By Rachel Sapin
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
DENVER – One of Colorado’s most prominent private investigators has challenged leaders of the state’s largest private investigators association to a public debate over private investigator licensing.
Rick Johnson, a former Denver District Attorney’s Office investigator and a former president of the Private Professional Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC), now heads up a new rival association of private investigators that he formed, and he’s stepping up his campaign to thwart the PPIAC’s efforts to end Colorado’s status as one of the few states in the country that do not require private investigators to obtain licenses.
Johnson has invited the PPIAC board, its members and any other private investigator who favors licensing to debate the issue November 19th at 7:00 PM at the Denver Athletic Club.
PPIAC leaders have informed their members of the invitation, but Chairman Chris Bray didn’t respond to a request for comment from the Private Investigator Blog and Johnson says Bray told him he has other plans that day. “It appears that PPIAC has no interest in debating this issue,” Johnson said in an email to members of his rival organization. “We will plan the debate as if they were going to attend.”