State Board Executive Director to Keynote Security Conference in South Africa

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Executive Director Fabian P. Blache III, chief administrator of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE), has accepted an invitation from the South African government to serve as regulatory keynote speaker at the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The LSBPSE is a regulatory board of the Department of Public Safety & Corrections with a focus on regulating companies that provide armed and unarmed security services throughout Louisiana.

PSiRA’s CEO Manabela Sam Chauke has invited chief executives of major stakeholders such as Microsoft SA and Vodacom to attend the July security conference, where industry leaders and regulators will discuss compliance, the 4th Industrial Revolution, cash-in-transit, and other security concerns worldwide. Blache has been asked to bring his 34 years of experience in law enforcement, security and agency administration to the world stage in South Africa.

In advance of this engagement, Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser issued a proclamation naming Blache as a Louisiana Ambassador.

“I am humbled by this invitation from our colleagues in South Africa and simultaneously honored to have the Lt. Governor’s endorsement in representing our great state abroad for such an important event,” Blache said.  “Homeland Security is a universal, global imperative that begins with small grass-roots companies on through the large international operations who are tasked daily with supporting law enforcement in protecting the public.”

While in South Africa, Blache is scheduled to visit the U.S. Embassy and will spend a day with the new South African Minister of Police Bhecki Cele – all while gaining a deeper understanding of PSiRA, which is comparable to the State Board but on a significantly larger scale.

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