The mission of the PPHS is to improve the level of public security by supporting agencies and institutions responsible for security and legal order in Poland in their work on dedicated innovative technological, organizational, and legal solutions.
Public security is a precondition for proper economic, cultural, and intellectual development of any society. Unfortunately, it cannot be taken for granted and no society can benefit from it forever. Public security can be described as a continuous process of building the society’s attitudes, legal solutions, competences of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and technological tools for effective response and counteractions to old and new threats to public security.
The Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS) was established in 2005 as a forum for dialog between the end users, the research and development organizations, and the administration responsible for financing of research. With time, the PPHS has also become a platform for formation of consortia with the aim to develop dedicated technological and IT solutions to support the operations of entities responsible for public security. The PPHS is also actively involved in legislative work aimed to develop appropriate laws that enable implementation of modern technologies developed on the research and development projects. Moreover, by providing consulting and educational services, the PPHS supports the process of building public trust in the new security technologies.
The research projects performed within the Polish Platform for Homeland Security have a measurable impact on the broadly-defined European security.
The works of the PPHS have enjoyed the approval and support of the Polish government, to include the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
The Polish Platform For Homeland Security has been recognized by representatives of the European Parliament and the European Commission as a unique scientific and research initiative on the European scale.