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National Policy Summit: Building Private Security/Public Policing Partnerships To Prevent and Respond to Terrorism and Public Disorder

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Date Published
August 2005
45 pages
This report on the 2004 National Summit of representatives of public and private policing agencies features recommendations for improving cooperation among these public and private public-safety enterprises in efforts to prevent and respond to terrorism and public disorder.
The summit, which was held January 26-27, 2004, in Arlington, VA, involved some 140 executive-level representatives of local, State, Federal, and other law enforcement agencies; security departments of major corporations; security product and service providers; professional organizations in the law enforcement and private-security field; universities; and Federal agencies. Participants were assigned to working groups, with each working on one of the following topics: building partnerships; model partnerships; operation partnerships; research and evaluation; perceptions, standards, certification, and regulation; and future trends. The working groups produced five recommendations. Recommendations address a formal commitment to cooperate among leaders of major public and private law enforcement and security organizations; Federal funding for research and training in cooperative endeavors; a national advisory council to develop and coordinate cooperative actions; Federal leadership in convening key practitioners to fuel cooperation; and consideration of summit concerns by local partnerships in setting priorities. Appended participant list, reading list, contact information, and summit sponsorship information