"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 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) is proud to announce, after an extensive examination of its service standards, screening processes, training protocols, and security technologies, it has been awarded the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act designation. The SAFETY Act award demonstrates that USA is a market leader in anti-terrorism security solutions and covers USA's clients against certain damages in the event of a terrorist attack at a facility that USA serves.
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.
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.
March 2016 - 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.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) provided a variety of community support over the 2015 holiday season. Across the United States, the security company’s employees and local offices donated and gave back in unique ways to connect and show support to the localities where they live and work.
U.S Security Associates (USA) is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and hundreds of other donors to secure a joy-filled Christmas morning for thousands of less fortunate children. This is the sixth consecutive year the security company has designated Toys for Tots as the corporate holiday charity. The employees at the security company headquarters in Roswell, Georgia are excited to organize another generous outpouring of toys, books, and games.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) took over operations at the Dow Seadrift Texas Branch in March of 2015. Since their tenure, the security company has secured 148 accident-free days as of November 23, 2015. Prior to appointing USA as their security contractor, Dow Seadrift stipulated, at the relationship outset, the security company be involved in their safety program at the site.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) focuses on training their security officers with the ability to perform quick call-to-action initiatives. Security officers are often in the position of preceding first responders and in certain instances, besides preforming essential safety functions, they must also be prepared to provide medical assistance until public responders arrive. Recently, USA recognized Supervisor Chaka Payne for his heroic efforts when an employee collapsed and suffered a cardiac event while he was on duty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
U.S. Security Associates announced today that once again, Training magazine has ranked the company among "the global elite" in employer-sponsored training and development programs. On November 18, Training named U.S. Security Associates as a winner in the 2016 Training Top 125 competition. This is the 10th consecutive year the security company has earned a spot on the Training Top 125.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is helping people in need enjoy the comfort of a good meal this Thanksgiving. On Monday, the Boston branch office of the security company donated more than 250 turkeys to the residents of Mission Main Apartments, New Academy Estates, and Theroch Apartments. All three residential communities serve families of low and moderate income.
On Veterans Day, U.S. Security Associates joined Americans from coast to coast in honoring America’s military, past and present, for their dedication and service to the country. The national security company has thousands of veterans in its security force and in administrative and management positions throughout the organization.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced today that the company has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. This is the fourth consecutive year the security company has landed a spot on the Military Friendly® Employers list, a popular resource for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment.
Professionals in the fields of loss prevention, safety, retail and IT are converging on Indianapolis this week for the 2015 Goodwill Industries® Loss Prevention and Safety (GILPS) Conference. The event takes place from November 8 to 10 at the Indianapolis Hyatt Regency Hotel. Representatives from the Retail Loss Prevention division of U.S. Security Associates, an Atlanta-based national security company, are traveling to Indianapolis for the event.
U.S. Security Associates announced today that the company is seeking more than 400 people to provide security staffing for a Thanksgiving Day special event at San Diego area Walmart stores. The security company is conducting five major hiring events in North County, Central San Diego, and South San Diego.
The ASIS International Illinois North Shore chapter held its 2nd Annual Officer Appreciation Dinner in October to honor exemplary law enforcement and security officers from the local community. Officer Marissa Knight and Officer Aaron Pennington of U.S. Security Associates were nominees for Officer of the Year in the private security category. U.S. Security Associates is a private security company with more than 160 branches, including four offices serving clients in Northern Illinois.
U.S. Security Associates (USA), through its wholly owned affiliate, Andrews International LLC, announced the acquisition of Entourage Security Management, one of London’s premier security firms. The globalization of business is leading more and more clients to seek security solutions outside the U.S. borders and this move establishes a strong foothold for the company in Europe.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is joining the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in promoting crime prevention and safety this October. The NCPC has designated October as Crime Prevention Month, a time for spotlighting successful crime prevention practices and cultivating awareness of important issues. As a national security company, U.S. Security Associates supports NCPC’s goals.
With Thursday’s mass shooting on a community college campus in Oregon, another American town makes national headlines for gun violence and tragedy. As the dialogue and debate continue about the need for changes in gun laws, the violence continues, with similar characteristics from one incident to the next: Columbine, Blacksburg, Tucson, Newtown, Aurora, Charleston – and now Roseburg. Regardless of whether or not gun legislation is the long-term answer, America needs more immediate solutions.
In just a few days, security professionals from around the world are converging on Anaheim, California for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in the Atlanta area, is exhibiting at the show and hosting clients and prospects at specially planned events throughout the week.
When is the right time to talk to your family about how to get in touch in a disaster? “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency action plan today,” urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in public service announcement published on September 1, the first day of National Preparedness Month. U.S. Security Associates is supporting FEMA’s campaign for Americans to make a plan to stay safe and communicate during disasters affecting their communities. In the days leading up to September 30, the National Day of Action, the security company is publishing emergency preparedness tips and tools via the company website, social media, and client communications.
This month, executives and managers from the Atlanta-based security company U.S. Security Associates join more than 20,000 security professionals in Anaheim, California for the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015). ASIS International is the largest membership organization for security management professionals, and its annual conference is the security industry’s “can’t miss” event. ASIS 2015 takes place from September 28 to October 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) releases three new training courses in response to the rising use of Segways and T3s for security patrols. As one of America’s largest security companies, USA provides security at many locations with Segway or T3 patrollers, from corporate and educational campuses to retail and entertainment venues to municipal districts and complexes. USA’s new security officer training on Segways and T3s focuses on operational readiness and on safety in particular.
“Every year on September 11, at precisely 8:46 a.m., I stop wherever I am for a few personal moments of silence. Depending on my surroundings, I have been known to yell out as loud as I can, ‘NEVER FORGET!’” admits Craig Meredith, a national account manager with the security company U.S. Security Associates (USA).
U.S. Security Associates recently named Harold Underdown as Senior Vice President, Security Force Development. Underdown joins U.S. Security Associates (USA), after a distinguished 30-year career with the United States Navy as Master Chief Naval Special Warfare (SEAL). In his new role, he will oversee the recruitment, selection, training, communications, and development programs of the USA security officer force.
