Thank You Security

Celebrating National Security Officer Appreciation Week 2021

Each day, Allied Universal security officers help maintain safe and secure workplaces, schools, shopping malls and communities providing us with peace of mind. To recognize their commitment to our safety, Allied Universal announces the 7th Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week September 12 – 18, 2021. In celebration of this week, we invite all to submit messages of thanks to the security officers in your area.

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained individuals who are often our country’s first responders. These individuals deter crime, lead evacuations, work closely with local law enforcement and are constantly vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe.

In today’s society, a security presence has become the expectation, thus the great work of security officers across the country can easily be taken for granted. This is why recognizing our security officers is so important. National Security Officer Appreciation Week should be used to:

  • Recognize their contributions
  • Profile the many roles security officers fill
  • Raise awareness for security career opportunities

Join us in celebrating the 7th Annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week. Don’t forget to follow #SecurityOfficerAppreciationWeek to read messages of thanks that are shared on social media.

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About the Week

To honor these heroes, National Security Officer Appreciation Week was established in 2015. Celebrated during the third week in September, this is an opportunity to recognize security officers’ many contributions to our daily lives.

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How to Show Appreciation

The best way to recognize a security officer is a simple thank you. Download our editable certificate PDF and give the award to a security officer.


Submitted by Troy Million (not verified) on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 06:17


We recently had the 20th Anniversary of 911. But what most do not know is that the Security Officers in the towers saved more lives than NYPD & FDNY Combined. And some died but almost NO credit! Thank God for them. Thank you.

Submitted by Madeleine C. Schnell (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 19:53


A BIG THANK YOU to the team at 2CAL, 350 South Grand, Los Angeles. The team is very friendly and helpful, has always an eye on everything, inside and outside the building. They make us feel safe and welcome. They took all precautions during the last year's riots despite being not in the middle of the storm. Communication was very clear and always updated. Much appreciated.

Submitted by Monique Lloyd (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 15:54


Thank you to our Security Team from Lutheran Senior Services in Wilmington, DE for all you do!

Submitted by Marc Karam (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 14:47


You are doing a fantastic job at keeping us all safe at ADP and we truly appreciate everything that you do for us.

Submitted by Portia Thompson (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:46


I want to thank my Armed team at State Farm in Dunwoody, GA. These officers exemplify the Core Values daily. They have worked diligently through this pandemic; through any adversity we have faced. I want to thank each and everyone of them, we have a team built on professionalism and respect.

Walter Berry
Bedford Brier Jr.
Richard LaJesse
Damarrius Massenburg
Christopher Pike
Yannick Prescod
Tiffany Sanders
Steven Tatum
George Walker III
Jeffrey West

Thank you!

Submitted by Dave Crespo (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:55


Huge thank you to the team at Zones in Carol Stream. Always dependable. Specifically Supervisor Miodrag Zelic, knows how to do his job at the highest level. Can always count on him when we really need it!

Submitted by Sharon Williams (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 09:52


I would like to take the time to appreciate the security staff at 1200 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA . Thank you for keeping us safe & secure. It has been a challenge for us all through this pandemic and your daily service is never forgotten.

** Special thanks to: Virginia Barerra & Lucretia Samllwood

Submitted by Thea Nelson (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 08:16


Thank you guards who work the 64 and 111 entrances in St. Louis. They are always have a smile at 6:30 am and it helps my day begin well.
Also, thank you Jennifer Neckermann who has made thousand (literally!) of visitor badges for the VWC security team with a smile!

Appreciate you All doing your job well so we can do our part.

Submitted by Jillian (not verified) on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 05:28


Our security team always goes above and beyond. Thank you to the team at 160 Spear in San Francisco for all you do! We appreciate all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to keep us safe and our building running smoothly. Thank you!

Submitted by Jonathan Zavala (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:27


I want to congratulate all Two Rodeo Security Professionals for all the hard work and dedication you give each day . All of you have an amazing leadership, great communication skills, handle difficult situations adequately and have great attendance. Client and myself are really happy to have all of you here at Two Rodeo . keep up the good work !!
Akbar Muhammad , Danny Chacon, Anthony Nunez , Joel Muneton, Jhonatan Ferman and Christian Gonzalez .

