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2014 PISA Symposium

A Virginia Private Security Association

2014 PISA Symposium

March 14 – March 16, 2014
Golden Seal Enterprises Training Facility Winchester, VA

PISA is pleased to announce the 2014 Symposium will be held again at the Golden Seal Enterprises world-class training facility in Winchester. GSE’s state-of-the-art firing range will allow us to offer firearms certification and re-certification courses. To learn more about this facility watch the Golden Seal Enterprises video.

   



Tentative Courses

Registration Form

Download a copy of the tentative courses here.
Symposium Events & Training Schedule

We are all in a profession to protect others, or the property of others, in one form. With this in mind, there will be a dual focus on courses for this year. One will be a professional and business focus and the other focus will be on us as individuals, protecting ourselves and our property. Planned courses to fulfill DCJS In-Service and Retraining requirements for the following registrations and endorsements are listed below:

[ (SO) Security Officer In-Service 01-I ]
[ (PI) Private Investigator In-Service 02-I ]
[ Firearms Retraining 07-R ]
[ Compliance Agent In-Service 12-I ]
[ General Instructor In-Service 13-I ]
[ Firearms Instructor In-Service 14-I ]
[ (PPS) Personal Protection Specialist In-Service 32-I ]

Selected History of Detective/Investigators
Instructor: Blansfield, Robert
Time Slot: 8:am -10am Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: How the profession began, changes and advancements over time, where we are now, and what the future may bring.

DCJS Compliance Agent In-Service
Instructor: Baugh, Marie
Time Slot: 8am-12 noon Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: This course is a four (4) hour training session provided by DCJS required for current compliance agents and focuses on Regulation updates and business audit procedures. Registration and payment is made through DCJS. You can download the form needed to register here.

Firearms Instructor In-Service
Instructor: Clancy, Martha
Time Slot: 8am-12 noon Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: This course is a four (4) hour training session provided by DCJS required for current firearms instructors and focuses on Regulation updates and instruction techniques.

Survival Awareness for PI’s
Instructor: Dotson, Will
Time Slot: 10am-12 noon Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: Gain a better understanding of how to utilize the elements of visual perception to better perform surveillance. Improve survival and situational awareness, self-confidence and tactics for a PI.

Opposition Research
Instructor: Zilliox, Larry
Time Slots: 10am-12 noon Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: The course is designed to teach investigators how to obtain a full range of information on the opposition candidate as well as issues of importance. The course is perfect for private investigators seeking to learn what drives political opposition research, the latest techniques, and why much of what is collected is never used. The course goes beyond theory and teaches you the latest techniques and resources.

Opposition Research Part II
Instructor: Zilliox, Larry
Time Slot: 1pm-3pm Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: Which search sites work well for various types of information. Techniques to better find the information you are seeking. “Hiding” your searches from internet data collection. Domestic and International searches for business information and background checks. Other information search topics as time permits.

Firearms Retraining
Instructor: Golden Seal Ent. Staff
Time Slot: 1pm-5pm Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: DCJS required classroom time followed by live-fire range time for your re-qualification using the correct caliber/action type weapon you are authorized to carry on duty. Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc. requests you leave your hand gun and 100 rounds of ammunition locked in your vehicle until you move to the state-of-the-art range building (NO weapons or live ammo is allowed in the corporate offices/Symposium Classroom building). Note: Rental weapons and ammunition purchase are available with prior arrangements.

General Instructor In-Service
Instructor: Clancy, Martha
Time Slot: 1pm-5pm Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: This course is a four (4) hour training session provided by DCJS required for current instructors and focuses on Regulation updates and instruction techniques.

Freedom of Information (FOIA)
Instructor: Rhyne, Megan
Time Slot: 3pm-5pm Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: What it takes to access to public records in the custody of a public body, legislative body, authority, board, bureau, commission, district or agency of the Commonwealth or of any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, including cities, towns and counties, municipal councils, governing bodies of counties, school boards and planning commissions; boards of visitors of public institutions of higher education; and other organizations, corporations or agencies in the Commonwealth supported wholly or principally by public funds. Bio: Megan Rhyne has worked for the Virginia Coalition for Open Government in Williamsburg since 1998, becoming its executive director in 2008. Before that, she served as an editor for a newspaper for lawyers in Dallas, a free lance writer and reporter for the National Law Journal, and an adjunct professor of media law at Hampton University’s school of journalism. She first became interested in the Freedom of Information Act when she did an internship at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 1991. Her law degree is from the University of Colorado, and she was a radio, television and motion pictures major at the University of North Carolina.

