Each year, the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASIS International, the world’s preeminent security industry association, hosts a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD) which is attended by more than 300 front line Police Officers and public safety executives from a wide range of jurisdictions and agencies. In addition, the event is attended by Corporate Directors of Security from many of Atlanta’s signature companies and corporations. The event salutes the men and women of law enforcement with a gala event and inspirational lunch program, which includes the presentation of a Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to one officer who has demonstrated a high degree of bravery and unselfishness in the execution of his/her duties over the past year.
This year’s event will be held at the downtown Sheraton Atlanta Hotel located at 165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am. (Please plan to arrive at 10:30 am for registration) Apart from our tribute to the fallen Georgia Police Officer heroes who sacrificed their lives in 2017, we will spotlight front line Police Officers who have made a positive difference and a life-long impact on the communities they proudly serve.
Parking is free for all attendees of the event. However, no vehicles will be permitted to be parked on the front drive of the hotel.
LEAD is free for all sworn public safety officers so, each year, ASIS enlists the aid of businesses and organizations, to support this very special event by donating gifts and/or door prizes for police officers and by sponsoring one or more tables for the event. We do all of this to recognize law enforcement officers who perform their duties with pride, yet, most of the time go unrecognized or are under appreciated.