You are welcome to share this with colleagues and clients.

NCISS bi-monthly Member eNewsletter
January / February 2019
Welcome the bi-monthly NCISS Member eNewsletter!
In this issue:
  • From the President
  • Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill Event
  • Legislative News & Activity from Lobbyit and Privacy Special Report
  • NCISS Updates and Member News
  • Association Conferences
  • Welcome New NCISS Members
  • 2019 1st Quarter Member Directory Update
  • and More!
President's Message - Brad Duffy
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is off to a great start in the New Year! 2019 should be an exciting year for our industry and for NCISS. 
We don't expect a quiet year for our industry on Capitol Hill! With the renewed interest in data privacy protection, our presence at the Hit the Hill event is even more important. We need to educate our legislators on our industry and make sure that common sense prevails!
Hit the Hill will be Sunday, April 28th through Wednesday, May 1.  Details and registration information are available on the NCISS website.  This is a great opportunity to meet with our legislators and speak up for everyone in our industry.
Brad Duffy  
NCISS President

Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill Event
Schedule Summary:
> Arrival - Sunday April 28th

> Monday April 29th - Board Meeting, Annual Meeting, Elections, and Networking

> Tuesday April 30th - HTH Appointments, and Networking

> Wednesday May 1st - Training Seminars, President Award Luncheon, and New Board Meeting
This will be the most important Hit the Hill event in over a decade - as members volunteer from across the nation meet in Washington DC for the specific purpose of one-on-one appointments with the offices of our Senators and Representatives.  
In addition, this 3-day event is the NCISS Annual Meeting, including Awards and Elections, and also an additional day of training seminars.  
NCISS gives a special thanks to the following members, volunteering their time and expertise to give the following training seminars!

Wednesday 05/01 Speakers:
> Tim Dimoff (SACS Consulting and Investigative Services - Akron OH)
Current and Future Trends of Aggression, Active Shooter and Terrorism
Prevent and Mitigate Aggressive Behavior
Workplace aggression, Active Shooter Threats and Terrorist Attacks are increasing and a major concern in today's rage-filled culture in our schools, businesses, and organizations. Active shooter and aggressive behavior situations are nearly everyday occurrences, and every type of environment needs to recognize red flags, learn how to prevent and mitigate these situations and prepare and educate everyone before the aggressive behavior takes place.

> Jim Nanos (PI Magazine / Apple Investigations - Wildwood NJ)
Current and Advanced Trends in Surveillance
An overview of newly developed equipment available to the
professional investigator and how this equipment is being deployed in the field. Including covert cameras, wifi and IP addressable (reviewing the difference), use of cellular cameras in surveillance operations, "pole cameras", GPS equipment upgrades, and trends in body worn surveillance cameras

> Rich Robertson, CLI (R3 Investigations - Tempe AZ)
Mass Data Analysis - Understanding State and Federal Laws for court data, police car GPS data, and databases of all current and former police officers. Including court decisions, and handling resistance from government agencies.

> Sheila Wysocki (Without Warning Private Investigation - Brentwood TN)
Trolling for Clues: How Digital and Social Networking Have Changed the Investigation Landscape
Join renowned Private Investigator Sheila Wysocki as she delves into the ever-changing landscape of podcasting, and criminal investigations. Learn how crowd sourcing is changing the way police, private investigators, and the justice system uses the internet to investigate and convict. Most importantly, participate in a discussion about if this uncharted technique should be legal, and if it's legal, is it ethical?

