MCPI 2018 Spring Newsletter Print

President's Report

Jerry Hardesty

Dear members,

Thank you to all of the MCPI members and guests who were able to take time away from their business to attend what I believe was a wonderful conference. Our Fall Conference survey results look very good, and we scored high in all categories. The speakers were well received, and the members who attended tell us the time invested was well worth it. We kicked-off the conference with a full explanation to the new direction your current BOD is taking MCPI and why difficult decisions were made.

We are excited and looking forward to creating more value to your membership. There is a lot of work to be done and many members are stepping forward to help as we chart our new course. Membership is growing and people are excited—we will continue our momentum forward to a fantastic 2018!!

To those members not able to attend the Fall Conference, we missed you and look forward to seeing all of you, who are able, at the next membership meeting scheduled for December 5 at the Novi Oaks Hotel and Conference Center in Novi.

Sincerely, Jerry Hardesty President, MCPI

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Calendar of Events

MCPI's annual training day will be hosted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Cleary University, located at 3750 Cleary Dr, Howell, MI 48843.  We have secured an intriguing and informative group of speakers, whom will educate on topics such as: cyber security and securing sensitive information, conducting insurance claims investigations, and best practices for financial record keeping.

This training event is set to run from 8:45am until 4:30pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Secure your spot now!  Please follow the link below to view the full agenda and register for this event.

Register Now!

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Welcome New Members

Thus far in 2017, MCPI has welcomed XX new members.  We strive to provide each of you with continued access to a premiere networking nexus, informative training sessions, and professional services to facilitate effective investigation outcomes.  We hope you will enjoy your credential as a Michigan Council of Professional Investigators member!

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Featured Sleuth

Edward T. White

Edward T. White of Edward T. White and Son Professional Services, L.L.C. is our current Featured Sleuth. Ed was born in a house in Fitzhugh, Arkansas.  The family moved up to Michigan and he graduated from Inkster High School.  He then went to the Detroit Institute of Technology and Eastern Michigan University majoring in Special Education and Psychology.

While attending college, Ed was drafted in the US Army, spent 21 months in Alaska and took classes from the University of Alaska.  Then he went to Vietnam as a Medical Specialist.  After being Honorably Discharged, he joined the Detroit Police department in 1968.  During the 27 years Ed spent with the Detroit PD, he was eventually put in charge of the Liquor Enforcement within the Vice and License Section.  They were responsible for all the bars, party stores and blind pigs, anywhere liquor was sold.  Ed retired in 1996.

In 1998, Ed obtained his Professional Investigators License.  He specializes in appeals for incarcerated inmates.  He looks for ulterior motives, alternate theories, etc.  He also has investigated insurance fraud, surveillance and other types of investigations.

Ed is married to Sandra Ruth White for 49 years who worked as a Social Worker for the State of Michigan. They have two children Dionne Denise White age 45 who is employed as a Mathematical Statistician for the Center For Disease Control in Atlanta and Edward Austin White age 40 years old who works for the Wayne County Friend of the Court setting up cases for deadbeat fathers.  Ed is an avid chess player.  He played for the chess team while at Eastern University and since has played many individuals.  Ed and Sandra have gone to Los Vegas, Atlanta, Georgia to visit their daughter and around the country.

 E. White and Son Professional Services, L.L.C. has a mailing address of P.O. BOX 351021, Detroit, MI 48235, phone 313-917-8659, cell 313-706-5727 and Email:

by Russell J. Rheaume

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