Meritorious Award

The Brownyard Group is proud to offer the W.H. Brownyard Award for Meritorious Service, in conjunction with the ASIS Foundation. The Meritorious Award is the most distinguished award in the security guard industry, recognizing security officers whose heroic or meritorious action in the face of adversity represents the best attributes of a security officer.

“There are many security guards who provide great protection, reduce losses and often thwart danger and tragedy by taking heroic action. We’re proud to recognize their service.”
Brendan Brownyard CEO, Brownyard Group


Since 1987, the W.H. Brownyard Meritorious Award has been presented to a nominated candidate who represents the best attributes of a security officer, as judged by an independent panel. William H. Brownyard, founder of Brownyard Group, proposed the idea because he saw security guards did not receive the recognition they deserved.

In 2010, Brownyard partnered with ASIS Foundation to share the Meritorious Award with a larger audience of industry professionals.

Past winners represent security guard firms in states across the country, from New England and the Southeast to the Midwest and California. They include:

2010Igor Kovacevic, G4S Solutions (USA), Inc., FL
2007Tim Foster, US Security Associates, PA
2002Award presented posthumously in honor of all security guards who lost their lives on September 11, 2001
2001April Abney and Billy Webb, Vescom Corp., ME
1999Brien Jenkins, Barton Security, GA
1998Julio Torres and Luis Mattei, First Security Services Corp., MA
1997Ernest Crumb, Vance International, MA
1996Brendan Ford, First Security, MA
1995Donald Morency, First Security, MA
1994Ricardo Rodriguez, Central Security Services, FL
1993James Harris Arrow Security, MI
1992Joseph Tursellino, Security Forces, NC
1991Curtis Fontaine, First Security, MA
1990Tim Smith and Captain Mark McKain, North State Security, CA
1989William Hunter and Michael Cook, Integrity Private Security, KY
1988Greg Titus, Namlow Security, MI
1987Joseph Brutto: Central Security, NY

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