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Securitas North America Security Officer of the Year
Each year, Securitas North America recognizes one security officer for heroism, and one security officer for outstanding performance. The winners are chosen based on nominations from their colleagues and managers, and are featured in Excellence in Service magazine. Each winner receives a substantial check and plaque for being selected as the Officer of the Year.

Harry Bell

Pauline Johnston

2015 Security Officer of the Year for Heroism

This award recognizes a security officer who demonstrates courage, daring, professionalism and self-sacrifice while helping to protect people or property. The 2015 award winner is Pauline Johnston from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Read about Pauline's true act of Heroism

Harry Bell

Nicholas Watson

2015 Security Officer of the Year for Performance

Nicholas Watson of the North Central Region
was recognized for consistently providing excellent service and outstanding performance. He is currently assigned Corte Bella, a gated community in Phoenix, AZ.

Read about Nicholas' true committment to this safety initiative.


Service Notes

Our officers play a key part in providing the peace of mind that allows people, organizations and communities to prosper. Through actions, big and small, every day, and combining expertise in security with a passion for service, our team can make a difference. 

Security Team

South Region - Nicole Maurer

Career Corner

January 7, 2016 began as a normal day for Security Supervisor Nicole Maurer. Posted at the main gate house of the Herons Glen gated community in Florida, she observed a resident leaving the community. Shortly thereafter, she observed the resident’s vehicle and another vehicle collide in the intersection. Maurer could tell it was a serious crash, and immediately called 911 and went to the scene.

She first checked on the resident who was shaken up but appeared uninjured. She quickly moved on to the other car, where she found the driver badly hurt and clutching her beloved dog. Maurer gently removed the dog and secured it so he would not get away, and then began caring for the driver. Drawing on her knowledge of first aid, she used a rope to form a tourniquet and a sweater to immobilize the badly broken arm. She stayed with the driver until emergency services arrived.

Her concern did not stop there. The next day, Maurer called around and found that the injureddriver was at a local hospital. She called the hospital and checked on her condition with a family member, who was very appreciative for the call. She also reached out to the resident, checked on her condition, and provided her a written report and a copy of video of the incident.