ASIS establishes award for public-private partnerships

The ASIS International Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) recently announced that it has established the Matthew Simeone ASIS Award for Public-Private Partnership Excellence.

According to a statement, the award recognizes achievement by a private organization and a law enforcement agency to develop and implement a public-private initiative that enhances public safety. The award is named in honor of Matthew Simeone, who was a 24-year member of the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) in New York. Prior to his untimely death in 2009, Simeone was the commanding officer of the Police Commissioner's Community Affairs Unit and a highly respected private sector liaison.

The award will be presented during ASIS 2011 in Orlando, Fla., at a luncheon to be held on Sept. 21. The application deadline for the award is May 20.

A committee consisting of the ASIS LELC, an ASIS executive staff leader and a representative from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Private Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) will select the winners, according to the statement. Click here to learn more about how to apply.