One of the most basic human needs is to feel safe. Allied Universal® security professionals help people, businesses and communities meet that need every day.
Read about our heroes who are commended for their courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities
With heavy hearts, we announce that Allied Universal lost one of its own, Security Professional Christian LaCour, during the mass shooting in Allen, Texas, on May 6, 2023. According to Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, Christian “evacuated one individual to safety and was shot while courageously remaining to help others.”
Nate and his German shepherd, Bane, are one of more than 900 MSA Security® Canine Detection Teams working to keep people safe from mass violence and active assailants in public spaces. Since starting their deployment in November 2020, Nate and Bane have identified more than 2,000 firearms.
While patrolling a commercial real estate client site in San Diego in January 2023, Security Professional Fredrick encountered a man who was not authorized to be in the area. After asking the man to leave, the man rushed at Fredrick and stabbed him multiple times causing critical injuries. The suspect then fled the scene and stabbed three others who were nearby before being arrested by San Diego Police. Fredrick continues to recover with the determination to get back to his post.
Security Professional Jason works at a university in Southern California. During an evening patrol, Jason encountered a visibly distraught student who was acting erratically on a campus rooftop. Jason stayed with the student, summoned help and provided potentially life-saving aid by ensuring the student was safely escorted from the rooftop to receive help
On a recent patrol sweep of a west coast hospital emergency department, MSA Security Canine Handler Michael noticed an unattended backpack. Immediately, he and Drago, his German Shepherd partner, approached the bag for a search and cleared the suspicious item within seconds.