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NCISS The eAdvocate
July / August 2016
Message from your NCISS President 
Dear Members and Colleagues:
I am honored to now serve as your President! When I joined NCISS several years ago, I had no idea I would be joining such precedence in leadership - I had no plans to be involved in any leadership position.
Like you, I am a member of my state association (Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado), as well as other state and national associations. They each serve very important purposes of importance to each person and our professions. As I mentioned at my acceptance, NCISS is the most important association I belong to - because it keeps each of us in business with access to the tools and resources we need. NCISS does this with the support of membership - YOU!
I have completed the next issue of Your Advocate and its being finalized at the printer - it should arrive in your mailbox in the next week or so.  Please look to this very informative edition for what is happening with your NCISS and our investigative and security professions!

Finally, we know how important tangible benefits are to you.  Next week you will be emailed a quarterly reminder and update of NCISS members.  Using just two common benefits will save you over $500 annually - it saves and pays to be an NCISS member! 

Thank you for your NCISS membership and support!
Honored to serve you,

Dean A. Beers, CLI, CCDI 
(970) 691-0813 cell - Associates in Forensic Investigations
Legislative Advocacy Hub
NCISS continues to show leadership and it's commitment to State Association outreach with the release of the new Legislative Advocacy Hub (LAH). The LAH is a wonderful tool for State Associations to monitor legislation effecting their state. The LAH not only identifies certain pieces of legislation, it can be helpful with call to action letters from your members to your Congressional and House Representatives.
The AH will continue to add more features as we learn more about the issues that have an impact on your business. The AH link can be found our website, via this short link
7501 Sparrows Point Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21219
NCISS New Social Media Presence!
REMINDER - NCISS has a new listserv email address for members: (please delete the old Yahoogroups from your contacts)

A social media presence can have benefits to NCISS and our members.  With the help of 2nd Vice President Brad Duffy, and the marketing department of Per Mar Security, we developed the NCISS social media presence.

These platforms will have announcements, history, photos and other information important to our members and others in the investigative and security professions.  Be sure and 'Like' and 'Follow' these new NCISS platforms with your personal and business platforms.  The NCISS administrators will reciprocate.  Not only will this be another method of keeping members informed, it will also be another form of networking for members. 
Categories of Membership and Dues
Help grow your Voice in Washington
renew your NCISS membership and refer a friend... 
Increase NCISS Membership and Make a Donation Today!
When renewing, please consider a donation to the NCISS Legislative Fund or NCISS PAC. 
The following are the current categories of membership: 
  • Regular Member: $175 -- includes the NCISS Legislative Fund and receives all rights and privileges of membership.
  • Affiliate Member: $175 -- Investigative & Security employees of government agencies, law firms, insurance firms or related business.
  • Associate Member: $75 -- Unlicensed employee of a Regular Member agency.
NCISS also has memberships for Associations and Services. 

Contact your Regional Director if you have any questions or need assistance.  Membership and dues information are also at

The National Voice of the Investigative & Security Professions
As a member of NCISS, you know the importance of the NCISS mission - please share this with your colleagues and encourage them to be part of the NCISS mission.  A $25 discount is available for new first-time members.  Please contact your Regional Director for details. 
News from Our Members
Francie Koehler graduates with Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
This spring, the mother of five, grandmother of 16, and great grandmother of two, added another accomplishment to her distinguished resume: an online criminal justice degree from Saint Leo University. Here is an interesting article on Francie's journey -

From Larry Flannery, Region 4 Director
In recognition of Jerry Pitman, At-large Director for his successful efforts with the NC Governor Pat McCrory to obtain the Proclamation observing National Private Investigator Day.

Per Mar is pleased to announce their acquisition of NPI Security Services of Urbandale, IA. Details at

Per Mar has been recognized as one of the nation's top 100 Security Companies in the SDM 100 Report for the 26th consecutive year! Thank you to our great team and customers for making Per Mar Security Services one of the top security companies in the country!

