Testimonials From Our Graduates
From Various Fields, at
Lion Investigation Academy...
"After obtaining a job in the field of Investigations, it was revealed to me that while other qualified candidates held the same criminal justice degree that I had, I was chosen because of my additional studies with Lion Investigation Academy, it will provide me in the ever growing field of investigative work".
--Ray Woodal Jr.
"My name is Ralph Marnetti and I am currently a private investigator and own my own Detective Agency for the past 9 years. I am also a retired 26 year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police.
In the past two years I have taken two courses thru Lion Investigation Academy. Emergency Response to Terrorism and Master in Close Protection Course. I must say that I was impressed with both courses as I have utilized both in the past two years in my business. I wouldn't hesitate to refer someone to take any type of courses given by LIA. The courses are very informative and can be utilized in both law enforcement and the private sector."
--Ralph Marnetti P.I.
"The Lion Investigation Academy was a very positive force in my professional career as a Private Investigator and Director Joe Alercia was always at the top of his game. One of the main reasons that I now have my own Private Investigation business is due to the information and training provided by Lion Investigation Academy and the personal advice provided by Joe who is simply the best."
--Hon. JUSTICE Jeffrey Starr Mararian J.P., P.I.
"I am prior Army, current Force Protection Officer guarding the president of Afghanistan. Without the knowledge and insight I gained from taking your classes I would have never been picked for my current job. I have traveled as far as Kosovo to Iraq and further. After my wife rave about how wonderful your school and classes were I decided to give it a try, so I took your Master In Close Protection course an I must say it was the best thing I ever did. I should have taken it prior to enlisting in the Army, I am sure it would have prepared me for what I was about to face and it would have given me insight into the career path I have chosen. I can't begin to tell you how many times your course has helped me on the job. Thank you, this truly was the best decision I have ever made, I consider your course one of the finest courses on the face of the earth. In closing, I would like to thank you for all your help, support and outstanding academics."
--James T. Taggart
"As a professional educator with years of providing security and self-protection instruction to various city and county organizations, I wholeheartedly recommend Lion Investigation Academy for the best training and instruction in investigation, security, and close-protection. The academy's staff holds the highest credentials, experience, and professionalism in their field."
--Efrain Israel Ortiz, Ph.D
"As a Private Investigations firm owner, wife and mother of three the idea of venturing out to further my formal education did not seen feasible. That idea became reality when I learned of a home study program offered by Lion Investigation, Bethlehem, Pa. Not only was I able to obtain my Associate in Specialized Technology in Private Investigation and Security but I did so within 15 months. These courses gave me the freedom to work on my education in the convenience of my own home at my own pace. The course material provided a broad array of topics relating to the Private Investigation and Security industry, which served as a "refresher" on information I already knew and as an "encyclopedia" on unfamiliar topics and studies. The instructors were professional, knowledgeable and prompt in providing graded coursework and answering questions. They never failed to provide positive and encouraging feedback. I am proud o my achievement and am fairly certain that if it weren't for the A.S.T. Degree Program offer by LIA my goal would still not be reached. If you were to ask me if I'd us LIA again I'd have to say without hesitation!."
--Christine S. Dimitroff
"As a twenty-five year public safety professional, I was pleased to "recharge my batteries" with Lion Investigation Academy, Advanced Security Officer training program. Often, managers and supervisors lose sight of the daily duties required for security patrol officers, and this class helped to solidify those ideas. In addition, I was able to suggest a few ideas for a future education program about law enforcement and security relations. In general, I would recommend this training class to new security officers and loss prevention supervisors."
Event Security Specialist New Haven, CT
"I have taken the AST Degree Program from Lion Investigation Academy and found it to be of the highest caliber, not only did I study at home via the distant learning program but being a local resident Mr. Alercia allowed me to intern with him and his agency. The studies and the practical application with the American Detective Agency gave me immense experience and interest in this field of endeavor. I am pleased to announce that I now own my own company All Purpose Security and Surveillance.
Thank you again Lion Investigation Academy!"
"I am a former student of your A.S.T. degree program. Currently I am a MotorCycle Deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office in Charlotte, NC. I ask that you send me another information package so I can post it at the Sheriff's Office for anyone that would be interested in taking your courses. Thanks to Lion Inestigation Academy I can say "I have a degree.""
--Melvin K. Burns (Motor #7)
Deputy Sheriff , Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office