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You Have a Team of Professionals on Your Side.
The ISS team is comprised of experienced law enforcement officials from local police departments, state bureaus of investigation, FBI, ATF, DEA, and the US Secret Service. Many are also military veterans. Our investigators and analysts are located as far north as Wisconsin and New York and as far south as Texas and Florida. In addition to our core team of investigators, we have more than 40 employees and contractors available to conduct investigations and specialized services.
Our company, employees and contractors are fully insured and licensed to complete background, polygraph and private investigations as required by NC and SC state laws
All employees and contractors undergo rigorous background checks, and exceed our profession's high ethical standards.
Kenneth C. Miller, President
Lanisha Lilly, Background Services Administrator
Katherine Scheimreif, Operations Director
Christopher Swecker, Esq., General Counsel and Investigations Advisor
David Stephens, Private Investigator and Consultant
Kevin Foley, Senior Advisor
Kevin provides strategic guidance and subject matter expertise in investigations, physical and personnel security, incident management, and major event planning.
He is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of federal law enforcement experience, including five years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and more than 22 years with the United States Secret Service, retiring as its Deputy Director. He also held supervisory assignments with the Miami Field Office, the Presidential Protection Division, the New York Field Office and as the Special Agent in Charge of the Asset Forfeiture Division and Charlotte Field Office, and the Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations.
Upon retirement from the Secret Service, Kevin became the Senior Vice President with Vance International, a security consulting and investigations firm. He was responsible for the Executive Protection, Consulting and Training divisions and field operations including offices in Mexico City and London.
After the events of September 11, Kevin joined the Federal Air Marshals Service where he helped establish, staff, train and manage the personnel and operations of the Air Marshals Charlotte Field Office.
David Poston, Private Investigator and Consultant
Timothy Forrestall, Private Investigator and Consultant
Heather Howard, Background and Private Investigator
Heather is an accomplished law enforcement professional with more than 20 years of experience in both government and corporate settings who has lived abroad and traveled extensively. As a police officer, she became proficient in developing CALEA-compliant policies, and implementing community engagement programs. As a School Resource Officer she served students from elementary to high school, including special needs and at-risk youth, and developed a passion for protecting children. She later served as Guardian ad Litem for more than a decade. In both roles, she excelled at interviewing children of all ages, and uncovering evidence of unsafe conditions for young people.
In addition to conducting more than 10,000 personal and government background investigations, Heather has worked cases involving crimes against children, intimate partner violence, trademark and copywrite violations, and illegal straw purchases.