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April 2019  Back to Top

“Hard-Core Computer-Aided Investigation, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Digital Officer Safety  
Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare Area - 5615 N. Cumberland Avenue
Fraternal Order of Investigators Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois


Seminar - Learning Objectives and Executive Summary:

Attendees will be introduced to critical sources and methods for gathering and using PII (Personally Identifiable Information), SPI (Sensitive Personal Information) and subjects’ biographical data; will learn how to obtain and use Open Source Intelligence (OSINT); will receive hands-on instruction in cyber-investigative methods; and will receive instruction in digital counter-surveillance, including “Social Networking Best Practices” and “Digital Officer Safety”.


This is an introductory (basic) course. No prior training or experience is necessary to attend this event. Upon completion of this course, attendees can expect to have achieved an understanding of how to use proprietary and Open Source data to support an investigative, auditing, compliance or security function and how to protect themselves, their organization and their activities and maintain OPSEC (Operations Security).


Persons successfully completing all seminar requirements will earn 8.0 CE hours. (Coding for CPEs: 5 CPEs will be earned in “Specialized Knowledge”, 1 CPE in “Regulatory Ethics”, and 2 CPEs in “Administrative Practice”). A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


This will be a live (“Group-Live”), hands-on seminar. Attendees are encouraged to bring active files and subject / target information for processing and/or to provide those files in advance.


This seminar is not open to the general public. Admission is at the sole discretion of the event coordinators and the presenters. Attendees will be required to show identification prior to entry to the event.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Registration (Mandatory; includes identification verification)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Module 1

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - LUNCH (Buffet provided)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Module II and Q&A

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Informal Networking Mixer (Bar Louis on Hotel premises)


Download complete program package and registration materials here: Download


PROGRAM COST: $159.00 - ISPA members receive a $25.00 discount when registering for this program.


For program questions and assistance, please contact the following event coordinators:


CIPI Instructor Certification Course  
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - All Day
The Field Museum


International Foundation For

CIPI Instructor Certification Course - Chicago





CIPI Registration -


Register Here


ISPA members who register will receive a 10% discount. To get your discount, contact IFCPP at or by phone: 303-322-9667.



April 9, 2019
9:00 AM
April 11, 2019
11:00 AM
The Field Museum
Chicago, IL

The Certified Institutional Protection Instructor (CIPI) program, IFCPP'S train-the-trainer program, provides all coursework and materials required for CIPI certification, allowing program graduates to conduct CIPS basic officer certification courses.

The primary purpose of CIPI certification is to provide a cost-effective tool to enhance in-house training at cultural institutions with medium to large guard forces.  Graduate instructors shall be authorized to present standardized CIPS training to proprietary and contract security officers, front-line staff, and for supplemental departmental training.

Approved candidates will participate in three days of CIPI certification coursework.  Open to qualified expert security managers/directors, trainers, and contract security managers/trainers working in cultural property protection.


Hosted by: The Field Museum, Protection Services

9:00 am - 5:00 pm April 9-10


CIPI Coursework includes:

• Certified Institutional Protection Specialist (CIPS) Officer Certification Sessions and Exam

• About the IFCPP - History, Long-term Objectives, Certification Programs, Membership

• Objectives of IFCPP Training Programs

• CIPS Training Requirements & Procedures

• Researching the Program Content

• Requirements for the Classroom - Organizing the Facility

• Audience Interaction & Instruction Aids

• Dynamic Presentation Skills

• Getting the Point Across Effectively

• Controlling the Audience

• Training for Retention

• Demonstration of Presentation Skills by each candidate


Required Reading: Safeguarding Cultural Properties (contact us for discounted copies)

Ask us about required qualifications and discounts for multiple registrations

IFCPP membership required for registration

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2019


Current Trends in Cultural Property Protection  
Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL


Featured Speakers:

Rob Layne

Rob Layne, CIPM
Executive Director International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection


Bio: Robert N. Layne, CIPM is the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP). A graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in International Affairs, Rob has coordinated all IFCPP operations since the inception of the Foundation in 1998. This includes responsibility for daily operations and coordination of membership, educational, conference, and certification programs. Read full bio...


Lucio Ventura

Lucio Ventura
Executive Director of Operations Department of Protection Services; The Art Institute of Chicago

Bio: Lucio Ventura is the Executive Director of Operations in the Department of Protection Services at The Art Institute of Chicago where he is responsible for the security, safety and visitor experience. Read full bio...

Title: Current Trends in Cultural Property Protection a 20,000 Foot Overview and a Local View of Trends in Cultural Property Protection

Program Description: This presentation, provides an overview of cultural property protection, from the world’s only member-based trade association serving this unique field, and one of the world’s premier cultural institutions. How does security, safety, and emergency preparedness in cultural institutions differ from private security contractors in other industries?

