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.


Sept. 10, 2020
Title: Post COVID-19 After Action Review

Featured Speaker: G. Michael Verden, ISPA Director

To view webinar, click on link: https://vimeo.com/456656960.



Erik LatkowErik Latkow
a Motorola Solutions


Austin Slusarski Austin Slusarski
a Motorola Solutions Company

Kevin Lhota Kevin Lhota
DSI Security
Membership Development Committee

Dean GluthDean Gluth
The Debugging Experts


Steve VitaleSteve Vitale
P4 Security Solutions

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ISPA Annual Meeting
October 8, 2020
9:00 am - 10:30 am


  • Welcome
  • Introduction of new Officers and Directors
  • Chairman's remarks
  • President's State of the Association
  • Presentation

John D. Byrnes

John D. Byrnes
Center for Aggression Management

Webinar Title: What Will the Future Look Like for Security Companies

Session Description:

Despite COVID-19, we believe the future for security professionals lies in the following principle:  the ability to reliably identify and stop individuals that FBI and Secret Service studies describe as “on the path to violence.”

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