130,000 people flocked to San Diego this July for Comic-Con International, the world’s premier comic book convention, and last in a series of spring and summer events that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Southern California region every year. Now that the crowds have dispersed, venue managers and event promoters are reflecting on what worked well in 2015 and planning ahead for 2016. Staff Pro, an event security company affiliated with U.S. Security Associates, helped make Comic-Con, the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals, and Electric Daisy Carnival successful for fans, venues, promoters, and the cities that host these mega-events.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the release of the new USA Security Academy Course Catalog, featuring the addition of 16 new course offerings since the last publication date of September 2014. As one of America’s largest security companies, with more than 160 local offices, U.S. Security Associates established USA Security Academy to deliver centralized, consistent training for thousands of employees nationwide.
On Thursday, July 16, U.S. Security Associates executive Steven Siegel was among the presenters at a Safety and Security Seminar held in Wheeling, Illinois by the Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA). Siegel is Vice President of Business Development in the Metro/Midwest region of U.S. Security Associates, a national security company serving many residential communities.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the release of a collection of new white papers exploring a variety of today’s top security issues. With subject matter ranging from workplace violence and cyber bullying to campus safety and cyber intelligence, the new publications bring together information and insights from the industry thought leaders and security company experts shaping the way America manages evolving risks and threats.
Security officers are often first on the scene in life-or-death situations where fast reflexes, good judgment, and training recall are critical. Security Officer Ricky Cross recently faced just such a crisis when shots were fired near the Wilmington, Delaware community center where he works. Officer Cross knew exactly what to do, thanks to his employer, U.S. Security Associates (USA) – a security company that regularly wins awards and recognition for security officer training.
U.S. Security Associates is proud to announce that it has been selected as a winner of the Association for Talent Development’s 2015 BEST Awards program. U.S. Security Associates is among 46 organizations Worldwide to receive an ATD BEST Award. All winners are recognized in a special section of the 2015 Training + Development (TD) magazine. The security company will be featured in the November issue.
Special events are important to local organizations and governments for many reasons, including the public enjoyment and sense of community they provide along with the revenue they generate. Effective security is critical for these type of events. As evidenced recently when U.S. Security Associates (USA) provided security an event at Thornton Township High School in Harvey, Illinois, the security team must conduct extensive planning to secure public safety while supporting an atmosphere of hospitality.
The Retail Loss Prevention Services team at U.S. Security Associates (USA) is exhibiting at the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference & Expo from June 23-25. The event takes place at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in the heart of downtown Long Beach, California. The National Retail Federation (NRF) is promoting the conference as “the largest, most important retail loss prevention event in North America.”
U.S. Security Associates (USA) recognizes two security officers for their swift action in preventing potential injuries and asset loss at client sites. The actions of these dedicated officers demonstrate the effectiveness of the USA selective employment policies, strict applicant screening, and comprehensive learning and development programs. Each security officer assigned to a client site must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of pre-assignment training, and once assigned, engages in site-specific and on-the-job-training.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is helping clients and communities prepare for workplace violence and active shooter emergency situations. In response to a growing number of active shooter incidents, USA, a national security company with over 50,000 employees, introduced its Active Shooter Programs in 2013. Recently, USA helped to coordinate and participated in community-wide active shooter training exercises in Orland Park, Illinois and in Albuqerque, New Mexico.
In April, five U.S. Security Associates (USA) security officers successfully completed the First Receiver Decontamination Training for those designated as patient decontamination staff during a disaster. The course was offered and conducted by the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Harford, Connecticut, where the officers are assigned.
Private security officers are often the first to respond when lives and property are at risk. In some cases, appropriately trained and experienced officers can aid in situations and eliminate the need for additional emergency services. This was the case in a recent incident in Savannah, Georgia when U.S. Security Associates (USA) Security Officer Harry Newbill responded quickly to aid a grocery store customer during a medical emergency.
From May 3 through May 6, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is exhibiting in the 2015 Retail Asset Protection Conference hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). According to RILA, “The biggest names, brightest minds and best in class in retail AP will be at the Retail Asset Protection conference.” USA’s Vice President of Loss Prevention Terry Faircloth considers the conference a can’t-miss event. Several national clients of the security company are among the “who’s who of retail” attending the conference.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has been named a Gold LearningElite organization for 2015 by Chief Learning Officer magazine, a publication of Human Capital Media (HCM). To be considered for Bronze, Silver, or Gold LearningElite status, a company must perform above a benchmark standard for implementing learning and development (L&D) best practices for its workforce.
Private security officers are expected to perform cool under pressure and that is exactly what many employees did at U.S. Security Associates (USA), an Atlanta-based security company that employs over 50,000 employees. Officers went above and beyond by playing a critical supporting role in the work of law enforcement professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, and other public safety officials.
Last week, CivilianJobs.com announced the finalists for the Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military. U.S. Security Associates (USA), in its first year to submit an application for the award, has been named to the prestigious list of 2015 finalists. As one of America's fastest growing security companies and founded by former U.S. Navy officer Chuck Schneider, USA is a veteran success story in itself.
Leading experts in Loss Prevention (LP) and food retail will be converging in Memphis, Tennesee on March 9th through the 12th for the annual Asset Protection Conference hosted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company that holds contracts with many of the largest names in food retail, is a Bronze-level sponsor of the event. Headed by Terry Faircloth, Vice President of USA’s Loss Prevention Services division, USA loss prevention professionals will be on site hosting the USA booth.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of the Measles: Awareness, Prevention, and Response training module to its lineup of award-winning security officer training resources. Recent outbreaks in the U.S. of this once rare and commonly thought to be eradicated disease point to its strongest comeback since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963. In response to the re-emergence of measles, USA has developed a brief, concise, and hard-hitting training module.
An employee of national security company U.S. Security Associates is volunteering in his personal time to help community youth develop a sense of safety awareness. As business development manager for U.S. Security Associates' Charlotte office, Craig Meredith assists local schools, businesses, and other organizations with strengthening their security postures. As a security service professional, Meredith knows the importance of establishing a culture where safety is everyone's responsibility.
Private security officers are often first on the scene when lives are in danger, property is at risk, and crimes are underway. According to the most recent data published by the U.S. Department of Labor, more than one million security officers are currently employed in the United States. Those officers, including more than 40,000 employed by the Atlanta-based security company U.S. Security Associates (USA), play a potentially critical supporting role in the work of law enforcement professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, and other public safety officials.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) commends three security officers for performance that validates the company's selective hiring policies and rigorous training practices. USA security officers are subject to stringent employee screening procedures and award-winning learning and development programs designed to ensure that the security company employs men and women who are consummate security professionals – both ethically and operationally. The officers receiving service commendations have proven through recent actions that USA's hiring and training processes are working as intended.
