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  • 032 Facts & Forensics

    06/03/2018 Duration: 01h04min

    Dean and Karen return with Facts & Forensics, following unexpected time away from the podcast. This month they bring in 2018 and update us news of their agency, as well as plans in 2018 for their agency and the investigative profession. Contact the show! – and or call (970) 480-7793 Special Offer for […]

  • 031 Facts & Forensics

    18/07/2017 Duration: 01h23min

    Special Offer for Listeners – latest book now available! “Investigating Death and Serious Bodily Injuries” FALI is offering, for a limited time, our Investigating Death & Serious Bodily Injuries book, “Death and Serious Bodily Injury Investigation for the Professional Investigator,” by Dean & Karen Beers. These are for a limited time! The guide is under […]

  • 030 Facts & Forensics

    02/06/2017 Duration: 01h04min

      Conversations with Karen Karen and Dean talk about their recent trip to Florida for the Word Association of Detectives Mid-Term Meeting. As the Administrative Manager, this was Karen’s first opportunity to meet many of the WAD members, many visiting from Europe and Asia – from England and France, to Romania and Russia, and India […]

  • 029 Facts & Forensics

    09/02/2017 Duration: 39min

      2016 in Review 2016 saw many things for our family and agency. In May our fourth grandchild, third grandson, Lincoln Kyle was born! His sister, Jacee Sue, is our only granddaughter and oldest grandchild. His cousins, Gage and Cash, follow Jacee by about six months. Its busy – and fun! In September Karen celebrated […]

  • Investigations in Mexico

    13/01/2017 Duration: 43min

    Journey to Mexico with me as we speak with your best investigative contact South of the Border. Michael McHenry has spent 42 continuous years as a full time PI…. his experince includes 20 years in Alaska and seventeen years in Mexico. Michael has served four terms elected as Director of World Assn. of Detectives. Former Chapter […]

  • 028 PI InSIGHT

    14/11/2016 Duration: 01h30s

    This month I am joined by Francie Koehler who has conducted a wide range of civil and criminal investigations at both federal and state levels since 1985. Her company, Special Circumstances, based in Oakland, CA enables her to concentrate in her area of interest. Additionally she is the host of the long running show PIs Declassified heard […]

  • 028 Facts & Forensics

    24/10/2016 Duration: 01h10min

    Conversations with Karen Karen shares some insight on a national story with roots in Colorado – the death of six-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey, found dead in her home 20 years ago. Recent documentaries ‘reveal’ evidence and a team of experts ‘reveals’ who killed her. What do we think?  Tune it for a lively discussion – […]

  • 027 Facts & Forensics

    06/09/2016 Duration: 52min

    Conversations with Karen After spending almost a week at the La Torretta Resort in Montgomery TX for the World Investigators Conference, hosted by PI Magazine and the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators – we thought we would share our experiences with our listeners. Special Guest with Dean Dean has invited friend and colleague, Mark Gillespie […]

  • 026 Facts & Forensics

    26/07/2016 Duration: 52min

      Conversations with Karen We took a break for June and had a commemorative law enforcement special replay.  After that event, we had the tragedies of the Orlando night club terrorist attack, then the attack and assassinations of Dallas Police officers, and the day of recording our show we had the attack and assassinations of […]

  • 025 PI InSIGHT – Online Romance Scams

    31/05/2016 Duration: 01h24s

    D L Garren is available for speaking events and can be reached at and 678-641-3328.  Diana has written and researched the topic of “online romance scams” which many investigators find themselves getting more and more calls about these days.  She joins host Tim O’Rourke to discuss this very emotional topic that has targeted both man and […]

  • 025 Facts & Forensics

    18/05/2016 Duration: 29min

    Conversations with Karen our society and lives.  National Police Week is May 15th-21st.  We are proud to support law enforcement and present a special segment from June 2015.  Karen also presents a recent study on use of force. Last May Karen suggested we dedicate a show to our positive experiences and the positive roles law […]

  • 024 PI InSIGHT Criminal Defense: Child Abuse

    03/05/2016 Duration: 48min

    Catherine Smit-Torrez a Public Speaker and educator in many Police and Christian faith topics in her own practice is currently in practice as a Private Investigator “Stiletto Spy & Company Investigations” and began this career field in 2008. She has been a police officer for 20 plus years beginning first as a Reserve Police Officer for […]

  • 024 Facts & Forensics

    27/04/2016 Duration: 45min

    News of our Profession FALI says goodbye to Tim O’Rourke a multi-term President, founder, and President of a Tampa Private Investigation firm NCISS holds Hit the Hill and 40th Annual Conference with elections – Dean elected President and receives Wunder Award – details at Conferences around the country Conversations with Karen Karen […]

  • 023 Facts & Forensics

    30/03/2016 Duration: 52min

    Conversations with Karen Karen has some follow-up on the discussions from last month and the death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the questions surrounding it.  Based on their experience and available information, Karen and Dean provide a detailed article ‘Analyzing the Death and Investigation of Justice Antonin Scalia’. Karen also discusses the […]

  • 022 Facts & Forensics

    25/02/2016 Duration: 01h06min

    Conversations with Karen With the recent death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the questions surrounding it, Karen joins Dean to talk about the controversies of his death: In perfect health No autopsy No toxicology No investigation Changed from heart failure to natural causes Phone pronouncement Pillow over his head Embalmed to prevent […]

  • 021 Facts & Forensics

    12/01/2016 Duration: 01h08min

      Who are your Facts & Forensics hosts? Meet the AFI-LLC Team at Reminder of our monthly agency newsletter Each month our agency publishes an interactive and informative newsletter for clients and colleagues. Our January newsletter is at Conversations with Karen In Conversations with Karen she’s going to share some practical thoughts on […]

  • 022 PI InSIGHT

    11/01/2016 Duration: 32min

    Richard is owner operator of Richard Brooks Investigations (RBI), specializes in surveillance investigations and is located in the Jackson, MS area. His firm services all of Mississippi and several neighboring states.  Richard has been involved in the Mississippi Private Investigators Assoc. or MPIA both in leadership and in the legislative pursuits.  He is also the immediate […]

  • 020 Facts & Forensics

    17/11/2015 Duration: 01h02min

    News of Interest Dean discusses legislative news from the National Council of Investigation & Security Services NCISS Regulatory Alert: Drone Registry in the Works – Legislative Call to Action – Support Workplace Fairness –   Dean also discusses his latest article, Direct and Circumstantial Evidence in Forensics – Conversations with Karen This month […]

  • 021 PI InSIGHT

    10/11/2015 Duration: 44min

    Scott Wilson stops by the show to discuss the databases and records retrieval for investigators. IRBsearch was launched in Spring of 2001, the first iteration of the only database designed exclusively for the investigative industry. By the first year, more than 3,000 companies had joined to receive database results available online. IRB was just beginning to […]

  • 019 Facts & Forensics

    20/10/2015 Duration: 43min

    News of Interest Dean reminds listeners that GPS and drone regulation continue to be the top state and federal legislative issues.  FALI has a bill introduced to correct anti-PI GPS legislation passed earlier this year and now in effect.  NCAPI recently defeated similar anti-PI GPS legislation.  NCISS continues to monito federal legislative issues and assist state […]

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