Submitted by Katie Whitcraft (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:21


Thank you and we appreciate the entire Security Team at 160 Spear St in San Francisco, CA! You are all so friendly and professional. I love chatting with you each day and hope that you feel appreciated every single day of the year!!!! The members of our coworking space have mentioned the significant difference from our former location with your team in particular. I can't say it enough Thank YOU!!!

Submitted by Marco Paz (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 19:06


Have a GREAT day y’all nice group of people

Submitted by Helen Popoola (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:43


Thank you all for your dedication and timely paystubs giving to me weekly. I'm in my 5th Year with the Company but I never had issues with working without getting paid. God Bless our CEO, Steve Jones.

- Helen
Phoenix, Arizona.

Submitted by Garrick (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:22


The guards in our building have been the best I have seen since I started working in San Francisco. Always friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make everyone's day better.

Submitted by Oscar Calderon (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:18


A HUGE THANK YOU! to such a PHENONIMAL TEAM here at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, California. This team by far exceeds, goes above and beyond on so many different levels on the daily. The impact they have within our community is exemplary. In addition, I’d like to thank our West LA Branch Team for their continued support. I know we can always rely on them for assistance and are such a critical part of our operations and business.

Thank you to ALL!

Submitted by Marco Paz (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:12


Have a GREAT day y’all nice group of people

Submitted by UCHealth -- 2South (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:08


On behalf of 2South and UCHealth, THANK YOU for protecting our staff, patients, and visitors every day!!! Special thanks to Bruce, John, David, Michael, Allison, and their team!! Your bravery is unparalleled.

Submitted by Cynthia Ceballos (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:40


Special thank you to all my Security Officers here at the former Fairmont now Signia By Hilton Hotel in Down Town San Jose! I am honored to have you guys on my team! Please enjoy your coffee and pastries on me :)


Miriam Rodriguez
Isaiah Smith
Michael Loebs
Bianca Banuelos
Leah Hamilton
Diego Robinson
Edward Ayon
Chris Andres

Submitted by Al Bagos - Sec… (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:12


I would like to give a shout out to the security team at Vacaville Genentech. Because of specific training and Federal Regulations, the team here have become specialists in working in a GMP facility and they consistently receive positive comments from employees on-site. I am truly impressed with the team's work and customer service!

Keep up the great work!

Submitted by Nathan Biletnikoff (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:57


Expressing gratitude for our Allied Universal Security professionals at Par Hawaii Refining in Kapolei, Hawai'i. Each day you help keep this MARSEC facility secure and your professionalism while staffing our gates sets a benchmark for Oahu. Thank you for your time and dedication serving in this critical role helping Par Hawaii supply energy across the Hawaiian Islands. With respect, Nate

Submitted by Lizzette Rodriguez (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:03


I want to thank each and everyone of the Security Professional at Genesis Station, Daly City, CA . for the great welcome you all gave me when I arrived. You have support me in covering shifts when needed. You have kept things running through some difficult times. I appreciate the hard work. Thank you for your support. Couldn't do it without you! Thank you for all that you do.

Submitted by Machen Clark /… (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 13:59


I would like to extend a Thank you ! to the Security team at BASF, Mauldin SC site for the Great work you all do in keeping our site secure and reporting of security concerns to the SSR.

Keep you the great team work.

Submitted by Tara Skelton (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 13:55


I have to give a big shot out to the amazing Security Team from Amazon SMF5! This Team is absolutely amazing and I am proud to be your leader and Account Manager.

Submitted by Peggy Verdi (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:05


Dear Nicol and team!

I wanted to take a moment and thank our Allied Security Team here at Subaru of America for their outstanding work. You help us to be more than a car company. Our visitors have commented on the helpful and friendly colleagues we have greeting them at our security gate when then enter our property and then the warm welcome they receive entering our main lobby continues this outstanding experience. No task is too big. You all have worn different hats over the past 18+ months during these uncertain times, we are so appreciative. As an extension of our team, you help us to live our Love Promise everyday, People should feel love and respect at every interaction with Subaru.

Thank you for ALL you do every day!!

Submitted by Jason Schronce (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:54


I would like to thank each and everyone of our Security Professional's at Lake Pointe Corporate Center Charlotte, NC for all the hard work and dedication they show everyday. This site would be nothing without the support of each and everyone of you. It's truly an honor to work with such a great team. BE PHENOMENAL

Alicia Hayes
Joseph Lindor
Anthony Buckley
Clyde Cowan
Jerry Kinney
Andrew Kroto
Khadijah Campbell
Vincent Myers

Set the Standard! Thank You!

