Security Officer Receives ASIS International "Security Officer of the Year" Award

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Securitas Security Services USA is pleased to announce that one of its security officers, Lynn Belliveau of Manchester, NH, was presented with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award at a ceremony during ASIS 2014 in Atlanta on September 28, 2014.

The Award, presented by the Security Services Council of ASIS International, recognizes a front line security officer who has performed in a heroic manner in the course of his or her duties and, in doing so, exceeds the expectations of their position and training. While on duty at a client’s campus site, Belliveau’s quick and decisive actions and calm demeanor helped to prevent a student from taking her own life. 

James Taff, CPP, chairman of the Security Services Council commented, “The Ralph Day Award was created to recognize the incredible acts of heroism within the security industry.  While all the nominations we received this year were a tribute to our profession, the actions taken by Lynn during a critical time is most deserving of this great award.  We thank Lynn for her dedication and service.”

In addition to Belliveau’s award, others from Securitas USA who received Honorable Mention awards are:  William Allen, Brooklyn, NY; David Cashion, Cleburne, TX; Sarrah Marshall & Denise Pearo of Tulsa, OK. Rocco DeFelice, CPP, Executive Vice President of Securitas USA, added, “We are very proud of all of these officers who continuously strive for excellence and exhibit the Securitas core values of Helpfulness, Integrity and Vigilance.  Congratulations to all.”

The Ralph Day Award honors a lifetime ASIS member, Ralph D. Day, CPP, who began his career in security in the early 1960’s.  Now, Day is a widely recognized litigation consultant and writer and has held many leadership positions in ASIS International.