Medical facilities and hospitals today must build and rely on cohesive teams of both medical and non-medical professionals to ensure the timeliness and precision of healthcare services and related functions. Recently, this interdependence of professionals was demonstrated at two facilities where officers from contract security company U.S. Security Associates (USA) used their training and client-site experience to ensure patient and asset safety.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is starting off the New Year with further enhancements to a security officer training program that has won worldwide awards and recognition over the last decade. In the past year alone, well-trained USA security officers have made headlines for safely evacuating a Baltimore television station under siege, saving a baby locked inside a vehicle in the South Carolina heat, and performing lifesaving CPR on a heart attack victim in Boston. Building on the positive momentum, the security company has a new lineup of courses and programs ready for launch in January.
As 2015 gets rolling, the U.S. Security Associates (USA) Dallas Training Academy is getting ready to close the books on a successful first year of operations. An offshoot of USA Security Academy, Dallas Training Academy is a Texas Department of Public Safety-approved training facility offering Levels 2, 3, and 4 security officer training courses. Director Mark Hargreaves left an HR management position with USA's Dallas office to lead the new security company training operation.
This December, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is carrying on a favorite tradition: a holiday toy drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program. Employees at the security company headquarters in Roswell, Georgia are organizing a massive donation of toys, books, and games to help brighten Christmas morning for disadvantaged children.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is helping many Americans in need enjoy the comfort of a good holiday meal this Thanksgiving. With more than 160 offices and over 50,000 employees, the national security company is making a positive difference in lives from coast to coast this Thanksgiving.
Training magazine ranks U.S. Security Associates among "the global elite" in employer-sponsored training and development programs. On November 18, Training magazine announced the finalists for the annual Training Top 125. This is the ninth consecutive year the security company has been selected as one of the 125 leading training organizations, and according to Lorrie Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine, "The competition was impressive this year as 27 newcomers earned a place on the list."
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is named among the 2014 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies by U.S. Veterans Magazine. The "Best of the Best" is one of several military-friendly lists the security company has ranked on in recent years. Earlier this month, USA made its third consecutive appearance on the G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Employers®. The company has also been named by G.I. Jobs as one of the top Military Friendly Spouse Employers®.
Risk Assitance Network + Exchange (RANE) held its Inaugural Conference on November 14 in Washington, D.C., with an ensemble of leading risk experts from diverse sectors and professions in attendance. U.S. Security Associates, a national security company and international leader in security consulting and risk management, is one of many organizations that attended the conference.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is recognized among the 2015 Military Friendly Employers® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. This is the third consecutive year the security company has made the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employers® list. USA has also been selected by G.I. Jobs as one of the top Military Friendly Spouse Employers®.
Airport Security Officer Frank Noiles gave the VIP treatment to veterans traveling on an Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial last week. Noiles is an employee of U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company ranked among the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® and the Top 50 Military Friendly Spouse Employers®. USA is recognizing Noiles with an award certificate for his outstanding show of respect to veterans taking the Honor Flight out of the international airport in Portland, Maine where he works.
A security officer with the Wilmington, Del., branch of U.S. Security Associates (USA) is providing a public safety service off-the-clock for local area youth. In his personal time, Security Officer Les Myers is teaching boys and girls the lifesaving techniques he learned in security officer training for his career with U.S. Security Associates. Officer Myers is a graduate of USA Security Academy, the organization that develops and administers award-winning security officer training programs for the national security company.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree of Richmond County, S.C. honors Raisa Garnett with a Commendation Award for recent action that helped to save the life of a two-week-old baby. Garnett is employed as a security officer by the Columbia, S.C. branch of national security company U.S. Security Associates (USA).
In recognition of Crime Prevention Month, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is joining the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in promoting crime prevention and safety this October. In 1984, the NCPC designated October as Crime Prevention Month. Since then, October has been a time for spotlighting successful crime prevention practices and cultivating awareness of important issues. As a national security company protecting many of America's schools, businesses, and public spaces, U.S. Security Associates shares NCPC's commitment to developing safer, more resilient communities.
Businesses today rely on security officers to protect people and property and to deter many forms of crime. But oftentimes, the risks that are entirely unexpected have the greatest potential to produce catastrophic losses. This proved true recently at the national headquarters of one of America's oldest veterans assistance and advocacy organizations, where officers from contract security company U.S. Security Associates patrol the premises.
With less than one week left until the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, security professionals around the world are finalizing travel details and planning their schedules for the week. With over 600 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and 250 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to see and do at ASIS 2014. U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in the Atlanta area, is exhibiting at the show and hosting clients and prospects at specially planned events throughout the week.
This month, managers and executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are making plans to gather in the security company's hometown of Atlanta, Ga. for the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. ASIS International is the leading organization of security management professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. ASIS is holding its annual seminar from September 29 to October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 20,000 attendees from over 80 countries are traveling to Atlanta for ASIS 2014.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is recognized as "Best in Rewards and Recognition" in the 20th Annual Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program. USA wins a Bronze Award for Best Rewards and Recognition Program in the Talent Management and Human Resources category. USA is a national security company known for offering attractive incentives, awards, and personal development opportunities to its over 50,000 employees. This year's award follows the Brandon Hall Group's selection of USA as a winner of the Bronze Award for Best Talent Acquisition Process in 2013.
After a relaxing Labor Day weekend, first responders, law enforcement agencies, and public safety and security authorities across the country are busy with the kickoff of National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Every September, FEMA uses its Ready campaign to educate and empower Americans and increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. U.S. Security Associates (USA) is continuing its annual support of the initiative and the 2014 theme, "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare." The security company is publishing preparedness tips and tools throughout the month via social media and client communication.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced today that the company's quality management system has been re-certified for the next three years in compliance with the globally accepted ISO 9001:2008 standard. In the largely non-regulated security industry, where many companies sacrifice quality to compete on price, USA raised the bar in 2004 by becoming the first security company to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification at its corporate headquarters and every local office nationwide. USA is now re-certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard through December 2016, a distinction that continues to be a differentiator in an industry increasingly challenged by eroding margins.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is entertaining security professionals from all over the world in its hometown of Atlanta next month for the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The national security company is headquartered in Roswell, Ga., a northern suburb of Atlanta. From September 29th to October 1st, representatives from USA's corporate headquarters and local offices nationwide are attending ASIS 2014 at the 3.9-million-square-foot Georgia World Congress Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces award of a Certificate of Achievement to Security Supervisor Anita Wilson for her actions when a man plowed a stolen dump truck into the news station lobby where she was on duty. In addition to security company recognition, Wilson earned accolades for her performance from the WMAR ABC Channel 2 news staff and the Baltimore County Police Chief.
