While in grad school, Dan’s research found that the federal government’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for fraud crimes were largely inaccurate. Further, noticeably absent was a centralized repository of fraud rankings for crimes committed against the public.
To bridge the gap, using public and private source compilation, Dan focused on identifying the most prevalent frauds and financial crimes committed against individuals. He then produced a crime prevention guide and recorded informational public service announcements (PSA’s) in a professional sound studio.
Dan’s research results found a strong correlation between the overwhelming amount of fraud committed against individuals and the need to communicate timely and reliable crime prevention and consumer awareness information to the public.
“We’re unknowingly swimming in a global sea of fraud without trained lifeguards on shore to warn us about dangeous sharks, rip tides, swashbuckling digital pirates or the impending tidal wave of crime, computer intrusion and information theft!”
While most crime prevention information is communicated by reporters, Dan noted a significant absence of investigators and information professionals in the national media market using their operational, “in the trenches,” professional experience and expertise to educate the public.
The desire to fill this void inspired the creation of The Detective Dan® Project, a specialty, multimedia content production outlet. Creatively, spiritually and professionally supported by highly regarded LA entertainment professional, Dea Shandera-Hunter; multi published author, keynote speaker and world renowned service excellence expert Chip Bell; and Southern California artists, philanthropists, authors and business visionaries, Erik Wahl and Tasha Moffitt (Creators of The Art of Vision and The Butterfly Effect), who helped me “Unthink,” “Grind My Spark” and “Be the Change I Wanted to See.”
Given the supportive backing of these incredible individuals, the Detective Dan Project has morphed into the valuable news, information and public awareness entity that it is today, proving that the old adage is true “one person CAN make a difference!”
Short form news features, and print content for all media outlets, are researched and written in Naperville, IL. Midwest audio segments are recorded in a state of the art recording studio at the College of DuPage (COD) with Sal Garcia, a professional sound engineer, overseeing production and participating in our innovative, in studio, information sessions.
Post production editing and mixing is handled at COD’s multimedia production facilities and overseen by senior audio personnel involved in the Detective Dan project. Completed segments are uploaded by staff to media syndicates for distribution.
The original music soundtrack accompanying the Detective Dan audio segments was exclusively produced and recorded for the Detective Dan project in Los Angeles by Riz Story. Riz produces music for television, movie and entertainment projects, creating the uptempo, dramatic, compelling mystery beat accompanying the audio.
West coast production and editing is done in a professional sound studio in Portland, Oregon by Dave Barberis. Dave has extensive experience as an audio producer and engineer both in the studio and on remote productions. Dave’s known for his work in audio-for-video, film, television, radio, professional sports, Internet and computer sound. His studio provides a comfortable setting for narration, voice-overs, sound design and original music content. Dave’s emphasis on optimizing sound incorporates current high-end analog and digital technologies.
A variety of audio editing tools, compelling music, timely content and an acute attention to detail ensure that our audio productions are the highest quality.