Securing access to sensitive facilities, critical infrastructure, and disaster scenes presents many challenges to law enforcement and security professionals. Screening essential response and operations personnel for entry requires an effective method of managing and authenticating access rights. Relying on existing handwritten lists, letters of access and vehicle placards is a good start. New methods and tools enable officers to more efficiently and effectively limit scene access to the essential, trusted personnel who maintain the professional certifications required to safely and securely ensure continuity of operations. This seminar will explore how some current screening methods, such as easily duplicated access credentials and inadequate information, inhibit security professionals' efforts to quickly make intelligent decisions regarding access to incident scenes. As a result of unprecedented terrorist acts and natural disasters, trusted communities of pre-enrolled responders and support contractors are now being formed.
Attendees will learn how a trusted community has grown around the World Trade Center and NY Transportation Infrastructure to better protect the NY-metro region, and how responders in Atlantic County, NJ are better preparing for the next Hurricane to hit the NJ coast. Attendees will be able to apply the technologies discussed in their own jurisdictions.