Lion Investigation Academy

"Private Investigation"

Diploma Program.

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1 (877) PI School

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L.I.A. is closed all major holidays, however, if a student/prospective student needs to contact us they can call the toll free number and leave a message. Someone will return your call the next business day. Students can also email the academy at liadean@aol.com


Records

Lion Investigation Academy maintains permanent student academic records. The contents of these records are confidential and will not be divulged except upon the written request of the student.


Transcripts

Other transcripts of academic records will be made available to the student or to a designated person at the student’s request.  The first transcript is available at no charge.  A fee of $5.00 will be required for each additional transcript request.


Refund Policy

  Lion Investigation Academy accepts refund requests in any manner.(example: email, written, verbal or in person)

  The application fee is non-refundable.             

  For a student canceling after the fifth calendar day following the date of the enrollment, but prior to receipt of course material all monies will be refunded less the application fee.

  If a student withdrawals after the submission of the first lesson refunds will be calculated as follows:

         Up to and including completion of 10% of the program, LIA will refund 90% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 10% and up to and including 25% completion, LIA will refund 75% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 25% and up to and including 50% completion, LIA will refund 50% of the total tuition.

         Beyond 50% completion of the program, students are not entitled to a refund.


OBJECTIVE

        In support of its philosophy, Lion Investigation Academy seeks:

  To provide a program that will improve the knowledge and skills of an individual currently engaged in this field of endeavor.

  To provide a program covering all of the basics an individual currently must know before entering this field of endeavor.

  To provide through field assignment situations and experiences that an individual, as an investigator, will encounter.

  To develop the skills necessary to write clear and concise reports.

  To develop self-discipline, individual initiative, the ability to accept responsibilities, and a positive attitude toward self-improvement.


Admission Procedure

The completed application for admission must be sent to the Academy with official evidence of high school completion.  A (non-refundable) registration fee must accompany the application.  If the applicant is academically qualified and fully aware of his/her financial obligation, the applicant will be accepted and promptly notified by the Academy.  Instructional materials will be mailed to the student after the student has submitted payment outlined in the payment schedule under STUDENT SERVICES.


PAYMENT SCHEDULE

  All applicants are required to submit a $50.00 non refundable registration fee with their application.

  Please refer to our various payment options on the application for enrollment.

  The student will be responsible for all postage on tests and assignments returned to the Academy.  The Academy will be responsible to pay for all postage on lessons, tests, and field assignments.

  Payments to the Academy can be made by personal check, money order, and credit card (Master Card, Visa, and Discover). If a personal check is sent materials will not be sent to the student until the bank clears the check.

  A calculated one time fee will be required for Overseas Air Mail for students residing in Africa, The near and far East, Europe, South America, Central America, and the West Indies who do not have access to the US Postal Service.  The fee is required after a student is accepted into the Academy and is to be sent with the first payment, you will be notified of such payment.

    



GRADING SYSTEM

Lion Investigation Academy uses a letter system of grading.  The lesson assignment/examination grades count as one-quarter.  Letter grades are convened to quality points for the purpose of computing tile Quality Point Average for each semester and the Cumulative Quality Point Average for more than one semester.  Quality points range from 4.0 for and A to a 0.0 for an incomplete grade.


A   Excellent     90-100    

4.00 Grade Points


B   Good          80-89      

3.00 Grade Points


C   Average     70-79      

2.00 Grade Points


D   Passing      60-69      

1.00 Grade Points


F   Failing        59-0      

0.00 Grade Points


W   Withdrawal             

0.00 Grade Points


The grade-point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points by the number of credit hours completed.    

CURRICULA


The curriculum is designed with the proper balance of general and specific subjects, which provide the students with a broad background in both theory and practical application. The program is supplemented by a broad acquaintance with related subjects.


PRIVATE INVESTIGATION  DIPLOMA PROGRAM


Objective of this course: To teach men and women the art of investigation in a manner for beginners or for those who only wish to gain basic knowledge.


Student Policy: The student is permitted to study the course at his/her own pace.  Although the student has one year to complete the course, he or she should endeavor to submit one (1) test per month or every other month.  The student should strive to complete every field assignment.


Lesson Information: The Diploma program in Private Investigations of the Lion Investigation Academy consists of four parts, each part having five lessons, resulting in a total of twenty lessons.  After each part, there is a test.  The student must earn a passing grade of 75% on this test.  In the event the student fails the test, he/she will be allowed to take the test again, up to three times.  The course requires completion of a final exam, and the student must attain a passing grade of 75%.  The test questions are a combination of true/false, multiple choice and narrative.


Special Note: If a student should fail a test after 3 attempts, he/she will not be allowed to retake the test.  However, he/she may still graduate as long as he or she attains a 75% average grade upon completion of the course.


COURSE OUTLINE


PART I         

CLOCK HRS.