As part of a strategic management succession plan, U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced today that Richard L. Wyckoff has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the security company. Wyckoff succeeds Chuck Schneider, the company's founder and long-time President and CEO. Under the new management structure, Wyckoff reports directly to Schneider, who is continuing in a full-time role with the company as an active Board Chairman.
Training was put to the test for U.S. Security Associates (USA) this year as security officers across the country extinguished real-life danger with classroom tactics. The security company has expanded its focus on fire safety this year with added courses and applicable training scenarios. Recently, USA security officers used this education to swiftly respond to fast-spreading fires, thereby preventing tragedy and saving clients enormous expense.
Five U.S. Security Associates (USA) security officers are receiving accolades for heroic performance in the line of duty. Like police officers, paramedics, and firefighters, security officers routinely face life-threatening situations in the course of their work. They are often the first responders in times of crisis. U.S. Security Associates puts every officer through a rigorous, award-winning security officer training program, and this summer, that training is paying off.
Houston is the next stop for U.S. Security Associates (USA) on its 2014 tour of RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fairs. On August 7, the security company is exhibiting at the Houston All Veterans Job Fair and Opportunity Expo. Hosted by RecruitMilitary, the nation's leading military-to-civilian career placement firm, the Job Fair takes place at Houston's Minute Maid Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Veterans and their spouses are invited to attend the Job Fair and learn about employment opportunities in the Houston market and beyond. At USA's booth, recruiters and managers will be on hand to accept resumes and share information about potential career paths in security.
Tomorrow, U.S. Security Associates (USA) will join more than 1,200 career-seeking veterans and their spouses at the Dallas All Veterans Job Fair and Opportunity Expo. The security company will exhibit at the event, providing information to candidates and discussing career opportunities. RecruitMilitary, the nation's leading military-to-civilian career placement firm, will host the event on July 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Irving Convention Center. All candidates with military experience and their spouses are encouraged to attend the fair.
Cargo theft numbers reached another all-time high in 2013, according to a recent study. Cargo thieves are getting better organized and more sophisticated, but security company experts say there are ways to successfully combat these criminals and protect supply chains. U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company that specializes in cargo security, provides solutions ranging from low-risk route planning to cargo escorts to advanced monitoring technologies.
Three security officers in Corpus Christi, Texas refused to be bullied by gangs and guns when trouble broke out in a local shopping mall. Three employees of national security company U.S. Security Associates were on duty at the mall when a major retail store radioed for emergency assistance. The three mall officers responded to the call and were briefed by the store manager on two suspected shoplifters. Undeterred by the sudden appearance of three uniformed security officers, one of the two suspects – a known gang member – brazenly exited the store with concealed merchandise in hand.
Loss Prevention executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are soaking up the sun along with the latest industry knowledge at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Loss Prevention Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference is being held from June 10th to June 13th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center, with the Expo taking place on June 11th and June 12th. As a sponsor of the event, the security company is joining national retailers, law enforcement agencies, and other protection providers for the largest retail security conference in the country.
Training paid off for U.S. Security Associates (USA) in the first quarter of 2014, when security officers from coast to coast faced life-threatening medical emergencies in the line of duty. USA invests heavily in security officer training to prepare personnel for threats and situations they may encounter in their line of work. In recent months, USA's investment in award-winning training programs proved more than worthwhile as officers of the security company coped with medical crises ranging from choking to heart attack to stroke.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces upcoming job fairs and a new partnership program, all targeted toward recruitment of military veterans and spouses. The national security company is partnering with RecruitMilitary, the top military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States, and Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), a division of the DoD's Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, to connect both veterans and military spouses with security careers.
Property management professionals from across the state are gathering in Atlanta's Cobb Galleria Centre on the 21st of May for the 2014 BOMA Georgia Trade Show. U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company specializing in commercial properties, is among the vendors exhibiting at this year's Trade Show. As the Security Sponsor for the event, USA is also providing security patrol services for the Trade Show and for the facility after hours.
As cities all over the world host events this week marking the 44th celebration of Earth Day, U.S. Security Associates (USA) joins over one billion people in 192 countries taking action to protect the planet. At client sites, in 160 branch offices, and at corporate headquarters, employees of the security company are committed to "going green."
This week, real estate and retail industry leaders are flying south for RECon Latin America, hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Security company representative Bill Besse, vice president of Consulting & Investigations at U.S. Security Associates (USA), joins real estate developers, property owners, and retail decision-makers for the convention in Cartagena, Colombia.
From April 6th through April 9th, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is exhibiting in the 2014 Retail Asset Protection Conference hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA calls it "the event to attend in 2014." As a national security company and Loss Prevention (LP) leader, USA wouldn't miss it. The conference takes place at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, with a program that reflects key priorities of the retail industry.
This weekend, U.S. Security Associates (USA) hosted its Ninth Annual Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony, celebrating outstanding employees and their achievements over the past year. Award nominees from every region and level of the security company traveled to Atlanta for an all-expense-paid weekend with luxury accommodations and AAA Five Diamond service in a city famous for southern charm and hospitality.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of several new training courses to its lineup of award-winning security officer training resources. With new classes on emergency response, customer service, and even personal safety, the security company is jump-starting 2014 with a continuing investment in security officer training and development.
U.S. Security Associates (USA), a security company specializing in community and residential security, is exhibiting at the upcoming Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Associations Institute (WMCCAI) 2014 Conference & Expo on March 22. WMCCAI is hosting this year's event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
This month, U.S. Security Associates (USA) representatives from around the world are traveling to conferences hosted by the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). OSAC was established to promote security cooperation between the U.S. Department of State and American private sector companies operating abroad.
Next week, leading experts in Loss Prevention (LP) and food retail are traveling to Jacksonville, Florida for the annual Asset Protection Conference hosted by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI). U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company that holds contracts with many of the largest names in food retail, is a silver-level sponsor of the sold-out event. Managers from the company's Loss Prevention Division are representing USA in the company's booth from March 9th to March 12th.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) claims a coveted spot on Training magazine's Top 125 for the eighth consecutive year. Coming in at #40 for 2014, U.S. Security Associates, a national security company with over 50,000 employees, ranks first among security companies on this year's list and in the top third of corporate training leaders worldwide.
