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August 2022 Back to Top

Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo  
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Friday, August 19, 2022 - All Day
Tinley Park Convention Center

MIdwest Security & POlice Conference/Expo

Come and visit ISPA at booth 611!

September 2022 Back to Top

Use of Force - Legal, Policy, and Physical Control  
Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago

Panel moderator:

Michael VerdenG. Michael Verden
ISPA Director

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Featured Panelists:

Daniel McDevittDaniel McDevitt - P4 Security Solutions

Panelist bio...


Mark VaccaroMark Vaccaro
Chicago Police Department

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pre-Registration is required.

ISPA members:

  • May 27 - Sept. 2: $55
  • Sept. 3 - Sept. 8: $65


  • May 27 - Sept. 2: $65
  • Sept. 3 - Sept. 8: $75

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TOPIC: Use of Force - Legal, Policy, and Physical Control


Our panel will utilize their knowledge of industry standards and legal restrictions for the use of force to discuss appropriate control. The discussion addresses methods typically used by security professionals engaged in the use of force involving legal compliance, written instructions and procedures, training exercises, de-escalation actions, offensive physical measures, and defensive control tactics.


The panelists will explain the reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of reasonable actions at that time, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. The calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance that officers are often forced to make split-second judgments—in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving—about the use of force necessary in a particular situation.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, you will be able to….

  •  You’ll learn guidance in the use of force can be taken from the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution as well as other legal standards. Also, company policy must comply with the law and describe each successive level of force for an escalating series of actions to resolve a situation, and the level of force used rises only when a lower level of force would be ineffective in dealing with the situation.
  • You’ll learn how the use of force continuum balances security needs with ethical concerns for the rights and well-being of individuals. The use of force, may be defined as the “amount of effort required to compel compliance by an unwilling subject.”  Also, an officer may enter the continuum at any level necessary that will provide a reasonable response to the perceived threat and as the subject changes the amount of resistance, escalation or de-escalation to the amount of force needed to control the subject.
  • You’ll learn about verbal de-escalation (i.e., commands of direction) prior to physical contact and the use of equipment, such as pepper spray and application of restraints. In addition, a required training curriculum and teaching methods along with recommended verbal communication prior to the use of force, as well as different levels of force.
  • You’ll learn the different resistance classifications including “Active Aggression” — physical actions of assault (i.e., subject punching officer); “Defensive Resistance” — physical actions that attempt to prevent control, but never attempt to harm; and, “Passive Resistance” — normally requires a lesser level of physical confrontation, unless that passive resistance is creating an emergency situation.
  • The importance of properly documenting the Use of Force in reports, which can lead to subsequent court actions in civil or criminal court.


October 2022 Back to Top

All Hazards Conference  
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - Friday, October 7, 2022 - All Day
Willis Tower

All Hazards - Working Together for a Safer Tomorrow


All Hazards




Willis Tower, October 6 & 7, 2022

ISPA Annual Meeting  
Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The East Bank Club


Installation of 2022/2024 Officers and Directors
2022/2024 President: Elena Mostovoy
Allied Universal Security

December 2022 Back to Top

61st Annual Awards/Honors Gala  
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel

Tickets and sponsorships now available!


June 2023 Back to Top

23rd Annual Golf Classic  
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - All Day
Silver Lake Country Club

2022 winning foursome:




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