History of the Award

Mission Statement of the Security Services Council: Facilitates the exchange of best practices to raise the standards and increase productivity of professional security services, as well as to increase awareness of their role in protecting people, property and information.

About Ralph Day

Ralph D. Day, CPP, a life time ASIS member, started his career in the early 1960’s with Pendleton Detective, Inc. He started his career as an investigator and also oversaw the guard force management division for the company out of the Jackson, Mississippi branch location. Before leaving the company he assisted in supervising 275 security officers and an investigative staff of ten.

In 1962, he served as Founder and President of Day Detectives, Inc. which provided a wide variety of full security services to include security officers, investigations, patrol services and a UL Certified Central Station Alarm Service. Ralph’s company grew to servicing many well-known clients and had more than 1,000 security officers operating out of four branch locations within the State of Mississippi. Eventually, due to the strong reputation his successful and profitable security company was sold to Pinkerton Security Services, Inc. in January, 2003.

Ralph is widely recognized for his Litigation Consultancy Practice in the field of Premises Security. Since 1990, Mr. Day has testified and rendered opinions in over one hundred and twenty cases. Further, he has been accepted as an Expert in the United States District Court for Southern Mississippi, the Hinds County Mississippi Circuit Court and other Mississippi Circuit Courts. Mr. Day has also written many articles for Security Management magazine.

Mr. Day’s current and past volunteer service include serving as the Former President and Chairman of the Board for the National Council of Investigations and Security Services, Former Regional Vice President, Chapter Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Security of his local chapter of ASIS International, and Chairman, Director, and Vice Chairman of the Metro Jackson, Mississippi Crime Stoppers.

We are very proud to call Ralph D. Day, CPP, one of our own due to his long and outstanding service to our Security Services Council of ASIS International. Since becoming a Council member in 1985, Ralph has given strategic direction and vision to the Council as Chairman and Vice Chairman. As an industry insider, his leadership was instrumental in making the Council one of the most premier and active Councils ASIS International has within the organization. It is an honor to have worked with Mr. Day and expect any recipient of this award to realize the magnitude of his service to the industry as a whole.