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Submission deadline for all awards: 30 June

ASIS International recognizes the important work of ASIS members around the world with awards that celebrate their accomplishments and dedication to the security management profession.

The application period is currently open for chapter, council, and CSO Center awards, to be recognized at Global Security Exchange (GSX) 21-23 September in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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Council Awards

Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award (Security Services Council)

Each year, one security officer is recognized for outstanding service/acts in the security profession by the Security Services Council (SSC) through the Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award. This award is meant for those that perform a heroic act that involves circumstances where a private security officer risks his or her life to save another person. The award nominee must be an employee of a contract security company employed as a security officer.

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Women in Security Global Council Karen Marquez Honors Award

This award honors a female security professional who has consistently worked for the betterment of the security industry over an extended period. Nominees should be able to demonstrate how they have supported, promoted, and inspired other women in our industry to be exceptional leaders. Nominees must be an ASIS member in good standing but do not have to be a WIS Council member. Nominees must possess a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the security industry or 10 years’ experience or equivalent with an ASIS Certification. 

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Roy N. Bordes, CPP Council Member Award of Excellence

This award recognizes an ASIS member who has exhibited selfless devotion as a volunteer, emphasizing significant contributions at the council level over an extended period. Nominations may be submitted by a Council Vice President, Council Chairperson, or Vice Chairperson. The candidate’s nomination will be assessed based on years of service, contributions, and leadership provided.

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Young Professionals Council GSX Experience Award

This award recognizes two ASIS young professional volunteer members who have exhibited strong leadership in the security industry. Applicants need to be below the age of 40. The criteria for this award include age, financial need, merit, and council volunteer leadership participation.

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Chapter Awards

E.J. Criscuoli, Jr., CPP, Volunteer Leadership
In honor of executive vice president and longtime volunteer, E.J. Criscuoli, this award recognizes an ASIS volunteer who has exhibited strong leadership at the chapter or regional level.

I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year
Established in 1972 to honor former ASIS President and Chairman of the Board I.B. Hale, the award recognizes the most outstanding chapters in several award groups.

Community Service
This award recognizes chapters for outstanding service to the local community.

Chapter Newsletter of the Year
This annual award recognizes outstanding print and electronic chapter newsletters.

Chapter Website of the Year
This award recognizes chapters for outstanding web design and content. The deadline for this award has passed, as websites are evaluated February-June.

CSO Center Award

Don Walker CSO Center Security Executive Award

The Don Walker CSO Center Security Executive Award recognizes a senior level executive who demonstrates commitment to security management education, certification, and standards and guidelines for the executive management level of the security discipline in a given enterprise. It is named in honor of ASIS Past President and Past President of the CSO Center, Don Walker, CPP, former Chairman of Securitas Security Services and one of the first co-chairs of the CSO Center.

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Certification Awards

Regional Certification Award

Recognizes certified security professionals who have made significant contributions to the enhancement and advancement of the APP, CPP, PCI, or PSP, designation.

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Organizational Award of Merit

Recognizes an organization displaying outstanding leadership and a commitment to the professional development of their security professionals through certification.

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ASIS Awards Committee Seeking New Members

ASIS is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the ASIS Awards Committee for a 3-year term beginning 1 January 2021. The Awards Committee is charged with fostering growth and recognition of ASIS and its members by developing awards criteria, recommending changes or new awards, and judging chapter awards.

Any ASIS member may apply; the application process will help us identify those who have the experience and qualifications to support the Committee's work. Submit your Expression of Interest online by 30 June; you may preview the application questions here. For questions, please contact [email protected].

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