Human Trafficking
Instructor: Bullock, Kassandra or DCJS staff
Time Slot: 3pm-5pm Friday March 14, 2014

Course Description: What a PI needs to know about Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is a unique crime, one that is often hard to identify, investigate and prosecute. Human trafficking activities often occur in conjunction with other crimes, which may mask the trafficking component of the activities. The victims of human trafficking may be unwilling or afraid to cooperate with authorities. Language and cultural barriers can hinder even voluntary communication with trafficking victims.

Code of Virginia and Regulation Review
Instructor: Golden Seal Ent. Staff
Time Slot: 8am-9am Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Review of the Virginia Codes and Regulations that affect our profession. Emphasis will be on items often misinterpreted, recent changes and upcoming legislation.

Legislative Information
Instructor: Blansfield, Robert & Zilliox, Larry
Time Slot: 9am-10am Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Federal and Virginia State legislation that have affected our profession in the past, is affecting us now, and what legislation is coming in the future. What can we do and how we can have a voice.

Protecting your Business
Instructor: Golden Seal Ent. Staff
Time Slot: 9am-10am Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Topics will include company liability, contracts and what they should contain, how long and where to store your documents, and other legal issues.

Searching a Landfill for Evidence
Instructor: Eggeman, Mark
Time Slot: 10am-12 noon Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Missing evidence/body may have been placed in trash to cover up a crime. Topics will include how to locate evidence, cost factor, man power issues and it can be done.

Professional Development Panel
Instructor: Golden Seal Ent. Staff
Time Slot: 10am-12 noon Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: At least two successful representatives from each registration category (SO, PI & PPS) will answer questions presented by a moderator followed by an open discussion period. Most of the questions will take the format of “What have you found that works best. Panel Members: TBA

The Art of Hacking
Instructor: Adams, Larry
Time Slot: 1pm-2pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description:

Clandestine Graves & Human Remains
Moderator: Gleason, Mark
Time Slot: 1pm-3pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Virginia has seen a steady increase of the number of searches for human remains and clandestine graves. There are many factors that make the discovery of human remains difficult, including whether or not efforts were made to conceal the remains, skeletal remains often blend into the baseline environment, they are difficult to recognize by untrained PI’s, and the influence of predation on and scattering of skeletal remains. The search for human remains is an exercise in clue awareness. One is essentially looking for a rather small object(s) in a large landscape, subject to changes or influences that may conceal the remains. Bio: Mark Gleason is a Senior Instructor and Member of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Tracking Team. He is currently assisting in the development of a Regional Multi- Jurisdictional Task Force for Search and Rescue and Tracking which comprises six Sheriff Offices and the US Marshals Service. He has done research on the identification of clandestine or primitive grave indicators and how they change over time (currently up to 150 years) His work includes locating victims of crime buried in clandestine graves; locating historic unmarked graves for the National Park Service; and locating civil war era graves on private property and has provided training on clandestine grave identification nationally to both law enforcement and search and rescue personnel.

Firearms Retraining
Instructor: Golden Seal Ent. Staff
Time Slot: 1pm-5pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: DCJS required classroom time followed by live-fire range time for your re-qualification using the correct caliber/action type weapon you are authorized to carry on duty. Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc. requests you leave your hand gun and 100 rounds of ammunition locked in your vehicle until you move to the state-of-the-art range building (NO weapons or live ammo is allowed in the corporate offices/Symposium Classroom building). Note: Rental weapons and ammunition purchase are available with prior arrangements.

Protecting Yourself & Private Information
Instructor: Adams, Larry
Time Slot: 2pm-5pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description:

Polices & Federal Laws Cyber Security
Instructor: Adams, Larry
Time Slot: 3pm-4pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description:

Survival Awareness for PI’s
Instructor: Dotson, Will
Time Slot: 3pm-5pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: Gain a better understanding of how to utilize the elements of visual perception to better perform surveillance. Improve survival and situational awareness, self-confidence and tactics for a PI.

Tools for Firewalls, Routers & Hacking Tools
Instructor: Adams, Larry
Time Slot: 2pm-3pm Saturday March 15, 2014

Course Description: 


Reminder: This is a tentative list of courses. There may be some necessary changes to Course Title, Course Content, Instructor, and/or Time Slot.

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