Atlanta – June 25, 2018 – U.S. Security Associates (USA) announced today enhancements to their industry exclusive SecuritySTARS® initiative. The advanced modules augmenting the award-winning talent development program include expanded instruction to align with recently published NFPA 3000™ standards for Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program and updates to their P3 Technology Platform℠.

Consistently ranked among the global elite for their talent development and progressive training programs, the security company leverages internal subject matter experts to ensure that SecuritySTARS® captures the most relevant and comprehensive information for emergency response and risk management. The enhancements to this training initiative include progressive instruction in response to natural disasters, crisis incidents such as active shooter and advanced techniques for conflict management of aggressive behavior. Richard Wyckoff, President and CEO for USA, said,

We launched SecuritySTARS® in 2016, and to date have invested over 600,000 hours of added education and training for our Officers. Its goal is to develop and engage the best and most professional Officers in the industry to protect lives, reputations, and property. It is critical, now more than ever, that our Officers have the right skills and knowledge that enable them to minimize impact and maximize response in a crisis. Through sustained advances to SecuritySTARS®, we assure our clients that our Officers are the best trained, most knowledgeable and prepared to respond effectively.

More than just a training program, the SecuritySTARS® initiative is an industry standout for its three-pronged investment in employee training, development and recognition. Harold Underdown, Senior Vice President, Security Force Development and the program’s executive champion, said,

SecuritySTARS® is paving the way for our Security Officers to discover and develop a career as a security professional. On-the-job coaching, access to the most current information and clear recognition for their achievements are elevating individual skill sets and providing a level of expertise not readily found in the industry.

USA has been recently recognized by The Association of Training and Development by receiving the ATD BEST award an unprecedented 4th time for most outstanding best practices. All of USA’s Officers are required to complete the SecuritySTARS® Level 1 training within 90 days of hire. Research indicates that the training program, with its emphasis on development and recognition, has substantially increased Officer engagement, reducing turnover and resulting in better trained and experienced Officers fit to serve its clients. The true testament to the initiative’s value is in the demonstrated Officer response to incidents that have saved lives, prevented loss and provided countless better outcomes for the people, places, and brands they protect.

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 enable the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands.

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