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    • Friday, September 24, 2021
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
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    2021 Rocky Mountain Investigators Conference

    Back in the Saddle Again!

    September 24-25, 2021 at the Denver West Marriott in Golden, Colorado

    Come join us as we hold our in-person conference filled with networking, education, vendors, cocktail hour, hospitality suite, and much much more!

    2020 is now behind us- it's time to get

    Back in the saddle again!

    We have:

    PPIAC Founder Ray Pezolt, JP Moore, H. Ellis Armistead, Gene Ferraro, PI Magazine and PI Gear, Skopenow ..and more!

    *12 CLEs, 1.2 Ethics*

    Conference Agenda:

    Thursday, September 23

    6:30 pm Hospitality Suite Opens

    (Hospitality Suite Host: Heather Cohen)

    Friday, September 24

    8:30-9:00 Registration

    (Note: the conference magazine this year will be digital. Registrants will receive the link to the magazine prior to the conference, so they may print out pdfs if they wish)


    JP Moore

    Attorney, Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel 

    Lawyers, Investigators, and the Rules of Professional Conduct


    Jennifer Cassell

    Partner, Bowditch & Cassell, Public Affairs

    Legislative updates for Private Investigators


    Ray Pezolt

    CPP, DTM, Director of Consultation & Investigations of Advantage Security, Inc, Founder of PPIAC

    Who are those guys? The History of Private Investigations in America




    Victor Quesada

    Account Executive- SKOPENOW

    How to Automate your Social Media Investigations


    Nicole Cusanelli

    (Owner of PI Magazine, PI Gear, PI Magazine- The Podcast, Unsolved Magazine, PI Directory, Executive Administrator of the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigator Association)

    James Nanos

    (Owner of PI Magazine, PI Gear, PI Magazine- The Podcast, PI Directory, and Apple Investigations)

    Article Submissions, Demonstrations of Surveillance Gear and Investigative Equipment, Q&A


    Cocktail Party, Sponsored by SKOPENOW

    (Cash Bar)

    Hospitality Suite open after the Cocktail Party

    Saturday, September 25


    Eugene Ferraro


    Founder, CEO of Forensic Pathways, Inc

    Selling the Intangible




    Rachel Roberts

    CLI, CCDI, Founder/CEO Roberts Investigations

    Murder or Suicide? A Case Study in Investigator Timeline Testimony


    H. Ellis Armistead 

    CLI, Owner/CEO of H. Ellis Armistead and Associates, Inc

    Personally Surviving in the Private Investigation Profession

    3:30-3:45  Conference wrap-up

    Registration fee: $200 for

    PPIAC members

     PSACO members

    NCISS members

    NALI members

    ACFE members

    Registration fee for Guests: $250

    Room rate: $139.00 for conference attendees

    Marriott Denver West Reservation link


    Ray Pezolt, CPP, DTM

    Ray Pezolt CPP has been performing investigations and operating his own private investigation and consulting company for 45 years.  As Manager of Consulting and  Investigations for Advantage Security, Inc. in Aurora, CO, his duties include supervising investigators and performing investigations in the Rocky Mountain Region.  

    After four years in The US Navy, Mr. Pezolt went to work for a large security company and rapidly advanced to the investigation division.  He worked for a short time as security director of a major food distribution company before starting his own investigation company in 1976.  The company specialized in business and industrial investigations.  Most recently he has specialized in the use of computers and the Internet to conduct “internet profiling” investigations.  Mr. Pezolt has conducted internet profiling research and investigations on five continents.        

    During his career, Mr. Pezolt has conducted investigations and consulting assignments for hundreds of clients including several US Fortune 100 companies, law enforcement agencies and media sources.  Mr. Pezolt has assisted with several complex legal and business investigations, and has conducted training in computer research subjects for law enforcement agencies, private business and investigation agencies. 

    Mr. Pezolt is one of the original founders of the PPIAC in Colorado.  He is the co-author of the book “Basic Guidelines for Executive Protection”, and  has assisted as technical advisor on three Emmy-award winning documentaries concerning investigative subjects.  “I Know You” A documentary for ABC news examined the use and access of legal, public sources of information to learn supposedly “private” data about various individuals.

    Mr. Pezolt has been a teacher, author and featured subject of numerous television news stories and print media. 

    Mr. Pezolt has been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International.  He graduated from Metro State College in Denver and is a graduate of the American Institute of Applied Science course Forensic Science “Civil and Criminal Identification and Investigation.”

    Ray's topic

    Who are those guys? The History of Private Investigations in America.

