Classroom Protocol

At every classroom or seminar each instructor or designated person is required, prior to commencement of the instruction, to read the following:

  1. One credit consists of 60 minutes of instruction with no more than 10 minutes for a break. Fractional credits are not awarded. Registration time, breaks, lunch or socializing do not qualify for CE credit.
  2. A student that arrives 15 or more minutes late or departs eary will not receive CE credit.
  3. All classes will have attendance verified through a sign-in/sign-out sheet which will be monitored. Only students meeting minimum attendance requirements will receive certificates of completion.
  4. Students must provide their full name, address and license number (if applicable), time-in and time-out. Instructors are to remind students to sign attendance form.
  5. Instructors must sign and give Certificates of Completion to all individuals who complete the requirements of a course.
  6. Instructors should make students aware that students cannot receive CE credit for both online and classrom course based on the same material.
  7. Instructors are to inform students that they are not allowed to receive or carry over credit for the same course in the same review period.
  8. No conduct of business by any means (cell phone, text, email, etc.) or the reading of personal material or publications unrelated to the course may occur during the instructional period. Other use of electronic devices is to be determined by the instructor(s). All ringers or sound effects should be turned off at the start of a class. Depending on class, students may check emails, voice mail, etc. during breaks or lunch.
  9. To insure professionalism, instructors and students must be respectful to all. Attention and active participation is required.
  10. Representatives of various organizations, Crane Intelligence staff and/or its designees, may audit classroom courses, course materials, instructors’ presentations and class records. Audits will be conducted in such a manner that disruptions are minimal.

All Alabama Private Investigators: Reward Offered

For Immediate Release Contact:
January 14, 2016 Alfredo Perez, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Texas (713) 718-4259;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Fugitive Known for 2006 Naked Arrest Now on U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” List for Murder
A reward of up to $25K offered for information leading to his arrest 
Washington – The hunt for a Texas fugitive who made headlines in December 2006 for his “naked” arrest intensifies today after the U.S. Marshals added him to its 15 Most Wanted list. 

William GreerWilliam Joseph Greer, 50, is wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, Tammy Marie Esquivel, Dec. 19, 2006. His crime, however, was not discovered until days later after authorities found him wandering naked and intoxicated in Cleveland, Texas, Dec. 22, 2006. During the odd encounter with police, Greer allegedly confessed to using drugs and “accidentally” killing his girlfriend. Although he was arrested for public intoxication, authorities had no evidence of the confessed crime and released him the next day. A week later, Greer’s drunken confession became evidence in the Esquivel homicide investigation when his sons, ages 9 and 13, came forward and told authorities they heard Greer and the victim arguing the morning of Dec. 19 followed by gunshots. Police searched the couple’s home and found evidence of the crime, but did not find Esquivel’s body. Authorities also learned that Greer left the state on the day he was released from jail.

A murder warrant was issued for Greer in January 2007. He was indicted for Esquivel’s death in March 2007. While there have been alleged sightings of the fugitive in Kentucky and Louisiana, none have resulted in his arrest. 

“We are absolutely resolute in our commitment to bringing William Greer to face the charges brought against him,” said U.S. Marshals Service Acting Director David Harlow. “The U.S. Marshals working with our state and local law enforcement partners will leave no stone unturned until he is behind bars. It is not a matter of if, but when we catch him.”

Greer is a 5-foot-10 white male weighing between 200 and 220 pounds with brown hair and green eyes; however, his hair was dyed blonde when he disappeared. His unique physical characteristics include scars on his left forearm and left thigh, and a missing toe next to the big toe on his right foot (see photo below). At the time of his disappearance, Greer was known to be a chain smoker and allegedly addicted to alcohol and cocaine.

“Greer has been described as charming and likeable by those who know him, but he is skilled at ingratiating himself with others,” said U.S. Marshal Gary Blankinship of the Southern District of Texas. “He should be considered armed and very dangerous.” 

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Greer’s arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or email:

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Additional Photos of William Greer

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at

Letter To Prospective Students

Crane Intelligence
999 Mt. Olive Road, Suite 101
Gardendale AL 35071
Ph: 205-285-8293 Fx: 205-285-8293

Dear Prospective Student,

We would be delighted to have you satisfy your Private Investigator’s license renewal requirements by attending one of our scheduled classes. Crane Intelligence instructors have an excellent reputation with organizations nationwide – reputations gained through exhibition of experience and training. Most of our instructors come on board after leaving local, state and U.S. Government agencies and the U.S. military. Our instructors have developed training techniques designed to help our students understand the basics and learn to use the learned techniques and procedures immediately. Each class experience is unique and memorable and our training methods have been adopted by several large organizations and Government agencies.

Students receive the benefits of our instructors training and experience, as well as total immersion in relevant scenarios that drive home the basics and let you experience firsthand what it is like in the real world outside the classroom.

The world of investigations is undergoing transformational change. As local, state and federal budgets continue to be cut, more and more clients are seeking qualified individuals that can fill the vacancies created by the cuts. But keep in mind, these clients will expect the same or better results than they received from those professionals. Crane Intelligence can help you become that qualified individual. In fact, in some cases, our founders and instructors created the manuals those professionals used for their initial or ongoing training.

You are going to invest time and money for your license renewal obligations. Let your investment help you achieve much more than just a license renewal. You will find more information about locations, dates and fees at our website:

Tracy O. Crane, Founder and CEO