A recently averted tragedy in Erie, Pennsylvania is a heartening display of the natural brotherhood that exists among the best security officers. The incident involved two security officers, one armed officer contracted by the federal government, and one unarmed officer employed by U.S. Security Associates (USA), a private security company.
Last week, Atlanta was blanketed in ice as a snowstorm gripped the city, trapping motorists on the roads, leaving children stranded at schools, and confining employees to their offices. As the governor declared a state of emergency, city operations ground to a standstill. U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company headquartered in Atlanta, kicked its emergency response plans into high gear, with local security officers, managers, and executives pulling together to keep area security operations running smoothly.
Every year, U.S. Security Associates (USA), a national security company with over 50,000 employees, recognizes security officers who prove their mettle and often exceed the call of duty to protect lives and property on and off the job. As organizations everywhere close the book on 2013, U.S. Security Associates revisits the stories of some security officer heroes of this past year.
In 2013, U.S. Security Associates (USA) Loss Prevention Associates made over 25,000 successful apprehensions and effectively assisted in reducing shrink for retail customers nationwide. Every day, details reported by USA's Retail Loss Prevention Associates help lead to the identification and arrest of individual shoplifters and ones associated with Organized Retail Crime (ORC) rings.
With Recruiting America's Brave, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is doing its part in the nationwide movement to help returning military personnel transition into the civilian workforce. Recruiting America's Brave is USA's hiring campaign targeting veterans and military spouses.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of two new systems to the company's line of proprietary technology solutions. In order to provide communities with innovative and efficient web-based security solutions, USA introduces Gate Pass+ and Park+.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Toys for Tots program this Christmas with a major toy collection drive at the security company headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. This is the third year that USA is collecting toy donations to benefit Toys for Tots. There were so many donations the first year USA participated that the U.S. Marine who came to pick up the toys had to arrange for a second truck to transport everything. Based on the success of that first year, the toy drive is now an annual USA tradition.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is named among the 2013 Excellence in Talent Management Award winners by Brandon Hall Group. USA, a national security service company with over 50,000 employees, earned the Bronze Award for Best Talent Acquisition Process. Factors influencing USA's selection include the security service company's comprehensive, structured approach to security officer selection as well as ongoing improvement and implementation of prescreening tools and metrics-based recruitment strategies.
Each year, the Black Friday bonanza ushers in a new holiday shopping rush and with it, the challenge to keep shoppers and merchandise safe. U.S. Security Associates (USA) provides safety, security and loss prevention services year-round for many national retailers who step up security staffing for Black Friday and throughout the holiday season. This year, the reassuring presence and conscientious performance of USA security officers once again improved the Black Friday experience for shoppers and retailers alike.
On December 5th, U.S. Security Associates (USA) joins dozens of employers exhibiting at the annual RecruitMilitary career fair at Houston, Texas’ Minute Maid Park. RecruitMilitary is a veteran-owned organization offering free career placement tools to veterans and military spouses. Since 1998, RecruitMilitary has helped thousands of veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment through its career fairs, resume services and online job postings.
Employees of U.S. Security Associates (USA) celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday not only by giving thanks, but also by giving back. As a national security company with 160 local offices, USA's security service personnel work around the clock to protect and serve communities from coast to coast. During the holiday season, they focus on a different kind of community service. Many USA employees volunteer in their personal time at soup kitchens, nursing homes, food banks, and other organizations dedicated to seeing that community members in need have plenty at Thanksgiving. Employees at the security service company headquarters and in branch offices across the country also come together to make a positive impact on the communities they serve.
Training magazine announced yesterday that once again, U.S. Security Associates ranks among the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs. Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and human resources professionals. This is the eighth consecutive year that U.S. Security Associates has been recognized in the Top 125, and according to Lorrie Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine, "This year, the competition was stronger than ever."
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has been named a 2014 Military Friendly Employer® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse. As a security service company with a demonstrated commitment to hiring military talent, USA is proud to win the title for a second time. G.I. Jobs is a monthly publication that provides resources, employer profiles, job and education opportunities for veterans. Every year, G.I. Jobs and Victory Media select the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® from among 5,000 candidates competing for the distinction. During the selection process, candidate companies' hiring policies are audited by Ernst & Young. Winners are chosen based on evaluation of key programs and policies, including the strength of company military recruiting efforts, the percentage of new hires with prior military service, retention programs, and company policies on National Guard and Reserve service.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) welcomes Jeremiah Main to its team in Washington, D.C. A native of the area, Main joins USA as Business Development Manager, bringing over 15 years of security service experience and a network of contacts from coast to coast. USA currently employs approximately 500 security service professionals in the District of Columbia and another 700 security officers out of supporting branch offices in Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Hagerstown, and Salisbury, Maryland. With Main as the area business development manager, USA plans to further expand the company's presence throughout the D.C. metropolitan area and northern Virgina.
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.
This October, the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) encourages schools, businesses and community members to celebrate Crime Prevention Month. Since 1984, the NCPC has sponsored Crime Prevention Month to promote public safety through education and events that cultivate awareness and "Celebrate Safe Communities." U.S. Security Associates (USA) is proud to support Crime Prevention Month by providing safety resources, delivering superior security service, and highlighting successful crime prevention.
As companies extend themselves around the globe to be competitive, corporate travel risk programs are increasingly popular. With the help of a security service consultant, there is a lot a company can do to prepare employees for trips to emerging markets.The Consulting & Investigations team from U.S. Security Associates (USA) is frequently called upon to provide up-to-date travel risk assessments for destinations around the globe. Based on input from reliable local sources, USA's consultants advise whether travel impediments are anticipated and provide insight into situations that involve conflict or threats of public violence.
This September marks the tenth anniversary of National Preparedness Month (NPM). Using the theme, "You Can Be the Hero," NPM encourages Americans to create a plan for natural disasters, active shooters, and other dangerous emergencies. Under its Ready campaign, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors NPM to inform the public of the types of emergencies that can arise and the tools and plans that will best help them to respond.
Last month, citizens and visitors to the city of Erie, Pennsylvania enjoyed another successful CelebrateErie festival. From August 15-18, over 100,000 people flooded into downtown Erie to mark summer's end with food and entertainment. U.S. Security Associates (USA), one of the event's top sponsors, supported the celebration with top-notch security service, ensuring that the four-day event ran smoothly and that festival-goers were free to relax and safely take part in the fun.
