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Looking back at Security Management in 1973

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Flashback to Security Management in 1973

September 1973 | VOL. 17, NO. 4


In September 1973, Security Management reported that the emphasis on stopping crime in the transportation sector was shifting from a focus on the criminals to the actions of the shippers. The magazine called on top management to put more effort into securing the supply chain, while the public sector concentrated on destroying the marketing and distribution of stolen goods.

This month, the magazine revisits transportation and cargo security with an added twist—a worldwide pandemic has hobbled the transportation sector and enabled criminal enterprise. Managing Editor Claire Meyer examines the ways that each link in the chain, in each country in the world, can experience lapses that lead to financial losses and reputational damage.

Law Enforcement and ASIS

By the 1970s, the American Society for Industrial Security had already established its special relationship with the law enforcement community. Local chapters across the world routinely honored these public servants at law enforcement appreciation luncheons and dinners. Law Enforcement Recognition Day has been a part of the Society’s annual gathering for decades—this year it was virtual—and ASIS International still celebrates its partners in law enforcement, as security practitioners work hand-in-hand with their counterparts in the public sector.

In this October 2020 issue of Security Management, Joseph Ranucci, CPP, explores the synergies between law enforcement and the security industry. He looks at the value that former police officers bring to a private security organization, and also at the surprising obstacles that may keep a law enforcement officer from smoothly transitioning into the private sector.