NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICER APPRECIATION WEEK
The third week in September is National Security Officer Appreciation Week. It recognizes the in-house and contract security personnel you see patrolling stores, schools, concerts, banks, and other business. It’s a career that involves being flexible and getting along with a diverse group of people.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 1,194,000 security officers in the United States. The educational requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent. Advanced positions may require additional education and training. The median annual income across the U.S. for security officers is $28,590.
Records of security guards in action go back to the middle ages in Europe. Watchmen were employed to look after valuables as well as to observe and report on any incoming attacks. Later in America, they became known as night-watchmen. Eventually, the title evolved to a more general and inclusive title such as security guard, private patrol officer, or security officer.
HOW TO OBSERVE #SecurityOfficerAppreciationWeek
When you see a security officer on the job, stop and thank them for their work. Learn more about the role of a security officer and the many places a security officer may be working.
Show your appreciation of them by using #SecurityOfficerAppreciationWeek and #ThankUSecurity on social media.
Learn more about the profession or to recognize a security officer, visit Allied Universal.
SECURITY OFFICER APPRECIATION WEEK
Allied Universal initiated National Security Officer Appreciation Week in 2015.