ASIS Granite State Chapter 101 was honored and pleased to learn its nomination of the Town of Pembroke (Police & Fire Department) was selected for the Matthew Simeone Public-Private Partnership (P3) Award from an international list of nominations. The Town was nominated by Associated Grocers of New England, Inc. - the Town's largest private employer.
Past recipients of this award included the Antwerp Belgium Police (2022), Hanover County Sheriff's Office (2021), City of Glendale Police and many other agencies since the award's inception in 2011.
This P3 grant recognizes outstanding achievement by members of an ASIS chapter in advocacy, development, implementation and practice of public-private cooperation for public safety. According to the ASIS Foundation and the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Community (LELC), this award is modeled on a similar annual award presented by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Jim Gaudet - a retired NH law enforcement professional and now head of Associated Grocers' Loss Prevention Department and the ASIS Granite State Chapter Treasurer and LELC coordinator, submitted the nomination praising the work of the Pembroke agencies and their willingness to train together and seek out mutually beneficial relationships to promote public safety in the Town. That relationship began in 2004 when the Company decided on it's "Move to Improve" and relocate it's corporate headquarters and distribution center to the Town of Pembroke, and that relationship has only strengthened over the years. According to Gaudet, "this P3 concept and award is basically what we used to call 'Community Policing" before that term became 'in vogue' and is a great example of the kinds of partnerships practiced each and every day in the vast majority of NH law enforcement agencies and around the country and world."
The Award was officially published on August 30, 2023 leading up to the ASIS GSX2023 annual conference announcing ASIS's "Awards of Excellence". The Town will received an unrestricted grant of $4000.00 for its use as part of the award.