Details in the information packet - visit for registration and information.
Legislative News & Activity - Lobbyit
Privacy Special Report
Your NCISS Board has been hard at work over the last few months including over the holiday season.  This year is going to be a tough year in Congress for our professions (investigators, security agencies, and process servers). 
The new Congress, just sworn in on January 3rd, is already proving to be a significant challenge to investigators, security agencies, and process servers in 2019. Here is an update on the activity and outlook to date - .  
As an Investigator, Security Agency, Process Server, or related professional... have you benefited from:
  • Having access to driving records and motor vehicle information from your state DMV and private data providers?
  • Having access to databases with permissible purposes under the GLBA?
  • Having access to Social Security Numbers, Birthdates, Address History and other important information, including credit reports?
  • Carry a firearm in the course of your professional duties?
  • Having the ability to use a pretext for undercover operations, shopping services and other permissible purposes?
  • Used the National Sex Offender Registry (Dru's Law) for background investigations?
  • Used GPS, drones and other modern technology in your investigations and security services?
If you answered YES to just one of these questions, you have directly benefited from the more than 40-year history of NCISS, volunteers, and support of NCISS every member. NCISS and membership have provided responsive testimony to Congress and federal regulators, as well as assisting state associations with similar issues at the state level.
How? Download and share this important Special Report from NCISS at!
If you wonder what NCISS does for you, view NCISS as your insurance policy. You don't make claims every day. When the big claim comes, and the upcoming privacy fight is that "claim," you will want NCISS protecting you at every turn.

Please share with your colleagues - 2019 is going to be a challenging year for all of us.

To stay current, please visit 
Member and Association News!
NCISS is proud to work with our member and supporting associations across the country.  Just this week, NCISS At Large Director, and immediate past president of the Indiana Society of Private Investigators (INspi) - Brandy Lord - shared this important news!
I wanted to share the below email that Don Johnson just sent to INspi members. Today we dodged another bullet in Indiana, our government continues to question the importance of our professional licensing. Shout out to Dean Gluth [also an NCISS At Large Director] for always jumping in and assisting. NCISS also played a critical role in 2015 when we almost lost our licensing. Also, thank you, Tim Gilbert [Region 1 Director - covering Indiana] for jumping in on this one. 

We have to continue to work together and express the importance of membership for the state associations and individuals. 

-- Brandy Lord
From Don Johnson, CLI [past NCISS Region 2 Director]
In Indianapolis today, a handful of PIs from around the state were in the Capitol building when the Select Committee on Government Reduction voted to retain licensing for private investigators and security guards, which had been slated for repeal in House Bill 1269. The committee accepted language generated by members of our state associations that saved licensing, with the size of the licensing board reduced from (7) seven to (5) five members. There were other licensed occupations and professions on "the chopping block," but all were saved with some adjustments similar to ours. A shout out to the following for attending today's committee hearing and their work leading up to today's event: David Shelton, Kim Ridding, George Gergis, Brandy Lord and Chris Ridding. A special thank you to committee member Rep. Matt Hostettler, who introduced that part of an amendment to 1269 which saved our licensing.

Many of you may recall efforts in 2011 and 2015 to eliminate the licensing of professional investigators and security guard companies. Once again, our state associations worked together in countering those efforts, the spirit of collaboration and professionalism prevailing..

Be vigilant colleagues. The anti-regulatory monster has a voracious appetite, and he took bites out of several boards this year. He will be back.
Per Mar Security Services Celebrates CEO, Michael Duffy's, Iowa Business Hall of Fame Induction 
NCISS Past President Michael Duffy, CEO and Chairman of Per Mar Security Services, was inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame.  
"Becoming a member of the Iowa Business Hall of Fame is something I never would have imagine. I want thank all of those who helped make this possible; my family, my many co-workers over the years, without whose contributions and efforts this wouldn't be possible. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with all those that I have; customers, employees, and community members that I've had the pleasure of getting to know through the years. I am humbled and honored by the recognition and I certainly want to pay gratitude to my parents, who started this company and allowed me the opportunity to continue on their legacy."
Based in Iowa, Per Mar Security Services was founded in 1953 by the first president of NCISS, John Duffy (1976-1978)  , and his wife Eleanor. Per Mar is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest. The highest award of NCISS, the John J. Duffy Memorial Achievement Award, is in his honor.   
Association Conferences
An association events calendar and information is at

Florida Association of Private Investigators (FAPI) Annual Litigator and Investigators Conference
02/21 to 02/23 - Altamonte Springs FL
Details at

World Association of Detectives (WAD) Midterm Meeting
03/21 to 03/23 - Honolulu HI
Details at

