PBUS News Update
May. 7, 2015

Message from the President
Scott G. Hall

Mid-Year Meeting Keynote Speaker

Michéle Stuart, owner of JAG Investigations, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Mid-Year meeting for the opening session Monday, July 13. Stuart presented a fully packed breakout session at the 2015 winter conference in Las Vegas and due to popular demand, we are bringing her back for the Mid-Year meeting!

Stuart is an experienced and highly sought-after instructor of advanced investigative techniques and intelligence gathering using Open Source Investigations, is an Adjunct Professor with University of Virginia and an instructor at Quantico. JAG Investigations Inc. is a full-service private investigation agency serving professional and private clients throughout the State of Arizona, nationwide and internationally.

Stuart will demonstrate step-by-step and in-depth researching techniques utilizing online and open source databases located on the Web. She will cover techniques such as locating "hidden" information on a subject's Web presence from public records, criminal records and social-networking profiles, as well as show open sources available for Geo locating tweets and Instagram photos right after they have been posted. The class will further demonstrate how to utilize the Internet as an effective investigative research tool (by manipulating search criteria) in locating and creating an entire profile on the subject of the investigation.More

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