With just one week left until the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, security professionals around the world are finalizing travel details and planning their schedules for the week. With 700 exhibitors, dozens of networking events and more than 200 educational sessions on security industry hot topics, there is much to do and only a few days to do it. The free Mobile App for ASIS 2013 has tools to help attendees make the most of their time, including a schedule organizer, up-to-the minute information on exhibits, speakers, events and education, and maps of McCormick Place and the Exhibit Hall.
At U.S. Security Associates (USA) offices from coast to coast, managers and executives are making plans to connect with colleagues this month at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. ASIS International is the leading organization of security management professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. ASIS is holding its annual seminar from September 24-27 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees from over 80 countries are traveling to Chicago for ASIS 2013.
Managers and executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are joining more than 20,000 security professionals convening in Chicago this month for the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. ASIS International is the leading organization of security management professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. From September 24-27 at McCormick Place in Chicago, ASIS is holding its annual seminar, with more than 200 educational sessions, 700 exhibitors of security technology and services, and attendees from over 80 countries.
As crime continues to move from the physical world to the digital arena, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is broadening its security solutions, investigative capabilities and global reach by partnering with AccessData, an industry-leading provider of digital investigation, legal review and cyber security technologies. Trusted by law firms, government agencies, and corporations worldwide, AccessData offers an abundance of cyber security services. Through this partnership, USA is able to supply corporate security directors, legal personnel, and law enforcement officials with digital security solutions to tackle consistently changing methods of online crime.
Amid breaking news of violence all over the globe, last week's incident at an elementary school near Atlanta sends a welcome message that with violence prevention training, an ordinary citizen can make an extraordinary difference. When an armed intruder walked into an Atlanta elementary school, staff member Antoinette Tuff demonstrated fortitude and compassion as she talked the shooter into surrender. Her response was amazing and heroic—and learned. According to the district spokesperson for the school system, Tuff was trained to respond and negotiate effectively with an active shooter.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the appointment of Dan Millhouse as Branch Manager in the security company's Atlanta office. Bill Gensler, Vice President, Atlanta Operations, describes Millhouse as "a welcome addition to the USA team in Atlanta." Millhouse has 22 years of local security experience, and Gensler notes, "He has special expertise in the commercial office market and in gated and high-rise communities. That's a big asset for our clients." USA serves many of Atlanta's premier commercial and residential real estate and property management firms.
As students prepare to crack open new textbooks, U.S. Security Associates (USA) is partnering with colleges and universities to crack down on campus violence. Every year, 20 - 25% of female students in higher education institutions experience sexual assault. Even more students are targeted through dating violence, stalking, or domestic violence. Because less than 5% of these crimes are officially reported at many schools, gender violence claims untold numbers of new victims every semester.
Although workplace violence can strike anywhere, research indicates that there are factors at some workplaces that may increase the risk of violence. At sites where such risk factors are present, including medical health facilities, universities, school districts, and private schools, U.S. Security Associates (USA) augments security officer training on the management of potentially threatening behavior.
As U.S. Security Associates (USA) rolls out its new Security Information SystemSM enterprise-wide, security directors across the country are getting their first taste of the technology that is revolutionizing the way security operations are managed. In an industry where quarterly reporting on key performance indicators has been the norm, USA is breaking new ground with a system that delivers access around-the-clock to real-time performance data and analysis.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the opportunity for ASIS members in Southern California to learn from a former ASIS International president what characteristics successful CSOs have in common. Ray O'Hara, CPP, is presenting "Ten Attributes of a CSO" at the ASIS International Greater Los Angeles Chapter's 1/2 Day Seminar at Sony Studios on July 31st.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is helping clients implement a next-generation approach to crisis management planning that encompasses workplace violence prevention and active shooter programs. For many organizations and corporations, as well as medical health facilities, school districts, universities and private schools, the paradigm has already shifted to include solutions to prevent violence in the workplace. More than a million incidents of workplace violence are reported every year in the United States, ranging from threats and stalking to property damage, assaults and homicide; violence in the workplace costs American businesses tens of billions of dollars every year. Because violence is rarely spontaneous and incidents are often preceded by danger signs, prevention efforts have the potential to make a significant difference.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is directing its resources as one of the country’s largest security companies toward securing grant awards that benefit USA clients and surrounding communities. USA provides national security services for many retail giants, hundreds of mall properties, and large-scale commercial developments. USA’s security officers also patrol urban business districts and residential communities across the nation. This type of work provides countless opportunities for private security organizations and public safety agencies to form mutually rewarding alliances in pursuit of grant dollars allocated for public safety and fire prevention.
With a forceful combination of acute skill and brave determination, several tenacious U.S. Security Associates (USA) security officers recently changed the course of potentially disastrous emergencies. These at-risk individuals were inside offices, schools, and facilities that were protected by USA employees and received above-standard security service. The well-trained USA professionals entered into the respective crisis with the confidence and expertise to save lives under high pressure.
At U.S. Security Associates, security officer training goes beyond basic requirements to develop and uphold security solutions that cover a wide range of threats. U.S. Security Associates (USA) has made another move to stay current with the latest certifications. A new Security Academy course, DOT Hazmat (Hazardous Materials), offers security service employees a direct route to career success while ensuring compliance for valued clients. The DOT Hazmat course covers all federally mandated requirements specified by 49 CFR 172.704, laws protecting those who ship and handle dangerous goods. Security officers earn a DOT-recognized certification upon completion of the course, bringing an additional layer of credibility.
As security companies continue to feel the pressure of shrinking profit margins, the smart money is on smart technology to help security firms remain viable in today's competitive security services market. One of America's largest security companies, U.S. Security Associates (USA), is putting technology to work doing everything from tracking officers on patrol and recognizing a "man down" to monitoring facility conditions and equipment gauges and managing security incidents.
U.S. Security Associates presents Tour Positive® Data Collection Service, the answer for security directors everywhere who want to know "What has technology done for me lately?" Tour Positive® Data Collection Service is security management technology with a multitude of applications for a variety of sites and circumstances. It's a singular product that delivers solutions for countless security service challenges.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is consistently lauded not only for its superior security training and service, but for the inventive professionals who strive to exceed expectations. L.J. Paul Lutz, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for USA, was recently awarded the Outstanding General Counsel for a Small Company Award for his outstanding leadership and service to a top security company. This particular award was part of the 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards, sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
On April 22nd, U.S. Security Associates (USA) joins more than one billion participants in celebrating Earth Day, the largest civic observance in the world. Like a growing number of businesses, schools, communities and individuals committed to "going green" not just on Earth Day but every day, USA and its over 50,000 employees are adding their acts of green to the swelling numbers registered under Earth Day Network's A Billion Acts of Green® campaign.
