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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.

The facility’s executive director extended his thanks to the security officers for “the recent discoveries and prompt reporting of several after-hours maintenance issues.” In a formal letter of appreciation for the officers’ diligence and attention to detail, he states that these issues “could have resulted in substantial property damage if they had gone unnoticed.”

“Losses from water leaks, temperature changes, and other conditions can be significant,” notes Will Riley, vice president of the company’s Midwest business unit. “Security officers are often the first line of defense when it comes to early detection and response to these kinds of developing problems. In security officer training, we emphasize the importance of observing one’s surroundings and reporting concerns about anything out of the ordinary.”

U.S. Security Associates is internationally recognized for security officer training programs that prepare personnel to effectively protect people and property from a variety of risks. The company is a two-time winner of the BEST Awards from the American Society for Training and Development and is ranked among the world’s Top 125 training companies for the eighth consecutive year by Training magazine.

Along with award-winning security officer training, U.S. Security Associates is known for its approach to human resources. With rigorous employee background screening and qualification procedures, the company holds a Bronze Award from the Brandon Hall Group for “Best Talent Acquisition Process.” U.S. Security Associates is also a Bronze Award winner for "Best in Rewards and Recognition," based on robust performance incentives and career advancement opportunities.

Don Deaton, USA’s local operations manager, comments, “I am very proud of our officers for their part in helping our client avert a potentially costly disaster. I also appreciate how generous our client has been in rewarding the officers for their vigilance. We invest a lot in selecting, training, and developing quality security professionals to protect each site. There is nothing better for employee morale and motivation than a client who goes the extra mile to recognize a job well done.”



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U.S. Security Associates (USA) is North America’s security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand 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, meet the globally recognized ISO standard for quality management, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA’s rise as one of today’s largest security companies is a natural byproduct of these differentiators
together with a commitment to investing in employee reward and development, giving back to local communities and relentlessly striving to be the best security company delivering Solutions for a Safer WorldTM. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

ATLANTA, Georgia – September 2014