The winners of the US Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were honoured at an awards reception where security professionals gathered to celebrate recognition of exceptional performers.

The US OSPAs are sponsored by software provider Innovise and were presented at an awards reception which took place at GSX in Chicago on Monday 9th September 2019.

Founder of the OSPAs Professor Martin Gill said “The standard of nominations received this year was extremely high and all those that were selected as finalists and winners should be very proud.  I would also like to express my personal thanks to all the judges who gave up their time to evaluate the nominations and the many associations and groups who helped make the 2019 awards such a huge success.”

The winners are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bell – 11th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Andrews

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director

David Serafine – G4S

Outstanding Security Team

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Public Safety Team

Outstanding Security Consultant

Michael Glasser – Glasser Security Group LLC

Outstanding New Security Product

Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection – Shooter Detection Systems

“We are extremely pleased to receive the award for Outstanding New Security Product, especially with the tough competition against weapons screening, video analytics and cybersecurity products. This award a great achievement that will help further our mission of improving the global security infrastructure by bringing tangible, integrated gunshot detection solutions to the market that will reduce response time, provide greater clarity in communications, and save lives in active shooter incidents.”

Christian Connors, Chief Executive Officer, Shooter Detection Systems

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Chris Chopp (Site Operations Manual) – Raytheon

“The continued support I receive from my leadership and coworkers, allows me to achieve new levels. Without their unwavering support, this achievement would not be possible. It was a great honor to win this prestigious award amongst so many talented Security professionals. Thank you to all those who helped make this possible and ASIS for putting on a top notch conference.”

Outstanding Young Security Professional – Sponsored by Denali Universal Services

Angela J. Osborne – Guidepost Solutions

Outstanding Security Officer – Sponsored by International Foundation for Protection Officers

Matt Mills – Global Elite Group

Outstanding Contract Security Company

G4S Secure Solutions USA

“We are honored to be recognized by The OSPAs and are proud of the efforts of our teams across the region. We are committed to providing industry-leading solutions to our clients, and this would not be possible without the incredible efforts of our security personnel who work diligently every day.”

Drew Levine, President of G4S Secure Solutions (USA)

Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by VIVOTEK

Charles “Chuck” Andrews

“It is with great appreciation that this Lifetime Award was bestowed upon me at the ASIS International GSX19 event in Chicago…words cannot adequately express how much this meant to me, I was so surprised, I had no idea?!”

The OSPAs would like to thank event partner ASIS International, headline sponsor Innovise; category sponsors Denali Universal Services, International Foundation for Protection Officers and VIVOTEK; and Edith Cowan University for sponsoring the trophies and certificates.