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Why Proper Bail Education Matters
Editorial by Rex Venator
I did not wake up one day and decide to
be a bail education training instructor with no background in bail and its
many, many subparts to include bail fugitive recovery.
My work in California Bail Education
arrives from my earlier work in bounty hunting followed by bail bonds and then
branching off into many other areas with some related to bail and others
unrelated to bail. In any case, I am
able to openly communicate with surety executives, California Department of
Insurance personnel, lawyers working on bail related matters in the California
Superior Court systems, government investigators trying to understand how bail
works, bounty hunters, major bail bond corporations, and the Mom and Pop shops
that hire bounty hunters for fugitive recovery work.
As the photo included with this analysis
may illustrate, I’ve been working in the California Bail Bonds Industry for
many years, and I’ve crashed and burned from time to time but never gave up at
I bring this up today because it would
appear that more and more people are themselves branching off into bail
education with an emphasis in fugitive recovery or bail enforcement but with an
important distinction being the background in bail doesn’t seem to be present.
Succinctly put, while agent safety is
very important in bail recovery, emphasizing training away from how to legally
apprehend and book bail jumpers in favor of training in guns, guns and more
guns is, arguably, counterproductive to becoming a bounty hunter simply because
nearly all of those mentioned in paragraph one above and who hire bounty
hunters may be held liable for what their bounty hunters do or do not do. In other words, firearms as a self-defense tool
in bounty hunting may very well be a fact and necessary tools of the trade, but
people who hire bounty hunters probably won’t be impressed enough to take a
purely firearms trained person seriously enough to hire.
How do I know this? Well, a very long time ago, I myself had to
learn how to advertise my bounty hunting services, and bail bond company owners
were known to pass on me and anyone else who presented as a liability because
the guns were too prevalent in the advertising.
Read: crash and burn and then the advertising problems were (see
photograph) quickly fixed.
I maintain that proper firearm training
is critical, but having only firearms training may not be a critical ingredient
in finding work; accordingly, I find it curious that schools are now
advertising bail enforcement courses but the backgrounds of most of the listed
instructors is not in bail and in some cases not in bail at all.
This post isn’t about bail school
competition popping up; the Free Market will sort out who stays and who goes. This post is about providing certain points
to consider if you or someone you know is thinking of taking steps to become a
licensed bail agent, certified bail fugitive recovery person, or need to hire
bounty hunters for bail bond forfeitures.
There is more information on how to
become a bail bondsman and bounty hunter on the Bailspeak Mother website and
many of its support websites ~ Good Luck and Stay Safe!
A bounty hunter should consider not
relying on training that instills rehearsed responses to predictive outcomes
and, instead, focus on training that is designed to respond to changes in
conditions with an emphasis on being so simple and without structure that such
training is designed to mold and adjust to the matter at hand; these shapeless
principles create the difficult task that today’s instructors must master as a
sacrosanct teaching responsibility to students who intend to go into felony
hazard situations—in my personal and professional opinion as a fugitive
recovery training instructor.
Why Should You Interview Bailspeak Alumni
for Jobs in Bail Bonds?
By Rex Venator
A Bailspeak Alumnus recently reported
undergoing an interview with a bail company bail agent who was looking to hire
a bounty hunter regarding a bail bond ordered forfeited by a judge.
As is the case in growing reports by new
bounty hunters, the new PC 1299 compliant bounty hunter was quizzed on how to
lawfully bounty hunt with an emphasis on describing which legal authorities
allow a private citizen bounty hunter to do this or that.
The new bounty hunter was told that a
very specific answer was incorrect, and the new bounty hunter informed the
licensed bail agent of 2012 and 2013 changes in laws related to bounty hunting
and was, in point of fact, found to have answered question correctly much to
the bail agent’s surprise.
Today, Bailspeak Alumni who are
searching for both bounty hunting and bail agent jobs are, bluntly stated, educating
long time bail agents on recent law changes and current events, but how could
people fresh out of a bail class educate people who have been in the business
for 10, 20 and even 30 years?
Unfortunately, the answer may be found
in the massive drop of licensed bail agents who once attended live continuing
bail education classes in favor of accruing required continuing education hours
via online classes or correspondence courses that may contain unchanged curriculums
for nearly ten years, or, perhaps, curriculums that do not contain information
about law changes or cannot possibly convey a California Bail Industry that is ever
changing at the speed of a text message.
The intent of this Facebook thread isn’t
to encourage bail agents to attend Bailspeak’s various continuing bail
education courses, but I think it is well worth strongly considering very
serious looks at Bailspeak Alumni for salaried bail agent job openings,
independent bounty hunting jobs, and for job openings in other various bail
The Bailspeak Bail Agent Pre-Licensing
bail class is maintained as a state-of-the art, cutting-edge immersion course
filled with California Department of Insurance required studies and then taken
a decade further with instructional techniques designed to not only help people
pass the bail exam on their first tries but to also help them retain critical
information in the post licensing world of bail bonds.
