SIA Women in Security Forum keynote speaker revealed for ISC East

Teresa Tobin - speaker for SIA Women in Security Forum

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ISC East, in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), has announced Theresa Tobin, Chief of Interagency Operations for the New York City Police Department (NYPD), as the keynote speaker for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Keynote Series event.

Tobin will headline the 16 November Women in Security Forum Keynote Series breakfast event during ISC East taking place 14 – 16 November at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

Experience in the industry

Tobin joined the NYPD in 1983 and began her career on patrol in South Jamaica, Queens. 

She has served as the Commanding Officer of the Behavioral Health Division, the Office of Collaborative Policing and Staff Services Section and as the Executive Officer of the 1, 10 and 13 Precincts.

She earned a PhD and Master of Arts in criminal justice, a Master of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in sociology/social work and has been a New York State certified social worker since 1985.

Tobin is also a graduate of the FBI Academy, Columbia University’s Police Management Institute and Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program. 

During her career, Tobin has received numerous honors and medals, including and the NYPD’s Medal of Valor and a Special Congressional Recognition in honor of her heroism, bravery and sacrifice during 9/11.

“Through the SIA Women in Security Forum, SIA brings together its members and industry stakeholders to foster the advancement of women in the security industry and cultivate a diverse security workforce,” said Don Erickson, SIA CEO.

“We look forward to welcoming Theresa Tobin – a leader whose selfless and heroic acts as a 9/11 first responder and impressive achievements with the NYPD are truly inspiring – to this special event to share her knowledge, experiences and insights with ISC East attendees.”

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