Denver Private Investigator’s Blog

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Colorado Private Investigator Licensing Outlook

Now that the governor's veto of extending state licensing for private investigators has gone into effect, what does it mean to the profession and its clients and consumers? Is a state license critical to ensuring ethical investigations?  What are best practices for those considering hiring a private investigator in Colorado beyond using an established and reputable firm such as Ross Investigators and how much will the lack of state licensing matter going forward?

2022 PPIAC Conference Provides Insight into Tools and Trends

The Rocky Mountain chapter of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) held its annual conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs last month.  PIs from Ross Investigators were there to take advantage of numerous educational and networking opportunities throughout the two-day conference.

The conference launched with an ethics presentation from the state Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel and a Colorado legislative ...

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Q&A with Erika Krouse, Author of ‘Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation’

Erika Krouse has one of those faces that leads people to tell her everything, she says. It even turns into a job opportunity as a private investigator, and she soon ends up uncovering the truth on one of the biggest national scandals to hit Colorado’s flagship university. If you haven’t read this book yet, you should!

Part memoir and part literary true crime, Tell Me ...


Conflicts Faced By Investigators Wanted For Legal RFPs, Say Critics

Two Colorado proposal requests are raising eyebrows because they seek investigators who critics say will be compromised from the get-go.

By Simon Crittle

One request for proposal (RFP) comes from the state Supreme Court and wants a “panel of independent investigators” to look into allegations of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and how a contract came to be awarded to the former chief of ...


Mystery Of First Woman To Complete Marathon

A onetime Colorado Springs resident and the first ever woman to run a sanctioned marathon did not know she had made sports history for 50 years.

By Simon Crittle

Even a private detective hired by the Pikes Peak Marathon failed to find the runner – who had remarried several times, changed her name and gone to live in California.

But in 2009 Arlene ...


Desperate Littleton Family Hires PI To Find Runaway Daughter

By Simon Crittle

A desperate Littleton family has hired a private investigator to try and find their runaway teenage daughter who was leading a double life.

Cadence Warner, 17, left their home near West Quincy Avenue and South Kipling Parkway on the afternoon of March 23 and never returned.

The family’s surveillance camera footage shows her leaving through a backyard gate ...


Denver PIs Earn $10,000 More Than National Counterparts

By Simon Crittle

New national data on private investigator salaries reveals PIs in the Denver metropolitan area earn significantly more than their counterparts across the country.

The median base salary for PIs in the United States is $53,320 a year, according to new data released by U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

However, the median salary for PIs in the Denver metro area ...