There are significant reasons why
Bailspeak is quickly becoming the Number 1 Choice for new hires by the leading
bail agencies in California and with students arriving from all over the United
States and abroad.
Succinctly put, take another look at
that Bailspeak Alumni application or resume and consider calling that person in
for an interview and quiz that person who left his or her Bailspeak class
completely exhausted and loaded with information and with a certificate that is
undeniably carrying greater and greater weight by those who have hiring
authority in their perspective bail corporations, mom & pop shops, and bounty
Thank you for your time and
consideration of Bailspeak Alumni as priority interviewees.
Post Script: the Bailspeak Alumnus, like
so many other Bailspeak Alumni, got the job.
CALIFORNIA ADVANCED BOUNTY HUNTING
Why Bail Agents and Bail Enforcement Agents Should
Learn Bail law and Motion
Without fail, telephone calls eventually
arrive by people who harbor an undertone of acute desperation, brought on by an
intangible apprehension of the unknown in combination with the potentiality of
loss, that seemingly forestalls problem solving synapses from firing, and the
consequences of inaction are far-reaching and possibly catastrophic to even the
most modest of living standards of not just the callers but also their families
and employees and all of which are subject to minor and even considerable
conversion from what is to what may have to be.
Some of the more common calls are
paraphrased as follows:
- “I got two summary judgments. I thought they’d clear themselves.”
- “I can’t do my own motions?”
- “What do you mean I’m out of time?”
- “They pulled my motion and hit me with a
- “This guy gave me a motion he used, and
the judge said it wasn’t the right one for my deal.”
- “I thought it could be attacked
collaterally, but the judge said no.”
- “They’re attacking every little thing!”
- “He (the judge) said there was no good
cause for an extension.”
- “I used to file these all the time; I
don’t know what happened.”
- “I got a 43 page opposition on my
motion. What do I do?”
- “I booked the bail jumper, so why isn’t
my bond exonerating?”
My standard reply to such folks is
contact an attorney who practices law with an emphasis in bail law for legal
advice, for the time to learn what a bail agent may and may not do and how to
do it is before calamity strikes.
The filing and appearing on one’s bail
bond motions is time-sensitive; it requires a working knowledge of bail law; it
requires a working knowledge of civil procedures; it requires an ongoing
knowledge of published case cites to determine what may or may not be
actionable, and, if you are a bail bond company owner, treat this area of study
like the solvency of your company depends on it.
All of the above is thoroughly addressed
in the only California Department of Insurance Approved Bail Education Course
offered as two separate courses on the same Motion Monday of every Bailspeak 20
Hour Bail Agent Pre-Licensing Certification Course—day 3 for pre-licensing and
six hours of approved continuing bail education applicable for bail agent
REAL QUOTES FROM REAL STUDENTS THAT DO NOT
MYSTERIOUSLY CHANGE OVER TIME AND MAY APPEAR ON NON AFFILIATED WEBSITES
was very informative. I found it
inspiring and learned a lot of new things.”
insight regarding topics. It was
extremely interesting with details and stories. You ROCK Rex!”
relative stories. Excellent,
comprehensive handouts. Good job!”
examples! Everything was explained well,
life experiences for each lesson was great!”
idea that he not only had personal stories but stories from other bail agents
and bounty hunters. Very well educated
and wants us to all be the same!”
energy of the instructor, the info about what happens if a defendant fails to
appear, the topic of techs.”
me interested and didn’t put me to sleep!
Liked all the personal experience shared.”
feel ready to take the test and pass!”
speaker was humorous and had many interesting/funny stories to tell. Thank you
Instructor Rex for your instruction.”
liked the material that was taught! It’s
incredible how much knowledge the instructor has obtained throughout his
like the book and handouts with all the information. I wish we had more time to go over more stuff
with Rex! Very funny and cool!”
all of it. I have a way better understanding
of bail and the bail industry. Fast
paced, everything was great!”
makes it fun, even though it’s a lot of stuff and laws, etc. He really does a great job! Excellent!”
real life stories Rex shared all applied to a class topic. Thank you!”
“All the information was much welcome and will be
used. Wonderful class!”
“The realness of the instructor, using his real life
experiences allowed me to have a better understanding.”
“The realistic knowledge of how the bail industry
“The instructor had a lot of knowledge and
experience. He made the course fun!”
“The way the instructor put together the true
handouts and told real life stories made it easy to understand and helpful to
retain. Awesome job at being able to
connect with and teach people in a friendly but professional manner.”
