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    NEW JERSEY LAW: Bounty Hunters

    There are new items posted for Bounty Hunters in New Jersey.

    Go here for the 2007 licensing links:
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    Tech Support,

    New Jersey added some new stuff on 04/13/07. As hard as you try, they keep one step ahead of us.
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    How can i get a carry permit in NJ?

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    ANd I already know it's impossible, but I will find a way. It does not make since to have a purchase permit if you can't carry it. I live in NJ, but have a Utah CCW permit. The law is %#*^ Up

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    Hello, Reginald i am a new member my self i need some info on the utha ccw/ thank you in advance for your help

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    Good Evening


    Everybody the law for Bounty Hunter in NEW JERSY has change.

    The NEW JERSY State Police took over the Bounty Hunter
    they got a hole new set off .

    http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/about/pd...nters.htmlRule

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    reganald i agree with you the laws in new jersey are very upsetting thats one of the reasons i moved to pa

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    reganald if im correct if you have less than five years in as a fra you cant hunt till you take the new course in november they had a thing on news 12 they are cracking down on fras but if im correct you can work under someone who has five years but im sure they want a piece of your cut

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    Yea and all the other people messing up the industry to like this school:



    US Attorney Reports Men Arrested For Allegedly Distributing Fraudulent Law Enforcement Badges & Credentials

    LAWFUEL - Legal Announcements - MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JOHN A. ULIANKO, Regional Director for the Federal Protective Service ("FPS"), Region 2,
    announced that RALPH RIOS and ROBERT NEVES were arrested today by
    agents of the Federal Protective Service on charges that they
    distributed hundreds of false law enforcement badges and
    credentials. According to the Complaint filed in Manhattan
    federal court:

    NEVES and RIOS are the principals of the U.S. Recovery
    Bureau (the “School”), which offers monthly classes in bounty
    hunting and in how to restrain people. The classes regularly
    take place in Brooklyn and Passaic, New Jersey, and in other
    locations, including one in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New
    York. Despite its name, U.S. Recovery Bureau is not a
    governmental organization.

    The School provides graduates of its course with badges
    and credentials that give the impression that they were issued by
    actual government law enforcement agencies because, among other
    reasons, (a) the badge is in the same shape as a New York City
    Police Department (“NYPD”) Detective badge; (b) the badge bears a
    seal with a bald eagle that is a facsimile of the great seal of
    the United States; (c) the badge reads “U.S. Recovery Bureau” and
    under the seal is the word “Agent” and a badge serial number; (d)
    the badge is in a leather wallet that also holds credentials that
    are the same shape and size as federal law enforcement
    credentials and identify the graduate as a “Special Agent” of the
    “U.S. Recovery Bureau”; (e) the credentials bear an emblem in
    the center of the card that is a facsimile of the great seal of
    the United States; and (f) the credentials lack any clear
    indication that they are not issued by a governmental
    organization.

    The U.S. Recovery Bureau also sells other materials,
    including clothing that says “Fugitive Task Force,” handcuffs,
    and batons.

    Law enforcement authorities have arrested multiple
    graduates of U.S. Recovery Bureau for using the credentials
    issued by the School. On some occasions, students have used
    their School-issued credentials to try to avoid tickets and other
    law enforcement actions. In other cases, students have used the
    credentials to try to access secure government buildings. In at
    least one case, students have used the School-issued credentials
    to impersonate law enforcement officers in order to effectuate
    robberies. Of approximately 943 students who received
    credentials from U.S. Recovery Bureau, at least 78 were convicted
    felons at the time they took the U.S. Recovery Bureau course.
    NEVES, 49, is from Staten Island, New York, and RIOS,
    49, is from Homestead, Florida. They each face a maximum
    sentence of five years in prison. NEVES was presented this
    afternoon in Manhattan federal court before United States
    Magistrate Judge DEBRA FREEMAN; RIOS was presented in the
    Southern District of Florida.

    Mr. GARCIA praised the investigative work of the FPS
    and the Police Impersonation Unit of the NYPD in this case, and
    thanked the United States Marshals Service, the New York Office
    of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and
    Customs Enforcement, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for
    their roles in the arrests.

    Assistant United States Attorney WILLIAM J. HARRINGTON
    is in charge of the prosecution.
    The charges contained in the Complaint are merely
    accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and
    until proven guilty.

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    Technically these rules are not in effect here in NJ yet !! They (Legislature) out the cart before the horse.. Meaning they never set up training to get certified yet, I applied for my license 6 months ago and now I am being told that since I own my Bail Agency that this law will not apply to me if I pick upo my own skips.. I was told this by the Depety Attorney General from NJ that is the liason of the NJSP. I had a teleconference w her and my attorney on Thurs ( 1/15/09)... Suppesedly in the next 2/3 weeks there will be clarification on the NJSP website, I will keep everyone here posted..

