Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action

ISPLA-PAC Makes Its First Senate Contribution In Contentious Race

13 Dec 2017 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On December 8, ISPLA's non-partisan ISPLA-PAC, financially contributed to the winning U.S. Senate candidacy of "Blue Dog" Democrat conservative Doug Jones of Alabama. Below is our letter to the recipient of our PAC donation.

We believe as of this date that ISPLA-PAC was the only professional  association representing investigative and security professionals making a PAC donation in 2017 in a U.S. Senate race. In the future, we hope to discuss issues of mutual concern with Senator Jones of Alabama, as we have done in the past with the senior senator in that state, Senator Richard Shelby.

Bruce Hulme, ISPLA-PAC Treasurer and ISPLA Director of Government Affairs




235 N. Pine Street, Lansing, MI 48933

December 8, 2017

Mr. Doug Jones, Candidate for United States Senate, State of  Alabama

Doug Jones For Senate Committee

P.O. Box 131025

Birmingham, AL 35213

            In support of your candidacy for the Senate, enclosed is a check in the amount of $1,000 from Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action Political Action Committee.

            ISPLA represents professional investigators and security professionals, primarily in the private sector, in order to protect their interests in government affairs, non-partisan PAC activities at the federal level, and on specific U.S. and international regulatory issues. We have assisted members of Congress and their staff on criminal justice issues, privacy, public safety, and information  security breaches (i.e., when ISPLA was formed in 2009, it commenced a number of initiatives relative to criminal defense.) A significant portion of ISPLA members and our investigative colleagues are engaged in some aspect of criminal justice matters. In that area of our expertise, ISPLA's activities, in part, have included:

  • Providing testimony to Congress on the issue of criminal defense reform.
  • Joining a national coalition of associations and other interested parties to work on criminal defense reform at the Federal level.
  • Representing the Private Investigative profession at the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR) as the only private investigation government affairs organization serving on the IASIR board.
  • Participating at U.S. House Judiciary Committee briefing on Solutions to the Indigent Defense Crisis.
  • At the invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice, participating in the National Symposium on Indigent Defense: Looking Back, Looking Forward, 2000-2010.
  • At the invitation of the American Bar Association, as a panel participant representing the investigative profession on the Law of Ethics and Investigations at the ABA's Annual National Conference on Professional Responsibility.

            We commend you for undertaking this contentious senatorial campaign in Alabama. When you take your seat in the U.S. Senate, know that we are available to assist you and your staff in any way that we can.


Bruce H. Hulme, CFE, BAI                                                              

ISPLA Director of Government Affairs & ISPLA PAC Treasurer


Tel: (212) 962-4054


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