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G4S Secure Solutions USA Wins Award

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. has been recognized for its homeland security training and higher education programs by Government Security News Magazine

The First Place award was recently announced during the 2011 Homeland Security Awards Gala in Washington D.C.

The annual GSN Magazine awards competition honors the best companies that partner with federal, state and local governments providing security, security products, solutions and technologies in an effort to defend and protect the nation's people, property and way of life. 

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) won the first place award by providing security officers with specialized skill sets and multiple levels of training, experience and qualifications to meet any customer's specific needs.

G4S' tiered officer programs include the Customer Protection Officer® (CPO), Upscale Security Officer (USO) and Property Resource Officer (PRO) designations. G4S also provides security officers with specific training in various market sectors, including Chemical/ Petrochemical, Government Services, Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Residential Communities, Higher Education, Financial Institutions, Rail and Mass Transit.

“We are honored by this award and the recognition by GSN Magazine,” said Drew Levine, President, G4S Secure Solutions USA. “G4S leads the security services industry in providing quality security officer personnel, training materials, programs and applications. I know that quality training has been a key differentiator since the company's earliest days. “

G4S training pays off in the abilities and skill levels of its security officers. Research by the Institute of Management & Administration (IOMA) ranks G4S security officers as number one based on reliability, ethics and adherence to an organization's rules and procedures. G4S security officers rank first in speed of response to security incidents according to IOMA.

G4S Security training programs are developed by G4S North America Training Institute (NATI), with trainers who have post-graduate degrees and years of experience in the military and/or security industry. NATI trainers research and design programs, instruct and guide local trainers, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in adult learning and online courses as they apply to personnel in the security industry.

After developing training programs for G4S clients, NATI advisers continue to assist local training personnel and managers to develop job-specific programming with follow-up and continuing education programs. In addition to in-person classroom training, G4S employees and security officers also have access to hundreds of self-service training programs via NATI's online Learning Management System (LMS).

G4S NATI is an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center, which trains G4S employees in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED) use and First Aid skills. The institute is also ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Management System Registered.

G4S NATI has also been recognized by the American Society for Training and Development with a BEST Award, and has been named a Top 125 Training Organization by Training magazine for four years in a row: 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.