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Law Enforcement-Private Security


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Team Up: Action Planner for Police-Security Partnerships

Create a customized action plan and use it to help start or strengthen your partnership.

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Matthew Simeone
ASIS Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence

Sponsored by the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council

Deadline: May 20, 2014

The Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement by members of an ASIS chapter in the advocacy, development, implementation, and practice of public-private cooperation for public safety.


The Law Enforcement-Private Security Consortium (LEPSC) works to support partnership between law enforcement and private security organizations to improve public safety.

We offer resources and technical assistance to help organizations establish partnerships or improve the effectiveness of existing partnerships.

Security and law enforcement work together

In LE-PS partnerships, law enforcement agencies and private security organizations combine their strengths and resources to combat crimes and boost public safety.  These partnerships are growing all across the country to deliver a wide range of benefits:
  • crime control
  • resources to address computer and high-tech crimes
  • resources to address financial and intellectual property crimes
  • advanced technologies
  • critical incident planning and response
  • information and intelligence
  • more effective community policing
  • training opportunities
  • career opportunities

Read the research/see what others have done
Explore this site to find a wealth of resources for understanding, creating, or strengthening law enforcement-private security (LE-PS) partnerships.

Take advantage of this collection of

  • reports
  • guidelines
  • research
  • videos
  • online training
  • organization contacts.

Learn what partnerships do, how they work, what they can accomplish, and how to help them succeed.


This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2007-CK-WX-K012 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions contained herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.  References to specific companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the authors or the U.S. Department of Justice.  Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.