ATLANTA – July 12, 2013 – 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.
For accounts with significant potential to benefit from grant awards, USA establishes account-specific grant committees, often with a grant coordinator assigned to each property. The grant coordinator meets routinely with area public safety agencies to consider available funding and application strategies. USA specifically recruits for law enforcement veterans and others with grant-writing experience to support these initiatives.
USA targets three areas with grant efforts: manpower, equipment, and training. The company helps attain grant funding to bring law enforcement onto client properties, including uniformed patrol officers, bike officers and gang unit officers. USA supports applications for grant money to purchase equipment the police or fire services can either give to the client property or can bring to the property regularly, including security towers, license plate readers, cameras, and Segways. USA also commits resources to seek grant money for useful training from police officers, firefighters, and EMS workers, like table top training, live drill exercises, specialized security officer training, and training for employees of client or tenants.
By working in partnership with public safety officials to take advantage of funding available through grants, USA is setting a new standard for security companies. Active pursuit of grant dollars not only provides clients with greater security services resources at no expense but also promotes a symbiotic relationship with local law enforcement and fire safety officials. Equally important, the manpower, equipment and training funded through grants contribute to a community culture of safety and security.
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager