GILEE partners with organizations that represent the private sector to provide special public safety and corporate security briefings, seminars, and workshops that facilitate cooperation between law enforcement and corporate security utilizing expert resources in the areas of asset protection, loss prevention, physical security, business continuity, terrorism, and cybercrime.
Comprehensive and Inclusive Public Safety
Comprehensive and inclusive counterterrorism is a key part of the response to the 21st century terrorist threats. No nation-state can claim to be able to provide effective public protection by reliance on public sector resources alone. The ownership of places to which the public are entitled to enter on payment or otherwise is overwhelmingly in private hands not with the public sector. Furthermore, the capacity of the public sector to provide security at these venues is finite. Recurring acts of terrorism are taking place in crowded places and elsewhere and the threat is persistently high.
It is essential that we continue to work in partnership with all the private sector and through international collaboration to ensure continuous improvement in our security and resilience. Israel is probably the preeminent global example of where this has been addressed and where there is a comprehensive endeavor by way of response.
Sir David Veness, Honorary Professor of Terrorism Studies, University of St. Andrews; Former Under-Secretary General, Department of Safety and Security, United Nations and Former Assistant Commissioner, New Scotland Yard, United Kingdom. Keynote adress at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, ICT’s 19th Annual International Conference, Herzliya, Israel, September 10, 2019.
GILEE has served as a national model in creating and sustaining proactive and mutually beneficial partnerships that support the needs of both the private and public sector. The partnership among law enforcement, private security, business, and the community is critical if we are to make a lasting impact in controlling crime, making our communities safe and protecting our homeland.
John M. Garrigan, Senior Vice President of Organizational Development, SecurAmerica