Executive Council 

Faculty and Training

Advisory Board 

                     Board Certified Members

Award Winners 

Call 1-800-465-5233 for membership information

The CDITC Awards Program

The CDITC proudly recognizes those professionals who go "Above and Beyond" what is asked.  They are the unsung heros of our profession who demonstrate the dedication, talent, and ability that is reserved for the very few.  It is in this spirit that we present our colleagues with the honor and respect that they have earned.


The Investigator/Philosopher Award


This Award is presented to those few who have elevated the discipline of criminal investigation.  They have led by example and assumed the highest level of expertise.  Their leadership includes that of director, instructor, author, and mentor to many.


The CDITC Field Commendation Award


This award is presented to what is best described as the "Investigator's Investigator".  The professional who maintains a level of dedication and expertise that is second to none.  They have proven themselves on specific cases or during the course of their career.



Investigator/Philisopher Award Recipient - 2019


The CDITC is honored to present our most prestigious award to Mark Murnan, CCDI 


Mark is a founding member of the CDITC and a nationally recognized Private Investigator operating in West Palm Beach, FL.  He continues to represent the profession in the trenches and on the national stage.  Mark is a strong supporter of training and promoting the highest level of ethical conduct.  He continues to lead by example as an advocate of Justice and the Truth. Mark Murnan is a CDITC Vertitas Knight! 






"Investigator Philosopher Award"

Thomas J. Luongo, CCDI
Clarence N. Short, CCDI
Diana Lynn Queen, CCDI
Jake C. Ross, CCDI
Gary J. McDaniel, CCDI
Jane M. Cracraft, CCDI
George Newman, CCDI

Matthew Whalen, CCDI

Chris Ellrich, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CCDI

Dean Beers, CCDI

Nanette Cabral, CCDI

Mark Murnan, CCDI


Field Commendation Award



Rikki Glen, CCDI

James A. Cobb, CCDI

John M. Healy
Gary J. McDaniel, CCDI
Thomas J. Luongo, CCDI
Diana Queen, CCDI
Thomas P. Shamshak, CCDI (2)
Judy Smith, CCDI
Sandra Walters, CCDI
Greg Wills, CCDI
James L. Hamilton, CCDI
Robert W. Gietzen, CCDI
Richard L. Ashenoff, CCDI (2)
Kathy Grant, CCDI
Robert M. Parks, CCDI
Richard Lee Forrest, CCDI
Francis "Frank" Kelly, CCDI (2)
Jack Murray, CCDI
Amy M. Perron, CCDI (2) 
Brad Milburn, CCDI
Mark Murnan, CCDI
Bradley A. Perron, CCDI
Keith R. Steele, CCDI (2)
Sandra K. Warner, CCDI

Carol Springer, CCDI (2)
Stephen Hapka, CCDI
Arthur C. Buhrman, CCDI
Bill Rhetts, CCDI
Daniel Collins, CCDI (2)
Bryan Reis, CCDI (2)

Christopher Ellrich, CCDI

Billie Holmes, CCDI

Brian Rodgers, CCDI

Peer Star, CCDI

Victor Williams

Josh Goodwin, CCDI

In Memoriam of the following distinguished members who have since passed. You will never be forgotten. 

Terry Cox, CCDI

Richard Forrest, CCDI

James Hamilton, CCDI

Stephen Hapka, CCDI

Marco Marconi, CCDI

Clearance Short, CCDI

Sandra Warner, CCDI

John Lajoie, CCDI



The following list represents the National Leaders of Criminal Defense Investigation.  CDITC Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators have taken an oath to uphold the sacred demands of an "impartial & objective" advocate of the Truth in defense of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The CDITC Executive Council 


Brandon A. Perron, CCDI, CFI-FTER 

National Director- Founder 

Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council 

111 Orange Avenue, Suite 322 

Fort Pierce, Florida 34952

(772) 288-1485




Brad A. Perron, CCDI, CFSI, CFI-FTER

Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council 

111 Orange Avenue, Suite 322

Fort Pierce, Florida 34952

(772) 288-1485


Dr. Richard Grego, CCDI, CPE 

Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council

111 Orange Avenue, Suite 322

Fort Pierce, Florida 34952

Dean A. Beers, CCDI, CFSI, CLI. 

