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July 28, 2017 - Two security officers honored for roles in saving 2-year-old in Big Island

Two private security officers received laurels from the Big Island community and Bedford County officials Thursday for their roles in saving the life of a local 2-year-old boy earlier this month.

Lt. Roderick "RJ" Nowlin and Capt. Graham Humphreys both work for U.S. Security Associates at Georgia-Pacific's paper mill in Big Island, two of nine total full-time security officers working at the mill. They were stationed at the guard house at the mill's entrance the afternoon of July 14, close to the end of a day checking vehicles in and out....

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June 28, 2017 - U.S. Security Associates to Showcase Robots

U.S. Security Associates (USA), a full-service safety and security solutions provider based here, has announced that it is the first private security company to be an authorized reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicles, and will be hosting exclusive demonstration events across the U.S. this summer.

"In addition to acting as an additional deterrent for criminal activity, the real value new technologies like the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV offers is mining site-specific data in areas inhospitable or too cumbersome for traditional officer patrols and providing insights, compliance and recommendations that maximize the 'Total Value to Protect,'" Richard L. Wyckoff, president and CEO of USA, said in the announcement.....

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November 8, 2015 - Protecting Training Investments While Protecting Clients

U.S. Security Associates Inc.: 2015 BEST Award Winner, #21. Talent development is considered a competitive advantage for the company and a retention tool for over 50,000 employees. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the guard services industry has experienced an upward trend in professionalism as clients have increased their expectations beyond physical monitoring. Many require security personnel who can use sophisticated technology, perform emergency medical services, respond to terror attacks, and react to pandemic outbreaks.....

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July 31, 2015 - Contributing To the Security of Your Environment

We need to be concerned about the goings on around us. How can we approach and handle situations and how can we assist our communities in becoming safer areas to inhabit? As you choose to live where you do, it is your responsibility to love and care about your family, neighbors and neighborhood and to respond to situations whenever persons, situations or incidents arise or occur that could pose harm, vandalism, theft or injury to property and/or people....

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October 14, 2014 - We're pleased that a recognized leader in such an important field has chosen ADP for these complex mission-critical capabilities.

Scalability, Sustainability and Need for Compliance Led Firm to Select ADP Given Critical Security Services its Employees Deliver for Clients in U.S. Cities in All 50 States....

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August 30, 2014 - RVCC Foundation Golf Classic raises more than $141,000

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Foundation raised more than $141,000 at its 11th Annual Golf Classic, held Aug. 4 at the Raritan Valley Country Club. U.S. Security Associates provided major funding as the Title Sponsor for the event...

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August 19, 2014 - Managing Supply Chain Risk Takes a Collaborative Effort

Consumers have little concept of the security and technology involved in bringing retail goods safely to market. Every day, cargo thieves are targeting freight worth anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, ranging from food and drinks, electronics, and home and garden products to metals, building and industrial materials, clothing and shoes, auto parts, alcohol and tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.

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July 30, 2014 - Rising Cargo Thefts Prompt New Security Solutions

With cargo thefts reaching an all-time high in 2012 and 2013 and cargo theft rings continuing to grow in sophistication, logistics and transportation companies must begin investing in the cargo security solutions and technologies necessary to prevent these numbers from climbing higher.

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June 13, 2014 - Over 70 Companies Hoping to Put Veterans to Work Plan to Attend Dallas Area Job Fair on July 17

RecruitMilitary will produce a Veteran Job Fair at the Irving Convention Center on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Humana/Concentra will sponsor the event, which runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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May 15, 2014 - 6 Security Guard Company Innovations That Rock

Category: Innovation In Processes

US Security Associates: Security Information Systems

Although Securitas had a great idea in using technology to turn officers' activities into information, US Security Associates has taken it to another level with their new Security Information System (SIS)®.  In addition to basic reporting functionality, SIS provides a web-accessible dashboard of compliance information relating to security staff processing, training, and quality assurance.  Way to go!

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January 27, 2014 - Danger looms at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but is Russia's security up to snuff?

