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.

 ISPA Annual Meeting
 Oct. 12

Chief Lou JogmenOn Thursday, October 12, 2023, ISPA will be featuring Chief Lou Jogmen Chief Jogmen is with the Highland Park Police Department and is a past president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.The topic for Chief Jogmen's presentation will be :One Year Later - After the July 4, 2022 shooting. Chief Jogmen will speak to

1. Prepare for staff considerations who might be impacted by a critical incident.

2. Understand the complexities that come with confronting the grieving and healing process.

3. Implement work processes that will better prepare your organization for a critical incident.

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Your Security Horizons


Get more from being an ISPA member.

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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"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.




Awards Gala Tickets
Now Available - Dec. 4

Gala Tickets Now on SaleThe Illinois Security Professionals Association® proudly presents their 62nd Annual Awards/Honors Gala.

Join us as we honor the best of the best who have gone above and beyond in the performance of their assigned duties.

We will honor the Lindberg Bell Security Executive of the Year and the Laurence P. Mulcrone Lifetime Achievement Award winners along with many individual awardees.

Date: Monday, December 4, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel
2233 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Time: 10:15 am - 2:15 pm

Early Bird registrations for tables and individual tickets now available through November 3, 2023

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Early Bird Pricing!

Individual tickets: $110
Tables of ten (10): $950

Individual tickets: $125
Tables of ten (10): $1000

Above pricing is available through November 3, 2023,

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