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 private 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 private security professionals.

ISPA has a proud history of industry involvement and since 1961 has been the leading organization promoting cooperation between law enforcement and private 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.

Call Us (224)333-1622

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.



Chris Nybo
ISPA Lobbyist

The Illinois Security Professionals Assn.(ISPA) is dedicated to “Advocating for the Private Security Industry.” We utilize our Legislative Committee and a full time professional lobbyist to effectively and efficiently achieve this goal. Read More...




Ernie KuhnkeErnie Kuhnke
Cox Enterprise

"I view my membership in ISPA as an investment in my future. ISPA membership helps me stay up to date on changes in the private security industry through a variety of educational offerings. The colleagues and mentors I have met have helped me grow in my career."

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Peter Skiko J.D.Peter Skiko JD
Swanson Martin & Bell

Webinar - July 9, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The pandemic is wreaking havoc on employers nationwide, forcing us all to become familiar with topics and acronyms we’ve never used before (PPE, FFCRA, PPP, “deep cleaning”).  As a small to mid-sized employer, you may feel like you’re in over your head. 

We’ll try to make sense of issues like back-to-work readiness, to pay or not to pay employees for Covid-related absences, defining what it means to offer your employees a reasonably safe place to work and other legal trends.

Read more and view session Learning Objectives and register....




$1,000,000 Shoot Out & 50/50 Raffle

20th Annual ISPA Golf Classic Monday, August 31, 2020, Silver Lake Country Club, Orland Park, IL

Tickets now available!
Foursomes: $700
Individual: $200

Tee times begin at 8:00 am and are assigned as registrations are received.

For detailed information on the Golf Classic, click here.

Virtual 50/50 Raffle
Click on Smiley Face to read 50/50 description and to purchase your tickets!