REX VENATOR put actionable military and
civilian law enforcement training and experience into service as an upstart
bounty hunter in the early 90s and has flourished into the Number 1 bail
education school instructor who is now teaching private and public classes in Roseville,
Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Bakersfield, Los Angeles County, Riverside
County and San Diego County with all of which Approved by the California
Department of Insurance as a dual certification course for those wishing to get
people out of jail, put bail jumpers back in jail, and to lawfully attack
procedural technicalities in open court via the bail motion to set aside
forfeitures and exonerate bail bonds as an agent for numerous property and
casualty insurance sureties.
HIGH-RISK BAIL FUGITIVE RECOVERY is a
very personal matter understanding that the plain and simple truth is that it
is YOUR set of hindquarters making that approach, knocking on that door, and,
as a 30-year plus bounty hunting veteran with ZERO post operation liability,
never, ever let anyone who is purportedly hundreds or thousands of miles away
influence you on how to act, what to wear or what you call yourself and with
special emphasis on random Internet posts from people who cannot quantify their
backgrounds and present as all knowing for every square mile of how bounty
hunting works in all parts of America where there is commercial bail and therefore
bounty hunting or, for example, acting as a “bail runner.”
I recently posted numerous job openings
to include bounty hunting positions.Each of the real-deal employers requesting inclusion in the post were
not looking for “bail enforcement agents” or “fugitive recovery agents” or a ‘National
Director of United States Fugitive Recovery Task Force (illegal verbiage in
California) Warrant (a crime to claim in California) Service’ or whatever it is
people from all over the United States are calling themselves these days; they
are looking for “BOUNTY HUNTERS” to fill hourly and salaried positions with
Every person must follow their own state
laws, but California, for example, has 58 separate counties and each county has
many, many different law enforcement agencies with multiple shifts and with
numerous courthouses and none of them do everything exactly the same.Now extrapolate this very true reality to all
the states where there is commercial bail and present an argument on what
people should wear, identify as, and see if it works in all places at all
times; it does not work and may be illegal in my long experience.
Recently, I’ve come across various posts
wherein people are writing in pejorative terms about how other people operate
in areas where the subjects of ostensible ridicule may or may not be experts in
their very specific areas of operations.I’ve refrained from replying, but allow me some simple latitudes.
As a California Superior Court
Recognized Expert Witness in Bail and Bounty Hunting, I can attest that the
so-called “low profile” and “dress like the community” and the “flying under
the radar” approach has resulted in horrifically tragic consequences.To be fair to my argument, conversely, people
who have pushed the legal standards of impersonating law enforcement have also
run afoul with the criminal justice system though not to my knowledge murdered
while, as some demand, looking like everyone else in the area or operating “low
profile” or “flying under the radar,” which in and of itself has curious
connotations, as an expert witness being called upon for folks who were
ostensibly “flying under the radar.”
Here we arrive at the above video included
with this opinion editorial.
The video clips are of old and recent very real
wanted felony bail fugitive locations.How is one supposed to approach these locations with just weeks or days
left to close a bounty hunt?
Is some largely anonymous and self
described experienced bail enforcement agent or fugitive recovery agent really
qualified to tell you how to dress, what to call yourself, and how to act when
working to apprehend a hard pressed and desperate wanted felony fugitive
hundreds and even thousands of miles away?Really?Are you sure?
Personally, I operate in such a way and
manner that is right for my state’s laws, my geographical location, within the
tolerance of each and every local law enforcement jurisdiction, and I will
never allow anyone to dictate how I should approach that felony hazard location
or tell me how to dress or what to call myself.
I am a Bounty Hunter when I am bounty
hunting wanted misdemeanor or felony bail fugitives for the purposes of
enforcing a private, civil bail contract and nothing else.If I were licensed to work in Nevada, for
example, I’d be calling myself a “Bail Enforcement Agent,” but I don’t work in
Nevada.While California’s legal term is
“Bail Fugitive Recovery Person,” there is no law disallowing myself to call
myself a bounty hunter to avoid long conversations everywhere I go and knock.
As for my background, there are
photographs going back decades and loads of videos going back long before there
was YouTube or Facebook and showing, NOT TELLING, where I come from.