Forensic Investigators of Colorado, LLC

P.O. Box 200030, Evans, CO 80522

William A. Monroe, CCDI, CFI-FTER, CFSI 

W.A. Monroe & Associates

825 9th Street, Professional Plaza, Ste H, Marysville, CA 95901, Bill@MonroeAssociates.us


Matthew Whalen, CCDI

NDIA President

Connecticut Public Defender - Retired

Thomas J. Luongo, CCDI - Retired 

Rhode Island Public Defender 

The CDITC Faculty

 Training Advisory Board
Veritas Knights 

The CDITC Faculty and Training Advisory Board consists of Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators who have demonstrated expert knowledge and expertise within the discipline of criminal defense investigation.  The following subject matter experts have written articles, authored books, developed training programs, testified as "experts" within their areas of expertise and assumed leadership roles within the discipline. 



Christopher Ellrich, CCDI, Chief Investigator, Office of the Public Defender, 2nd Judicial Circuit, Leon County Courthouse, Suite 401, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, chris.ellrich@flpd2.com

Francie Koehler, CCDI,CPI, CLI, Special Circumstances CA PI 11539,317 Washington St, Suite 138, Oakland, CA 94607, francie@specialcircumstancespi.com


Kevin W. McClain, CCDI, Kevin W. McClain Investigations, Ltd., P.O. 1434, Centralia, Illinois  62801, ispy4u@accessus.net, Website: www.wespy4u2.com


Rory J. McMahon, CCDI, CLI, McMahon & Associates, 1451 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309,  rorymcmahon@bellsouth.net,


Mark Murnan, CCDI, CLI, Complete Legal Investigations, Inc., 600 Sandtree Drive, Suite 210A, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33403,  mark@completelegalinv.com


George Michael Newman, CCDI Tactical Investigative Services, 2451 C Street, San Diego, CA 92102, tacticalgmn@sbcglobal.net, www.tacticalinvestigative.com

Amy M. Perron, CCDI, Chief Investigator, Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, CDITC Training Coordinator, 772-288-1485, Amy.Perron@pd19.org


Anthony Pullano, CCDI, CFSI, Fairfield Investigation, 10152 W Indiantown Road, Suite 134, Jupiter, Florida  33478, afpullano@comcast.net


Watani Tyehimba, CCDI, CPP Tyehimba Service, Inc. 2616 Old Wesley Chapel Road, Ste 105 Decatur, Georgia 30034 , watani@tyehimba.com, www.tyehimba.com


Lauri Zobrack, CCDI, Office of the Public Defender, Fourth Judicial District, 317 2nd Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN  55401,  blzobrack@comcast.net 

Download the attached complete list of Nationally Recognized Certified Investigators and General Members
CFI-FTER - Forensic Interviewers 
CFSI - Forensic Science Investigators 
General Membership

Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators (CCDI) must adhere to the continuing education requirements mandated to maintain the CCDI designation. Ten (10) continuing education units must be satisfied every two years. 

CEU requirements must be obtained from approved programs providing training in the discipline of criminal defense investigation, criminal investigation, forensic science, law or a related discipline.

Approved training includes programs offered by public defender agencies, the National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA), National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS), National Legal Investigators Association (NALI), state licensed private investigator associations, etc.

College and University classes and program focused upon criminal investigation or related topics of instruction. 

Distance Learning and Continuing Education programs focused upon criminal investigation and related topics of instruction. (Links to tuition free programs can be found on the Distance Learning page of this website)

Internal organization and agency training. 

The study and reading of a book addressing the topic of criminal investigation or a related topic supported by a 500 page essay detailing the key points learned. 

Developing curriculum and delivering training via lecture.