Stanley Security Solutions (Stanley), a leading national security integrator, announces its strategic alliance with U.S. Security Associates (USA), a chief uniformed security services agency. The alliance combines Stanley’s expertise in electronic security and systems integration with USA’s premier manpower services to provide customers with a more comprehensive, balanced security solution.
U.S. Security Associates offers international training solutions to help clients with global operations to meet duty of care obligations and manage the risk and liability that go hand in hand with doing business in volatile areas. Despite the terrorist siege in January that led to the deaths of dozens of foreign oil workers, oil and gas industry giants flocked to Algeria in March for the Hassi Messaud Expo, an international exhibition focused on oil and gas business in the region. Based on turnout for the Expo, growth in Algeria's energy sector shows no sign of slowing down, even in the wake of the most catastrophic terrorist assault ever on an oil or gas facility in Northern Africa.
Award-winning security professionals from coast to coast packed their bags last weekend to join fellow honorees in Stone Mountain, Georgia for U.S. Security Associates' 8th Annual Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony. Award winners and their spouses or guests were treated to an all-expense-paid weekend at Stone Mountain's AAA 4 diamond Evergreen Resort. Festivities kicked off with a formal black tie awards gala celebrating the individuals who made major contributions to the organization throughout the year.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) recognizes that a strong sense of social responsibility delivers intangible employment benefits and is committed to building social responsibility not only through its own corporate efforts, but also by supporting the outreach efforts of its employees. Two USA employees, District Manager John MacLeod and Account Manager Michael Cline, recently had the honor of participating as Guardians on Honor Flights from Columbia, South Carolina and Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Washington, D.C.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is rolling out a new Security Officer Short Segment training series that serves up continuing education for security professionals in convenient 20-minute installments. There are 20 titles currently available in the series, ranging from security industry hot topics like Active Shooter Response and Workplace Violence to fundamental concepts like Conflict Management and Customer Service. Assigned courses are accessible around-the-clock from any internet-connected computer through the company’s Learning Management Web.
U.S. Security Associates clients are invited to the Marriott Hotel in San Ramon, California on March 21st for an expert discussion on how to prevent and respond to workplace violence and ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees. The event is organized by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Employment & Labor Law Committee and sponsored by workplace law firm, Jackson Lewis LLP. There is a nominal fee of $50 for non-ACC members. An encore presentation is scheduled on March 22nd at the San Francisco offices of Jackson Lewis.
U.S. Security Associates ranks first in the security industry and 29th worldwide in its seventh consecutive year on Training magazine's Top 125 list of the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The 2013 Top 125 award finalists gathered in Orlando, Florida last week for the unveiling of company rankings at an invitation only, black tie awards gala at the Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort. Coming in at No. 29 on the official countdown to No. 1, U.S. Security Associates is well ahead of the only other security services company recognized in the 2013 Top 125.
Last week, Dr. Michael Corcoran of the Workthreat Group delivered a timely presentation on threat assessment and the potential active shooter to a California audience of law enforcement personnel, corporate security experts, and others involved in threat and violence risk assessment. Dr. Corcoran's presentation at the Northern California chapter meeting of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals focused on principles for evaluating the risk of violence based on a potential active shooter's temperament.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) takes extraordinary steps to recruit and develop security industry leaders that drive security solutions. To reinforce the Company's principles of trust, ethics, lawfulness and honesty, U.S. Security Associates seeks out qualified and competent individuals who demonstrate these core values.
Last month, the 100,000 Jobs Mission announced that its coalition companies are more than halfway to their goal of hiring 100,000 military veterans by the year 2020. In less than two years, participating companies, including U.S. Security Associates (USA), have collectively hired 51,835 military veterans. At this rate, veteran hiring among coalition companies may surpass the 100,000 mark well before 2020.
Expect to see red in U.S. Security Associates branch offices across America today! Employees at more than 160 U.S. Security Associates locations are wearing red in a united show of support for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women® initiative.
In 2012, shootings in schools, shopping malls and movie theaters left Americans troubled by questions that have no easy answers. What went wrong? Who is to blame? Is prevention even possible? This week, employees of the Dallas Museum of Art had the opportunity to bring their concerns before a panel of the nation's foremost experts in safety and security solutions.
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.
U.S. Security Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joseph W. Arwady has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Center for Private Security and Safety at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mr. Arwady is President of U.S. Security Associates' Northeast Business Unit. As a board member, he joins other security industry leaders in support of John Jay College's efforts to expand its educational mission and expertise to non-matriculating safety and security services professionals in the public and private sectors.
Employees in the Detroit office of Advance Security, a division of U.S. Security Associates, gave up the opportunity to enjoy a company-sponsored day of recreation and spent time together giving back to their community instead. The security company staff decided that this year, in lieu of the usual annual staff appreciation event, they wanted to try a different kind of team building activity.
U.S. Security Associates joins forces with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve again this Christmas to spread joy and hope through the Toys for Tots program. This is the second year U.S. Security Associates has supported Toys for Tots at the corporate level with a collection site at the security company headquarters in Roswell, Georgia. The first year was such a success that the U.S. Marine who came to pick up the donations actually had to arrange for a second truck to help transport all the toys, including over 20 new bicycles.
Employees with one of the world's largest security companies recently stepped out of the office and into the classroom as volunteers with Junior Achievement of Georgia. Junior Achievement is the nation's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering students to succeed by instilling knowledge and skills to plan for the future and to make smart academic and economic choices.
U.S. Security Associates reports a safety milestone that showcases the potential for clients with dangerous operations to create safer workplaces in partnership with contract security services companies. At the Texas site of one of America's largest oil refineries, the U.S. Security Associates security team has clocked 10 years and 2.5 million hours with no recordable or lost-time injuries. At the client's neighboring petrochemical plant, U.S. Security Associates' security officers have also reached the 10 year mark with no recordable or lost-time injuries.
U.S. Security Associates ranks among the global elite in employer-sponsored training and development programs, according to news recently released by Training magazine, the leading business publication for learning and development and human resources professionals. As a 2013 Top 125 award winner, U.S. Security Associates is one of a select group of companies Training magazine describes as "unsurpassed in harnessing human capital."