Pictures and more news in the next Your Advocate in your mailbox! 
Association Conferences
Tom Smith - The Iowa Association of Private Investigators (IAPI)
We have welcomed Andrea Orozco as an honorary (non-dues paying) member of the Iowa Association of Private Investigators (IAPI) in order to better allow her to keep the pulse of our state's membership as the Region 5 Director.

Thanks Tom and Andrea!

World Investigators Conference / PI Magazine & TALI 
Will you be attending the World Investigators Conference, hosted by PI Magazine and the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI)? NCISS is a proud sponsor!

President Dean Beers, Regional Director Mark Gillespie, Past President Gene Ferraro will all be speaking. Also speaking are NCISS members (some past Board members*) Jimmie Mesis* (and Vendor & Sponsor - PI Magazine), Mike Dores, Steve Rambam, Fernando Fernandez, Harriett Gold, Tim O'Rourke*, Kelly Riddle, and Mike Yergey (Vendor & Sponsor - Yergey Insurance). Nearly half of the speakers!

NCISS will have at least one table with 1st VP Terry Myer and Secretary / Past President Francie Koehler, as well as many other members of NCISS helping out.

Stop by and learn about the Two Halves, discounted memberships and a chance for current and new members to be in a drawing.


Licensed Private Investigators of Massachusetts (LPDAM)
September 16-17 -

Florida Association of Professional Investigators (FAPI) 
September 21-24 -

National Council of Investigation & Security Services 
October 24 - Las Vegas, NV - To Be Announced Soon

North Carolina Association of Private Investigators (NCAPI)
November 1-3 Durham, NC  

Please share any themes and events you hold for the upcoming Your Advocate and send to
Vendors and Sponsors of NCISS
Benefits for you, fitting your needs
NCISS has launched a new Vendors and Sponsors Program to bring you expanded benefits as a member of NCISS. The latest member benefits can be found at  

We welcome the following Vendors & Sponsors:



Contact for details to join the new Vendors and Sponsors Program as a Diamond, Gold, Silver or Bronze level supporter of NCISS and members.

All NCISS members receive a discount from Office Depot / Office Max.  Savings on copies and printing are significant (up to 80%) and a portion is donated to NCISS. ($180 of color and black & white printing became $30!)
Click here to print your store discount card  
COMING SOON - NCISS Apparel Store!

NCISS has reached an agreement with one of our Vendors & Sponsors, EmbroidMe of Davenport IA, to feature a stand-alone online clothing and custom embroidery store. Details, including a website link, will be coming soon by email - look for this by the end of August!

The store will be open on specific announced dates as part of a fundraiser for the NCISS Legislative Fund. Please note that EmbroidMe is glad to take your order all year - the fundraising for NCISS will only be at announced times.
The store will allow you to purchase seasonal apparel with one of two NCISS logos, as well as your own investigative agency or security firm logo, and your state association (as well as other professional associations). All logos can include custom text embroidery. Text with NCISS logos are limited to the member name, their agency, and NCISS position. State (or other acceptable) association logos and accompanying test must be approved by the state or other association. Details will be available on the store website.
Customized apparel is a way to promote your agency and our professions. Be sure and support NCISS and our Vendors & Sponsors.
t customers, clients or prospects, and why? Know what is important to them and address their needs in your newsletter each month. Include a photo to make your newsletter even more appealing.
Your Membership, Your Voice ...
First Year Dues 
The National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc., is a cooperative effort of those companies and associations responsible for providing private security and investigation services to the legal profession, business community, government and the public.  


It is the role of NCISS to meet and solve these problems while seeking to uncover and recommend action on any hidden potential problems which may have an effect on our profession.

Executive Council
Dean Beers

1st Vice President
Terry Myer, Sr.

2nd Vice President
Brad Duffy

3rd Vice President
Dean Gluth

Francie Koehler

Bill Fletcher

James Huckabee

Executive Director
Carol Ward

Region 1 
Tony Quintana

Region 2
Candace Ivey

Region 3
Larry Flannery

Region 4
Mark Gillespie

Region 5
Andrea Orozco

Region 6
Dana Griffith

Members at Large
Jerry Pitman
Audra Coleman
Jim Casteel
Chuck McLaughlin