    • Wednesday, October 06, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    October 6, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting

    When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00 PM, MST
    Where: Online with Zoom


    PPIAC General Meeting

    October 6, 2021


    Jordan Smith will be speaking about 

    Organized Crime in TV Piracy

    Come join us!

    TV piracy investigations is not just going to a bar and watching a PPV UFC fight. It involves identity theft, money laundering, fraud, computer crime, violations of the DMCA and FCA, organized crime. Find out more at our October 6 general meeting!

    About our speaker: Jordan Smith is the founder and chief investigator of Hyperion Investigative Consulting. Jordan assists attorneys, law enforcement, governments, companies, and private parties with engagements involving fraud examination, human trafficking investigations, criminal referral, field operations, organized crime, and TV piracy. Jordan is also the founder and executive director of Mission Feronia, an early-stage non-profit that conducts humanitarian investigations in human trafficking rings.

    Mr. Smith is a private investigator in Colorado, and a Certified Fraud Examiner through the ACFE. 

    Jordan has worked extensively with local, federal and military law enforcement agencies, including the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Criminal Investigators, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and the Colorado Alternate Defense Counsel.

    Mr. Smith is also an MBA candidate with the Quantic School of Business & Technology, and currently one of the only civilians actively enrolled in the FBI’s Cyber Investigator Certificate program. He is also currently actively enrolled in the McAfee Institute Certified Human Trafficking Investigator program.

    Rsvp to training@ppiac.org before October 6th

    for the login information


    Board Meeting: 4:30 p.m. (voting members welcome)

    Networking: 6:00 p.m.

    Association Announcements: 6:30 p.m.

    General Meeting: 6:45 p.m.

    All times are in Mountain Time.

    Guests are welcome to attend two meetings.

    Email training@ppiac.org for login information.

Past events

Wednesday, August 04, 2021 August 4, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 June 2, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, May 05, 2021 May 5, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 April 7, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 March 3, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Friday, February 26, 2021 Colorado Investigative Development Institute February 26-27, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 February 3, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 January 6, 2021 PPIAC General Meeting
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 November 4 Annual Business meeting
Friday, October 02, 2020 2020 Rocky Mountain Investigator Conference
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 PPIAC September General Meeting
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 How to Pivot Your Business to Seize Opportunities in a Crisis
Friday, July 10, 2020 Until Proven Guilty: Police Investigative Procedures Explained - Training July 10th 2020
Friday, June 05, 2020 June 5 & 6, 2020 Colorado Investigative Development Institute
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 June 3, 2020 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 April 1, 2020 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 March 4, 2020 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 February 5, 2020 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 January 8, 2020 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 November 6, 2019 PPIAC Business Meeting
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 October 2, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 August 7, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2019 Rocky Mountain PI Conference
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 June 5, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 May 1, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 April 3, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 February 6, 2019 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 January 2, 2019 Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 PPIAC 2018 Annual Business Meeting - November 7, 2018
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 October 3, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 2018 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 August 1, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 June 6, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Saturday, May 19, 2018 DETECTING DECEPTION
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 May 2, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 April 4, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 March 7, 2018 PPIAC Training Meeting
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 February 7, 2018 PPIAC Training & Networking Meeting
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 January 3, 2018 PPIAC Monthly Training Meeting
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 November 1, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, October 07, 2017 Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery Method Certification
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 October 4, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017 2017 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 August 2, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 June 7, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 May 3, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 April 5, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 March 1, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Friday, February 24, 2017 Digital Evidence 101
Friday, February 10, 2017 Digital Evidence 101
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 February 1, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Monday, January 30, 2017 Digital Evidence 101
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Digital Evidence 101
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 January 4, 2017 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Annual PPIAC Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 PPIAC November Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 October 5, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2016 2016 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference
Saturday, August 13, 2016 The basics of building your PI business
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 August 3, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, June 11, 2016 PACES 2016 Educational Seminar
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 June 1, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Surveillance Symposium
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 May 4, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 April 6, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 March 2nd, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 February 3, 2016 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 January 6, 2016 PPIAC Training Meeting
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Annual PPIAC Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 November 4, 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Thursday, October 08, 2015 2015 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 September 2, 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 August 5, 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, July 25, 2015 3rd Annual PPIAC Private Investigator Fundraiser Banquet
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 June 3, 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, May 16, 2015 PACES 2015 featuring Michelle Stuart
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 May 6, 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Saturday, April 25, 2015 The basics of building your PI business
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 April 2015 PPIAC Meeting
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 March 2015 PPIAC Meeting

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