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Dottie Laster Debuts Texas Institute of Investigation

Dottie Laster, human trafficking


The Inaugural Class of the Texas Institute of Investigation is now taking registrations.

Registration is open now until October 15, 2016- space is limited.


When: October 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Bexar County Commissioners Courtroom
Price: $175.00 donation to the Heidi Search Center (Terms: registration is non-refundable)

Class topics:

  • So you want to be a Private  Investigator?
  • Finding Your Niche
  • An Introduction to Missing Persons Cases
  • Attendees will receive a certificate at the end of the class.

The school will begin with a press conference held by County Commissioner Tommy Calvert, Jr. and other dignitaries throughout the day.


Becoming a Texas Private Investigator – “So You Want to Be A PI?”

The private investigation profession continues to see increasing growth and popularity and attracts individuals from all walks of life and occupations. This class will present the history of the profession, detail the multiple investigation disciplines and how to become a licensed or registered PI in Texas

Finding Your Niche
This presentation will introduce ideas allowing the student to develop a private investigation career centered around their passion, unique skills, education, experience and dreams and make you stand out among your peers.

Missing Persons
This presentation is an introductory course on the  reasons that adults and children become missing, statistics, and the crimes associated with missing persons cases. Some recent case examples.


Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Dottie Laster spent the last 13 years in the effort of the anti-human trafficking movement nationally and in her home state of Texas. She is the co-founder of the San Antonio, Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the past Administrator of the Orange County, California Human Trafficking Task Force and has successfully written millions in grants to assist children and victims of human trafficking.

Along with her position as Executive Director at Heidi Search Center, Laster is the Anti-Trafficking Coordinator with the Bernardo Kohler Center as an accredited representative recognized by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals to practice immigration law under BKC.

Laster is featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and her direct rescue work is the subject of the MSNBC Documentary, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue. She is the recipient of several human rights awards and has been featured in numerous publications including recent issues of Texas Monthly, Town Hall, and MORE Magazine’s Sex Trafficking’s Unlikely Angel and recipient of the Guardian Angel Award.

To bring Dottie Laster to your community or event, please contact ImaginePublicity, Tel: 843-808-0859 or Email:

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