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, 29 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.
Under a general theme of Regulatory Response to 2022 Pressure Points: Firearms in the Field, Advanced Tech Expectations, New Markets to Consider, we will look at how industry and cultural shifts are pushing re-examination of regulations and license administration. Rapidly changing concealed carry laws have implications for both the private security and investigative industries, as well as peripheral functions such as expanded K9 weapon detection and firearms training. Technological advances born during the pandemic have raised expectations for digital ID cards, online training and other means of streamlining processes. And the role of private security continues to expand into functions traditionally performed by law enforcement. Where do regulatory practices need to evolve to meet these societal changes?
We’re inviting speakers and panelists who can share the high-level trends as well as the view on the ground. Real-world case studies and practical collaboration between representatives of government and the regulated industries will be emphasized in breakout sessions and full-group discussion of sensible strategies for regulatory and operational reform in the face of change.
See the Calendar page for registration and more information.
Exploring PI Reciprocity
Zoom meeting Wednesday, July 27, at 1PM Eastern
Join a working group of IASIR members to discuss reciprocal licensing agreements for private investigators, allowing them some flexibility to follow cases across state lines or work short-term “over the border.” Hear from states that currently have reciprocity in place and look at ways to expand opportunities, including possible development of reciprocal agreements and model legislation. It’s a great way to connect with your IASIR colleagues on a timely topic and learn what’s working (and what isn’t) in other jurisdictions.
Simply request the Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org.