As a member of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services
you have access to the following benefits!
Tangible benefits that help your business bottom line - some exclusive to NCISS members!


Updated for 2017 (2nd Qtr)   

After the Annual meeting in March, a new Members Only area for the NCISS website will be active. This area will have the State Legislative Awareness Monitoring Program and links for state legislation, and other member only items. This will be accessible only to our members - individuals, associations, etc.

In addition, a new page has been added to the NCISS website at
On this page are links to current: 
- Benefits of Your NCISS Membership
- President Messages
- The eAdvocate
- NCISS  / Lobbyit Alerts
- NCISS / Lobbyit Monthly Reports
- NCISS / Lobbyit Federal Legislation Monitoring
-- and archives of the above
National Council of Investigation & Security Services
Your Voice...Your Benefits
Dear Members,
You are NCISS!
NCISS is unique in its mission - to advocate for all professional investigators and security officers and agencies to further our profession - to keep us in business with the resources we need.  NCISS does this by staying alert to actions that may have a positive or negative impact on our professions, and partnering with state associations to offer our assistance at the local level.  It truly is a partnership of our members and state associations - Together We're Better! 

For over 40 years NCISS has been, and continues to be, the most influential voice and legislative advocate for the Security and Private Investigation professions in the United States of America.
As the largest national association of investigative and security professionals, your reach and influence is more than your membership - it is the combined voices your association and colleagues.  As many members are part of other state, national and international associations with varying benefits, at NCISS we offer unique benefits - from legislative advocacy and alerts to multi-association integral networking.  Your NCISS membership extends to tens of thousands of friends and colleagues in the investigation and security professions.
The most important benefit you may realize by being a member - and encouraging others to join - is advocating for the rights  and privileges of your profession.  From friendships to guidance, and grassroots advocacy to national and global assistance, NCISS works for, and counts on, you.   
For a list of the most popular benefits of NCISS membership, please visit    
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New Member Benefit to be Announced!
At the upcoming Annual Meeting / Hit the Hill event, l ong-time NCISS member Kevin McClain (Kevin W. McClain Investigations, Ltd. - IL) will share a special member benefits offer being rolled out to NCISS members this year!
This year he has a special announcement for NCISS members, which will be exclusively announced at this HTH / Annual Meeting event! It takes networking to a new level.
Kevin has developed a program designed to bring direct revenue to your pocket. How will you be able to participate and benefit?

If you are unable to join us, watch for a special announcement to see what Kevin's has developed and will announce exclusively at this event - and how you, as an NCISS member, will directly benefit.

Legislative Alerts and News
The most important function of NCISS is to monitor and direct federal legislation. But we also play an important role in acting as a conduit for state legislative information. Through joint efforts and other national and state associations of related industries, our advocates keep a finger on bills which affect our professions.

Often, a law passed in a trend setting state will be adopted almost verbatim by other states wishing to follow it. If an unfavorable law is enacted in one state, NCISS alerts other state associations who can take action to keep the problem from spreading. A number of important position papers have already been authored on key issues such as privacy, police moonlighting, reciprocity and use of private contractors over hiring more government employees.

NCISS officers and members are frequently called upon to testify at Congressional hearings giving our industry's viewpoint. Hit The Hill - NCISS members from across the country join together in Washington to meet with their Senators, Representatives and staff so they can be informed about our concerns and viewpoints. Congress appreciates our input in assisting them with promulgating sound legislation and regulations.

As soon as our legislative committee and advocate see an issue of concern to the investigative and security professions, a special Legislative Alert is sent via email to all members and distributed through special networking within state associations, as well as nationally and internationally.  In addition, our legislative advocate sends a monthly summary of legislation and regulations they are watching on behalf of NCISS members.

To keep alert of the latest legislative watch, please visit

To read the archives of special NCISS Alerts and News, please visit
Categories of Membership and Dues
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.
  • Service Member: $250 -- Individual or company providing services relative to the investigation or security industry.
  • Association Member: $100 ($1.00 per member or $100.00 if your membership is 100 or less) -- A non-profit state, regional, or national association whose chief membership are private investigators, private investigative agencies, and/or security guard companies. This is does not cover membership or benefits for individuals.  This provides your association legislative representation and protection in Washington, D.C.
Contact your Regional Director if you have any questions or need assistance.  Membership and dues information is also at
As a member of NCISS, you know the importance of the NCISS mission.  Please share with your colleagues to be part of the NCISS success! 
NCISS Legislative Fund
The NCISS Legislative Advocacy needs your continued support!
Help grow your Voice in Washington
renew your NCISS membership and refer a friend... 
Please consider a donation to the NCISS Legislative Fund.

* If you want to protect access to the records and resources you need... 
* If your ability to conduct individual locates, backgrounds, witness interviews, surveillance, business due diligence, investor due diligence, expert consultations, worker compensation claims, criminal defense, or civil investigations are important...

Please support the NCISS Legislative Fund or PAC today! NCISS was formed over 40 years ago by investigative and security agencies with the foresight to know these protections are needed! 

Your donation helps further the NCISS mission - YOUR voice in our nation's capital! Just $10, $25 or $50 makes a difference in YOUR Legislative Fund!

Contact the NCISS President or Executive Director if you have any questions or need assistance and to make an individual or association donation. or 
Your Advocate and The eAdvocate

NCISS reaches thousands of investigators and security consultants in your national trade journal, The NCISS Your Advocate, delivered by direct mail to the agency owners who have an interest in events in Washington, D.C.

