Operation Partnerships

Working closely with national police and private security organizations, ILJ is conducting this project to encourage law enforcement-private security partnerships.  The project involves identifying partnerships that were developed or enhanced after September 11, 2001, and will result in publication of guidelines on best practices.  A national survey of approximately 1,200 law enforcement agencies and private security organizations will be conducted.  Of interest are partnerships that share information, resources, or equipment and that provide joint responses to address homeland security, public disorder, and other public safety issues.  Practitioners are encouraged to submit contact information and a brief description of any such partnerships to LEPSpartnerships@ilj.org.  The research team will follow up on those leads.  Operation Partnerships is supported by the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).