LESA calls it quits
May 13, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Law Enforcement and Security Alliance, a non-profit association formed to promote dialogue of alarm-related issues between public and private organizations, announced it has dissolved after four years of operations.
Ã‚ÂÃ¢â‚¬Å“We think we have reached our goals, which was an organization for law enforcement, the security industry and consumers,Ã¢â‚¬Â according to Executive Director Sue Brenton. Brenton said the association is now in talks with the Security Industry Alarm Coalition in order to continue the progress LESA has already made in the area of security issue education between law enforcement and security personnel.
Since forming in 2000, LESA has supported its operations from membership dues and annual conferences. The association counted approximately 50 members from the law enforcement and security fields before it dissolved, according to Brenton. In March, LESA held its last conference in Raleigh, N.C.
Patti Rea served as president at the organization. Rea, who is affiliated, with the Phoenix Arizona Police Department, did not return calls for comment by press time. Other executive officers included a combination of people from law enforcement and private sector firms, such as vice presidents Carol Puckett from EDS and Gary White from the Scottsdale, Ariz. Police Department.