Global Society of Homeland & National Security Professionals
The Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals is an international organization comprised of homeland and national security professionals throughout the world including, government and private sector responders from all friendly nations.
Our members have a role in the protection of assets against threats, risks and vulnerabilities arising from attacks on our people, critical infrastructure and key resources, that emanate from within or outside our borders. Our members represent every prevention, protection, preparedness and response sector involved in this fight.
Our goal embodies the definition of Homeland Security itself in that we support and enhance the “national effort” through education, collaboration and peer review. We do this, “to insure a homeland that is safe, secure and resilient against terrorism and other hazards”… where our aspirations and ways of life can thrive in the effort to prevent terrorist attacks. We promote a collaborative effort within our membership to share information and keep our members informed, and by doing so keep our society safe.
Our Mission is to bring together Homeland and National Security Professionals so that they may share information in the common goal of insuring that our homeland is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards, whether man made or natural, and to protect our interests and ways of life. We will endeavor to prevent attacks in all of our respective countries. We will foster education and awareness among our members so that they will be better prepared to meet the emerging threats that we encounter while still protecting the rights of our citizens in a free world.
Homeland Protection Certification
The lines separating the responsibilities of emergency response disciplines were blurred after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. To address these newly melded responsibilities, the profession of Homeland Security was created. Ten years later, there is a recognized need for responders from all disciplines, to include both public sector responders and private sector security professionals to have the knowledge, skills and abilities that allow them to participate in Homeland Protection related activities.
Homeland Protection activities are common to both the public and private sector and include prevention, preparedness, protection, mitigation, response and recovery from, “all hazards” including terrorism.
“Employers must know that their employees and prospective employees have demonstrated competency in the area of Homeland Protection.”
The Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP) and Certified Homeland Protection Associate (CHPA) certification programs were established by the National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, through the Global Center for Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability. The designations certify that individuals have demonstrated competency, knowledge, skills and abilities in the blended discipline of Homeland Protection, through a rigorous qualification and testing program.