State Board Recognition and Medal Program

There is never a time when an agency or industry is truly prepared to deal harm and loss.  This is never more true in any industry than it is in the areas of Police, Fire, EMS and Security.   Nevertheless, as we come to grips with the impact of violence to our industry professionals, it is important to take the steps required to recognize their service, their successes and in hard times, their sacrifices.  To that end, we have activated our Recognition and Medal program, as recent tragic events have shaken our industry and awakened our collective senses to the realities of the job that security practitioners face each and every day.


This recognition is designed to address those who are involved in an event that places them in grave danger while in the line of duty.


This recognition is designed to address those who are engaged in an instance of grave danger to themselves or others in which their actions are clearly heroic while in the pursuit of thwarting a significant threat to human life.


This recognition is designed to honor those individuals who are severely or fatally wounded while in the course and scope of their employment.  This line of duty commendation is the highest of all State Board recognitions, and is distinguished from the Medal of Valor and the Combat Cross by the severity and magnitude of injuries sustained.  It is the only award that may be presented posthumously.

It is our sincerest desire to take any and all necessary steps to acknowledge those whom we license for their dedication and personal sacrifices to the industry.

2 thoughts on “State Board Recognition and Medal Program”

  1. Awesome idea. I had always hoped someone would come along and put in place something like this. Is there a nomination process, maybe from individuals or companies? It would be great too if the board designed and offered a security officer badge just as the state board of private investigator examiners does.

    1. Designing a state badge is an interesting idea. Many companies have their own designs, but there is interesting merit to uniformity. We will look into this.

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