2018 PALI Annual Investigators Conference

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Brad Dalhover, PI Direct Link: The importance of a case management system, its financial benefits, and the answer to “Why don’t I have enough cases?”

Brad Dalhover is the founder and Director of Operations at PI Direct Link, a comprehensive case management application for private investigators. Since 2012, PI Direct Link has evolved based on feedback from users and the investigative community. Brad supports the investigative industry and travels to many association conferences across the country. A 30 day trial of PI Direct Link is available for everyone to try risk free. For more information please contact Brad@pidirectlink.com or visit our website at www.pidirectlink.com

Katelyn Davenport, INA: Mobile Forensics

Kate Davenport, EnCE, is a Digital Forensics Investigator at Information Network Associates, Inc. (INA), an international investigative and corporate consulting firm headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. INA offers a variety of services for the corporate and government sectors including intelligence risk mitigation and intelligence analysis, internal investigations, computer forensic analysis, forensic accounting, physical security consulting, and executive protection.

Ms. Davenport joined INA in June 2018. She has a B.S. from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Professional Certificate in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigation from Champlain College in Burlington, VT, where she achieved highest honors on the President’s List. She is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE).

Ms. Davenport is the former Digital Forensics Examiner for the Missouri State Public Defender, where she established a digital forensics lab in accordance with national standards, writing SOPs for evidence management, acquisitions and tool testing. Her work at MSPD performing historic cell site analysis, examining devices, consulting, and reviewing discovery was essential to attorneys. She visited FBI and law enforcement labs to perform defense reviews of hard drives and mobile devices for cases involving child pornography. While at MSPD, she discovered a forensic software anomaly and collaborated with NIST to report it.

Ms. Davenport previously worked as a Forensic Technology Associate at BDO Consulting, where she performed field and lab collections as part of a national forensic team. She employed best-evidence practices during fast-paced investigations involving high-profile clients.

Digital Forensics is not Ms. Davenport’s first career; she was a landscape designer in Washington, D.C., where she completed a design for the United States Botanical Garden and contributed research for industry guru Joel Lerner’s weekly Washington
Post column, Green Scene.

Ms. Davenport is available to review forensic reports, perform digital forensic examinations, for general consultation regarding cases, to testify, and to give presentations.

James Freeman, Esquire, PALI Solicitor: Use of GPS Tracking – The Criminal & Civil Aspects (Questions and Comments from Our Solicitor)


Jeff Gale: Campus Security


Hal Gindrow: Understanding Act 235

Hal S. Gindrow has 40 + years of Law Enforcement, Military Police, and Security experience. He is the owner and Senior instructor of LEASOT Academy (Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons School ACT 235) along with training and consulting many security personnel every year. He is retired Philadelphia Police (20+ years including SWAT), Military Veteran and Police, retired Chief of PHA Investigations, and retired Chief of security of C&D Security where he Chief / Project Manager of 162 security officers at 37 Federal Sites, 4 of which were high priority federal buildings. His experience is extensive, his knowledge is an asset to the progressing field of security.

Russ Kolins: Investigating Alcohol-Related Investigations


Jon Lieberman: Searching for Justice ~ How to keep your case alive in the media


James Nanos, PI Magazine: New Trends in Surveillance Equipment


Jeff Stein: Breakout Session for New P.I.s


Karen Thompson, Esquire, The Innocence Project & Martin Yant: Investigating Innocence


Mike Yergey: Risk Management and P.I. Insurance – What You Really Need to Know

Michael T. Yergey started with Yergey Insurance Agency in 1995 after graduating from Ferrum College as a triple major in business. He started in sales for small businesses in the small family owned agency and subsequently has worked in personal and commercial services, accounting and sales. He became a partner in 2004 and handled personal lines and special programs. In 2017, Mike formed Yergey Insurance Services that is specializing specifically in special programs that include private investigators and security guard industry.

Mike has been working with State Organization and Departments of Public Safety Groups with their guidelines and bylaws. Yergey Insurance has been endorsed by many different National and State Associations for their insurance products.

Since graduating from college, Mike has been involved with a few different Non-Profit organization like Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Northern Virginia (FCA) and Nokesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department as a running member. Mike has also been a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia since 1995 and has been a committee chair for the Membership Committee of the IIAV. Mike won the Young Agent award from the IIAV for his outstanding contribution to the association during his time as committee chair. He is now serving as board member for the IIAV as an at large director.

Mike currently resides in Gainesville, VA with his wife Mary and their three children.

Arthur Young & Katherine L. Cross: Using Public Genealogy Databases To Find People

Arthur Young earned his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Sciences from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1991 (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), with interests in human anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.  His training includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Serological Research Institute, and the McCrone Research Institute.  His approach to casework is as an investigative scientist and that every case can be solved.  His personal interests have been useful in casework, which include the areas of cooking, photography, psychology, anthropology, engineering, and architecture.  In 2010, he and his partners formed Guardian Forensic Sciences to explore the non-profit business model of forensic science, bridging the gap between what a crime lab could be with what it should be.



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