MAPI Spring Seminar -- Saturday,May 5!

MAPI MEMBERS! Please plan to attend our FREE MAPI Spring SPRING TRAINING SEMINAR on Saturday, May 5, at Lifetouch in Eden Prairie from 8:30-12:30 pm. We plan to provide 3.5 hours of PI/PA CEU credits, and provide breakfast, some Door Prizes, and Networking opportunities.

Seminar Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Attorney Steve Bergeson from the MN Public Defender's Office will present "Lawyers and Investigators - A Match Made in Heaven," an inside look on how the Public Defender's office operates and how they approach the case investigation. (2.0 CEU hours)

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Nicholas Luciano, from Floyd Total Security will provide an introduction to Mobile Site commander, and a demonstration of the firm's mobile surveillance trailer which is used to provide video verification to customer sites. (1.0 CEU hours)

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Greg Cook from the MN PI Board will provide updates on MN PI Board activities and take questions relating to the Private Investigation and Protective Agent Rules and Statutes. (.5 CEU hours)

  • 12:00 p.m. - END OF SEMINAR (CERTIFICATES PROVIDED)

Check your email for more details, and please RSVP by Wednesday, May 2nd, to Tim Braatz so we have an accurate count.

Handgun Training -- Saturday, June 2, 2018!

MAPI Member Larry Peart of Pro-Action Safety and Sales is again hosting his excellent gun training seminars this Spring.

MAPI will be sponsoring the spring 2018 Handgun training for Initial certification & Re-certification to be hosted by the SWAN Lake Hunting Club. MAPI will be providing Breakfast from 8 AM to 9 AM. Range time will commence at 10 AM. Each participant will receive a pair of shooting classes donated by Pro Action Sales.

In addition there will be a shooting contest after the range work is done. This contest will award a matted, framed Winchester licensed print, titled "Trouble on the Trail" to the winner. This matted, framed print is by artist Trevor Eckhoff and has a value of $300.00 plus. Chances to be sold at $10.00 each and a minimum of 5 entrants/chances need to be sold, and these funds will go also to MAPI. Again the course times are 9 AM to 2 PM as we'll limit the number of breaks. Cost of the course is $85.00. Participants can pay via credit card on the MAPI website or by cash or check at the conclusion of the class. Participants will/should bring the following:

  • Handgun
  • 100 Rds Ammo
  • Holster
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Casual clothing suitable to weather conditions.
  • Desire to eat a lot & have fun.
To those travelers wishing to spend the night at the Hunting Lodge please feel free to do so. (Larry will be spending the night as well.) There are more than adequate beds, sleeping bags & pillows.

The address for the Hunting Lodge again is 8345 45th Ave. SE. Willmar, MN 56201. Participants are encouraged to RSVP to 320-235-1137 early so that enough food will be ordered.

Fall Conference News -- Sept 26th and 27th at Jackpot Junction!

We have set the MAPI FALL Conf. for Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, MN on Wed. & Thurs. Sept. 26th & 27th, and Larry Peart will offer with post-seminar gun training in Willmar, MN on Friday, Sept. 28th. More details to follow online and in your email...


  • Each year, MAPI members can look forward to fun events and opportunities to earn MN PI Board Approved Continuing Education credits.

  • Our FREE Spring Seminar typically offers CEU credits classes and an update from the MN PI Board.

  • MAPI Member Larry Peart of Pro-Action Safety and Sales typically offers gun training seminars in the Spring and Fall.


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Private Eye Security
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The National Council of Investigation and Security Services
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Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC
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Tracers Information Specialists, Inc.
PInow.com
PI Magazine
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Guardian Fugitive Recovery
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