Welcome to the
Colorado Society of Private Investigators (CSPI)
Colorado's best private investigator organization
Our goals are best stated in our mission statement:
The goal of the Colorado Society of Private Investigators (CSPI) is the investigation of Public Corruption by using the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). Members will learn how to draft a CORA Request, review government documents, policies and procedures, conduct interviews, conduct surveillance if necessary, and draft a final report of your findings. CSPI is the only active PI association in the country that actively investigates public corruption.
We invite you to join us.
Rick Johnson, President
EXPLORES PUBLIC INTEREST INVESTIGATIONS
AS PART OF ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPONENT
A professional organization of Colorado private investigators is forming teams of experienced private eyes to explore concerns of public corruption and suspected government malfeasance as part of the group’s community service programs.
Rick Johnson, president and founder of the Colorado Society of Private Investigators, said members feel that the effort is needed, and can “…help serve the best interests of good government, and public protection.
“We once had two vigorous and community-minded major daily newspapers in the metro area, and now we are down to one,” Johnson noted. “While local television stations have I-teams that do good work, we know that expert resources from within the private investigator community can contribute to the public’s interest in clean government.”
Denver-based CSPI was formed five years ago to provide professional assistance and support for Colorado’s active community of professional private detectives. The association, in exploring opportunities to perform public service, plans a series of public interest investigations in the year ahead. It is believed this is the only such public interest initiative among private investigator groups nationwide.
Johnson said project participants will review leads from whistleblowers or the general public and explore certain “target” areas where government watchdog efforts are likely needed. Findings of potential impropriety will be made public as investigations are completed.
“We hope to hear of public concerns in areas where government or government-related conduct is in question,” said Dan Luzadder, a long-time investigative journalist and associate member of CSPI. “We welcome communication from individuals who feel a need to air whistleblower concerns or bring attention to government secrets.
The CSPI investigative teams will be composed solely of volunteers who bring skills and pro-bono resources to the table. Participants do not need to be licensed private investigators to assist in this public service effort, Johnson noted.
“We hope to look at several issues per year,” Johnson said, “depending on the level of support, resources and assistance available. We want to hear from members of the public who feel the need to speak out about public concerns, openly or confidentially, and we will assist by bringing investigative resources to bear.”
CSPI’s I-team can be reached at the Colorado Society of Private Investigators by calling the tip-line at 303-296-2200, or by contacting CSPI President Rick Johnson at 303-296-2200 or by e mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.