Welcome to the 5th Annual Maritime Security West

The 5th Annual Maritime Security West builds on the success of last year’s first joint conference with the Marine Law Enforcement (MLE) Conference in Everett, WA. As the nineteenth maritime security conference hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security West provides all participants an outstanding opportunity to learn and collaborate across different perspectives, jurisdictions, and borders.  


The combination of Maritime Security West and the 29th Annual Marine Law Enforcement (MLE) Conference makes the program the largest and most comprehensive maritime security and law enforcement event in the U.S. With one exhibit hall for both conferences and workshops, exhibitors will have access to all participants of the program during exhibit hall times, meals and networking events.  With more than 300 participants expected, this event will be the largest gathering of maritime security professionals and law enforcement officers in the U.S.

NEW FOR 2017

All workshops and conference sessions will be ran in three segments:  General Sessions, ports, commerce and facility security and marine law enforcement.  These segments will be conducted in smaller workshop settings allowing for better interaction between facilitator and attendees.  It also allows attendees to have more breaks to interact with other attendees and exhibitors.  Only 4-5 general sessions will be conducted in the main session hall (in exhibit hall) on topics that will be relevant to all participants as a whole.  FYI, we conducted this model at the 2017 East program in Galveston and it was extremely successful and beneficial for attendees, presenters and exhibitors.

WA State Parks Boating Commission will be conducting EVOC (Enhanced Vessel Operations Courses) for all marine law enforcement officers including those attending from outside WA State.  These courses will take place nearby at Foss Waterway Seaport and will occur in 3 days increments.

The Department of Energy CTOS–Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training to Conduct the “Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement”

The “Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement” Course provides law enforcement personnel with fundamental knowledge regarding two distinct mission spaces related to Radiological/Nuclear threats. The course addresses the Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission including program structure, operational modes and federal assets.  The response mission area includes an overview of recognition of the threat or incident, protective measures, notifications and securing the incident site during Radiological/Nuclear WMD incident as they relate to law enforcement operations.

The course will be 4 hours long per FEMA guidelines and will take place on Sept. 20th. It will take place at the Bicentennial Pavilion with a time to be announced.  Training is open to all participants of the Maritime Security West and Marine Law Enforcement Conference. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


On-water and Pier-side Demonstrations

Demonstrations of the latest technologies and vessels by exhibitors in an actual port environment will be witnessed by end-users from across the state and country. This is a great hands-on opportunity for participants to test new equipment.

Conference and Workshop Sessions

In depth presentations, discussions and workshops on ports/facility security, maritime surveillance, information sharing and law enforcement operations are open to all participants. New for 2017, workshops will be held specifically for ports/facility security, marine law enforcement and technologies/cyber security.

Exhibit Hall

Over 40 companies will showcase the latest technologies, tactical vessels, and other tools to conference participants.

Networking Events

Joint networking breakfasts, lunches and receptions brings everyone together to mingle and network in a warm, professional setting. Extended networking events are designed to forge and/or enhance relationships amongst maritime security stakeholders. 


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