Submitted by Scott Towne (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:35


Thanks to each of you in the Boston Suburbs for your professionalism and your consistent work ethic demonstrated throughout this difficult pandemic period in support of each other and our customers. You've been a reliable constant presence as we work to help make those who work, live and shop at our properties feel Welcome and Safe!


Submitted by Bernadette Szakal (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 09:52


Many thanks go out to our Allied team that support our Subaru of America, Inc. Headquarters locations. Nicol Ingram, Client Portfolio Manager leads an outstanding team. Her leadership style, commitment to safety and security, is outstanding and her team has the same commitment! They maintain a safe and secure campus and welcome our employees and guests to our home in Camden NJ. We are eternally grateful for the teams relentless support during Covid19 and their many years of outstanding services!
Shout out to the entire team; Angelique Daniels, Ashley Garcia, Arlene Grier, Craig Johnson, Emmanuel Calderon, Harold Bob-Grey, Jose D. Rivera, Justin Nieves, Michael Earlie, Milton Bowen, Misael Rios, Oscar Duran, Pamela Pierce, Robin Kindred, Saniyah Mahan, Sharon Taylor, Sierra Empson,, Stephon Merrill, Desta Sarfo.

Submitted by Joseph Bonavic… (not verified) on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 08:49


I just want to thank those officers who continue to perform the necessary duties and responsibilities thought out the BMS portfolio in the US and Puerto Rico. Your dedication and professionalism is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work!!

Submitted by Ron Chavarro o… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 21:53


On behalf of myself, the Fairfax County. Security Management Team, and all other county employees, we would like every security officer at Fairfax County facilities to know we are more secure as a direct result of your commitment and professionalism when you are on duty. We see you, we thank you, and you are all a part of our daily work lives that we silently appreciate!!

Submitted by J Lehnhoff and… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 19:34


Thanks to our fantastic guards in Escondido, Javier and Ted! We appreciate the great job you do every day! THANK YOU!

Submitted by Katria Richards (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 19:29


I just wanted to take a minute to thank the wonderful team I have at JAX7 Jacksonville, Fl. I have been welcomed with open arms and have been shown so much support while I have been taking on this new role as your account manager. I thank each one of you for the support you have given me. I know that it has been trial and error this past month, but I know we will get through anything because of the amazing team of people I have in place. Thank you for the continuous patience and love you show me each and every day, I couldn't do it without you!
Marshe' McNeal, Emanuel Bryant, Michelle Cerra, Clara Eggleston, Martin Kuo, Ted Smith, Dangelo Fields, Gwen McNeil, Luke Clinger and Jerry Olibres, thank you for everything you do!

Submitted by Patricia Johnson (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 18:12


Hello for HR of American Eagle Protective Services AURORA CO. I just want thank, our Boss MARVIN JOHNSON, and Thanks for keeping us safe, performing your duties with excellence and providing friendly customer service. Each and every Officer is appreciated more than he or she realizes. Our employees are able to come to work safely and leave safely because of you.
Whenever I see a Security Officer, while I'm out and about, I usually make it a point to thank them for their service.
Thank you, you are appreciated.

Submitted by Christina- Tra… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:22


Thank you Anjel and his team in Midland, Texas for keeping our building secure for the tenants and protecting the asset for the building owner.

Submitted by Diane Groomes (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:28


during this Security Appreciation week - I want to thank all the men and women assigned to the District Wharf team -- you all do an extraordinary job and have made the Wharf the special place it is !! SO THANK YOU ....

Submitted by Kevin Dehn (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:22


Thank you to The Mall at Robinson security team for their dedication to their site. The efforts of the team in keeping our site as safe and secure as possible do not go unnoticed.

Being a security officer in today’s world is more challenging than ever. Your job requires you to be adaptable, to expect the unexpected, to work as a team, to face challenging situations, to deal with the ever changing attitudes and opinions of the public……and to do it all with a smile on your face.

Be proud of your work here at the mall. It is not an easy career. It takes a certain personality and “jack of all trades” mentality to be successful in the retail sector. I can say, with confidence, that we have as strong of a team as ever and I feel privileged to have each of you in the security department.

