"Furnishing security to LCEC allowed us to provide food and shelter to our employees and their families while they were here working in the fields restoring power to our surrounding communities. We couldn't have done it without your help."
— Pamela M. May
Lee County Electric Cooperative
U.S. Security Associates (USA), the market-leading, wholly-owned American safety and security solutions provider was recognized in an award ceremony among the world's foremost organizations for their talent and development programs at the Association for Talent Development [ATD] BEST conference in Washington, DC on October 5, 2017. This is the fourth time U.S. Security Associates has been honored with the coveted ATD BEST award and for 2017 is ranked 19th overall across all industries and additionally as the leader within the security industry for their innovative talent and development strategies.
Following the tragic incident in Las Vegas that senselessly left so many innocent victims dead or injured, U.S. Security Associates (USA) has produced a video outlining important personal safety steps to take in the event of an active shooter situation. "Our hearts grieve for those killed and injured, for the families affected, and for the first responders and law enforcement who cared for the injured and located the shooter," USA President and CEO Richard L. Wyckoff said. "We hope that you find this information useful, and we encourage you to share it."
U.S. Security Associates (USA), the market-leading, wholly-owned American security solutions provider, honored three heroes with the company's first Hero Awards at this year's ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017). All of USA's Associates work diligently to provide our clients better outcomes, but on occasion there are those who go far above the call for service. Although they don't leap tall buildings or move faster than a speeding bullet, these individuals are heroes for their sacrifice and motivation to ensure the safety, security, and livelihood of others. They each embody the meaning of the word "Hero" through their selfless actions.
U.S. Security Associates (USA), the market leading wholly-owned American Security Solutions provider, is pleased to announce the addition of beacon technology to their next-generation P3 Technology Platform. With this new capability, P3 more quickly and accurately captures precise real-time location information on officer activity and incident reports to give clients the most complete intelligence insights and awareness—even indoors where GPS reception is often poor.
U.S. Security Associates, the market-leading and wholly-owned North American security solutions provider, maintained services in the face of Hurricane Irma. Security Officer Harold Russell braved the worst of Hurricane Irma for two days alone on duty. When the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in the central Florida area, Russell was on watch for U.S. Security Associates (USA) at a client site in Deleon Springs.
John McCracken, U.S. Security Associates (USA) Regional Vice President of Operations, was in his boat Monday afternoon in Houston, Texas to survey the damage of the security company's local offices and clients. What began as a reconnaissance effort to check on the security company's employees, local branch offices, and clients turned into a rescue mission when John saved 80 people and their pets from Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.
U.S. Security Associates (USA), the market-leading and wholly-owned American safety and security services provider, proudly recognizes their high-performing Associates. Committed to providing better outcomes for the clients they serve, USA rewards and recognizes heroic acts, stellar on the job performances and commitment to ongoing development that their Associates achieve.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Gimlett as President of their Andrews International Consulting, Investigations and International (CI&I) Division for the United States. The appointment of Brian strengthens the security company's renown expertise in consulting and investigative security solutions that identify risks and mitigate today's most pressing threats.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) Security Officers Lieutenant Roderick (RJ) Nowlin and Captain Graham Humphreys performed nothing short of a miracle on July 14, 2017 when they successfully revived two-year-old Judah Anderton who had drowned in his family's pool. Unable to get a cell phone signal to call for an ambulance, and with the closest medical facility a thirty-five-minute drive, Judah's desperate and panicked parents, Benjamin and Angela Anderton, rushed him to the nearest certified first responders in their remote area of Lynchburg, VA-- the USA Security Officers on duty at Georgia-Pacific Big Island in Bedford County.
