Securitas USA Receives Prestigious Awards From ASIS International

30 September, 2008

Atlanta, GA - Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. (Securitas USA) today announced that it has received a Special Recognition Award from ASIS International at the ASIS International Seminar, held in Atlanta, GA, September 15-18, 2008. The award was presented to Securitas USA for its role in promoting the advancement of ASIS International's certification programs among its management and clients.

Securitas USA's Executive Vice President, Rocco L. DeFelice, accepted the award on behalf of the company. "It is Securitas USA's ambition to encourage and support our managers in their endeavors to grow and develop as exceptional security industry professionals. It is this dedication that identifies Securitas USA as a knowledge leader in the security industry," commented DeFelice.

Also, at this year's meeting, the E.J. Criscouli, Jr. Volunteer Leadership Award was presented to Securitas USA's Stamford, CT Project Manager, Charles E. Kriewald, for his volunteer work in the Southern Connecticut ASIS International chapter. The award is named in honor of E. J. Criscouli, Jr., former president of ASIS International, who strongly believes that the chapters represent the strength of the organization. The award recognizes the unsung heroes of ASIS International who are always ready to carry out the association's mission on a local level and take on any job that needs doing. Kriewald accepted the award at a luncheon on Monday at the meeting. He later commented, "Serving with Cris (Criscouli) over the years, I know how deeply he valued long term volunteer leadership at both the chapter and regional levels. Chris always reminded everyone that the backbone of the organization was in the chapters. I'd like to thank Tim Williams, ASIS International president, the board of directors, the awards committee and my local and regional officers for their support".

Earlier this year, Securitas USA also received the prestigious Corporate Platinum Award from ASIS International for having the most employees obtain certifications as Certified Protection Professionals (CPP), Physical Security Professionals (PSP) or Professional Certified Investigators (PCI) in 2007.

Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is a knowledge leader in security. As the nation's leading security provider, Securitas USA and its affiliates offer security solutions, including uniformed security officers, mobile patrol, and consulting & investigations. Everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, Securitas USA's 100,000 employees are making a difference.