Brownyard Group, an insurance provider for security guard firms, has announced its call for nominations for the W. H. Brownyard Award for Meritorious Service. The Award recognizes a distinguished security officer who has been nominated for demonstrating the best attributes of a security officer while in the execution of his duties. "We are proud to pay tribute to security officers everywhere and in particular, to recognize the one officer judged by our panel to be most deserving," stated Brendan Brownyard, CEO of Brownyard Group.
"This year's recognition celebrates the 20 year tradition established by my father - W.H. Brownyard - in 1987," Brownyard continued. "My father recognized that there are many officers who provide great protection, reduce losses, and often avert danger and tragedy by taking heroic action," he added. The security officer selected as most deserving by an independent panel of judges receives a $2,500 honorarium from Brownyard Group. The company also donates $5,000 to the ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) Foundation in the name of the guard's employer.
The award will be presented during the NASCO Contract Security Breakfast at the ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Las Vegas. A nomination may be submitted in 3 ways: To nominate a security officer, see details at Nominations may also be submitted by mail. Provide a detailed account of the officer's actions, along with the officer's name, the employer's name, address, and telephone number, and send it to Brownyard Group, 21 Maple Avenue, PO Box 9175, Bay Shore, NY 11706-9175. Supporting documentation (police reports or newspaper clippings) may be faxed to (631) 666-5723. Nominations and supporting documentation may be faxed to (631) 666-5723
About Brownyard Group Brownyard Group provides liability insurance to niche businesses across the U.S., including security guard firms. The company was established more than 50 years ago by W.H. Brownyard and is still a family-owned company.
About NASCO The National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) is the nation's largest contract security trade association, representing private security companies that employ more than 400,000 of the nation's most highly trained security officers servicing every business sector. NASCO is leading efforts to set meaningful standards for the private security industry and for security officers by monitoring state and federal legislation and regulations that affect the quality and effectiveness of private security services. For more information about NASCO advocacy activities and resources, visit, or contact Joseph Ricci, 703-518-1479.