Education really does matter, and I
encourage people to seek out and secure reputable bail education in the same
exact states where one is planning to operate as whatever one’s state calls
Y’all be safe and watch your hindquarters
out there because it is YOUR six on the line and not some whoever who is not an
expert where you operate and tells and does not show.
Thank You ~ Rex
a living in the bail bond trades getting people out of jail or helping wayward
folks back to jail is unquestionably viable for those patient and hardworking
folks who are willing to “put in the work.”
any other set of professions, bounty hunting and bail bonds takes
sticktoitiveness to the end goal, immediate and unwavering family support,
resiliency to the pains of failures, and repeating the process in the wake of
success to stay successful.
has been asked, “If you wrote a book about your life, would anyone want to read
it?”The answer to the question is a
personal one, and the story may not have become history just yet.Whether the answer is a yes or no is up to
takes a lot of gumption to earn the contracts, track, locate, identify,
apprehend, and book a wanted felony fugitive looking at 25 to Life after
bailing such a person out of jail in the first place.It takes a special kind of person to do such
a thing in both cases, and I’m pretty sure someone would read that book.
only remaining question and answer is both ambiguous and clear; how will you be
remembered – believe in yourself.
Copyright 2016 Bailspeak, All Rights Reserved
MUCH MONEY CAN A BAIL BONDSMAN MAKE is wholly contingent upon a rather
protracted set of circumstances rooted in the past, existing in the present,
and potentially coming to pass in the future.Stated differently, this is not a question that can be honestly answered
by anyone due to the expansive set of variables involved in bail bond
One thing is certain, however, with
high-gain comes high-risk to the extent that a bail bondsman who gets people
out of jail is guaranteeing the appearance of the accused to be present at all
court ordered hearings, trial, and, if necessary, to be turned over the
California Department of Corrections.
Bail bondsmen do not make money hunting
bail bond fugitives; bail bondsmen make money getting people out of jail.Bounty hunters make money helping wayward
bail bond clients back to have dinner with their sheriffs, lunch with their
judges, and, if applicable, three squares a day, stimulating conversation, and
some quality time with a warden’s corrections staff.
To these ends, not all bail bond fugitives
are so quick to protect the monies and properties put up as collateral by their
loved ones as security on a bail bond contract by self-surrendering or “going
in quietly.”It takes a special kind of
hunter to make this happen with such ornery folks.
The only hunting I have ever known is
the hunting of men and women with an emphasis on those looking at 25-to-Life
under California’s “3 Strikes Law.”
The interesting thing about very
literally hunting humans is that humans can very quickly make “the hunter the
hunted.”Humans are unlike any other
type of quarry; they are capable of shooting back, may run in packs that shoot
back, and are undoubtedly “The Most Dangerous Game.”
A good bounty hunter or team of bounty
hunters can help a bail bond agency make loads of cash if the bail bondsmen
involved are confident in “taking chances” on risky bonds, but such chances
come with the historical fact that proper, timely, and relevant bail education
really does matter in order to keep all parties involved out of the hospital,
ICU, criminal court, civil court, bankruptcy court, and even the county morgues.
BAILSPEAK is a California
Department of Insurance Approved Bail Education School with instructors who are
on the front lines posting bonds in the jails, legally hunting people on the
lesser known mean streets of California, legally jousting with lawyers before judges
in the California Superior Courts, and in classrooms from Sacramento to San
Diego and many counties in-between and that are intentionally kept small in the
best interests of those students in attendance.
Thank you for your time, Rex –
Bailspeak’s Primary Bail Education Instructor.
liked] the applicable stories.Very well
done.I recommend this [Bailspeak] for
anyone who wants to get in the business.”
[Rex] was very informative.”
liked all the] knowledge.”
of information put in simple ways for easy recollection. [Rex] knows his
stuff!He’s a treasure trove of
was a great course!Very informative!”
that related to class material making it easier to learn; expertise of instructor.Best and most informative class!”
the material was difficult due to being a new study for me most of the
instruction was easily understood via life experiences stories as it relates to
bail.Very entertaining and engaging.”
anecdotals help so much, made it clear and made me think critically to apply
what was taught.The examples, the
energy, the attention from Rex, the relationship amongst the classmates.All was great!”
is very knowledgeable![I like that the]
curriculum is prudent.”