This will be Mr. Hodson's third year as chair of the committee. The committee focuses on the fight against unlicensed investigators and unlicensed security professionals in California. For the past two years the committee has investigated over 125 cases of possible unlicensed activity. Mr. Hodson feels he has brought a new focus on unlicensed activity by spreading awareness throughout California. Within the past year alone there have been two prosecutions of unlicensed investigators in California and several throughout the Unites States.
This June, Mr. Hodson stepped down from Vice President of Investigative Services for C.A.L.I., an elected position he held for two years. Mr. Hodson was a C.A.L.I board member for three years. Mr. Hodson stated, "I need to focus all my efforts on Unlicensed Activity and continue to build the strength of the Private Investigator license".
The California Association of Licensed Investigators, also known as CALI, is a is the largest private investigator association in the world. Their goals are to advance the investigation and security profession through education and legislation. The Association has a full time lobbyist in Sacramento and partner with the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) in Washington D.C. to support their legislative efforts on behalf of CALI.
Mr. Hodson is the owner of Hodson P.I. Professional Investigations a professional investigations firm based in Orange County and Los Angeles, California. Their firm has been providing investigative and intelligence services to the business and private sector communities since 2003, offering investigation and litigation support to law firms, individuals, municipalities, corporations and insurance companies. Practice areas of the firm include; Computer Forensics, Forensic Accounting, Employment and workplace investigations including sexual harassment and hostile work environment, workers compensation, surveillance, sub-rosa, missing persons, witness locates, domestic cases, cheating spouses, background investigations, and asset searches. Their website http://www.HodsonPI.com.