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Many in law enforcement don't know where to start to learn about the private-sector.  There are many industry associations and organizations for any career discipline. Cop to Corporate's focus is on the Security industry, so the following associations are specific to the physical security, management, and security-technology (software, hardware, integration) disciplines. Just like in Law Enforcement, there are many career paths and sub-disciplines, so take your time researching what associations are your best option.  Reach out to your network to get feedback on the associations and the pros/cons, and the value of membership.  Remember, you control your destiny. The more you put into your career, the better the outcome will be. 


Security Management 

At the heart of ASIS is a global network of 34,000 passionate members who together are driving industry standards & guidelines, specialized training, and certifications to advance security worldwide.

Join us and take your place in leading the future of security management.


Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers. As an SIA member, you’ll join a network of more than 1,000 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry.



The International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) was founded in 1982 by Black Security Executives concerned about the relatively small number of minority professionals, and the role black security professionals could have in helping young people.


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

We are the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Become a Certified Fraud Examiner - Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) possess unique expertise in preventing and detecting fraud, and are highly valued by organizations spanning all industries, sectors and sizes. Become a CFE and join an elite group of experts fighting fraud around the world.


Association of Threat Assessment Professionals 

The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization comprised of law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals, corporate security experts, probation and parole personnel and others involved in the area of threat and violence risk assessment. The purpose of ATAP is to afford its members a professional and educational environment to exchange ideas and strategies to address such issues as stalking, threats, and homeland security

Disclaimer:  The following associations are external to Cop to Corporate and not affiliated with us; however, they have been vetted to be reputable.  Some of their training, certifications, and services may be fee-based.  Cop to Corporate has no business, and or any monetization agreements with these services and makes no guarantees.  Use your own research and due diligence when evaluating these associations.

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