Bruce H. Hulme, CFE, in addition to being a founding member and director of government affairs of Investigative & Security Professionals for Legislative Action (ISPLA), is a past president and current member of the boards of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) and the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS). He presently serves as chair of or liaison to, several professional association legislative committees representing licensed private investigators, security professionals and certified fraud examiners. He is a member of the executive board and legislative liaison of the New York Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. From 2004 until 2009, he served as legislative director of NCISS, having served on that association’s legislative committee for over 25 years. He has directed state regulatory and legislative affairs in New York for ALDONYS the past 30 years. Hulme serves as the sole board member representing private investigators of the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators (IASIR), a state and provincial association of regulators in the U.S. and Canada, having jurisdiction over the private investigation, security, alarm, and armored car industries.
Since 1996, he has served as a member of the advisory board of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with regard to the Vocational and Applied Technology Act (VATEA) and Perkins III grant issues. In 1999, he was appointed by former New York Governor George E. Pataki to serve as a member of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council, a board on which he served until 2008. He is co-editor and a major articles contributor of the ALDONYS Spotlight, the publication of the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State for which he was sole editor for twelve years. Prior to joining ISPLA, for five years he was an associate editor of Professional Investigator Magazine and the major regular contributor on national legislative and regulatory issues affecting the investigative and security professions. During that same period he was also the major contributor to the NCISS Report on similar issues. He authored the first chapter of the book Corporate Investigations entitled the “Corporate Investigations and the Fair Credit Reporting Act” published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company in 2000 and 2002.
Hulme helped draft a provision of the federal Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act of 1994, with respect to obtaining access for licensed private investigators and security firms. He testified before the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of the private investigation industry’s position on consumer information privacy. His participation helped create the record that formed the basis of the FTC’s analysis of computer database services. He testified before Congressional committee hearings including the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services on Identity Theft and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Implementation and the House Committee on Ways and Means with respect to privacy issues and the Social Security Number. His testimony helped preserve private investigators’ continued access to “credit headers.” Hulme’s direct lobbying activities in Washington helped persuade Congress to enact provisions in the FACT ACT to correct the FTC’s findings in the infamous “Vail Letter” opinion which had adversely impacted third-party private investigations in the workplace.
Hulme testified before various New York state legislative committees on similar issues on behalf of licensed private investigators and regulatory matters affecting contract security companies. His expert knowledge of privacy issues and long-standing involvement in government affairs in Albany, New York and Washington, DC concerning the investigative and security industries brought him many invitations to speak before the profession’s leading associations. He has lectured extensively on state and federal regulatory and legislative matters at seminars before the American Bar Association's National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Seattle, WA, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY; the New York Trial Lawyers section of the New York State Bar Association in the U.S Virgin Islands; the Association of Government Accountants in Brooklyn, NY; the National Association of Legal Investigators in Buffalo, NY; the International Association of Security and Investigative Regulators in Nova Scotia, Canada, Columbus, OH, and San Antonio, TX; the American Lithuanian Bar Association, Elon University and Lithuanian Bar Association in Vilnius, Lithuania; Intellenet in Arundel, England, Calgary, Canada, San Antonio, TX; and Sorrento, Italy, ASIS International regarding post 9/11 security issues in Washington, DC; and state professional investigation and security associations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
In 1964, Hulme was granted a license by examination as a private investigator in New York. In 1994, on the basis of his prior experience in conducting over 400 fraud investigations, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Board of Regents awarded him the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner. He has served as court appointed defense investigator for the indigent in capital cases in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Connecticut. Now engaged full time in handling legislative and regulatory matters for ISPLA on behalf of the investigative and security professions, Hulme is semi- retired from the investigative field, limiting his professional services to consulting in litigation support on major civil and criminal litigation and certified fraud examination activities. He is president and founder of Special Investigations, Inc. in New York -Telephone (212) 962-4054
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