Another successful CALSAGA conference is in the books! The 2016 CALSAGA Annual Conference took place October 19-21 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA.1

Elections for the 2017 – 2018 CALSAGA Board of Directors took place on day one of the conference. Congratulations to our new and returning board members: President, David Chandler; Treasurer, Mark Miller; Northern California Vice President Mark Tsuji; Southern California Vice President, Aleda Sebenick; Secretary Mike Smidt; Northern California Directors Jim Diaz and Chris DeGuzman; Southern California Directors Gary Bradley and Bill Markson. Additionally, two Directors at Large will be appointed by the board in the new year.


Past President David Travers returned as our emcee and, as always, the agenda was packed with pertinent industry information! Highlights include the informative and entertaining session “Conflict Management for Security Professionals” with Retired NYPD Sergeant Antonio Alfonso and former US Secret Service Janine M. Paul. BSIS Chief Laura Alarcon and Deputy Chief Clarissa Serrato-Chavez provided a bureau update as well as dedicated time to answering members’ questions.


We are very thankful to our sponsor and vendor partners that make it possible for us to keep attendee costs down while still offering a great program! 2016 Conference sponsors included Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, El Dorado Insurance Agency, Costanza Insurance Agency, Kwantek, Silvertrac, On Guard Apparel, A.G. Spanos Companies, StaffPro, The Works Consulting and Heffernan Insurance Brokers along with several other participating sponsors. CALSAGA asks you to please consider these partners when making business decisions.

Thanks to the efforts of Charitable Foundation President David Travers and Region V Co-Director Lorraine New and the generosity of our attendees $4510 was raised for the CALSAGA Charitable Foundation.


KESQ News Channel 3 Anchor Bianca Rae served at as the Master of Ceremonies for the CALSAGA Awards Dinner on day two of the conference. At that event we had the honor of presenting Mario Hernandez of AlliedUniversal Security Services with the Medal of Valor Award. Officer Hernandez was the sole on duty during the December 2015 terrorist attacks in San Bernardino. We thank him for his bravery and for exemplifying the traits of an outstanding security officer. In addition, we were able to recognize the Security Officer of the Year and present three Lifesaving Awards.

Details about the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference we be released soon. We hope you will make plans to attend!

The Law Enforcement and Private Security Conference of California (LEAPS-CAL) is proud to present the newly established statewide association addressing retail crime.  The California Organized Retail Crimes Association (Cal-ORCA), with the support of the LAPD, will be presenting its inaugural conference on September 27, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  There is an opportunity for you to support this event by becoming a sponsor, and we understand there is limited availability.
All details can be found at the following link: California Organized Retail Crimes Association (Cal-ORCA) Conference Information

A Message From BSIS:

The Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (Bureau) continues to receive a high volume of deficient paper applications, initial and renewal. About 30% of the applications received are incomplete and/or are submitted on outdated application forms. 

Deficient applications not only delay the issuance of a license to an applicant, but also impact the Bureau’s ability to process all license applications timely.

Most Common Deficiencies

  1. Submitting an outdated application.
  2. Not answering both conviction questions.
  3. The handwriting on the application is illegible.
  4. The applicant failed to sign the application.
  5. The address is incomplete.
  6. For a security guard initial application, the Certificate of Completion Serial Number field for the Powers to Arrest Training is blank.

 To obtain the current application forms please visit:


Conshohocken, PA-based AlliedBarton Security Services and Santa Ana, CA-based Universal Services of America today announced that they have agreed to merge, creating the leading security company in North America.

The combined company, which will operate under the AlliedUniversal brand following the close of the transaction, will offer its clients localized response and national support with industry-leading technology solutions and approximately 140,000 highly-trained officers. It is expected to have total annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion.  The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

The two companies have a shared value proposition and aligned values.

The full news release can be seen here: Press Release

Annual Conference

Updated information for the 2016 Annual Conference can be found on our website at:

Please use the link above to purchase attendee tickets, reserve your vendor booth space or sign up to be a sponsor for this dynamic three-day event which will be held October 19th through 21st at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA.

The complete Speaking Program and Vendor/Sponsor Packet can also be viewed at the link above.

PPO 101

We are also excited to be once again offering our CALSAGA PPO 101 class on Tuesday, October 18th for the amazing price of $49 per person.  This one-day program, which covers the basics of running a PPO company, is a fantastic opening act for the Annual Conference.  Don’t miss out – seats are limited.


Questions? Contact

We wanted to reach out and make you aware that our organization has been undergoing a rather expansive transition for the last 6 months.  We have made a commitment to our members and have updated our infrastructure in order to provide the best possible experience.  We have revamped our website, membership management system and email system.  These systems are now up and running smoothly.

We are also excited that we have launched our “Find a Member” page. This page can be used to look up our Members by name, service type and/or service area.  We are only disclosing the Company and Member Name, Company Address and Company Website as we take releasing any of your information very seriously.  We have also included an “Opt Out” button if you would NOT like to be included in our membership directory.

As part of this process, you all should have received a Membership Verification email.  This email included login information in which you can edit your company information (including what services you offer and where, whether you are a MBE/WBE owned business, whether you would like to be included in our “Find a Member” page as well as updating all your contact information).

In order to have accurate information for the searches, we would appreciate you completing the information on your Membership Verification page.  We hope this page will serve as a great resource for all.

Check out our “Find a Member” page at:

To complete your information, please login at: or contact for Login information.

We look forward to more great things to come.