David Goetz Appointed to ASIS Steering Committee for School Safety & Security Community

David Goetz, CPP®, PSP®, Senior Associate at Shen Milsom & Wilke, was recently appointed to the Steering Committee for ASIS International’s new School Safety and Security Community. ASIS’ communities allow members to broaden their knowledge and connect on particular areas of security. The School Safety and Security Community is an open community for members interested in school safety and security, serving to identify best practices and emerging trends in educational institution security.


The Steering Committee’s Mission Statement states:


The School Safety & Security Community will promote best practices to safeguard the lives of children, faculty and staff as well as all who are present in schools, colleges and university grounds. We will accomplish this by:


> Providing education to our members

> Encouraging open discussion during meetings and other communication

> Providing editorial and educational material to ASIS Int’l

> Participating in ASIS Int’l webinars and forums

> Attending ASIS Int’l chapter meetings and symposiums

> Reviewing guidelines and standards

> Supporting and furthering the ASIS Int’l strategic plan


Goetz joined the NYC Chapter of ASIS International as a member in 2013, quickly earning his Physical Security Professional (PSP®) certification in 2013 and Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) certification in 2017. In 2015, he was honored as 1 of 10 recipients of the ASIS International Jeff Greipp Secure Your Future Scholarship, where he went on to earn his Master of Science, Administration of Justice and Security. Goetz says “ASIS International has helped me tremendously in attaining both professional and personal achievements. I would not be where I am today without this organization.” In 2019, he joined ASIS’ Council for School Safety & Security, taking an active leadership role in the organization.


The School Safety & Security Community transitioned from a council of over 30 members to a community open to all ASIS members, with over 500 current members and a small steering committee in 2020. Goetz reflects on his new role on the steering committee saying “I am both honored and privileged to have been part of the council, and even more so thrilled to have been selected to be a part of the Steering Committee. This community provides essential tools, information, guidelines, best practices, and so much more in such a critical market.


More About David Goetz, CPP®, PSP®:

David Goetz joined SM&W in 2013, and has over 13 years of experience in the Security Industry. Today, he serves the firm as a Senior Associate, specializing in Security planning and design, and as our Facility Security Officer. His thirst for knowledge and dedication to empowering informed decisions is apparent through his involvement in ASIS, his educational AIA Courses, and mentorship to junior staff throughout SM&W and the industry. Connect with David here.


More About ASIS International:

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets – people, property, and/or information. Read more here.



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