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NCJ Number: NCJ 210678     Find in a Library
Title: Engaging the Private Sector To Promote Homeland Security: Law Enforcement-Private Security Partnerships
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Andrew Morabito ; Sheldon Greenberg
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America

Police Foundation
United States of America

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
United States of America

Major Cities Chiefs Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2005
Page Count: 35
  Annotation: This report underscores the importance of law enforcement-private security partnerships in preventing terrorist attacks.
Abstract: The private sector owns and protects approximately 85 percent of the country’s infrastructure while law enforcement agencies have access to intelligence information regarding threats to infrastructure. It makes sense that to best protect our Nation’s infrastructure from terrorist assaults, solid working partnerships between law enforcement and private security agencies are crucial. The benefits of these partnerships are extolled and the obstacles preventing effective law enforcement-private security partnerships are discussed. Primary barriers include information sharing, mistrust, and misinformation. It is suggested that partnerships be formalized with memorandums of understanding and formal coordination agreements specifying the mechanisms through which information will be shared. The report describes local and regional programs and initiatives bringing together law enforcement and private security agencies, such as the Area Police/Private Security Liaison program in New York City. Other State and local programs, as well as Federal programs, are also explored. Endnotes, references
Main Term(s): Police-private police cooperation ; Private sector-government cooperation
Index Term(s): National security ; Counter-terrorism intelligence ; BJA grant-related documents ; Domestic Preparedness
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003-DD-BX-K002
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: From BJA's New Realities: Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era
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