Celebrating 25 Years of IASIR at the 2018 Conference
IASIR was founded in 1993 by a farsighted group of regulatory administrators who realized that by joining hands they could enhance their ability to regulate and promote professionalism of the private security, private investigative, alarm and related industries. Now, 25 years later, IASIR’s membership has grown to include most state and provincial government regulatory agencies, as well as law enforcement and industry members from across North America and increasingly, other parts of the world.
Re-forecasting Regulatory Climate Change: How to plan for and react to the realities of present-day industry trends and developments
TOPIC: CANNABIS CONTACT “HI”: HOW CANNABIS HAS GONE FROM THE BACK ALLEY TO THE BREAKROOM AT BREAKNECK PACE Prediction: Cannabis will always be illegal. Reality: Cannabis is being legalized and normalized at an accelerated rate—swamping regulators in the wake of outdated laws and rules. TOPIC: INSURANCE: THE BORING, UNCHANGING NECESSITY EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE Prediction: Producer offerings are mature and will remain unchanged for decades. Reality: Actuaries and underwriters are scrambling to qualify and quantify the growing impact of Cannabis as a viable and necessary risk management product. (Farms, dispensaries, transport, security) TOPIC: THE TRAINING WEATHER VANE: HOW GLOBAL TRAINING PATTERNS SHIFT DIRECTION AND INTENSITY OF TRAINING REGULATORY CONSTRUCTS Prediction: Existing training requirements, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, are adequate to achieve local regulatory compliance. Reality: Outdated training constructs fail to aid industry in mitigating known and previously unforeseen exposures. With the use of targeted research and industry input, regulators can collectively share and augment training constructs to achieve collective, desired outcomes. TOPIC: BODY WORN CAMERAS IN THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT Prediction: Camera size and privacy laws would forever be a barrier to the emergence of wearable camera technology and its deployment as a public safety check and balance. Reality: Camera miniaturization and clashes with law enforcement have driven wearable tech, in the form of body cameras, to its largest audience in the law enforcement and security communities.
TOPIC: GLOBAL INDUSTRY OF CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION Prediction: Reciprocity, portability, compacts and other forms of license recognition will always be fraught with barriers when crossing state lines and international borders. Reality: The need for easier transference in the wake of all-hazards response scenarios has proven necessity is the mother of invention, as agencies the world over seek ways to bridge the gaps in licensure and certification pathways.
2018 Speaker Presentations Now Posted in Members-Only
IASIR's 25th Anniversary Conference, held Oct. 24-26 in Scottsdale, Ariz., was an exceptional event. Under the theme of Navigating the Regulatory Landscape, attendees explored regulatory trends from the early days to the present, as well as the current regulatory challenges and opportunities facing the security, investigation and alarm industries.
Most speaker presentations are now available in the Members Only section of IASIR's website. Of course, these documents do not do justice to the robust conversations and initiatives sparked by our expert presenters, but they offer the framework for continuing dialogue and action.
Check out the official conference program for the session descriptions and speaker biographies. And watch for announcement of accompanying video we hope to provide soon!