Lesson I         Introduction, Definition of Private Investigations  

Lesson II        Reports and Report Writing (in-depth study)  

Lesson III      Basic Fingerprinting   

Lesson IV       Plaintiff & Defense Investigations      

Lesson V         Applied Security   

                               

Test                 45 Questions


4

8

1

6

4



PART II     

CLOCK HRS.

Lesson I         Missing Persons (including Investigator’s checklist)

Lesson II        Civil Investigations   

Lesson III      Surveillance, Stakeout, & Shadowing (Mobile & Fixed)

Lesson IV       Undercover Investigations              

Lesson V         Private Investigator Equipment      


Test                 45 Questions


2

6

8

6

1

PART III  

CLOCK HRS.

Lesson I         How to Properly Testify in Court   

Lesson II        Shoplifting Detection and Prevention    

Lesson III      Types of Private Investigations  

Lesson IV       Sources of Information    

Lesson V         Criminal Justice System    


Test                28 Questions


1

2

2

1

2

PART IV      

CLOCK HRS.

Lesson I          Criminal Investigations   

Lesson II        Interrogations & Investigative Procedure   

Lesson III       Investigative Court Procedures  

Lesson IV        Security Operations  

Lesson V         The Basics of Opening and Conducting a Private

                        Detective    


Test                 55 Questions

6

6

4

8

2

TOTAL CLOCK HOURS  

80


Final Examination:     100 Questions


Your Diploma

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Course Description


INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE INVESTIGTION

A study of the need for investigative and security trained personnel. The primary aspects and fundamentals of civil investigations and the laws by which an investigator is required to abide by.  The course material introduces the student to the entirety of the forthcoming material in preparation for a conscientious pursuit of the course.


REPORTS AND REPORT WRITING

This lesson contains information and testing on the purpose and importance of reports.  You will be studying; (1) sample reports, (2) reports regarding personal background,

(3) importance of reports, (4) construction of reports, (5) details of reports, (6) the distinction between police reports and private reports, (7) surveillance reports, (8) confidential reports, (9) undercover operation reports, (10) principals of reports

(11) crime scene investigation reports. 


BASIC FINGERPRINTING

This lesson, on the subject of fingerprinting is designed to familiarize the future private investigator with the fundamental concepts of fingerprinting.  This program does not provide a complete examination of the science of fingerprinting.


PLAINTIFF AND DEFENSE INVESTIGATIONS

This course material provides the student with those skills and techniques necessary to develop evidence on behalf of a plaintiff and or his or her attorney.  In addition, fraudulent insurance claims, the techniques necessary to expose such frauds and the techniques of writing investigative reports are also discussed.


APPLIED SECURITY II

This course provides a practical study of guard and security services and their employment possibilities in plants and factories and their conduct and use in civil disturbances, strikes and riots.


MISSING PERSONS

 This lesson will provide the student with a basic knowledge in devising a proper course of action in regards to locating a missing person.


CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS

This course provides a comprehensive study of civil damage suits tort cases and demonstrative evidence.  Industrial safety procedures including causes of accidents, organizing for safety inspections and accident inspection are also among the topics covered in this course.


SURVEILLANCE AND STAKEOUT

A study of the various surveillance and stakeout techniques.  The course involves the use of motion and still cameras and the various types of accessory equipment.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of writing clear and concise surveillance reports.


UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATIONS

This course provides a practical study of pretext and undercover as methods of obtaining information or evidence.  Course content includes sample pretext and the guidelines for entrapment and roping.


PRIVATE INVESTIGATION BASIC EQUIPMENT

Description of different basic equipment you will need to obtain/utilize as a private investigator.


HOW TO PROPERLY TESTIFY IN COURT

This lesson will provide the student with sound knowledge on how to properly testify in a court of law.


SHOPLIFTING: PREVENTION AND DETECTION

This lesson will provide an outline of prevention and detection of shoplifting, undercover shopping services and internal theft.


TYPES OF PRIVATE INVESITGATIONS

This study will give an outline of the various kind of investigations you as a private investigator may encounter.


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

This lesson will provide the student with various ways to obtain information that may assist you as an investigator.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

A study of the United States criminal justice system’s fundamental areas that a private investigator needs to be familiar with.  This lesson will give you the basics.


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

This lesson will provide the student with a basic knowledge in how to conduct a criminal investigation in the private sector.


INTERROGATION AND INVESTIGATIVE PROCEDURES

A study of the laws governing interrogations.  Interrogation, investigative procedures, techniques and the fundamentals of report writing: defining those terms commonly used in investigative reports.


INVESTIGATIVE COURT PROCEDURES

A course designed to provide the investigator with the proper methods of preserving evidence, the rules of evidence, and the legal technicalities of courtroom presentations.


SECURITY OPERATIONS

This lesson will give the student a general knowledge of security operations in a large agency.


BASICS OF OPENING AND CONDUCTING A PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCY

This section will provide the student with basic knowledge, and requirements needed to operate a business.

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