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Coming soon, you will be able to click here and get a
punch list as to what we need you to do!
WHY WAS THIS SITE MADE?
Representative Mert Smiley first suggested in his
legislative hearing last April that he might want to
combine the services of the LSBPIE under another board
as a cost savings measure, many of us opposed that
concept. We recognized that there were problems
but incoming Chairman
John Mowell promised change and an
open forum like we had never seen before. We fell
for it hook, line and sinker and the changes that were
promised actually created less open communication.
COME and upon reflection, it would appear that the
LSBPIE believes that they can do whatever they want,
whenever they want, regardless of the rules or the law.
WERE FILED, but we believe that the best chance for
change is with the legislative session and will propose
two bills, one to change the make up of this board and
the other to abolish it and place its duties under the
scope and authority of another governmental entity.
IS THE KEY
Because the volume of information that has been
uncovered is so much, this site is an ever changing
project and will be updated often. Our initial
focus was to just get live, but you will find that
documentation will be added soon. Please check
IS THIS SITE A BULLY SITE?
cyber stalking and is what you read on this site
READ THE LAW
laws do not apply to any peaceable, nonviolent, or non
threatening activity intended to express political views
or to provide lawful information to others.
site may be colorful, and is intended to express
outrage, nothing contained herein threatens harm to
anyone. The authors feel as if we have been taken
advantage of and we want a change in the law!
ITS ABOUT FREE
THIS SITE IS A POLITICAL
NO THREATS OR HARM TO ANYONE IS BEING MADE
IT IS INTENDED TO EDUCATE LEGISLATORS AS TO THE PROBLEMS
WE SEE WITH THE WAY THE LSBPIE IS BEING OPERATED!
Englade was head of the Baton
Task Force charged to find
the Serial Killer
There is a lot of information
his management style in this book
Click the Book to read an excerpt.
people in the Baton Rouge area felt that Englade was not the
right person to head this up..." page 112
I COULD NOT AGREE MORE!
MOST POPULAR WEBSITE
AT THE BOARD OFFICE
READ EVERY MORNING
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE ON
THE LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
The Governor is looking for
a few good
people to fix this mess that we have now. New Board
members are coming!
Send your Resume to
WE NEED HELP FROM THE LEGISLATORS!
LSBPIE IS DENYING THE RIGHTS OF INVESTIGATORS &
IS BEING KEPT FROM THE STATE'S FUND
THIRD LAWSUIT HAS JUST BEEN FILED FEB 6, 2012
change is in the works
37:3501 declared that it is in the best interest of the
citizens of Louisiana to require the licensure of
private investigators and with this law, The
Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners
came into existence. It was a noble undertaking,
brought on by a group of investigators who had the
vision to realize that sooner or later the public would
be harmed if the industry was left to its own devices.
Read more history on how and why this board was formed
in the HISTORY SECTION of this site.
Almost from the beginning egos played a part in
the way decisions were made. Earlier
legislative audits revealed instances of Board
Members enjoying trips out of State, $900.00 steak
dinners and much more at the expense of the tax
payer and many of the earlier board members were
forced to pay back money that had been wrongly
TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AND YOU TOO WILL BE SHOCKED!
THIS SITE IS
Some people will
look upon the design of this site and the
message that it carries and find offense,
and for that, I apologize. I'm sorry
but I am simply tired and angry at the
arrogance that the Board and the Executive
Director displays toward those that try to
effect change in the system. One only
has to look at the ongoing scandals to
realize that there is a problem at the
LSBPIE and it is our hope that if anything,
this site will bring that to the attention
of the Legislators this next session.
I'm tired of being taken advantage of and
you should be too when you look at what is
WE HAVE JUST LEARNED OF AN
INCIDENT THAT COULD BE A NEW SCANDAL COMING UP.
This board has denied the license application of an
applicant merely because of a report from the State
Inspectors Office that states the applicant was accused
of various wrongs, but never convicted on any level.
Stay tuned and watch closely as this proceeds.
Could this be the next lawsuit to be filed?
is a lot of history, not much of it pretty about the
Board itself, but this site brings to your attention
that the situation now is worst than what
has happened in the past. I believe that it is
time to take a serious look to see if there is a better
way to license private investigators. Last year,
Representative Mert Smiley attempted to explore the
concept of disbanding this board, but later agreed to
back off after promises were made to improve their
There were no improvements. If anything, it went
from bad to worst. This year Representative
Steve Pugh has taken the ball and change is about to
happen. At minimum, we can expect the stronghold
that the micro association, LPIA has on the member at
large position to be gone! House Bill 997 will
address that issue.
IT'S CLEAR THAT IT'S TIME TO MAKE SERIOUS CHANGES!
