National Council of Investigation & Security Services
Your Voice...Your Benefits
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 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 www.nciss.org/membership-and-benefits.
Terry Myer, Sr.
1st Vice President
Chair - Vendor & Sponsor Committee / Benefits Program
7501 Sparrows Point Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21219
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 Legislative Alerts, please visit
Categories of Membership and Dues
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 and encourage them to be part of the NCISS success for the first year introductory dues of $99.
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
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Networking and Peer Assistance
- 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.
- 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 2017
- 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.
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.
Mid-Term Meeting 2016
- Moving around the country each fall, this is now a one day board meeting open to all members.
Arrival is 10/23, meeting is 10/24, and departure is 10/25. The venue will be The D Las Vegas for $24 per night and $20 per day resort fee (includes internet, fitness and business centers, and discounted show tickets). Mark your calendars and make your reservations! The D has extended the discounted room rate to include 10/25 and 10/26 to enjoy Las Vegas.
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!
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NCISS Legislative Fund
The NCISS Legislative Advocacy needs your continued support!
The NCISS Legislative Fund is a key component of our association's ability to represent the private investigation and security professionals interest s before Congress. Fundraising efforts are ongoing throughout the year, and include requests to individual members, state associations, industry vendors, database providers, and more.
There are many who benefit from the services of our two professions. As we continue to seek ways to replenish the Legislative Fund on a monthly basis, you are encouraged to contribute, not only monetarily, but through ideas to raise funds in other ways.
One easy way to support the NCISS Legislative Fund is to use the NCISS - Office Depot Discount Card. You save money on your purchase and a percentage is donated back to the Legislative Fund.
|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.
1st Vice President
Terry Myer, Sr.
2nd Vice President
3rd Vice President
Members at Large