Threats of terrorism and extensive security measures suggest that Sochi is preparing to host an Olympics like none other.
"This is going to be an unprecedented event, where it's going to be held in very close proximity to a very active, unstable region of the world," said Bill Besse, vice president of consulting and investigations for Andrews International LLC, an affiliate of U. S. Security Associates.

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November 23, 2013 - Thanksgiving Comes Early to Children's Home

Connie Ramsey says she has always felt a kinship with the kids at The Children's Home of Reading. 

Teaming up with a local restaurant franchise owner, she brought a little bit of Thanksgiving to them Friday evening, providing meals to about 80 kids. For years, Ramsey has been on the home's mailing list and she said that she would always feel the urge to give when she would see their wish list. Ramsey, supervisor for U.S. Security Associates, a company that guards several banks in Berks County, said she has been collecting the monthly Subway box lunch orders of Santander employees since she first suggested it last November. 

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November-December 2013 - Recruit Military® - Search and Employ® Magazine

In this issue, we spotlight career opportunities in law enforcement and information technology. What these two fields have in common is the use of databases to accomplish their missions. Like military intelligence analysts, law-enforcement personnel use data to fight crime and profile bad guys. Likewise, there are very few IT projects or roles that do not include leveraging the power of data to achieve objectives.

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November 5, 2013 - New York Mall Shooting - Interview with Ray O'Hara

Ray O'Hara, speaks to WNBC-NY (NBC) - New York, NY regarding the mall shooting. Excerpt: Reporter: Nothing with security went wrong in this case because there is nothing really you can do to stop somebody from walking into a mall carrying a gun? Ray O'Hara: That's correct. that is the countryt that we live in and we choose to live this way. Reporter: He is an expert on mall security and says barring metal detectors at every entrance it would be impossible to stop a gunman from walking into a place like the mall. there are dozens of entrances on two different levels.

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November 4, 2013 - Give Back to the Profession

After 30 years in enterprise learning and 10 as a columnist for this magazine, I am on the “back nine” of my career. It’s time to focus on giving back to the profession that has been very good to me. As time goes on, I will continue with the process that got me here — which I tripped onto decades ago — searching for innovative practices, interviewing those involved and sharing their stories with colleagues through writing and speaking. Moving forward, this will be directed toward new areas, open-source and collaborative projects.

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October 31, 2013 - Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

Each year, approximately 250,000 men and women leave the military, and join the ranks of more than 22 million other veterans who have served. Many of those who leave active duty will want or need to find meaningful and rewarding employment, and sadly, many struggle to do just that. On Veterans Day, Veteran Recruiting and dozens of leading, military friendly employers will host the third annual Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair. Since 2011, more than 37,000 veterans and spouses have been hired by the employers who participate.

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February 28, 2013 - 10 Things Your Office Won’t Say

As employees come to work with more and more pricey pocket electronics like smartphones and iPads, those devices are also increasingly disappearing while workers are on the clock, say experts. Theft is the most common office crime, with wallets and phones often stolen simply because they are left out in the open, says Ray O’Hara, chairman of security organization ASIS International. And just making the robbery that easy may be enough to turn your co-worker into a criminal: “Janitors and guards get blamed for everything, but often it’s employees and contractors taking from others,” O’Hara says.

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January 23, 2013 - 100,000 Jobs Mission Hires More than 51,000 U.S. Veterans in Two Years

The 100,000 Jobs Mission announced today that its coalition companies have collectively hired 51,835 veterans through 2012.  Launched in March 2011 by eleven major employers, the coalition of private sector companies is already more than half of the way to its goal of hiring at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020.

"This is a major milestone in our mission to hire 100,000 veterans in ten years," said Frank Bisignano, Chief Operating Officer for JPMorgan Chase, a founding member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission.  "To have achieved more than half of our goal in two years is a testament both to the talent of our returning service men and women and to the commitment of the 100,000 Jobs Mission companies.  We will continue to make the most of this momentum in 2013." 

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