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 2018 (3rd Qtr)   

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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Evans, CO. 80620-0615
Now Available for download - NCISS Your Advocate Summer 2018
Just a reminder that you can now download the digital Your Advocate Winter 2018! This was emailed by Constant Contact ( ). 
Please take a look and see how NCISS is working for every professional in our investigative and security professions - and why your support and membership is important! Be sure and share with a colleague - their support and membership is also important! 
This digital issue can be viewed and downloaded:
Your Advocate Summer / August 2018
  • President's Message
  • Board Members 2018-2019
  • From the Vice President
  • About NCISS
  • Carol Ward retiring as Executive Director and Karen Beers steps in
  • Investigators Superconfernce and NCISS Mid-Term Meeting
  • NCISS Vendors and Sponsors
  • NCISS Store
  • Legislative News & Activity
  • NCISS Updates and Member News
  • Welcome New Members
  • Support NCISS Legislative Fund & Advocacy Preparedness
  • Member Benefits Savings
  • Member Sponsors
Be sure and look for new membership benefits!  
In this digital issue, there are embedded links to additional important information, and each graphic has an appropriate link to additional information. Please be sure and visit each of our Vendors and Sponsors, and learn all that NCISS and our members have accomplished in the recent  months!
Thank you for your NCISS support and membership!

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
Members Only Area at
Be sure and visit the Members Only area at

This has 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.

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
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, available at
  • 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 
Proactive Alerts & Calls to Action
for Investigative & Security
Legislative Alerts and Call to Action ( ) - Beginning with the member listserv and using Constant Contact, the Legislative Committee and legislative advocate - Lobbyit - NCISS brings you the news of our profession as it happens. To make sure each member and state association is fully informed, Lobbyit also issues a monthly legislative summary of events.
Lobbyit in Washington DC - Lobbyit is the NCISS legislative advocate in Washington DC; their office is a short walk from the US Capitol and congressional and other government administrative offices. Represented by Keith Nelson, NCISS has enjoyed a strong and successful relationship with Keith and Lobbyit. On a daily basis, Keith is available and regularly monitors legislative and regulatory activity in Washington DC, creates monthly news bulletins and alerts, and custom Call to Action programs as needed.
Your Advocate and The eAdvocate ( ) - Three times per year NCISS distributes Your Advocate digital magazine with easy references for the activities that NCISS and state associations are watching. Bi-monthly each member is emailed The eAdvocate with information about each region and association activities, special member accomplishments and up-to-date news of our profession.
Listserv ( ) - The NCISS Listserv gives each member a national resource for the exchange of referral work and information helpful to assignments. The Listserv also allows NCISS to communicate to members and keep them abreast of legal and legislative happenings affecting them. The NCISS listserv is one of the nation's largest and most active. 
Networking and Peer Assistance
National Networking, Member Directory and Member Search ( and the State Association Directory ) - One of the most important values, and foundation, 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 quarterly digital membership directory includes individual and association members, with contact information and specialties. The listserv is also utilized by members for requests of assistance needed.
Business & Training Bulletins & Events - 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 experts in their field, these bulletins accommodate the sharing of ideas and standards. In addition, these members also serve as ambassadors of NCISS and our professions when they speak and give training nationally to our member association conferences and events.
Annual Meeting and Mid-Term Meeting - The annual meeting includes important seminars and meeting and is held in conjunction with Hit the Hill each the spring in Washington DC. Our Mid-Term meeting, which moves around the country to
support state associations, is held in conjunction with a member state associations conference events each fall. Both are important and foster learning and professionalism as well as networking with peers from around the country.
Annual Hit the Hill - The mission of NCISS is legislative advocacy at the federal level for members.  One of the most important, and effective, in doing so is the annual Hit the Hill.  Each spring NCISS leaders and members meet in Washington, DC to visit with our elected Senators and Representatives in Congress.  NCISS also holds special functions to meet and greet these elected officials, and special luncheon with a keynote speaker - usually inside the Capitol building.
It saves and PAYS to be a member of NCISS!
Vendors and Sponsors ( ) - NCISS understands members also need tangible benefits for their membership dues. The committee continues to find benefits - any of which may return more than the cost of annual dues. NCISS does not charge a premium on any dues for any member benefits. Using just two of these can save over $500 annually!
>> Please visit the Vendor and Sponsor page for a current list of our valued sponsors and vendors.
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 latest member benefits can be found at

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!
Mechanic Insurance Programs

Unique Discount Programs for NCISS Members

NCISS Apparel Store - Custom Logo Apparel!
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
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
Chairman of the Board
Terry Myer
Brad Duffy
First Vice President
Andrea Orozco
Second Vice President
Chris Reynolds
Third Vice President
Wes Bearden
Mark Gillespie
Candace Ivey
Region 1
Tim Gilbert
Region 2
Region 3
Robert Dunn
Region 4
Jon Tipton
Region 5
Tina Thomas
Region 6
Michael Julian
Members at Large
Dean Gluth
Tawni Tyndall
Brandy Lord
Steven Rambam

Executive Director
Karen S. Beers 
P.O. Box 200615
Evans, CO 80620