PRIVATE INVESTIGATION & SECURITY SERVICES COMMISSION
November 12, 2009 Held at: Ohio Dept. of Transportation
1:00 p.m. Lower Level, Room “B”
▪ Members Present:
Major Bob Booker (sub Capt. Michelle Henderson), ODPS, Ohio State Highway Patrol
Irwin “Mike” Cohen, International Security Assoc., Class A Representative
Steven Cotner, Corporate Intelligence Consultants, Class A Representative
Pete Miragliotta Sr., Tenable Security, Inc., Class A Representative
Earl D. Mack, Jr., Deputy Director, Ohio Homeland Security
Michael A. Peterson, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., General Public Representative
Brian E. Simms, Franklin Co. Prosecutor’s Office, General Public Representative
William F. Vedra, Executive Director, Ohio Homeland Security
Chief Gary Vest, Powell Police Dept., Chief of Police Representative
Lt. Gary Wolske, Garfield Heights, Police Officer Representative
▪ Members Absent :
Gregg Hollenbaugh, Cal Crim, Inc., Class A Representative
Jim Sabin, Madison Co. Sheriff’s Assoc., Sheriff Representative
Kimberly Watts, Brink’s Incorporated, Class C Representative
Introductions: Before the regular quarterly meeting of the Private Investigation & Security
Services Commission was called to order, Exec. Director Bill Vedra introduced the new Director of
the Dept. of Public Safety, Cathy Collins-Taylor. Director Taylor introduced herself to individual
members and thanked them for their time. Mr. Vedra introduced Dennis Deskins as the newest
member of the Commission and described his past experience as Chief of Grove City Police and
spent a full career growing in that profession. Mr. Deskins was warmly welcomed.
Call to Order: In the absence of Chair Hollenbaugh, Mr. Vedra recognized Mr. Miragliotta as the
temporary Chair for today’s meeting. Recording Secretary Diana Rangel conducted Roll Call
noting for the record that Chair Hollenbaugh, Mr. Sabin and Co-Chair Kimberly Watts were
excused absences and that with nine (9) voting members present, the Commission had a
• Approval of Minutes – Mr. Cotner made a motion to approve the Minutes from August 13,
2009. Mr. Wolske seconded the motion and all were in favor.
• Legislative Update – Commission went in to Executive Session to discuss the latest
legislative draft as it relates directly to the PI/SG industry. Mr. Vedra pointed out that
Portability, rap back, training and budget issues were re-visited and discussed at length.
It was noted by Mr. Mirogliotta that by next Friday, November 20, 2009, the Commission
members were asked to get back to Chair Hollenbaugh with any feedback on the latest
version of the legislative changes to 4749. Attorney Pam Bolton stated that a newer
electronic vision will be disseminated once the changes from the Commission have been
• Class “B” Vacancy of Commission: Mr. Vedra shared that the Commission currently has a
Class B vacancy. Mr. Miragliotta suggested that OASIS submit 2 or 3 names of licensed
investigator providers for consideration to the vacancy. Ms. Rangel provided a list of all the
Class B providers for OASIS to review for possible candidates.
Open Discussion – Mr. Peter J. Gray, Class B, former police officer, spoke from the
audience and offered to help the Commission with plans for their industry’s future. He
shared his concerns with wanting to be part of the discussions and hear the legislative
recommendations of the Commission on behalf of the industry. Mr. Vedra explained the
purpose of the executive session and the need for only recommendations at this time.
Next Meeting Date & Adjournment
The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010, with the approval of,
and in the absence of, Chair Hollenbaugh and Co-Chair Kimberly Watts.
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Vest and all
were in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 3.00 p.m.