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.