The Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium will be held October 28-29, 2019 at Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA. Over the past few years we have teamed up with some of the industry’s leading experts in the fields of security, organizational development and leadership to continue to enhance and deliver our educational events with maximum networking opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all those who participate.

The world we live in will only grow in uncertainty. The use of terror tactics is on the rise. Yet most security experts are armed with only a handful of linear checklists and status-quo tactics aimed at yesterday’s threats.

As leaders of enterprises in which hundreds of thousands of people walk through each year, concern for their well-being and safety as well as your employees, not to mention your brand, is imperative. Great leaders lead and don’t shy away from uncertainty or the complexity it engenders. Instead, they embrace it by taking the steps needed to ensure every measure imaginable has been taken to circumvent a catastrophic event from occurring.

To speak with a representative about attending, speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting, please call us at 201-857-5333 or email

Registration is now closed.

Hotel Information

Sycuan Casino Resort

5469 Casino Way
El Cajon, CA 92019

Room Rate: $125
Cut-Off Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Call the Sycuan Reservations line at 1-619-445-6002 and mention you are with the Second Annual Tribal Security Symposium to make reservations.

Platinum Sponsors

Product Demonstration

Gold Sponsors


Media Sponsor


Security Directors, Tribal Government & Enterprise Representatives

“It was good to hear from other directors, their ideas and how they fit into their operations which in turn caused me to re-evaluate how I think and implement ideas at our property. This was a very good and well-run conference which did hit the title subject matter with good speakers and presentations.”

-Craig Young Bear, Security Director, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel


“This was hands down one of the best conferences I have been to regarding this subject. It was a great conference and I found the information very valuable.”

-Amber Tyson, Emergency Manager/Environmental Protection Specialist, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe


“The topics were relevant, the staff was professional and accommodating, the sponsors were friendly and also relevant, and the food was excellent!”

-Douglas Ladd, Director of Security, Seven Feathers Casino Resort


“There were sessions that made me aware of the possibility of attacks and to prevent, identify and react to the signs of a potential threat. It was an exciting experience.”

-Renita Willis, Executive Secretary, Choctaw Gaming Commission


“This training is very beneficial to me and my security staff. One of the better if not the best conference and insight I have ever experienced in my professional career.”

-Jean Lara, Director of Security, Calder Casino


“Very good and time worthy. The speakers were energetic and enthusiastic about things that should happen and need to happen to succeed and showed us how to do that.”

-Tony Westendorf, Safety Coordinator, Meskwaki BCH


“It was very informative on multiple topics.”

-Michael Schauster, Security Manager, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort


“The networking alone was worth the trip!”

-Ken Toler, Director of Security, Soboba Casino


“It’s always nice to hear what other Security departments are doing. You should check it out if you are involved in Security or if you can influence the budget to increase Security.”

-Tina Day, Tribal Security Administrative Assistant, Tuolumne Rancheria Tribal Security


“Great to hear from professionals who have real world experience. The knowledge of the speakers and the diversity in the speakers makes it so worth it. They truly care and aren’t trying to turn a dollar, make money off Casinos.”

-Towatoy Bourgeau, Director of Security, Clearwater River Casino


“You can never get too much training/perspective on active assailants.”

-Randy Lawrence, Security Director, Casino Pauma


“The most up to date and informative information available.”

-Wayne Paquette, Security Manager, Bicycle Hotel & Casino


“Great place to network with Casino Security professionals and learn about new security products on the market.”

-Eddie Ilko, Security Claims Manager, Sycuan Casino


“The information was valuable when considering developing a robust public safety department.”

-Bobby Hawkins, Director of Public Safety, Pechanga Resort and Casino


“It was a good training, and a great opportunity to interact with other casinos and share ideas.”

-Jose Lopez, Security Manager, Gila River Gaming Enterprise

Sponsors & Industry Professionals

“Fantastic customer service, the information presented was thorough and applicable, and the speakers/presenters/staff were approachable. I think the entire experience was educational and enjoyable. I can’t see a way to improve on that. Very valuable. The venue was smaller than we are accustomed to, but it gave the opportunity for more intimate conversations and more one-on-one discussions. The entire process was professional, friendly and the content was relevant and important.  Overall it was a great experience and valuable to marketing our product.”

-Dave Kisch, Operations, HTS Active Alert Systems


“Right topics and great presentations. Love the staff with NNE, and all other events I’ve been to have proven successful for me.”

-Kevin Foley, Emergency supplies & Equipment consultant, Ready America


“Connected with some great leads. Very worthwhile. Great engagement at our table.”

-Paul Borselli, VP, Marketing, Patriot One Technologies