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November 15, 2023

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Annual day announced to recognise public and private security collaboration

ASIS International, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, collaborate announcing an annual International Public Law Enforcement/Private Security Partnership Day to help develop the public and private security partnership.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA), and ASIS International (ASIS) have announced the initiation of the Public Law Enforcement/Private Security Partnership Day.

Public-Private Partnership Day is a long-term collaborative effort between all three founding organisations and was approved by the boards of directors from all three companies. It will occur on the fourth Thursday of April every year, with the inaugural Public-Private Partnership Day occurring on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

The mission of Public-Private Partnership Day is to foster and support the development of strong, robust, and enduring partnerships between the public safety community and the private security professions.

Knowledge-sharing at its core

An example of such a partnership is the New York City Police Department (NYPD) SHIELD program, a public-private partnership liaison program between the NYPD and New York City’s private and public sectors helping to combat terrorism and criminal activity. ASIS said that this program has led to significant improvements in public safety and has become a model for similar programs globally.

Through these partnerships, leaders in the private security profession can collaborate with the leaders of the law enforcement and public safety community. ASIS believe the result of this collaboration and knowledge-sharing has significantly improved the level of safety, security and protection of people, property, and information.

Building and maintaining strong public-private partnership programs is essential in fighting the ever-increasing levels of global criminal activity, from theft, to terrorism, to ‘massive and crippling’ cyber-attacks, the firm said.

Leaders from the IACP, the NSA, and ASIS hope to make Public-Private Partnership Day a meaningful day of recognition to showcase effective partnerships worldwide.

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