Leadership Keynote | Effective Implementation of a Tourism Police
Implementing a tourism police force involves careful planning, collaboration, and a customer-focused approach to ensure the safety and positive experience of tourists. It is important to have a comprehensive approach for tourism safety by engaging various stakeholders, including local law enforcement agencies, tourism boards, hotels, businesses, community leaders, and NGOs.
- The basics of tourism security/surety and how it differs from other forms of security
- How tourism policing or a TOPPs (Tourism Policing and Protection services) units differ from other police units
- How to develop a TOPPs (Tourism Policing and Protection services) unit focusing on what types of police personalities are best suited for a TOPPs unit and what special training the unit will need
- The session will then look at several case studies and how these units can become an important factor not only in advanced security but also in a community’s economic development