“Rex was awesome!!! Loved the stories that were told
in the class. Excellent student of
history as well!”
“The speaker because he really knows all this from
personal experience and he researches everything as well.”
flow of the course, although fast paced, was conducive to learning the material
necessary to have a good foundation to getting started in the bail industry.”
liked how engaging it was. I had to
drive over 3 hours and stay at the hotel for 2 nights, but it was worth it!!
It put in perspective how much I have to learn but also how successful I
could potentially be.”
liked the materials, handouts and structured class. There is a lot of material to digest in a
short amount of time so important to get a good night’s sleep!”
been a bail agent for almost 30 years and this class refreshed many areas of
currently ongoing business practices.”
liked the class discussions and the handouts.
Instructor [Rex] was very friendly and made it easy and comfortable to
is a very good speaker.”
information was pertinent and well presented.
Exceeded my expectations.
Interesting, informative, entertaining.
This course and Rex have interested me in the possibility of furthering
a career in bail in additional to fugitive recovery.”
am new to this type of work and I found it very informative. It had a lot of information. It helped me to understand what is
liked] Learning by examples of situations.”
material smoothly transitions and the tests came easier because of it. I feel like you were the most knowledgeable
person that could teach a class like this with your background and experience.:
class has given me the knowledge and confidence to be successful in this
business. The stories, they help tie
everything together. Thank you!”
is the man!! Very knowledgeable and very
passionate about what he teaches us.
Very interactive, very engaging presentation. Rex is the Man!!!”
recommended. [I liked] the class
liked that Rex was able to simplify some complex
information and make it digestible.”
course provided a clear and concise delivery on subject matter.”
subject matter is new so a little difficult; however, Bailspeak and its
employees have been a picture of professionalism. The ease to which Bailspeak was able to make
me feel. I appreciate Rex’s willingness
to understand me as an individual requiring unique treatment.”
liked] the speaker’s ability to make course material relevant.”
strongly on what I was interested in and gave really good examples. Glad we took this class!”
personality, tons of educational topics were covered. Lots of attention for each student.”
How to Become a Civilian TASER®* International
Certified Instructor Who Certifies Instructors – No Law Enforcement Training or
Opinion Editorial by Rex Venator
You Pay all travel and lodging expenses
plus approximately $390.00 for the
online and practical course; You Pay an Annual $1,200.00 Licensing Fee, Taser Collects Online Fees from each of your students; You then Pay TASER a
Percentage off of each Student you bring in; You Pay for all Training Materials, You Pay TASER for training cartridges and other TASER equipment; You Pay for all class rent; You Pay for electricity, air and heat,
and YOU repeat the process early and
often for the insidious privilege to PayTASER in able to Create Your Own Future,
In response to some queries as to why I
opted NOT to renew my TASER Instructor Certification Certificate for the 4th
time, the above has been posted on a Bailspeak Sister Website, but, more
importantly, how many people can really comply with the above and utter
antithesis of even beginning to exist in the Free Market as a TASER Certified
It all sounds like a great idea in the
furtherance to Protect Life ~ really?
What happens if, however unlikely and due to Free Market realities, the
private security and bounty hunting industries suffers a deluge of so-called “train the trainer” instructors? Is this strong likelihood a good thing or bad
thing when it comes to protecting the public?
The good news is that there is NO CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT to carry a
TASER CEW® in California, and Bailspeak still offers both TASER CEW products
and a Tactical TASER CEW Training Course that counts for 6 Hours of Continuing
Bail Education—without TASER’s newly oppressive monetary requirements.
Furthermore, I learned that TASER
personnel erroneously “assumed” that
each of the posted Bailspeak Class Photos were somehow TASER classes and not
Bail Education Training Classes and therefore decided to revamp how it collects
money from prior TASER Certified Instructors—Count me out; I am not and have
never have been a TASER Kool-Aid drinking minion to the extent that any and all lawsuits that predate 2009 are,
reportedly, not being adamantly contested by TASER and TASER devices older than
2005 should be immediately taken off line for, well, to protect the public.
CHECKif the ostensible TASER Instructor who “certified”you on CEWs knows about and has met with the above NEW requirements. If not, TASER personnel have clearly stated
that they will not recognize such certifications and have been known to
suddenly change policies and retroactively engage in “...wide sweeping enforcement...” to literally renege on what many
folks have paid for and relied upon in good faith and without prior notice and No Refunds.
Author’s Opinion Note: I concluded after
several telephone conversations with TASER personnel that the above is what
happens when people who have always collected paychecks and never had to make a
payroll as a business owner, by and large, takeover the training department of
TASER and CEW are each Registered Trademarks of TASER International, Inc.