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

Educational Forum Series July 13

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, ISPA will be featuring Tim Sutton, CPP, PSP, PCI, CHPA  from Guidepost Solutions. Tim will be addressing Cannabis Security - Beyond Compliance.

A security plan utilizing the minimum technology and operational procedures to meet compliance requirements with regulations should not be mistaken as a security plan designed to protect the people and property within a cannabis facility. No single state’s security requirements meet the physical protection standards utilized by every type of business. Read more and view the Learning Objectives here: VIEW

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400 + attendees. Decision makers comprise 20% +/- of total attendance. Celebrate with the best of the best!

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



Awards/Honors Gala
Event Information

Awards/Honors Gala Info

The 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.

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

Pre-registration is required. Please watch for details when registration opens. Please direct all Awards/Honors Gala questions to Dennis Gano, ISPA Executive Director at 224-333-1622.