Legislative Watch - The most important function of NCISS is to monitor and direct federal legislation. But we also play an important role in acting as a conduit for state legislative information. Through joint efforts and other national and state associations of related industries, our advocates keep a finger on bills which affect o r professions. Often, a law passed in a trend setting state will be adopted almost verbatim by other states wishing to follows it. If an unfavorable law is enacted in one state, NCISS alerts other state associations who can take action to keep the problem from spreading. A number of important position papers have already been authored on key issues such as privacy, police moonlighting, reciprocity and use of private contractors over hiring more government employees. NCISS officers are frequently called upon to testify at congressional hearings giving our industry's viewpoint. Hit The Hill - NCISS members from across the country join together in Washington to meet with their senators, representatives and staff so they can be informed about our concerns and viewpoints. Congress appreciates our input in assisting them with promulgating sound legislation.
National Directory - An important tool for the location of screened correspondent agencies to accept reciprocal assignments.
List Serve's - The primary purpose of NCISS Listserv's is to allow the NCISS Administration and the elected leaders of NCISS to communicate to NCISS members and keep NCISS members abreast of legal and legislative happenings that affect them. A secondary purpose is for the exchange of referral work and information helpful to working assignments.
Business & Training Bulletins - Written by members of NCISS who are experienced and expert in their field, these bulletins accommodate the sharing of ideas and standards.
Annual Conference - Moving around the country, each conference includes important training seminars and meetings which foster learning and professionalism.
Newsletter - Highlighting the latest developments and legal decisions, The NCISS Report assists members in staying abreast of trends and the newest techniques.
NCISS PI Insurance Plan - An insurance program specifically designed to ins re the unique liability insurance exposures of private investigators throughout the U. S. It combines broad coverage with low cost to provide private investigation agencies with the best General/ Professional Liability policy on the market today. The plan is only available to members of the NCISS and is administered by Brownyard Programs, LTD.
Awards & Certificates - In addition to a handsome membership plaque, NCISS bestows various achievement awards and certificates documenting training classes and seminars completed.
The Duffy Award … this prestigious award is presented annually for exemplary achievement and leadership in the memory of Founding President John J. Duffy.
The Wayne Wunder Memorial Award… given annually in memory of the late Wayne J. Wunder, security pioneer and founder of Continental Secret Service in Toledo, Ohio. The award recognizes exceptional contributions by members of NCISS who characteristically are not in the forefront in terms of recognition.
State Association Advisory Board ( SAAB) - While serving as the voice of the industry in Washington D. C., NCISS recognized the need of state association leaders to be able to effectively communicate with their colleagues on issues that were specific to state associations. The purpose of the SAAB is to create a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, needs and concerns relative to the state and regional associations. We recognize the power of communication, the power of knowledge, and the power of being able to both share and receive information.
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