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U.S. Security Associates Overview

Roswell, GA
10000+ employees
Security Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned, American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to support our clients in the United States and around the world with access to resources and expertise for every security service and risk mitigation need, from local contract security officers to national security services to global consulting and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are currently seeking exceptional school security officers in the St. Johns County School District in Florida (just south of the Jacksonville area). Click here for more information:

    Experienced Armed Security Officer - U.S. Security Associates - Jacksonville

    As an Armed Safety Patrol Officer, you will work with a team that is vital to the safety of our college population. This person will need to possess strong communication and customer service skills, ability to exercise good judgement and be comfortable performing foot and vehicle patrols of an educational facility.

  • Last week we participated in the NASRO (National Association of School Resource Officers) conference in Reno, NV. We spoke to school administrators, school resource officers, a NASRO board member, and others, about how our services help keep schools #SafeSecureFriendly. It was a great experience! If you would like to learn more about our school security solutions, click here:

    School Security Services Provided by U.S. Security Associates.

    There is no room for mediocracy. Just as it takes a special person to be a great educator, a truly effective School Security Officer must meet extraordinary and exceptional criteria to protect the sanctity of campuses and keeping students, staff and visitors safe.

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U.S. Security Associates – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are

We are the largest wholly owned American security company, with locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations.

We provide career paths for over 50,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world’s best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA’s rise as one of today’s largest security companies is a natural byproduct of these differentiators together with a commitment to investing in employee reward and development, giving back to local communities and relentlessly striving to be a security company that is Safe. Secure. Friendly. ®

What We Do

We offer integrated security solutions by selecting the best candidates in the market, invest in training, development, and recognition, and augmenting their skills by combining technology with predictive analytics that result in better outcomes for our clients.

How We Help

A safe workplace is a productive workplace. It’s our job to make sure your people, reputation and places of business are safe and secure so you can focus on what you do best.

Our Principles

Keeping people, property, and information SAFE, with best practices that optimize efficiency and cost effectiveness, while successfully protecting our clients’ brands and reputation. Delivering on every commitment made to our clients, fellow employees and the communities where we work in order to systematically reduce risk and provide a SECURE environment. Maintaining a FRIENDLY approach to all we do, with mutual respect for every person, so that all of our security and safety personnel are approachable, competent, and helpful.

Making A Difference

Working for U.S. Security Associates is a noble profession. It is so much more than safeguarding assets, you are protecting people and their livelihoods. You are the hero with the invisible cape– your experience, skills and knowledge. We will train you and give you the tools, the confidence and the necessary skills to know how to respond to emergencies.

What our Associates say is most rewarding about working here are the hidden opportunities to make a difference. Sometimes it is because you are just doing your job, but other times you are the vital difference in someone’s life. It might be from something simple like just being situationally aware or it might be because you have the right training and knowledge to know how to respond effectively, prevent an incident or diffuse a situation. From preventing fires, slips, trips or falls to stopping a theft or even, providing the medically necessary response to save someone’s life, you are prepared and it is all in a day’s work.

"We talk a lot about providing better outcomes because it is what we do. How we do it though is with great people."

The common thread amongst all our Associates is their readiness to serve. Our Associates come from all walks and stages of life with diverse backgrounds and experiences:

  • From first responders to military veterans and retired law enforcement
  • From high-school graduates to doctoral candidates
  • From rookies to highly-skilled experts

Better outcomes isn’t just for our clients. It is for our Associates as well. What that means is investing and enabling pathways for your professional development and opportunities for our Associates to create transferable, on-the-job skills. We’ve dedicated a great deal of time and resources toward ensuring that we provide the best opportunities for our Associates to develop their professional careers and we’re proud to say the accolades speak for themselves:

  • Training Top 125 ranking by Training magazine for 12 consecutive years for our employer sponsored talent and development programs.
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Awards competition in 2006, 2012, 2015 and 2017. We are the only security company to receive this recognition four times.
  • Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, for six years running
  • At U.S. Security Associates we provide you the opportunity to make a difference, in your life and for the clients and communities we serve.

We Are Experts
We are the employer of choice and are over 50,000 fit-to-serve Associates, dedicated to safeguarding people, assets and brands.

The Right People
In a world of evolving threats and rising risks there needs to be a company with the right people equipped and dedicated to protecting people, livelihoods, and communities.

U.S. Security Associates Reviews

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    Company Leadership and their concern for their employees during the current flooding in Texas. Overall company culture!


    Cannot think of any that standout at this time.

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    keep doing what you are doing.

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    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at U.S. Security Associates (Oakland, CA).


    Quick, 30 minute interview. To the point, straight forward hiring procedure. Overall good company with a good selection of locations. I heard it is a lot better now. I worked with US Security at Bank of the West, Safeway, California Pacific Medical Center, Ikea, and Saint John Boutique.

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U.S. Security Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125 Rankings, Training Magazine, 2013
  • World Class Customer Service Honoree(Bronze), Smart Business Network, 2012
  • BEST Award, ASTD (American Society for Training & Development), 2012
  • Best Talent Acquisition Process(Bronze), Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program, 2013
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs, 2013
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