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.

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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.


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 Kuhnke, CIPMErnie Kuhnke
Cox Enterprise Inc.

"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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