History of the Tampa Bay Chapter, ASIS International

ASIS is the largest international educational organization for security professionals, with over 38,000 members worldwide. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security pro- fessionals by developing educational programs and materials that focus on both the fundamentals and the most recent advancements in security management.

On January 28th, 1974, the Florida West Coast Chapter of A.S.I.S. assumed the obligation of, and was chartered as, Chapter 30 of the American Society of Industrial Security. A.S.I.S. is now known as ASIS International. Our Florida West Coast Chapter serves as a local resource for information on various se- curity and management skills by exposing members to all disciplines so that they can become key partic- ipants in the modern business environment.

The Florida Chapter has a proud history. We are a five time Chapter of the Year award winner (I.B. Hale Award). And as with any great organization, our true strength is our membership. With close to 250 members and growing, this chapter includes top professionals from every security related field in the Tampa Bay Area.

Our Mission:

  1. To provide the opportunity to network and interact with colleagues and other security practitioners in a local setting.
  2. To provide educational training and professional development for our members designed to arm them with the most up-to-date information concerning the challenges of today’s security practitioner.
  3. To provide opportunities for the retention, growth, and diversity of our membership.
  4. To provide assistance in obtaining the industry’s most coveted and recognized certifications, the CPP, PSP, and PCI.

Our Motto:

 “Security is your concern. Helping you provide it is ours!”