(02/25/2018 Federal Way, Washington)
. Taking into account the various issues facing area associations, there is a growing concern among private investigators in the trade that traditional concepts of Networking and Referrals, Mentoring, and Continuing Education Support are falling by the wayside. Private Investigators are seriously seeking to experience or relive the highest standards of professional conduct they miss from associations and groups that are now stalled by 'issues'.
Private Investigators on their second career learned the importance of Networking and Referrals. Information exchange, cooperation and joint investigations helped seasoned investigators in getting the job done. This exchange also enhanced ones skills, both diplomatic and professional, to the benefit of their employer, stakeholders and, not to forget - job satisfaction. These experiences also can help less experienced private investigators, those new to the field, and who want to learn - also through Mentoring.
Mentoring is becoming increasingly vital to the private investigator trade. Don't be discouraged by the myth of training a competitor. Our Affiliation can bring more talent into our trade, help those struggling with learning the trade, thereby enhancing the quality of our products to the benefit of our clients and our trade!
Area associations debate the need for Continuing Education. One is determined that any such program should be voluntary. Indeed, several major national organizations advocate a voluntary system. Another seeks the value of a mandatory program but lacks the courage to implement it - much to the disadvantage of others. Consequently, the private investigator industry remains stymied. The reality of life in this trade is - if one stops learning, one stops developing, and has less to pass along to the next generation of private investigators. 80% of all US states have a mandatory program. So...get with the twenty-first century, folks!
These processes can bring us more referrals, networking opportunities, mentor or be mentored, and obtain continuing education support.
How do you become part of the future, forward thinking and forward moving?? Consider affiliating with us and consider the following:
Gone are the massive membership fees
- Volunteer to be a Mentor;
- Seek out advice and guidance from Mentors;
- Help to increase networking opportunities beyond the region;
- Benefit from networking opportunities;
- Enjoy the benefits - avoid the drama prevalent in our region;
- Voluntarily participate in and earn a Certification of Continuing Education (extra cost);
- This support may be compliant with and recognized on a state to state basis.
- and the promises some groups don't intend to keep
Consider affiliating with us, whether as an individual private investigator, private investigative agency, or state/regional association. We're starting down a new path for Private Investigators - join us - we can't do it without you.
Don't go at it alone.