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    Stephen,

    Thanks for the update. We have seen to little movement on the part of the New Jersey government.

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    ok so i am confused now i have the 5 years needed being that the law hasent takn effect do i now qualify for the grandfathering if some one knows a direct # i can call to get an a answer please post thanks or who to call thanks rajohn mann of rjm investigations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajohn A Mann View Post
    ok so i am confused now i have the 5 years needed being that the law hasent takn effect do i now qualify for the grandfathering if some one knows a direct # i can call to get an a answer please post thanks or who to call thanks rajohn mann of rjm investigations
    Yes, Rajohn.

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    Hi guys, I posted about this not going into effect a few months ago, here is the link w the updated info as of 9/4/09.

    I want to thank my attorney for all his hard work on this case. I fought this law tooth and nail and we finally got an admin law judge to side w us and we all could come to an agreement that was acceptable for all !!

    Hope this clarifies everything for anyone that needed the info.

    http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pdf...bond-agent.pdf

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    From Online Resources:
    Bounty Hunting became regulated by the Division of State Police in 2005 in New Jersey “in order to ensure greater accountability and integrity within the bounty hunter industry, to ensure greater protection of individual rights and to further public welfare and safety.” This means that while Fugitive Recovery Agents in the state no longer enjoy the freedom of being unregulated, it is now essential that they maintain safe and effective practices, which will benefit the public image of Bounty Hunters and the Bail Enforcement industry as a whole.

    How to Become a Bounty Hunter in New Jersey

    To become a Bounty Hunter in New Jersey one must have at least five years experience as either a private detective, a law enforcement officer, or as a Bounty Hunter prior to the establishment of legal regulation. Even if one has experience as a Bounty Hunter they must also complete a training course approved by the commissioner of the Division of State Police. Thus, to become a bounty hunter one must have significant previous experience.

    To become a law enforcement officer requires formal education and training through the Division of State Police. Private detective licenses are available through the New Jersey State Police and are only obtainable if a number of requirements, such as good moral character and a clean criminal record have met.

    New Jersey Bounty Hunter Licenses and Requirements

    A license is required to become a Bounty Hunter in New Jersey. Aside from the aforementioned experience, those applying must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen. It is important to note that those with experience as a law enforcement officer may not be currently employed by any law enforcement agency. They must also submit fingerprints and a criminal history background check showing that they have no prior convictions and pay a $300 application fee. Once approved, one has 3 months to complete an approved bounty hunter training course at a school such as the US Recovery Bureau. Licenses must be renewed every two years, a process that costs $200.

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    ok so i am confused now i have the 5 years needed being that the law hasent takn effect do i now qualify for the grandfathering if some one knows a direct # i can call to get an a answer please post thanks or who to call thanks rajohn mann of rjm investigations
    http://www.njsp.org/info/pdf/pdet/bo...egulations.pdf

    This is direct frm NJSP site...

    However, if you are the agency owner whose bail is forfeited you and the agent who posted the actual bond can legally look fo the skip
    http://www.state.nj.us/njsp/info/pdf...bond-agent.pdf
    Those are the rules as I was the agency owner who sued NJ to get them to Allow Bail Agents who chase own skips even though i have this rediculous license !!

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    Would you hire an international bounty hunter or a PI to find a missing person in Mongolia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Barbieri View Post
    Would you hire an international bounty hunter or a PI to find a missing person in Mongolia?
    Like what Michael asked in the other topic, it depends on how much of a cash deposit you have from your client. If you only have a small cash deposit, then the best you can do with that is spend it wisely only find out where your missing person is, and nothing more. Add more money, and you can get better results. Add a lot of money and you can get a lot of results.

    And be prepared to find out the guy is dead. Bringing the body back might be worthwhile for the family.

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    Not exactly the answer I was looking for. My question is the family is very much interested in hiring a PI and/or Bounty hunter. How does one go about finding one? I thought we had members from around the globe on these forums, plus I don't have access to the Bounty Hunter forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Barbieri View Post
    Not exactly the answer I was looking for. My question is the family is very much interested in hiring a PI and/or Bounty hunter. How does one go about finding one? I thought we had members from around the globe on these forums, plus I don't have access to the Bounty Hunter forum.
    Jeffrey, we have plenty of professionals. But in order to have a serious referral to another professional end-user, you need to answer the most important question asked. That question is "what amount of a cash retainer have you received from the client?" Many times wannabe clients want free advice without any proof they are a serious client. Both Jason and Michael have addresses this as a very expensive undertaking because it involves a foreign country.

    If you are simply doing this as a favor for a friend or family member, then just say so. If you have a paying client, then you need to offer general confirmation of the amount of cash retainer.

    As for the Bounty Hunter Forum, you need Level 4 access (which includes passing all tests and providing the Criminal Records Registration and other documents for your PI Union License.

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