SANTA ANA, CA and CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2017) - Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America, is proud to celebrate all security professionals with the third annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week, observed this year Sept. 17-23. The Freedonia Group reports that U.S. guarding expenditures are expected to increase to $27.3 billion by 2021. The rise of this sector demands a dramatic shift in public perception about this critically important job.

"The next time your path crosses with security personnel, consider thanking them for all they do to keep your environment safer and more secure," says Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. "As guardians, protectors and first responders, security professionals not only deserve our respect and gratitude during National Security Officer Appreciation Week, but every single day of the year."

National Security Officer Appreciation Week is an annual event featured in Chase's Calendar of Events. It was established in 2015 to recognize security officers' many contributions to our daily lives. This includes contract and in-house security professionals across all industries. The appreciation week is also an opportunity to profile the many roles security officers fill; debunk misconceptions and stereotypes; and raise awareness of the career opportunities that exist within the security services industry.

Join in the celebration on social media using #ThankYouSecurity. For more information or to recognize a security officer, visit

About Allied Universal

Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients' success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions...Allied Universal is there for you. For more information, please visit

Contact Information:

Nancy Thompson
Vorticom Public Relations
Phone: 212-532-2208