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The Academy of Security Educators and Trainers

Security professionals gathered for the 29th Annual Round Table Conference of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers (A.S.E.T.) in Winchester, Virginia, April 2-4, 2009. Security Awareness for Everyone, its applications in today’s environment, was the conference theme.

Dr. Richard Kobetz, C.S.T. and Executive Director of the Executive Protection Institute, Berryville, Virginia opened the conference. Dr. H.H.A. Cooper, C.S.T. President, Nuevevidas International, Dallas, Texas introduced the conference theme and the Honorable Michael Valentine, J.D., Deputy Administrator, U.S. Marshall Service addressed Security in the Community. Mr. Jerry Heying, C.S.T., President, International Protective Service Agency addressed Intergrading Security Awareness at all Levels of an Organization and Mr. William Minear, II, addressed How Prepared Are You. Prof. John I. Kostanoski, C.S.T. updated the attendees on the Academy’s Journal of Applied Security Research.

The program qualified for Virginia D.C.J.S. In-Service requirements.

The conference concluded with the annual business meeting of the Academy. The 30th International Round Table Conference will be in New York City, April 8-10, 2010.

The Certified Security Trainer program (C.S.T.) immediately followed the conference. The program continues to be the most prestigious certification in the security profession. It offers personal exposure to the industries highest level of experienced instructors and leaders providing each student with opportunities to enhance their presentation skills focusing on security management and training. There is no comparison professionally. The C.S.T. is only held once a year. The next program is scheduled for June 12-15, 2010 in Berryville, Virginia.

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