In this week’s briefing, the final video message of surveillance month, I offer you:
- a look at a few favorite things I like to carry on surveillance operations, and
- a quick sneak peek at our shiny new ethics course, which drops on May 1 at PI Education. People, it is FANCY. More on that soon.
We hope you’ve found something you wanted or needed here at Pursuit this month. It’s been kind of a bipolar time for us all, I’d say. Big lows as we watched our country go into crisis mode and some of our colleagues lose their livelihoods. Big highs as we made closer connections with you at our virtual happy hours every Thursday. Big mediums as we all struggled to survive, physically and financially, and found ourselves craving connection.
We’ve had more submissions this month than in any month during our tenure at PursuitMag (Oct. 2012-now). Maybe it’s because folks are stuck at home, or feeling creative, or just wanting to reach out. But we’re so very grateful, and you’ll be seeing lots of those stories in the next few weeks.
As for April’s surveillance content: Big thanks to Ami Toben for his excellent covert ops piece, to family attorney Phil Newman for answering some surveillance ethics questions for our podcast, and to Barry Maguire for being a fabulous guest at the free PI Education monthly webinar. We had a great turnout for our chat with Barry about domestic surveillance and SIU work, the perils of urban and rural stakeouts, and the ethics of GPS trackers. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
And for any and all investigator-entrepreneurs out there, DO NOT miss Sam Petitto’s article on why charging retainers is the only way to run your business going forward.
In May, we’ll take a closer look at elder abuse. If you specialize in elder abuse claims or investigations, please send the editor a message! We’d like to know more about your work.
And if you need continuing education (and specifically your ethics CE requirement), watch this space, your inbox (if you’re a subscriber), or our social media feeds for more info about how to register for the ethics course and where it’s currently approved.
Here is the briefing. We hope you like it, because this sausage-making process was not pretty — there were a great many tech fails, barking dogs, and cursing editors involved. But we think the final product tastes pretty good.