BOTTOM LINE, INVESTIGATORS PAY TOO MUCH TO BE
LICENSED IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA!
If the board is able to stockpile over a 1/4
million dollars above what they need to operate, then by
gosh investigators pay too much!
When the LSBPIE raised the cost of license fees, they
told the investigators this was necessary because they
needed the money to operate. But with over $375
Thousand in their bank, do you believe them?
Why are your license fees so high when they have excess
money? And more, why has the State Auditor
allowed this to happen for so long!
YOU WILL FIND
IN A SEARCHABLE DATABASE ON THE HISTORY PAGE!
THINK THEY CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT!
WHERE'S THE MONEY?
The money is not where it's supposed to be!
of our money is not in the State's fund where is
supposed to be. There has always been a question about the way the
MONEY has been handled.
From the beginning, the money has been kept by the
Board in their own accounts when in fact it was
supposed to be placed in the Louisiana General Fund..
RS 37:3523 requires that any money
collected by the LSBPIE from any source should be
deposited into the General Funds with the Treasurer
of the State of Louisiana and they then operate from
a budget. Currently, the LSBPIE is stockpiling
money to the tune of over $375,000 of our money into
their own account.
READ THE COMPLAINT DOCUMENT
THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR'S OFFICE RESPONDED HERE
Perhaps this is a
standard public response and the matter is under
investigation, but it would appear that nothing is
going to be done right now and the information will
simply be considered in future audits. There
is the question as to why the Legislative Auditor
has not caught this mistake prior to now.
VIOLATION OF GOVERNORS PAY
Governor Jindal issued an executive order to all
State Agencies that there is a FREEZE on all merit
raise increases in June 2011. But the LSBPIE
ignored that order and gave their staff a 5% raise
READ THE COMPLAINT DOCUMENT
presented information at the November 15, 2011 board
meeting that they do not believe they are in
violation. Apparently there is a belief that
unclassified employees are exempt from the order.
The board has two clerical worker workers; one
classified and one non-classified. Why does
the Board have an unclassified clerical worker in a
two person office?
READ THE ACTUAL ORDER AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF
VIOLATED THE RULE MAKING
PROCESS ON A WHIM
In September 2011 the Board decided that since
Continuing Education has been causing so many
problems for the Board and it's staff, they would
immediately suspend the requirement of Rule 518 that
requires investigators to obtain 8 hours CE to renew
their license. The statue requires that all
major decisions or policies be promulgated into a
rule or changed as such; which requires a particular
procedure that the Board ignored.
READ THE MINUTES,
SEE THE SCANDAL PAGE
It would seem that the LSBPIE has now admitted that
there is a Continuing Education "mess" and at the
LSBPIE Board meeting today, AG Attorney Freel is
said to have advised the board about a new rule
promulgation that she is working on to be filed that
will fix the problem. PLEASE READ
THE EDUCATION PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
COLLUSION WITH BOARD
Board members want special privileges. Not
only did they pass a motion to exempt themselves
from the requirement that they have 8 hours CE
training in order to renew their licenses, at least
three of the Board Members do not currently meet the
requirements to renew their own licenses, yet they
renewed their own license anyway.
Regular Private Investigators have to meet the rules
& requirements, but board members don't always have
to follow the rules.
READ AND SEE EVIDENCE THAT
BRUCE CHILDERS DID NOT SUBMIT PROPER PAPERWORK
is licensed as Investigations Unlimited, but that's
not the paperwork he filed with the board
READ AND SEE EVIDENCE THAT
ANNETTE KOVAC IS NOT IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE STATE
corporation was revoked by the State, but the
Board still licensed her anyway.
READ WHERE MARIA DUGAS SEEKS
TO JUSTIFY THE BOARDS VOTE TO EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM
voted to exempt themselves from CE at the January
hearing, we complained, so she tried to justify it
screen shot from the March 16, 2010- at a time when
the chairman was not even in compliance, the Board
holds others accountable. Kovac isn't the only
FAILURE TO ADMINISTER
THE RULES AND GUIDELINES
Rules and procedures have been passed that have
required CE Providers to follow certain guidelines,
but several public records requests uncovered that
the Board Staff routinely looked the other way when
reports were filed incorrectly or not at all.
In one such case, a provider that was required to
submit a monthly report as to who participated in
their class only provided a sheet of paper with two
names on it, failing to list the providers name, or
any of the other information that the rules
required, and the Board staff accepted that report.
READ JUST ONE EXAMPLE
- MORE TO FOLLOW
FALSE TESTIMONY IN A
In recorded testimony before the Legislative
Committee this year, the Board provided false
information to the committee, and misrepresented the
LISTEN AND WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE
LSBPIE PORTION OF THE SESSION
We have uploaded only the LSBPIE portion of the full
hearing to You tube so that you don't have to watch
the entire day's hearings. Click the link to
go to the You Tube Channel and watch the video.
