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Details for the Upcoming 2015 MAPI Fall Conference

Details for the Upcoming 2015 MAPI Fall Conference

On September 16th, private investigators from across Minnesota will head to Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota for the Minnesota Association of Private Investigators & Protective Agents (MAPI) Fall Conference. The training seminar and networking event offers educational events, door prizes, social events, and more.


Up to 12 hour of Minnesota PI and PA Board Continuing Education Credits will be available to attendees. See below for the complete schedule.


Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

6:30 p.m.
Social Time with MAPI members in the Casino/Bar area or time on your own

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Conference Registration & Full Hot Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
"Skip Trace Investigations" with Eric De Van of De Van & Associates
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Basic Accident Investigation & Reconstruction" with Dan Lofgren of Lofgren Associates, Inc.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (provided by MAPI)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"Principles and Ethics" with Eric De Van of De Van & Associates
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MAPI Updates & Board Member Elections
Minnesota Private Detective & Protective Agent Services Board Updates
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
MAPI Social Networking Time
Appetizers at Hotel Hospitality Area provided by MAPI

Friday, September 18th, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Full Hot Breakfast Provided
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
"Security 101 for the Private Investigator and Protective Agent in the Field" with Stefan Salmonson of PROtective Services, Inc.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"Computer Security for the Private Investigation and Protective Agent Business Owner" with Dean Hancy of PC Bits Computer Repair Service
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
First Aid/CPR Certification Training with Vandla Peart of ProAction Safety & Sales (RSVP Required)

About the Speakers

Eric De Van

Mr. De Van is a Licensed Private Detective in the State of South Carolina, and Owner of DeVan & Associates in Columbia, SC. Mr. De Van has over 25 years Investigative Experience as a former Deputy Investigator with the Richland Cty., S.C. Coroner’s Office, and currently as an Investigator with the Richland Cty., S.C. Public Defender’s Office. He has owned and operated his own Private Detective Agency as well from 1996 to present conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks, Criminal Defense Investigations, Accident Investigations, Asset Recovery, and Security Audits. Mr. De Van currently has instructional courses for Private Investigators that are approved in MN, SC, NC, and TN. Mr. De Van will provide two of his (2) hour MN PI approved C.E.U. courses in the Investigative field

Dan Lofgren

Mr. Lofgren is an Accredited Accident Reconstructionist and Certified Crash Data Retrieval Technician and Analyst and has over 37 years Investigative Experience. He has been investigating Accidents in the field as a Trooper and Reconstructionist with the MN State Patrol and currently as a Private Accident Reconstruction Expert and Training Instructor. Mr. Lofgren will provide a brief presentation of updates in the fields of Accident Reconstruction Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Time and Distance Analysis, Accident Avoidance Analysis, Commercial Vehicle Crash Reconstruction, Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction, Pedestrian and Bicycle Reconstruction and Commercial Vehicle Event Data Recorders

Stefan Salmonson

Mr. Salmonson is a MN Licensed Police Officer and Licensed Private Detective and Protective Agent in MN, WI, & SD, with over 30 years Investigative and Security Experience both in the Private Sector and as a former Deputy Sheriff. He is a Certified Personal Protection Specialist, Contract Government Investigator, a Weapons/Tactical Specialist, Professional Speaker, and Airline Transport Pilot. Stefan is a long time MAPI Member and past Presenter, and has numerous Courses approved for C.E.U. credits. Stefan will be providing us with updated information on Security issues for both Security Personnel and Private Detectives relating to recognizing and reacting to potentially dangerous situations in both the workplace and residential settings. He will provide tips on avoiding and de-escalating confrontations with “active shooters”, high risk terminations, and workplace violence, to preventing the dangers associated with dealing with vacant and foreclosed properties, and how to avoid the risks and potential safety concerns that the PI and PA may face with investigating or working around these types of properties.

Dean Hancy

Mr. Hancy has over 30 years of Computer Repair and Support Experience relating to Computer Security issues for both Consumers and the Business Owners. He provides Training in the fields of Computer Security, Computer Repair, and Cyber Crime, and has been a Presenter at previous MAPI Seminars. Dean will provide us with updates on how everyone in the Private Investigation and Protective Agent industries can protect both ourselves and our Client’s Computers and Information from Hackers, Viruses, and other Computer Security related issues.

To register for the event, fill out the form and send per instructions here.

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