SIAC is sponsoring the FBI National Academy Annual Conference to grow strong relationships in the law enforcement community. We believe this is an opportunity to cultivate additional key leadership across North America.
It is also a good opportunity to expand our network through this annual event by meeting with officials who attend sessions annually. Through regular contact, we are best able to make progress on new alarm management initiatives, and the conference provides us a good forum to accomplish that.
The FBI National Academy is a professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders that serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide. Attendees include leaders and managers of state and local police, sheriffs’ departments, military police organizations, and federal law enforcement agencies. Participation is by invitation only, though a nomination process. Participants are drawn from every state in the union, from U.S. territories, and from over 150 international partner nations.
Beyond the ability to network with leadership on a continued basis, we believe the number of attendees at the academy conference – approximately 1,400 – provide SIAC with a strong opportunity to increase our visibility in support of the electronic security industry. The large number of attendees can help us with follow-up on issues, as we can target officials in states or local jurisdictions where we need to partner on solutions.
In the long run, this fits perfectly with our pro-active approach for improving communications with law enforcement and identifying SIAC as the provider of alarm management solutions, thus minimizing the potential for onerous ordinances.