The Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA), was created in 1961 as the Illinois Security Chiefs Association (ISCA) and has a proud history of industry involvement and since its' inception. ISPA 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, Office of Emergency Management and other first responders throughout Illinois.
The Illinois Security Professionals Association is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Illinois and is comprised of private security professionals representing Illinois business, industry and institutions who employ or contract private security personnel, supply electronic or communication equipment, related suppliers, investigative and consulting services. Our members represent both the public and private sectors of security, law enforcement and public safety as well as individuals who are responsible for the administration of loss prevention and protection programs for business and industry.