The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively
to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, and all protective security
disciplines. The mission of the society shall be to promote critical thinking, high
scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards
of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal
living. In addition to its academic purpose, the society is strongly committed to
helping communities prepare for safety and emergency conditions and sponsors many
types of informational events throughout the year.
The core values of the society are excellence, knowledge, ethics, and peace.
The society’s motto is ex scientia pax which means "out of knowledge comes peace."
As an association which represents homeland security, intelligence, and protective
security academic disciplines, this has special meaning. With an ultimate goal of
peace and safety for all, the protective security profession must utilize knowledge
as a primary tool for the accomplishment of this objective. The society recognizes
this commitment and the dedication of those individuals achieving academic and professional
Dr. Cameron Carlson, Director
Phone: (907) 474-6537