PSPA is an Interactive (on-line) Membership Based Security Organization.

Established in 2010, PSPA was founded for the betterment of the private security industry, its practitioners, and end users, which include: Private Security Professionals, the Employers of Private Security Professionals, and the Clients who contract services of Private Security Agencies.

As an industry leading Professional Association, PSPA understands that Private Security plays a significant role in the day-to-day protection of people and assets. The steadfast growth in Private Security coupled with the broadened responsibilities placed upon the Private Security Sector, further necessitates the effective hiring, training and deployment of educated security personnel to accomplish the needs of the industry and those served by the industry. PSPA footnotes that many States require an occupational license to work as a security professional yet many States have no requirements. Occupational licenses, permits, and/or commissions may include a criminal background check and mandated training. However a National standard ceases to exist. 

To this end, PSPA has developed (and where applicable is State licensed to administer) a comprehensive library of Training, Certification, and Continuing Education (CE) Programs for Private Security (Officers, Supervisors, and Managers) in addition to Employers and Clients who: own, manage, oversee and/or engage security programs, security personnel, or life safety services. 

PSPA Training programs are accepted by countless agencies, institutions, and organizations (both public and private) as Continuing Education Hours / Continuing Education Units (CEU's).

PSPA is an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA/BOMI) ► Real Property Administrator RPA®, Facilities Management Administrator FMA®, Systems Maintenance Administrator SMA®, and Systems Maintenance Technician SMT® designations; a Continuing Education (CE) Provider to the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition (NDPC), the National Sheriffs Association (NSA); and a State Licensed Level III Training & Continuing Education School for the Department of Public Safety (TXDPS Private Security Bureau) to name just a few.

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To bring affordable benefits and premier services; to heighten the private security industry's influence and image, to provide visionary industry standards while increasing the private security professionals value to the business society served. 


To be recognized industry-wide as America's premier "Private Security Organization" accredited with delivering a comprehensive library of essential educational resources and exemplary customer service.


PSPA is not a (1.) City, State or Government Agency (2.) In-House Security Department (3.) Contract Guard Agency (4.) Supplier of Security Related Equipment or (5.) End User of Private Security Services.

PSPA is a Membership Based “Security Organization” where “Registered” members Pledge to maintain exemplary levels of professional decorum, ethics, honesty, integrity, dignity, and respect. Members understand they must acquire and retain a requisite skillset sufficient enough to achieve legal, safe, and effective results while engaged as a private security professional or operative within the Private Security Industry.


Memberships are available to Individuals and Businesses who are actively engaged or are seeking to become actively engaged within the private security industry.

PSPA offers new member discounts, and corporate discount packages on a case-by case basis.

Ask us about our complementary “Business Membership” trial period.

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On behalf of our entire Internal Team in addition to countless External Counterparts (industry experts, and contributing volunteers) we together formally thank our Member Community for your on-going support and patronage.

Our steadfast growth in new membership coupled with our on-going member feedback further fuels our quest to provide Best-in-Class Security & Life Safety programs and related services.

We encourage all members to dialog with us regarding their comments, opinions, recommendations, input, and/or submittal of educational information to be considered for inclusion into our Research Library.

Contact PSPA by email at: [email protected] or communicate by department from our Contact Us landing page.

Managing Director
Barry F. Haesly II, CSM, CHSA, CHPP

As Managing Director, Barry F. Haesly II is responsible for aligning the Mission, Objective, National Footprint, and National Voice of PSPA with the needs of all stakeholders who include: Individual Members, Business Members, End-Users, and the Public and Private audience-at-large.

Mr. Haesly is a team Leader with the expertise to design, develop, and deploy best-in-class Security & Life Safety programs. As a proficient operational leader of people, processes and product, Barry’s comprehensive security industry tenure dates back to 1977. Barry’s experience includes, but is not limited to: Business Development, Customer Acquisition and Partnership Loyalty; People Management both internally and externally, Financial Budgeting, and Talent Pool Recruiting, Hiring, Training, Retaining, and On-Going Educational Development. Core disciplines include: Commercial High Rise, Residential, Multi-Family, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Petrochemical, High-Tech, Retail, Industrial, Agriculture, and Transportation & Shipping, to name just a few.

Mr. Haesly holds a Criminal Justice degree from El Centro College, a Science degree from Richland College in addition to a lifetime of certifications and designations germane to the industry of private security and private investigations.

Executive Leadership
(Listed Alphabetically by Department)

Steve Stewart, CPA

Administrative Services
Kraig Kitchen, CSM

Business Development
John Flores, CSM

Internal Audit
David M. Hurster, CSM

Legal / General Counsel
Mike Parson, Esq

Jennifer Keton

Media and Public Relations
Craig A. Knecht

Membership and Certification
Valerie M.H. Parson, CSM

Rick Joyner

Web Development & Information Technology
Sameep (Sam) Shah