Now that the storm waters from Hurricane Sandy have receded, the accolades are flooding in for U.S. Security Associates employees who performed heroic acts and faithfully protected client assets under dangerous conditions. These stories demonstrate how effective emergency response from private security providers can reduce losses, avert tragedy, and expedite recovery from devastating events.
U.S. Security Associates has been selected as a G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2013. G.I. Jobs is a monthly publication that provides a wealth of resources for enlisted personnel transitioning to the civilian workforce. The magazine includes resume and interview tips, information on continuing education and military friendly schools, job opportunities, and inspiring profiles of veterans who have successfully transitioned from the military to corporate America. G.I. Jobs is the go-to career guide for planning life after the military.
U.S. Security Associates is saluting the nation's military with full force recruiting of veterans and reservists. In the 2011 reporting period, the company hired 1,483 men and women who have served in the armed forces, and CEO Chuck Schneider is looking to drive that record number even higher in 2012 and beyond. Schneider, a former naval officer, has issued a military recruiting mandate to every U.S. Security Associates branch office: the heroes who have defended American borders and freedom are U.S. Security Associates' first choice to protect people and property for clients.
U.S. Security Associates has been selected by Smart Business Network as a 2012 World Class Customer Service Honoree. Smart Business Network is a national multi-media company specializing in business management and networking resources. Smart Business publishes local, monthly management journals featuring insights and strategies from the most accomplished executives and business leaders in 17 markets. In addition to the annual World Class Customer Service Awards, the organization hosts a range of programs and events that provide ongoing opportunities for business professionals to connect, share best practices, and give back to their communities.
U.S. Security Associates announces the addition of three award-winning business development executives to the company's Global Accounts Team. Greg Wilson, John P. Yochum and Christopher J. Trevisan are leaving behind distinguished careers with leading competitors for the opportunity to be part of U.S. Security Associates' dynamic growth.
U.S. Security Associates is proud to announce that it ranked 13 in the American Society for Training & Development's 2012 BEST Awards program. U.S. Security Associates is among 30 organizations Worldwide to receive an ASTD BEST Award. All winners are recognized in a special section of the October 2012 issue of Training + Development (T+D), ASTD's monthly magazine.
As the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season winds down, there are blue skies ahead for 25-year-old Shannon Belly, a victim of Hurricane Irene who just reached another milestone on the road to her dreams. In the year since she lost her home in the hurricane, Shannon has settled into affordable housing.
U.S. Security Associates has appointed Doug Blake as Vice President of its newly formed Petrochemical Division. Blake is a 20-year security industry veteran who has managed security and safety operations for big oil companies in the Houston and Gulf Coast areas for most of his career.
U.S. Security Associates is proud to occupy some of the most coveted real estate at the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
U.S Security Associates hosted the 7th Annual Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony, which took place at Château Élan in Braselton, Georgia this past weekend. The ceremony was designed to honor the individuals who have made major contributions to the organization throughout the year.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, had one of their employees recognized for a national award, Training magazine's Top Young Trainers.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, recognized the efforts of one of their security officers, Anthony Geneva, in stopping a sexual assault in progress.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, recently attended Training Magazine's Top 125 Award Gala to receive its recognition as a top training company for the sixth year in a row.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, is proud to support the American Heart Association (AHA) and the "Go Red for Women" campaign.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, received commendation from Mayor Joseph Sinnot for the job it did during the "Celebrate Erie" festival.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, is being honored in 2012 for the sixth year in a row with the prestigious Training Magazine Top 125 Award. Each year, this leading publication in the professional development field ranks the organizations that excel at what it calls "human capital development."
U.S Security Associates today announced that affiliates of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners have acquired a significant equity interest in the company,replacingWind Point Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, IL, as a private equity sponsor of the Company.
U.S Security Associates hosted the 6th annual Winner's Circle Awards Ceremony, which took place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia the last weekend of March. The ceremony was designed to honor the individuals who have made major contributions to the organization throughout the year.
U.S. Security Associates Inc. (USA), a leading national provider of uniformed contract security services, is being honored in 2011 for the fifth year in a row with the prestigious Training Magazine Top 125 Award. Each year, this leading publication in the professional development field ranks the organizations that excel at what it calls "human capital development."
On March 26, 2010 the 5th annual Winner's Circle ceremony took place at The Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The ceremony was designed to honor the individuals who have made major contributions to the organization. These individuals have gone above and beyond their normal responsibilities to afford the company outstanding success. Each award recipient embodies the company's core values, mission and vision; which makes them the best of the best.
On March 27, 2009 the 4th annual Winner's Circle ceremony took place at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. The ceremony was designed to honor the individuals who have made major contributions to the organization. These individuals have gone above and beyond their normal responsibilities to afford the company outstanding success. Each award recipient embodies the company's core values, mission and vision; which makes them the best of the best.
More than 90 attended an event-packed weekend in Braselton that was topped off with a gala honoring the best of the best at USA. The Winner's Circle Awards for the outstanding achievements of 2007 were presented on March 28, 2008, at Chateau Elan in Braselton,Ga. Members of The Winner's Circle celebrated their achievements over a relaxing weekend at a 4 star hotel.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has announced that it has been named a 2006 BEST Award winner by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Other 2006 winners include such highly respected companies from around the world as Caterpillar, Infosys Technologies Limited (India), Microsoft, NCR Corporation, Verizon Communications, American Express, Deloitte & Touche, Merck and Wal-Mart Stores, among others.
U.S. Security Associates has been named a Preferred Provider by Rockwell Collins, a defense communications and aviation electronic equipment manufacturer. The Preferred Provider status is Rockwell Collins' highest level of supplier recognition. To qualify, a Preferred Provider must establish a mutual relationship with Rockwell Collins and meet expected levels of excellence in technology, quality, delivery, service delivery processes, responsiveness, cost ownership, financial stability and environmental responsibility.
U.S. Security Associates has announced that it has been certified ISO 9001:2000. It is the first and only uniformed security company certified nationwide, which means that all of the company's service delivery systems at its branches, as well as at its corporate headquarters, are compliant with the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard that is recognized throughout the world. This comes after exhaustive reviews of U.S. Security Associates' service delivery processes by an independent auditor.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) has announced that it has been named a Strategic Supplier by Sandia National Laboratories. This is significant in that the Strategic Supplier level is the highest level of supplier for Sandia, a governmentowned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility, that traces its roots to the development of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.