Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill to Extend Private Investigator Licensure Requirements

Colorado is one of the states in the nation that has legally defined the work that private investigators do and has established certain requirements in order to conduct this type of business. Even though the state licensure has helped promote ethical standards and elevate the profession as a whole, the Act requiring licensure is set to be repealed as of Sept. 1, 2020, as a result of a sunset clause and a blocked attempt to extend the Act. Many private investigators agree not having specific requirements could be detrimental to both private investigators in Colorado and also to the reputation of the profession as a whole. In addition, the repeal of the Private Investigators Licensing Act has a serious potential to harm individuals in Colorado, opening up opportunities for pedophiles to interview minors and stalkers to conduct surveillance, according to Robert Orozco, Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC).

 

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