People in countries all over the world will take time to give hard-working Security Officers a pat on the back for a job well done on July 24 (24/7) on International Security Officers’ Day.
Every day, Security Officers place themselves in harm’s way to protect the community from danger. Yet, few of us ever recognise or acknowledge the contribution they make.
Across Australia, people are being asked to make a point of saying ‘thank you’ to the Security Officers protecting critical infrastructure and keeping us safe at sporting events, shopping centres, hospitals, airports, offices and in our communities.
Employers, customers and staff are asked to share content on social media, host a morning tea for security staff or even give the day coverage in their own corporate newsletters and websites.
Former NSW Police Deputy Commissioner, Nick Kaldas APM is the Australian Patron of International Security Officers’ Day.
“The tens of thousands of Security Officers who work 24/7 in helping keep the community safe deserve to be recognised,” Nick Kaldas said.
“Although they are often unseen, Security Officers are watching out for us all the time and are a vital part of everyday life,” he said.
More than 153,000 licensed security personnel work every day to help keep Australians safe.
According to ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires, “Security Officers play an integral role as part of our national security mix and International Security Officers’ Day provides an opportunity to recognise this.”
A global security industry initiative, International Security Officers’ Day is now celebrated in a growing list of countries including Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.
Organisers are calling on the United Nations to officially designate July 24th as International Security Officers’ Day.
Visit www.asial.com.au/ISOD for some good ideas about how you can acknowledge Security Officers in your own workplace who are keeping watch over us 24/7, 365 days a year.