Strong Leadership Yields Success

Strong Leadership Yields Success

Strong Leadership Yields Success Scott Leonard currently leads United American Security’s Mid-Atlantic region, the company’s largest region.  Before joining United American Security, Mr. Leonard built and sold several other security guard companies. Prior to that, he worked as a police officer. And his first job was serving our country in the United States Navy for eight years. On the face of it, Scott has had a variety of roles: manager, police officer, Navy officer. But in Scott’s eyes, “I have basically done one thing my whole career.  I have been a positive leader.” A Home Run The United American Security Mid-Atlantic Region is lucky to have Scott at the helm. In the security services industry where discipline, law enforcement, and business skills merge, Scott’s background is a home run for the company. His history as a police officer provided him with the experience of diffusing difficult situations.  Between the Navy and the police force, Mr. Leonard also learned to handle weapons responsibly.  Recognizing the importance of these skills, some states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, actually require licensed security officers to have a law enforcement background. During his time as a security guard company owner, Scott mastered the nuances of building a business. “You must have a business sense to be successful managing a large region like UAS’s Mid-Atlantic region,” emphasizes Scott. “You need to know how to run a profitable business. You must grow revenue and watch the bottom line at the same time. Our company does a little over 100,000 security hours per week; that’s over 5 million man-hours per year. More than 99.9 percent of the...

UAS Quarterly Safety Training: Defensive Driving

Over the next couple of months, the UAS management/ training team will be conducting the Defensive Driving training for all of our enforcement officers throughout the Midwest region.  At UAS, we believe that well trained and safety conscious security officers provide better service and support to our clients. This is why we provide our security staff with the resources and training necessary to address evolving site requirements and procedures as well as prepare them for emergencies that may arise. We all have a responsibility to perform activities deemed prudent and realistic, with the goal of offering as safe a  workplace as possible, while continuing to deliver the essential products and services. Improper driving is the most common cause of accidents • Unsafe acts account for more than 90% of all...

Fight Against Child Trafficking

As you read this…   …approximately 27 million people live as modern-day slaves – more than at any other time in human history. Millions of these victims are children as young as five who are forced to work as sexual slaves. But they can’t be rescued until we have aftercare facilities to care for them. Here’s where YOU come in… THE FACTS: The staggering truth: Every year, approximately 300,000 American children are at risk of becoming sold, forced or coerced into prostitution within the United States.  The average age is 12-14 years old. Every year, an estimated 100,000 children are victims of commercial child prostitution.  Everyday, countless American men pay money to have sex with American children.  Everyday, countless pimps commercially exploit American children by forcing or coercing them to sell their bodies on the street and on the Internet.  Everyday, American children are bought and sold for some man’s sexual gratification. What Is Human Trafficking? Forced Child & Adult Prostitution Girls as young as 5 years old are enslaved in brothels worldwide. They are sold by their families (often for less than $2,000.00), orphaned by AIDS, or kidnapped and then forced to have sex with many men each day. Adult women, looking for legitimate work, are instead kidnapped and locked in brothels. Sex traffickers use a variety of methods to “condition” their victims, including starvation, confinement, beatings, physical abuse, rape, gang rape, threats of violence to the victims and the victims’ families, forced drug use and the threat of shaming their victims by revealing their activities to their family and their families’ friends. These are not isolated events...
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