We are living in times of greater safety and security risks. Our hearts go out to the innocent individuals harmed or killed in every active shooter or terrorist event as well as law enforcement professionals, who risk their lives every day so we can be protected. Because of their training, preparation and professionalism, U.S. Security Associates Officers Streeters, Sanders and Rivers thwarted a potential mass shooting without any injury or loss of life. We also recognize law enforcement for their rapid response, apprehension and arrest of the shooter.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is pleased to announce that it has been named as a winner of the Association for Talent and Development's 2017 BEST awards program. USA is among 40 organizations worldwide, representing all industries, to receive the award and is the only private security company to be recognized four times with this prestigious award. All winners will be highlighted in a special section of the 2017 Talent Development (TD) magazine. The security company will be featured in the October issue.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has immediate availability of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) as the first authorized private security company reseller of the robotic unit. Committed to providing better outcomes to their clients, USA is now offering the environmentally-friendly, Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV outdoor patrol robot as a service to work in concert with their highly skilled security officer force and provide additional layers of security and safety coverage.
Sharp Robotics Business Development (SRBD), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), announced the appointment of U.S. Security Associates (USA) as an authorized guard services reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS™ Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV). Introduced to consumers of security technologies and human guard services by Sharp at the ASIS International September 2016 security exhibition in Orlando, Florida, the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV is a cost-effective, multi-terrain, mobile sensor platform that can capture video, audio and environmental data, while providing a visible deterrent.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces its participation in the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots drive to ensure a happy and toy-filled Christmas morning for thousands of children in the Atlanta area. This year marks the seventh consecutive year the security company has teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' charity to support the local community's needy children. The employees at USA rallied and came together to provide a generous outpouring of toys, books and games that exceeded past years' donations.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) was named for the 11th consecutive year to Training magazine's 2017 Training Top 125 for their industry leading training methods that engage their associates and link their achievements to corporate goals. This prestigious, annual award recognizes USA as among the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced the acquisition of ODS Security Solutions (ODS), a leading provider of security services based in Richmond, Virginia. The acquisition further strengthens USA's capabilities within the expanding healthcare marketplace.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) recently awarded security officers at client sites in New Jersey in a pinning ceremony for their completion of the SecuritySTARS level one training. Introduced corporate wide in the third quarter of 2016, an industry exclusive, SecuritySTARS is a training, development and recognition strategic initiative that ensures all USA security officers are the best prepared with the knowledge and the skills required to provide our clients with the most safe, secure and friendly environments.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the acquisition of Landmark Protection Corporate Security, a leading provider of security services in Northern California. The acquisition strengthens USA’s portfolio of clients in the California marketplace.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the acquisition of 50 State Security Service (50 State), a leading provider of security services in South Florida. The acquisition brings state-of-the-industry capability to 50 State’s valued clients and strengthens USA’s portfolio of clients in the Florida marketplace.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) rolled out a new training catalog that requires mandatory completion of their new Active Shooter Training module for all 45,000 of their security officers. The security company has long maintained an active shooter scenario can happen anywhere, at any time and the best defense lies in preparation.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced the acquisition of McRoberts Protective Agency, Inc., the oldest security firm in America and a venerable brand synonymous with quality and innovation. The acquisition brings state-of-the-industry capability to McRoberts’ valued clients and adds expertise in certain specialized vertical niches to the USA portfolio.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the retirement of Guido R. “Rick” Massimei. In 1976, Massimei entered the corporate world of the private security industry where he began his career as General Manager of Metro Security in Tampa, FL.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has ramped up their Consulting, Investigations and International (CI&I) division with specialized, cyber-focused services. The recent cyber-attacks targeting multiple Ukraine utilities and the Ukraine's largest airport has only further sharpened the security company's CI&I division's concentration on mitigating cyber-threats for their clients.
U.S. Security Associates' (USA) security officers were out in force at the Ralph Wilson Stadium (The Ralph) in New York as the Buffalo Bills wrapped up their season. In addition to their regular responsibilities, the security officers were tasked with making certain alcohol beverage compliance at the stadium was maintained. Last fall, USA formed the Alcohol Compliance Team to ensure strict adherence to their client’s alcohol policy was followed by the client’s employees, other vendors and patrons attending the Bill's home games.