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Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award

​​​​​Award Information

​​​Honor a stellar security officer today. Nominations due July 15.

Each year, the Security Services Council honors one security officer in the United States with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award. 

The winner will receive free registration and housing at ASIS 2017, taking place 25-28 September in Dallas and a monetary award. Open to U.S. citizens only. ​

The Award honors:
  • Individuals that perform a heroic act involving circumstances where a private security officer risks his or her life to save another person.

  • Individuals that perform “routine” and “ordinary” security services in an exemplary manner.

Qualifying Factors:
  • The Award recognizes a front line security officer who has performed in a superior, gallant, or heroic manner in the course of his or her duties and, in doing so, exceeds the expectations of their position and training.

  • Nominee must be an employee of a contract security company employed as a security officer (up to the level of site supervisor). Award nominees must meet all state and/or local legal, licensing, and training requirements as proscribed by the jurisdiction where the nominee is employed. In addition, nominees must be found to have good moral character, be in good standing with his employer, and not have committed any serious misdemeanors or felonies.​

  • In addition to the above requirements, other factors that will be used to evaluate the candidacy of an award nominee include a demonstrated commitment to the private security industry, a strong initiative in personal development (including the attendance at training courses and other career development opportunities), the display of teamwork and the overall deep commitment to the security program at the nominee’s work site and shift.

  • Chapter chairpersons should submit their award nomination, along with any supporting documentation to their Regional Vice President no later than July 15.

  • The Regional Vice President, after review of the submissions, may forward all nominations that meet the award criteria to Brian Kickham on the Security Services Council on or before July 15.