Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action

ISPLA Achievements


  • Founded a National Association with the sole Mission of Lobbying as our name implies, Investigative and Security Professionals for Legislative Action.
  • Founded the first National, Non-Partisan Political Action Committee exclusive to the Investigative and Security Industries.
  • Established the first and only Comprehensive, Live, Legislative Tracking System monitoring ALL Federal Legislation and that of each of the 50 States specific to the Investigative and Security professions.
  • Made Contact with all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 100 members of the Senate.
  • Presented the very first PAC donations to members of Congress on behalf of the Investigative and Security Industries.
  • Met with each Congressional sponsor of Bills of concern to the Industries.
  • Met with Federal Regulatory Agencies (e.g.: FTC, FEC, NARA, DOJ and SEC).
  • Provided Testimony to Congress on the issue of Criminal Defense Reform.
  • Joined a National Coalition of Associations and other interested parties to work on Criminal Defense Reform at the Federal level.
  • Represented the Investigative and Security professions at the annual meetings of the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR). ISPLA is the only organization representing the Private Investigation Industry on the IASIR board.
  • Participated at U.S. House Judiciary Committee Briefing on Solutions to the Indigent Defense Crisis.
  • Assisted numerous state professional associations in their legislative agendas and made lobbying presentations in California, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas.
  • Created alliances with like-minded stakeholders regarding particular privacy issues (e.g.: Cato Institute, First Amendment Groups).
  • Participated in numerous FTC Round Table Discussion series on Privacy Issues.
  • At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice, participated the National Symposium on Indigent Defense: Looking Back, Looking Forward, 2000-2010.
  • ISPLA’s Director of Government Affairs was the first non-lawyer invited participant to represent the Investigative profession on the Law of Ethics and Investigations at American Bar Association’s Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility.
  • Entered into agreement with the International Intelligence Network (INTELLENET) to represent their interests in government affairs, PAC activities at the federal level, and on specific international regulatory issues.
  • Testified before state legislative and regulatory bodies on various proposed regulations and legislative issues such as deregulation of private investigators and contract security companies and GPS tracking.
  • Continually monitored legislation posing a potential threat to investigative and security professionals.
  • Successfully lobbied against passage of potential legislation detrimental to the investigative and contract security industries! Not a single bill which ISPLA lobbied against gained passage during the two-year cycles of the 111th and 112th Congress.
  • ISPLA board members continue to also serve as officers, board members and legislative directors of various state and regional professional associations involving contract security companies, state licensed private investigators, legal investigators and certified fraud examiners. Close working relationships also exist not only with Intellenet, but with the Society of Professional Investigators, the National Association of Legal Investigators and chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.





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