|2017: The Year of One Voice, 1000 Strong
Veteran's Day Kickoff of Inaugural Academy Membership Drive.
Now celebrating our 17th anniversary, this one is a special year for the Academy. To fulfill our commitment to "Serve those in Service to Others," and to remain connected to our community of maritime professionals at the "deckplate" level, we've realized the best way to accomplish our objectives within our Strategic Plan is to become a Member-Driven Organization.
By becoming a member, you can help drive the direction of the maritime law enforcement profession, identify areas of need, and vet solutions, equipment and products through a community of peers. Through this "Whole of Community" approach, small harbormaster agencies in New England can join the conversation with the nation's largest marine unit in Florida, or sheriff's deputies patrolling the Mississippi can collaborate with natural resource officers patrolling the Great Lakes. Things like group purchasing and access to nationally recognized subject matter experts in the areas of technology, equipment acquisition, testing, evaluation and training can be at your fingertips. Think about how your academy or in-service maritime training could be enhanced and affected if you had access to master trainers, course designers, curriculum evaluators and expert operators, all as an extension of your current staff.
What a powerful way to impact your organization, your community and the nation by becoming part of Academy of professionals, and the voice of the nation. As individual officers, as agencies, as organizations and as industry representatives, this is the way to come together as one voice.
What will make this work is achieving our 2017 goal of 1000 members. There are benefits, and strength in numbers. No other organization exists to bring you all together on a national (and international) level, to learn as one, to work as one, and to speak as one. Join today, and BE ONE. more
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