The journal is mailed three times annually, approximately March, August and November, and is also available online.  Current and past issues at

In an effort to make sure our members are current on news of their professions, bi-monthly an electronic bulletin, The eReport, is sent via email.  The eAdvocate is archived online at .

If you have news or an idea for an article contact the editor, Dean A. Beers, at In the meantime.
Networking and Peer Assistance
National Directory - One of the most important values, and foundation, for NCISS is you - the membership.  NCISS screens all membership applications, providing you the benefit of seeking assistance directly with another member via the directory or listserv requests for assistance.  The national membership directory includes individual and association members.  Their contact information and specialties are included.  Visit  to access this important tool for the location of screened correspondent agencies to accept reciprocal assignments. 
Listserv - The primary purpose of NCISS Listserv's is to allow the NCISS Administration and the elected leaders of NCISS to communicate to NCISS members and keep NCISS members abreast of legal and legislative happenings that affect them. A secondary purpose is for the exchange of referral work and information helpful to working assignments.  Rules and information are at  
Business & Training Bulletins - NCISS is comprised of members that are leaders and experts in their fields.  Special bulletins are written by members of NCISS who are experienced and expert in their field, these bulletins accommodate the sharing of ideas and standards. 
Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill (every Spring)
- These two important events have been combined to further the mission of NCISS is legislative advocacy at the federal level for members. 

Hit the Hill is one of the most important, and effective, events for members to share with Senators and Representatives what most impacts our professions.  Each spring NCISS leaders and members meet in Washington, DC to visit with our elected Senators and Representatives in Congress.  NCISS also arranges special functions to meet and greet these elected officials, and will also be holding a luncheon inside the Capitol building.

The Annual Meeting includes the board meeting, annual membership meeting, board elections, seminars, and closing with gala banquet with swearing in of officers and presentation of awards. 
The 41 st
2017 Annual Meeting / Hit the Hill will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge just across the river from Georgetown. Arrival is Sunday March 26th and our banquet will be on Wednesday March 29th. For reference, Easter 2017 is April 16. The room rate is only $144, the best rate we have found in years. 
Tangible Benefits Pay Your Dues!
NCISS understands members also need tangible benefits for their membership dues.  The committee continues to find benefits - any of which may exceed the cost of annual dues.  NCISS does not charge a premium on any dues for any member benefits, and using just two of these can save over $500 annually.  It saves and pays to be a member of NCISS!

The following Vendors & Sponsors are recommended providers of NCISS - and also support NCISS and your membership! Please contact them to see how they can help you, and visit their websites (click on their logo).

Recommended Providers to NCISS members! 



Offered Discount Programs for NCISS Members
Office Depot® to bring you a FREE national discount program
NCISS has partnered with Office Depot® / Office Max® to bring you a FREE national discount program. Save up to 80% off preferred products.  All online Office Depot / Office Max orders will be delivered next day with a $5.95 shipping & handling charge if the order is under $50.00. All orders that are $50.00 or more will be delivered next day for free.   Start saving by visiting the NCISS Partner Page

Your NCISS membership entitles you to special Office Depot purchase discounts and significant savings at the copy and print center.  Get the word out about this ongoing Office Depot promotion.
Please call the Office Depot benefits coordinator at (866) 598-9320 or email us at if you have any questions. 

OFFICE DEPOT - The North Carolina Association of Private Investigators used their NCISS membership and Office Depot discount to save on conference materials printing! Members report saving $200-$2,000 annually on color and b/w printing, and office supplies.

Member Brandy Lord (Integrity Investigations, IN) shared this about Office Depot, "
In response to your email you sent out detailing the money you have saved from your NCISS membership benefits, I would also like to point out that our office saved approximately $33.00 when we recently sent our field investigator to Office Max to print documents that needed to be served on a last minute rush. Obviously, this is not the most important part of our membership, but definitely a nice perk!!"

Another member reports regularly having hundreds of pages of civil and criminal discovery printed multiple times a year - saving over $100 each time on average, at least once per month! Over $1,200 annually! 

IRB Focus - from 3rd VP Dean Gluth, "This particular monthly invoice (April 2016) details how my $185 worth of searches that month resulted in a 10% discount (THUS $18.50) plus the WAIVED MONTHLY $15.00 "Maintenance Fee," FOR A TOTAL NCISS MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS THIS MONTH ALONE OF $33.50. The savings realized by my investigative firm totaled over $200 for 2016 (not to mention the savings we also already enjoy at Office MAX/OfficeDepot). This savings alone paid for my annual NCISS membership dues, say no more...  
NCISS Apparel Store - Now Open!
NCISS now has a stand-alone store with one of our Vendors & Sponsors, EmbroidMe of Davenport IA

The store is now open at!

NCISS will benefit with a percentage of sales for the NCISS Legislative Fund.

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.
Your NCISS Benefits
NCISS - Your Voice, Your Benefits
Legislative Alerts and News
Your Advocate and The eAdvocate
Networking and Peer Assistance
Benefits that Pay Your Dues!
Your Membership, Your Voice ...
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

Board Chair
James Huckabee

Executive Director
Carol Ward

Region 1 
Candace Ivey

Region 2

Region 3
Larry Flannery

Region 4
Mark Gillespie

Region 5
Andrea Orozco

Region 6

Members at Large
Jerry Pitman   
Audra Coleman 
Jim Casteel  
Chuck McLaughlin