case among hundreds of others.He later served under Treasury Secretary James Baker as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Operations, overseeing the enforcement activities of Customs, the Secret Service, the IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Office of Financial Enforcement. He also served as a Treasury Department Representative to INTERPOL and as a member of the board of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Queen is the author of The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual and the author of two other legal texts.
The NLITE course will be delivered as GREEN as possible. All materials will be made available via the CALI website or through email. Every effort will be made to make this a "paperless" educational experience.
Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodation and plan to attend this event, please contact the CALI office at 949-715-5401 or email@example.com as soon as possible. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.
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