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Call for Nominations: CALI's Most Prestigious Award!

Published on 4/24/2023

Call for Nominations
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Distinguished Achievement Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for CALI's most prestigious and honored award, the Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA). Recipients of this award have, over an extended period of time, contributed an extraordinary amount of time and effort to CALI and to the betterment of the professions in the investigation or security industries. The call for nominations deadline is June 1, 2023.

The Distinguished Achievement Award is not an annual award and is not intended to be awarded every year. It is an honor bestowed on those individuals who have made their contributions over an extended period of time. Past DAA recipients and the current sitting President of CALI are not eligible for nomination.

Award Criteria
CALI's highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award, is open to any CALI member who has, over the years, contributed an exceptional amount of their time, energy, and effort to CALI and the betterment and professionalism of the investigative or security professions.

Examples of the following criteria must be submitted in support of the nominee:

    •  Length of continuous membership in CALI
    •  Contributions to CALI and the industry
    •  Leadership skills and their results
    •  Demonstrated ability to work with others
    •  Participation in training and education
    •  Sustained support of CALI
    •  Why the nominee will enhance the continued integrity of this Award

Those nominating a member should include supporting documentation, including letters of support, testimonials, and examples of their contributions to CALI.

The Selection Committee for this award is made up of three outstanding members of the business, government, or legal community with no ties to any investigation or security businesses. This committee must arrive, independently, at the same selection, or no award is presented. Neither the nominees nor the members of the Selection Committee are revealed prior to the final announcement.

Nomination Procedure
Any current member of CALI may submit nominations. All nominations should be written in a complete and comprehensive form. Self-nominations will not be considered. Letter(s) of recommendation and other documentation must be included and should highlight achievements and address the award criteria.

Nominations must be received by the DAA Committee Chair no later than June 1, 2023, by U.S. mail to:

Anne Fields
DAA Committee Chair
Anne Fields & Associates, Private Investigators
P.O. Box 18066
San Jose, CA 95158-8066

To confirm nomination submission, please email the DAA Committee Chair at after mailing your nomination packet. If you have any questions, please email the DAA Committee Chair or call (408) 445-2497.

If awarded, the DAA presentation will occur at the CALI 54th Annual Conference, which will be held August 24–26, 2023, in Sonoma Wine Country, California.

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