Professional Association of Wisconsin Licensed Investigators (PAWLI) Annual Conference
03/29 to 03/30 - Wisconsin Rapids WI
Details at 
National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) Annual Meeting and Hit the Hill
04/29 to 05/01 - Washington DC
Details at
Florida Association of Licensed Investigators (FALI) Annual Conference
05/02-05/04 - Orlando FL
Details at

Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) Annual Conference
07/24-07/26 - Colorado Springs CO
Details at 
Article Headline
Albert Belcher
Dominican Village
Amityville, NY
Robert Beresford
Beresford Investigations
Brentwood, CA
Matthew Brady
Huntington Beach, CA
Timothy Culbert
Culbert Professional Investigations Group
Jamie Hoos
Double "O" Detective Agency & Security Consulting
Holly Hunter
Hunter Investigations
Alpharetta, GA
Michael Johnson
Mykl Investigates
San Bruno, CA
Gregory Jurek
South District Investigations
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Amy Kantorowicz
Kantorowicz Investigations
Waite Park, MN
Mark Mahoney
Mahoney & Son's Investigations
Orinda, CA
George Maigo
Geomra Enterprises
Nairobi, Kenya
Catherine Malapanes
Ketchum Investigations
Fruita, CO
Calvin Martin
M & M Private Investigations
Crofton, MD
Robin Martinelli
Martinelli Investigations
Lawrenceville, GA
Jim McDonald
McDonald Services
Windsor Heights, IA
Don Miller
Miller Investigative Services
Morehead City, NC
David Nalley, Jr.
Nalley Private Investigations
Easley, SC
Mark Pucci
New York Private Detectives
Syosset, NY
Tonya Sabo
Legal ROC Investigations
San Diego, CA
Richard Schies
RM Schies Investigations
Yuba City, CA
JW Walker
Rohn Services
Dearborn Heights, MI
Nick Wright
Risk & Security Management
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Steve Young
Young & Associates
Oakbrook, IL
NCISS on Social Media SocialMedia
( please note the period between NCISS and Association)
Twitter - @nciss_assoc (please note the underscore between NCISS and Association)

Do you want to be featured on the NCISS Facebook page?  Please privately email the following:
- Your name
- Your agency name, city and state
- Your key areas of specialties and services
- Your contact information - phone and email
- Your website, your agency Facebook page and Twitter
NCISS 2019 1st Quarter Membership Directory
The Membership Directory is returning!
The next directory will be published online in a digital magazine format next week! This will include all members current as of January 31st for 2019.
Inside will be listings by name, as well as region and state. Also included will be helpful information about NCISS and website - from Bylaws and News, to your Board and Committees.
Look for the link and updates in your email inbox around February 14th!
Are Your Dues Current?      
Help grow your Voice in Washington
Renew your NCISS membership and refer a friend... 
Increase NCISS Membership and Make a Donation Today!

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.
NCISS also has memberships for Associations and related Service Industries / providers. 

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! 
Executive Director, Karen Beers
Updated Contact Information

P.O. Box 200615
Evans, CO. 80620-0615

(800) 445-8408
Fax - (970) 480-7794
Important News
NCISS monitors federal legislation and regulations impacting the investigative and security professions. To keep members current, all latest newsletters, reports and alerts are linked from this page.

Your Member Benefits
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.

Details of unique and tangible benefits are at:
Your Membership, Your Voice ...
Refer a colleague to save $25 on their 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.

Important NCISS Links
Visit Your NCISS Vendors & Sponsors
Benefits for you, fitting your needs 
The Mechanic Group
Diamond Sponsor
PI Magazine
Gold Sponsor
Tracers Information
Silver Sponsor
Fully Promotoed
Bronze Sponsor
Security & Investigations Insurance Solutions
Bronze Sponsor
Your Advocate Advertising for Members

Members can submit business card sized ads for this year's Your Advocate and event placards. These must be ready-made artwork - preferably your business card in JPEG in at least 300dpi for enlargement.

Please use this form  < Member Your Advocate Sponsors >
* Payments - send directly to NCISS (
* Artwork - send directly to  the editor (
* Questions - email the editor or call (970) 691-0813.  
Thank you for your NCISS support and membership!
NCISS Apparel Store
 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.