I may not get the opportunity to say it as often as I’d like, but I truly appreciate all of you. Keep up the good work!

Thank you!!

Submitted by Paul Gordon (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:20


Thank you to all of the dedicated managers and over 1000 Security Officers of the Worcester Branch that serve our clients each day! At AUS we set the standard and continue to improve each day. Lets keep going!

Submitted by Gary Burke (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:18


Special Thanks to the security professionals that work 24/7 to maintain a safe and secure campus community here at Capitol Technology University, Laurel, Maryland
Angela Yolaunda Burrell
Anthony Akali
Keani Armani Lee
Joshua Victor Robinson
Aaron Hough
Angelic Gallop
Sam Robinson
Marvin Brown

Submitted by Melissa Leppin - CSO (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:51


Thank you for your dedicated service to keeping our communities safe. No matter the post, you are important, needed and greatly appreciated.

Submitted by Los Angeles Po… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:47


On behalf of the Senior Lead Officers assigned to Central Area. We would like to thank you for all you do in the Downtown Area. Often your work goes unappreciated and unnoticed. However, without you chaos would rule. You are our force multiplier and a buffer we desperately need. So thank you for being our partners and Happy Appreciation Week.

Submitted by GARY KAUFFMAN (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:31


I'd like to take a moment to thank the AUS security professionals that service Nielsen Media. They exhibit call to duty on a daily basis to ensure facility, asset and employee safety. Thanks you

Submitted by Ted Fritz, Vic… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:12


The amazing staff of Allied Universal security professionals at Pitt has been terrific this year. You have been there when we needed you the most. You work the long hours and are not only diligent but caring! Please know we are grateful for your service to the University of Pittsburgh Community!

Submitted by Patrick Klein (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:35


It is an honor and a privilege to work alongside Security Director Carlos Quintanilla and his team at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA. Carlos and his team demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing exceptional customer service, while keeping public safety and security as their top priority. Carlos is also a proud veteran of the United States Army, where he served in Iraq. I am forever grateful for his service to our country, along with all veterans and active duty members of the United States Military. THANK YOU!!!

Submitted by Emmie Mackey (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 13:03


I must say throughout all the time I have worked in the 1551 N Tustin Building not once have I ever felt unsafe working late nights or really early mornings because I knew someone was always there. A big shout out to Tom for always ALWAYS making sure I was safe, and the kind good mornings and have a good days that can really just change your day!

Submitted by Linda K. (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:58


Thank you to the amazing team that covers Mission Business Center in Santa Fe Springs! Superb service, attention to detail, efficient follow up reporting, and most excellent communication from Oliver - we could not ask for more. One of the best decisions we ever made was to hire Allied Universal!!

Submitted by Law Offices of… (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:55


Thank you to our security professionals, especially Tom and Jose, for keeping our workplace a safe and happy one. Your efforts always exceed our expectations, and we sincerely appreciate and celebrate YOU!!!

Submitted by Linda K. (not verified) on Tue, 09/14/2021 - 12:55


Thank you to the amazing team that covers Mission Business Center in Santa Fe Springs! Superb service, attention to detail, efficient follow up reporting, and most excellent communication from Oliver - we could not ask for more. One of the best decisions we ever made was to hire Allied Universal!!

Submitted by Javier Dircio (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 09:58


Thanks to the wonderful team of Security Professional at Amazon LAX25,Vernon city CA , for their support, dedication and extreme loyalty. We succeed as a team and I'm proud of each and every one you but most of I'm ecstatic to be your leader. BE PHENOMENAL:

Alejandro Holguin
Fernando Luna
Jose Nava Allied
Leonardo Sanchez
Lixy Rivera De La Paz
Martha Sargeant
Rosa Resendez

Submitted by Clayton A Poff (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 08:02


Having 2 retired military officers on the post I am responsible for makes my job a whole lot easier. Kate a Navy Veteran and Woody "Gunny" a fellow Marine veteran who both served full Military careers always provide Outstanding security service at our post. Thank you "AHS Troop 6399"

Submitted by Kevin Harrison (not verified) on Wed, 09/08/2021 - 07:05


I wanted to take a minute out to thank my security staff at 1180 Peachtree, Atlanta GA for a great job.

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