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Best Classroom PI Course (for PIs and Writers): The Private Investigators Academy of the Rockies

Posted by Writing PIs on March 20, 2011


Rick Johnson, founder and president of The Private Investigators Academy of the Rockies


There’s a lot of online training courses on how to be a private investigator, but one of the best (if not the best) classroom courses is The Private Investigators Academy of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.

We know because we took this course years ago when we first opened our private investigations business. Since then, we’ve taken many other courses, and taught a fair share ourselves, but if you’re starting out in the business, want to brush up your PI skills, or are a writer wanting to learn about the world of private investigations, take this class.

Here’s a sampling of why it’s an excellent course of study:

  • Rick Johnson, founder and president of the academy, has 35 years of experience in law enforcement and private investigations.
  • Course study includes investigative tactics, techniques, tools, as well as the appropriate ethics and legalities of the profession.
  • Investigative topics include these specialized areas of investigations: domestic relations, legal investigations, criminal defense investigations, insurance investigations, financial fraud investigations, and process service.
  • Presenters include lawyers and experts in the fields of financial fraud, surveillance, family law, criminal defense and process service.

But don’t take it solely from us–read about the course, contact them, ask questions:

Click this link to read more: The Private Investigators Academy of the Rockies

Or send an email to Rick Johnson at

Oh, we’re not affiliated with this class, just passing on the information to those who want to learn from one of the best.

Have a great weekend, Writing PIs

One Response to “Best Classroom PI Course (for PIs and Writers): The Private Investigators Academy of the Rockies”

  1. Joe said

    This is a great item.
    But staying in Colorado for a month or more isn’t practical.
    Are there other such classes/seminars around the country?

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