ASIS International, the world's largest association for security management professionals, today reaffirmed its commitment to the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place with the announcement of the
Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 27 during the 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) in Dallas, TX. This program will focus on preparing law enforcement, military personnel and first responders for dealing with some of the most pressing challenges today, including sessions focused on active shooters, radical extremist attacks, workplace violence, investigations, surveillance and more.
As a thank you for their service, all active-duty law enforcement, military and first responders get FREE all-access admission to everything taking place at ASIS 2017 on Wednesday, including all sessions offered that day—in the classrooms and on the show floor. Headlining the day is the Wednesday keynote session, "Global Responses to Global Threats," moderated by Bonnie Michelman, CPP, Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.
This panel will allow attendees to hear firsthand from the Boston Marathon bombing investigative leads, retired FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers and Former Boston Police Department Commissioner Ed Davis, about the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers and the true meaning of #BostonStrong. Plus, City of London Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Barnard will provide perspectives on the recent bombing in Manchester.
"Our nation's civilian and military law enforcement leaders and officers are our citizens' frontline defenders against crime and terrorism.” said James T. Roberts, Jr., President of Starboard Focus Continuity Planners and Chair of the ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison Council. “In partnership with those professionals, ASIS 2017 opens the door to multi-level security education, international accreditation, focused networking and future career development opportunities. We provide them with the latest in crime fighting technology that will effectively fit any scenario, no matter how complex."
"The brave men and women serving their nations' militaries know all too well the value of comprehensive and rigorous security planning and execution," said Colonel Michael J Allshouse, USAF (Ret), CPP and Co-Chair of ASIS International's Military Liaison Council. "ASIS 2017 can help build upon the existing expertise of these service members and offer accessible avenues for sharing information, enhancing security competency, and advancing their careers."
Some of the ASIS 2017 sessions taking place on Wednesday include:
Critical Mass Casualty Shooting in Downtown Dallas, presented by
Michael Crane, Attorney and Security Consultant;
W. Douglas Fitzgerald, CPP,
President and CEO, Fitzgerald Technology Group;
Interim Chief, Dallas Police Department
U.S. Defense Security Service in Transition, presented by
Director, Industrial Security Integration and Application, Defense Security Service;
Director, Defense Security Service
Security in High Risk Locales, presented by
Leland Dean, CPP, Vice President, Regional Security Manager for Southwest U.S. and Latin America, Bank of New York Mellon;
Director, Global Security, MEDA
Transitioning from Military to Civilian Employment? Hear a Few Tips, presented by
David Bareno, CPP,
Corporate Security Director, Westate Resorts;
Joseph McDonald, CPP, PSP,
Chief Security Officer, Switch;
First Vice President and Wealth Management Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management;
Henri (Hank) Nolin, CPP,
President, Sun Security, Inc.;
Erin Parks, CPP,
Head of Security, Sterling Bay
In addition to educational opportunities, law enforcement, military and first responders have access to the exhibit floor, featuring thousands of security products and services, as well as the Career Center and headshot lounge, Impact Learning Theaters, the International Trade Center and
countless networking opportunities with cyber and physical security experts from around the globe. This includes access to both the OSPAs Luncheon and the President's Reception at AT&T Stadium .
For more information or to register for this special day, click