By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
DENVER – The regulator in charge of Colorado’s private investigators has a small background in investigations and a major background with the military, his resume indicates.
Mark Browne – named earlier this year to implement the legislation requiring that all Colorado private investigators get licenses from the state by July 1, 2015 – has been an intern with a big city police department and the consumer protection division of a state Attorney General’s department, but those stints are so far in his background he doesn’t even list them on his resume.
Instead, the resume focuses on his military experience, which began a decade ago when he was a troop fire support officer with the US Army, stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs. He writes in his cover letter to state officials that his job was to advise the troop commander on all technical and tactical aspects of lethal fires and non-lethal effects and to supervise the training, welfare, combat readiness, safety and morale of a three-member fire support team.
The Denver Private Investigator Blogger submitted a records request for Browne’s resume after a department spokeswoman refused to respond to a question about Browne’s professional background.