Colorado Regulators Offer Limited Information About Mandatory Licensing Program for Private Investigators

By Susanna Speier

Denver Private Investigator Blogger

DENVER – It’s been two months now since the legislation requiring all Colorado private investigators to obtain a state-issued license was signed into law, but state regulators are still being tight-lipped about implementation. The Denver Private Investigator Blog submitted a series of questions. Regulators answered some, not others. The Q&A below reflects the questions submitted by The Denver Private Investigator Blog, and the answers it received from Cory Everett, whose job title is ‘Senior Advisor to the Division Director, Strategic & External Affairs, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).’

Of special note is that Everett refused to provide any information about the background of Mark Browne, who is in charge of implementing the law. Anyone who knows about Brown’s personal or professional background is invited to send an email to: privateinvestigatorblogger@gmail.com

DENVER PI BLOGGER: When was Mark Browne first employed by DORA?
EVERETT: Mark started in 2009 and presided over implementation of the voluntary private investigator licensing program.

PI BLOGGER: What did Browne do professionally before you joined DORA?
EVERETT: No response

PI BLOGGER: What positions has Browne held with DORA, and what professions has be developed rules and regulations for?
EVERETT: Browne oversees electrical and plumbing and private investigators. Our electrical and plumbing is the largest and most comprehensive program in the division.

PI BLOGGER: Will private investigators be Browne’s full-time assignment? If not, what percentage of your time will be devoted to implementing the licensing legislation?
EVERETT: It will be shared with electrical and plumbing. Most regulators have between 2 – 7 professions.

PI BLOGGER: What is Brown’s background, if any, in private investigation or law enforcement? Has he ever hired a PI? If so, did the person he hired provide him with the assistance he sought?
EVERETT: No response

PI BLOGGER: What will Browne do to educate yourself about the business of private investigation?
EVERETT: No response.

PI BLOGGER: What does Browne know about the current laws and regulations in other states?
EVERETT: No response.

PI BLOGGER: What is the department’s target date for making the preliminary draft of the Private Investigators Licensure Act regulations available to stakeholders? What are department’s target dates for the town hall and stakeholder meetings?
EVERETT: Provides the Private Investigators Licensure Act implementation timeline pasted below. 

Please note the dates provided above are estimates, and may be subject to change
Please note the dates provided above are estimates, and may be subject to change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PI BLOGGER: How do stakeholders get on the mailing list so they can get email notifications about upcoming meetings?

EVERETT: Stakeholders are also encouraged to sign-up for the Office’s listserve by contacting Dennis Larson at dennis.larson@state.co.us.

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2 thoughts on “Colorado Regulators Offer Limited Information About Mandatory Licensing Program for Private Investigators

  1. Solid, sharp questioning. Put these people to the fire. The fees they are trying to charge are outrageous. Clear attempt to severely limit competition. Our TN people are informative and candid. Your would-be regulators could learn something from them.

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