Watch closely and you will hear then Chairman
Annette Kovac explain the purpose of the board.
One purpose is to keep up with the current laws and
make sure that everyone is in compliance.
Based upon what we are reporting on this site, we
question if they do that job very well. But
you be the judge. SEE THE SCANDAL
PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
READ AN EMAIL FROM A BOARD MEMBER INVESTIGATING THE
committee was investigating the LSBPIE so one board
member suggested the committee be investigated.
SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF
THE LAW & RULES
Rule violations and complaints first go to Pat
Englade, the Executive Director of the LSBPIE who
then decides if the board will pursue an
investigation. Historical evidence has been
developed that in some cases, the complaint process
is ignored and complaints are dismissed without
legitimate investigation into the allegation,
whereas in other cases, complaints are taken by
email in violation of the rules of procedure.
Our opinion, based upon a historical review is that
not everyone is required to follow the same rules.
As example, Persons
attempting to become licensed as Agency owners in
Louisiana must be in good standing with the
Secretary of State, but as we've already mentioned
there are 3 board members that fail to
maintain a good standing and nothing happens to
provider who is located out of state providing
online continuing education training, yet approved
by the Board operates under an assumed business name
that is not registered with the State of Louisiana.
Another provider posted a
blank, signed compliance form on the open internet
so that it could be downloaded at will. That
provider was suspended for two months, then
reinstated with a free advertisement of his services
on the Board's course site.
Yet the author of this
site was suspended without notice, and with not one
complaint having ever been filed against his online
THIS IS ONE COMPLAINT
MISUSED HIS POSITION OF AUTHORITY
When the LPIA attempted to engage former Louisiana
Insurance Commissioner James "Jim" Brown as a
keynote speaker at their annual event, Pat Englade
wrote complaints in his capacity of the Executive
Director to say that it was a slap in the face of
retired law enforcement for the LPIA to engage a
convicted felon as a speaker. More so, Pat
Englade has continuously used his position of
authority to undermine those that do not have the
same opinions as him and who he considers to be a
READ JUST ONE OF MANY
DOCUMENTS THAT WILL COME
"If Divine wants to get
ugly we can do that" Statement from Englade
READ HOW ENGLADE ATTEMPTS TO
AVOID COMPLYING WITH PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
"The Law is clear...if
the record exists, you provide it, but in this case,
Englade went the extra mile to try to avoid giving
the records to us.
PI-TALK PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST
WHERE ARE THE
JOURNEYMEN? A DATABASE FAILURE!
When law enforcement asked for a way to verify who
was licensed and who wasn't, the LSBPIE placed a
searchable form on their website that would allow
anyone to enter the name of a licensed investigator
and determine the license status. That's
worked great, but when the Journeyman license was
passed into law, the Board staff rallied that the
current database design would not allow them to add
this into their database. After discussing
options and taking bids, the board office chose to
use a "friend" of the Executive Director who has a
full time job elsewhere and moonlights at night to
build a completely separate database for the
implication of the Journeyman license. Problem
is, after 2 years, that database is still not on the
website and law enforcement have no way of
verification of license status unless they call the
board office...which is open only during limited
FAILURE TO DEFINE
Although you might find it unbelievable, this board
has yet to define what is and what isn't
investigative experience for use in issuing a
private investigator license. John Mowell
attempted to do that recently by writing a white
paper, but the full board has not approved that and
the issue has come up from day one...what is
investigative experience relative to the requirement
that an Agency Applicant must have 3 years
"investigative experience" within the last 10 years
to qualify for an agency license.
THIS CAME UP AGAIN AT THE JANUARY 19, 2010
Good grief, please tell
me the job function of this board again?
THE BOARD WANTS TO SEEK
At the conclusion of the September 20, 2011 board
meeting, Bruce Childers also made a motion to allow
the attorney for the board the authority to research
and seek an injunction against anyone who might try
to inhibit the board and their operation. No
doubt, this is probably at the request of the
Executive Director who has openly complained about
Public Records requests. We think that this
board seeks to hide the facts and baffle the
legislators rather than respond to the public.
Don't be fooled.
READ THE MINUTES
BEFORE TO CHECK
OUT THE SCANDALS & THEN LOOK AT THE
BOARD MEMBERS PAGE
INTENT IS FOR THIS SITE TO BE BASED UPON FACTS
WHERE WE STATE IT IS OUR OPINION. IF YOU FIND SOMETHING
IS REPORTED HERE TO BE IN ERROR, PLEASE BRING THAT TO OUR
ATTENTION AND WE WILL IMMEDIATELY REVIEW AND MAKE CHANGES AS
CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME
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