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.
IASIR President Delivers Address on SURGE Initiative at India Security Leadership Summit
NEW DELHI — Fabian P. Blache III, president of the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR), will deliver an address at the CAPSI Security Leadership Summit December 17 to introduce executives from India’s private security industry and top government officials to IASIR’s Secure Urgent Response Global Endorsement (S.U.R.G.E.) Certification™.
IASIR has developed and administers the S.U.R.G.E. international training certification for security personnel and their employers. The online program establishes a minimum training standard in order to meet requirements for license portability or reciprocity across jurisdictional boundaries.
S.U.R.G.E. Certified Security Officers are required to attain 100 percent on the final exam at each of three program levels, an achievement made possible through a state-of-the-art curriculum that tests at various checkpoints then retrains where mastery is not achieved. “In this way, we ensure that every individual has internalized the information in a way that will allow them to operationalize the training in the field,” said Blache.
IASIR has partnered with the Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) and the Indian government to bolster CAPSI’s accomplishments in the establishment of training standards. CAPSI, representing the world’s largest security workforce with 7 million employed, is an international leader in the formulation of standards and best practices, particularly in regard to overcoming obstacles and barriers in times of crisis.
IASIR is a professional association made up of state and provincial government regulators of the private security, investigative and alarm industries, as well as law enforcement and industry members from across North America and other parts of the world. The Association focuses on collaboration between these groups to enhance public safety by promoting professionalism through effective regulation.
Meet the 2020-22 IASIR Board of Directors
Please welcome and congratulate your 2020-22 IASIR Board of Directors:
President – Fabian Blache III, Executive Director & Chief Administrative Officer, Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners Vice President 1 – Greg Cook, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Private Detectives and Protective Agents Vice President 2 – JR Richards, Administrator, Washington State Department of Licensing Secretary – Pam Groose, Executive Director, Missouri Board of Private Investigator and Private Fire Investigator Examiners Treasurer – Karen Forsyth-McNeil, Manager/Registrar, Security Programs, Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Manabela “Sam” Chauke, Director, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority, South Africa
Anika Coleman, Licensing Manager, Licensure and Regulatory Services, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Don C. Johnson, President, Indiana Private Investigator & Security Guard Licensing Board
Keith E. Warren, Executive Director, Alabama Security Regulatory Board
Alarm Industry Matthew Lambach, Associate Counsel, Allied Universal
Armored Car Industry James Willis, Manager of Licensing and Compliance, Brink’s U. S.
Private Investigative Industry Nicole Gray, PISA/Intellenet
Security Officers Industry Steve Amitay, Executive Director/General Counsel, NASCO
Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual candidates' forum and election, with special thanks to our Nominations Committee led by Kevin Ingram. We also extend our gratitude to several departing Board members who have played a significant role in moving the organization forward in recent years. All of your efforts have been appreciated!
Fall 2019 Regulator
International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators • Fall 2019