ASIS International (ASIS) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) will present details of a new training focused on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization. The presentation will take place on Friday, Jan. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.
ASIS is the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide. NCMEC is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.
“Security management professionals are highly trained to observe and take appropriate action in response to many different forms of risky behavior,” stated ASIS President Dave N. Tyson, CPP. “This specialized training further expands the scope of their knowledge and heightens their ability to protect and secure children globally. We are very proud of the work that has been done in collaboration with NCMEC and law enforcement agencies to bring this important training to fruition.”
Kristen Anderson, NCMEC Executive Director of Training, sees it as a win-win venture. “The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is pleased to be working with ASIS International and the private security industry on this initiative. Through this training, we will be able to harness the vast human resources of private security professionals to help make children safer.”
The one hour, self-paced training module will be presented online. It will discuss the nature and scope of missing and exploited children in the United States, what the private security officer needs to know in order to assist law enforcement, and aspects of victim behavior and how to access additional resources. Covenant Aviation Security, LLC and G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. hosted face-to-face pilots of the developing program to assist ASIS and NCMEC in finalizing content.
The training module will be available for free download on the ASIS (www.asisonline.org) and NCMEC (www.missingkids.org) websites in early February.
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