Welcome to the Illinois Security Professionals Association® (ISPA). ISPA is a duly registered 501(c)6 Not-for-Profit organization under IRS guidelines. The organization is comprised of security professionals, law enforcement and public safety professionals who are committed to working together and promoting professional relationships within the industry.

Members can expect forums for networking opportunities, the exchange of ideas and information, professional development and legislative initiatives benefiting security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and security organizations. Throughout the years, we have fostered collaborations with the FBI, US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, Illinois State Police, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, and other first responders throughout Illinois.

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Comprised of security professionals committed to working together and promoting professional
relationships within the industry.

Promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private security organizations since 1961.

 Educational Forum Series
Sept. 12, 2024

Program Title: Organized Retail Theft Rings Appearing More Aggressive

Panel Moderator: Chief Mitchell Davis III
Hazelcrest Police Department


  • Patrick Walsh
  • Brad Kessler - 18th District Chicago Police Department Council Member
  • Leo Schmitz
    Chief Public Safety
    Cook County Sheriff's Department

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Get more from being an ISPA member and tap into ISPA's volunteer network!

  • Join a committee to help support and drive industry initiatives
  • Broaden your perspective
  • Network with industry colleagues and peers at industry events
  • Grow your knowledge and expertise through exceptional industry training & education

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"As a proud member of ISPA, I can attest to the immense benefits and opportunities it offers.  ISPA has not only enhanced my career but also expanded my professional network, connecting me with like-minded individuals who share a passion for advancing the security industry. The association’s commitment to fostering a collaborative environment where knowledge and best practices are freely exchanged makes it a valued asset for anyone serious about their role in security. Whether you are a seasoned expert or new to the field, the ISPA offers the support, education, and connections you need to enhance your career."

Michael Potter CPP
APEX3 Systems
ISPA 2024 President-Elect

"I place a great value to my membership in ISPA. The ISPA community has allowed me to network and build relationships that I otherwise would not have been able to.The monthly Educational Forum Series programs and various committees help me stay informed and involved in the public and private security sectors.

Elena Mostovoy
Allied Universal
ISPA 2022 - 2024 ISPA President


Direct all membership related questions to ISPA at (224) 333-1622 and ask for Dennis Gano, Executive Director.




2024 Awards Gala
Submit Nominations Now!

2024 Awards Nominations Now OpenThe Illinois Security Professionals Association® proudly presents their 63rd Annual Awards/Honors Gala.

To submit a "group" nomination, click here: https://bit.ly/3TU6IcX

To submit an "individual" nomination, click here: https://bit.ly/3VBJB8f

The deadline to submit nominations is August 19, 2024. Awards Gala date: Tuesday, December 10, 2024.

Please direct all Awards/Honors Gala questions to Dennis Gano, ISPA Executive Director at 224-333-1622.