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NCISS bi-monthly Member eNewsletter
September / October 2018
Welcome the bi-monthly NCISS Member eNewsletter!
In this issue:
  • From the President
  • Legislative News & Activity
  • NCISS Updates and Member News
  • Welcome New NCISS Members
  • and More!
President's Message - Brad Duffy
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and we're headed into fall! Summer saw many successes for us. We had great presence at TALI and PPIAC, as well as the IAPI conference. Chairman Terry Myer worked the TALI conference and had great success in promoting NCISS as usual. Mark Gillespie and Wes Bearden were speakers at the IAPI conference in September, and represented NCISS tremendously. At all of these events we were able to sign up more members, which is great for our growth.   Thank you to all of our volunteers for what you do in promoting NCISS, and thank you to all of our members.
Karen Beers hit the ground running as our new Executive Director in August, replacing Carol Ward who had a long, successful tenure with NCISS. Karen has already shown that she has the knowledge, experience, and dedication to help NCISS carry forward into the future.
As fall approaches, we continue to prepare for the Mid-Term meeting in November, as well as a few other events in the coming months. The OSMOSIS conference is October 7-9 in Las Vegas and the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators Conference is just before the Superconference in New York in November.   I hope you've all registered and made your arrangements to attend the Mid-Term meeting and Superconference. There are many great speakers, including our own Steve Rambam and Mark Gillespie. It will prove to be a very informative and fun event.
The NCISS Mid-Term Meeting registration, and the Investigators Super Conference registration (each are separate) are at
Hope to see you all there!
Brad Duffy  
NCISS President

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Legislative News & Activity - Lobbyit
NCISS - Your Voice, Your Benefits (3rd Qtr 2018)
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Tangible benefits that help your business bottom line - some exclusive to NCISS members!
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Lobbyit Monthly Report for May (released 09/14)
In May, Lobbyit spoke with security service providers about Senator Toomey's Private Security Officer Screening Improvement Act (PSOSIA), met with Senator Toomey's office to discuss the bill, and met with Senate Judiciary Committee counsel in this same regard.
Read the full report at
Lobbyit Monthly Report for July (released 09/21)
In the month of July, Lobbyit's work for NCISS focused primarily on sweeping data privacy legislation in the California legislature.
Read the full report at
Member and Association News!
Region 5 - contributed by Andrea Orozco
The 2018 Annual Rocky Mountain Private Investigator Conference was certainly a huge success. Having top notch NCISS members as speakers is a testament of the talent and experienced Investigators we have within this association. My proudest moment was when over 2/3 of the attendees stood up to represent NCISS members taking part of this conference. Breckenridge, CO was a beautiful venue. The height of the color change within our beautiful mountains made for stunning photos and eye candy throughout the weekend.
Continuing education and networking in taking part of these conferences is crucial in our profession and helps make you the very best you can be when representing your clients. Support your state and national association by attending your state and national association events throughout the year.
From World Association of Detectives
Wes Bearden, NCISS 2nd Vice President, was elected to the WAD Board as a Director, at the Annual General Meeting, held in Las Vegas NV.
Dean Beers was re-appointed by new WAD President, Laura Guiliani, to continue as the Governor of the Americas (North, Central and South), a position he has held since 2012. In addition, NCISS Region 6 Director Michael Julian was re-appointed as US Ambassadors. 
Multiple Regions
NCISS has multiple subject matter experts as part of its Speakers Bureau, who are available to speak at training conferences and events.  
In September NCISS members, including Board members and Past Presidents, spoke in Colorado (Gene Ferraro, Brian Ingram, Francie Koehler, and Kelly Riddle), in Iowa (Wes Bearden and Mark Gillespie), and World Association of Detectives (Michael Julian, Dean Beers, and Wes Bearden). Several will be speaking at the upcoming Investigators Super Conference in New York City - Brian Ingram, Mark Gillespie, Brandon Perron, Steve Rambam, Steve Kirby, Jimmie Mesis and Fernando Fernandez.
Every month, NCISS members are contacted to speak at conferences nationwide. 
Association Conferences
Michigan Council of Professional Investigators
October 10th - 2018 Annual Training Conference at Michigan State University in Lansing MI
Details at
Private Investigators & Security Professionals of West Virginia
October 11th-13th - 2018 Annual Training Conference in Morgantown WV.
Details at

Indiana Society of Professional Investigators / Criminal Defense Investigators Training Council
October 26th-27th - Certification Training for Forensic Testimonial Evidence Recovery Method in South Bend IN
Details at

National Council of Investigation & Security Services
Mid-Term Meeting will be held on November 08th, at the 2018 Investigators Superconference in NYC, NY
Details at

North Carolina Association of Private Investigators
November 04th-10th - 2018 Fall Conference in Atlantic Beach, NC
Details at
2018 Investigators Superconference
November 08th-11th in New York City, NY
Details at
Welcome New Members
Mark Debeyssey
Traicer Professional Investigations Group
(Tomboll TX)
David Park
PT Investigations
(Chantilly VA)
Rocco Morisco
Rancilio & Associates
(Schaumburg IL)
Stephen Pease
Glass Key Investigations
(Colorado Springs CO)
Paul Cicarella
Advanced Investigations
(Stratford CT)
Jeremiah Baechle
Baechler Investigative Services
(El Cajon CA)
Barry Dunn
Barry Dunn Advisory Group
(Angleton TX)
Randall Hicks
(Corpus Christi TX)
Susan Jonesia
Gulf Coast Investigative Services
(Houston TX)
Chris Cloud
Qualified Investigations
(Arlington TX)
Billy Meeks
Innovative Investigative Resources
(Wylie TX)
Benny Lopez
Verify Investigations
(Chicago IL)
Duane Collins
LINUS Investigations and Consulting
(San Antonio TX)
Joanna Collins
LINUS Investigations and Consulting
(San Antonio TX)
Jerry Keeley
Keeley Investigations
(Hinsdale IL)
Nathaniel Lee
Reveles Intelligence Group
(San Antonio TX)
Douglas Crumly
DC Investigations
(Chapman Ranch TX)
Richard Knight
Continental Investigative Services
(Herron IL)
Brian Ingram
Consulting Investigation Services
(Waxahachie TX)
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Call Executive Director Karen Beers at (800) 445-8408 to update your membership and renew your 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.
  • Inactive / Retired: $87.50 for inactive / retired members over the age of 65 years with at least 10 consecutive years of NCISS 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.
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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! 
Executive Director, Karen Beers
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Evans, CO. 80620-0615

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Fax - (970) 480-7794
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