This session will discuss resources available to private security contractors locally, regionally, and nationally; and what type of collaborative partnerships and educational opportunities you can benefit from, regardless of the security sector in which you currently serve. Rob Layne, CIPM and Lucio Ventura are proud to deliver the following take-aways:

  • What is cultural property protection?
  • What makes cultural property protection unique from other segments of the private security industry?
  • How can we enhance cooperation between organizations, associations, and varying security communities?
  • How can IFCPP assist ISPA members, including available resources for training, professional development, resource-sharing, and peer networking.
  • What are the most common threats facing cultural institutions, and how do they impact the private security industry as a whole?
  • What unique considerations and current trends are we seeing in staffing cultural institutions in Illinois and beyond.
  • What do security technology programs look like in cultural facilities in 2019?
  • What new developments are taking place in Illinois cultural institutions currently?


Registration is required, to register click on link below.



ISPA Members
Through April 5 - $45 -- April 6 and after - $55

Through April 5 - $55  - April 6 and after - $65


ASIS International Security Council and ASIS Chicago Chapter  
Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Erie Cafe, 536 W. Erie, Chicago, IL
ASIS International Security Services Council ASIS International Chicago Chapter

  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Sandra Stibbards - Camelot Investigations
      • Open Source Information and Curtailing Workplace Violence Thru Social Media
  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Break/Networking
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Daniel McDevitt - Sr. Vice President of Consultation Services
      • P4 Security Solutions LLC
        • Planning, Preparing & Executing a Table Top Exercise
  • 11:30 AM
    • Networking
  • 12:00 PM
    • Meeting & Lunch
      • Paul Ohm, CPP - Sr. Vice President of Operations and Business Development
        P4 Security Polutions LLC
        • Legalization of Cannabis and its Affect on the Security Industry and Law Enforcement
  • 12:15 PM
    • Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Nancy Zarse Psy.D. - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
      • Assessing the Risk of Violence
  • Registration is required
  • Full Day: $99
  • Lunch and afternoon speaker only: $52

Direct any questions via email to:  ASIS Chicago Chapter




ILACP Annual Conference  
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - Friday, April 26, 2019 - All Day
Doubletree Hotel, 1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL


2019 Annual Training Conference/Expo and Installation of Officers

Keynote Speaker: David Grossman, author of "On Killing"

Topic: The Bullet Proof Mind

Police officers and soldiers know all about maintaining physical readiness, but it is the mind that must first be properly prepared, the mind that controls the hands, arms, eyes, and ears. From Lt. Col. Grossman, a former Army Ranger, you’ll learn how the body responds to lethal combat, what happens to your blood flow, your muscles, your judgment, memory, vision, and hearing when someone is trying to kill you or attack you. You’ll learn how to keep going and how to prepare your mind for survival instead of defeat.

For full conference details and to register, please click here...

May 2019  Back to Top

Educational Forum Series  
Thursday, May 9, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL


Featured Speaker:
Peter Skiko, Partner
Swanson, Martin & Bell

Peter Skiko
Speaker Bio: Click here...

Title: TBD


Program Description: TBD

Learning Objectives:


After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:



Registration is required. to register, click on the link below.

ISPA Members
through May 3 - $45 -- May 4 and after - $55

through May 3 - $55  - May 4 and after - $65


June 2019  Back to Top

ISPA and SAA Joint Golf Classic  
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - All Day
Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Avenue, Prland Park, IL

Register Now Sponsor Now


Calling all golfers - and anyone else who enjoys a summer day in the sun!The Illinois Security Professionals Association and the Special Agents Association are hosting a joint Golf Classic this year on Tuesday, June 4, at the beautiful Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Enjoy games, contests, excellent food, networking and post-golf festivities at this popular event. ISPA & SAA members, non-members and potential event sponsors are encouraged to reserve space early. Purchase your foursome today!


  • 8:00 am Registration
    • Breakfast Buffet
  • 9:00 am Shotgun Start
    • Barbecue lunch buffet cooked and served on the courses
  • 2:30 pm One-hour cocktail reception, Grilled Steak/Chicken Dinner Buffet, Awards and Raffles


For information on sponsorship availability, click on link above.

Register now and remember to invite your peers, colleagues, friends and family to play.

Direct all questions to the following:

Illinois Security Professionals Association:

Dennis Gano, CAE - Executive Director
Phone: (224) 333-1622
Email: Dennis Gano, CAE

Special Agents Association

Jill Longmire
Email: Jill Longmire


July 2019  Back to Top

Educational Forum Series  
Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

August 2019  Back to Top

Educational Forum Series  
Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

Midwest Security and Police Conference/Expo  
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - All Day
Tinley Park Convention Center

Midwest Security & Police conference/Expo
















Come and visit ISPA at booth 311!





September 2019  Back to Top

ASIS International Meeting (Global Security Exchange)  
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019 - All Day
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


Global Security Exchange

Registration Opens In Febraury

Registration Packages

Come Visit ISPA in Booth 186

Join the GSX mailing list

EFS Luncheon Meeting  
Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

October 2019  Back to Top

ISPA Annual Meeting/Educational Luncheon  
Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
East Bank Club * 500 N. Kingsbury * Chicago, IL

December 2019  Back to Top

58th Annual Awards Gala  
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place * 2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive * Chicago, IL

Award nominations open, March 1, 2019. Nominations must be received by Monday, September 2, 2019, to be considered for award recognition.

Direct all questions regarding the ISPA Awards Gala to Dennis Gano, CAE at (224) 333-1622 or via email: Gala Inquiry.

Call Us (224)333-1622