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.
Are you interested in learning about or supporting interstate compacts for the private investigative industry? The International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators has been exploring the possibility of interstate compacts as another means of PI license portability.
Interstate compacts are constitutionally authorized, legislatively enacted, legally binding agreements among states. Compacts enable licensed professionals to practice in all states that join the compact rather than getting an individual license in every state in which they want to practice. Similar to the compact for a driver’s license, each compact member state agrees to mutually recognize the practitioner licenses issued by every other member state.
A working group for interested stakeholders to discuss the Interstate Compact application process and industry's role will resume meeting in January.
Please welcome and congratulate your 2022-24 IASIR Board of Directors:
President – Anika Coleman, Licensing Manager, Licensure and Regulatory Services, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Vice President 1 – Paul Sherwin, Director, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Private Protective Services Vice President 2 – Keith E. Warren, Executive Director, Alabama Security Regulatory Board 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
Jesse Gentry, Associate General Counsel, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Detection Services Licensing Program
Suzy Herring, Professional Standards Division Director, Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Mpho Sechoaro, Deputy Director, Training and Communication, Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (South Africa)
Erin Underhill, Program Analyst/Administrator, Security, Occupational and Professional Licensing, D.C. Department of Licensing and Consumer Protection
Alarm Industry Matt Lambach, Vice President-Transactions Counsel, Allied Universal
Armored Car Industry James Willis, Manager of Licensing and Compliance, Brink’s U. S.
Private Investigative Industry Nicole Gray, PISA and Intellenet
Security Officers Industry Steve Amitay, Executive Director/General Counsel, NASCO
Thank you to everyone who stepped forward to volunteer for IASIR leadership. We also extend our gratitude to departing Board members who have played a significant role in moving the organization forward in recent years. All of your efforts have been appreciated!