ASIS International and NCMEC Offer New Solutions In Child Safety

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New training to educate private security professionals on child victimization to be presented Jan. 23, Arlington, Va.

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This specialized training further expands the scope of their knowledge (private security professionals) and heightens their ability to protect and secure children globally.

ASIS International (ASIS) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) will present details of a new training focused on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization. The presentation will take place on Friday, Jan. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Va.

ASIS is the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide. NCMEC is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.

“Security management professionals are highly trained to observe and take appropriate action in response to many different forms of risky behavior,” stated ASIS President Dave N. Tyson, CPP. “This specialized training further expands the scope of their knowledge and heightens their ability to protect and secure children globally. We are very proud of the work that has been done in collaboration with NCMEC and law enforcement agencies to bring this important training to fruition.”

Kristen Anderson, NCMEC Executive Director of Training, sees it as a win-win venture. “The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is pleased to be working with ASIS International and the private security industry on this initiative. Through this training, we will be able to harness the vast human resources of private security professionals to help make children safer.”

The one hour, self-paced training module will be presented online. It will discuss the nature and scope of missing and exploited children in the United States, what the private security officer needs to know in order to assist law enforcement, and aspects of victim behavior and how to access additional resources. Covenant Aviation Security, LLC and G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. hosted face-to-face pilots of the developing program to assist ASIS and NCMEC in finalizing content.

The training module will be available for free download on the ASIS (http://www.asisonline.org) and NCMEC (http://www.missingkids.org) websites in early February.

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Press are invited to attend this presentation. Please contact Leigh A. McGuire, marketing manager, by phone at +1.703.622.9516 or by email at leigh(dot)mcguire(at)asisonline(dot)org.

About ASIS International
ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 199,000 children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline, a mechanism for reporting child pornography, child sex trafficking and other forms of child sexual exploitation. Since it was created in 1998, more than 3.4 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation have been received, and more than 133 million suspected child pornography images have been reviewed. NCMEC works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. To learn more about NCMEC, visit http://www.missingkids.com. Follow NCMEC on Twitter and like NCMEC on Facebook.

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