LEAPS Conference – Last Chance To Register – September 12th Symposium

A note from CALSAGA Legal Advisor Barry Bradley

Dear CALSAGA Members and Security Industry Professionals:

This is your last chance to register for Wednesday’s LEAPS Conference in downtown Los Angeles at the Historic Orpheum Theater.  Now in its 18th year, LEAPS is dedicated to bridging the gap between Private Security and the Public Sector.  Our three speakers for this half-day symposium will be the new LAPD Chief, Michel Moore, Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor, Richard Mitchem, and CIA Operative (Antiterrorism) Darrell Blocker.

Please register for yourself and others.  There are seats available.  Please check out the LEAPS website at www.leapsla.org for more information about the program and to register on-line.  The cost is only $50 and it will be a great chance to not only meet the new chief, but to network with our colleagues. (There will be no walk-in registration.)

I hope to see you Wednesday morning, bright and early!

Barry A. Bradley, Esq.
Legal Advisor
CALSAGA

Notice of CALSAGA Board of Directors Nominations

CALSAGA is pleased to announce that the nominations period is now open for members who are interested in serving on the 2019-2020 CALSAGA Board of Directors. Elected Board Members will serve a 2-calendar year term on the Board of Directors, commencing January 1, 2019. The deadline for nomination submissions is the close of business, Friday, September 28, 2018.

The 11 Directors on the Board are responsible for the governing, operations, planning, and general business matters of CALSAGA. We are a non-profit corporation and are governed by our bylaws, articles of incorporation, and state law. The Board meets every other month and Directors must make a commitment to attend these meetings. It is largely due to the commitment of our Board members, and all other volunteers, that CALSAGA has been successful over the past 22 years in representing the security industry’s interests in California.

The nomination process and the election/appointment process are as follows:

Election and Appointment Phases:
The election and appointments are done in 3 Phases:

  • Phase I – Executive Committee: Will be voted upon by the membership, either electronically by email, or in the morning session on the first day of the Annual Conference on October 17, 2018 (see timetable below). Results will be announced on October 17, 2018.• Phase II – Northern/Southern California Directors: Will be voted upon by those members in attendance in the afternoon session on the first day of the Annual Conference on October 17, 2018 (see timetable below). Results will be announced on October 17, 2018

    • Phase III – Directors-At-Large: Will be appointed by the new Board of Directors after they take office in January 2019.

Available Positions
[Note: Candidates can submit nominations for both the Executive Committee and for the Northern/Southern California Director Positions. If a candidate is first elected to the Executive Committee, their name will be withdrawn prior to the Phase II vote for those Northern/Southern California Positions.]

Executive Committee Directors [Without regard to geographical location in California]:
President
Vice President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary
Directors
Northern California Director
Northern California Director
Southern California Director
Southern California Director

Non-Elected Appointed Positions
[Note: There is no election. These positions will be appointed by the new Board of Directors after January 1, 2019 at the first Board of Directors Meeting in January 2019. Submissions of Interest will be accepted prior to the January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting.]

Director-At-Large
Director-At-Large

Eligibility
Nominees must be a primary or secondary contact of a Private Patrol Operator, Proprietary Security Employer or Private Security Training Facility member-company of CALSAGA whose membership and dues was current as of September 1, 2018.

Executive Committee Nominees must also have served in some other prior leadership capacity, either in another Board position (Regional Director or Director-at-Large) or chaired a CALSAGA Committee. The Board may waive these requirements if petitioned.

Please contact the CALSAGA office for a copy of the by-laws setting forth the specific requirements if you have additional questions.

Nomination Process
Self-Nominations are accepted, as are nominations for another CALSAGA member. To issue a formal nomination, please email the following information to the CALSAGA team:
Your Name
Name of Nominee and Company
Nominated Position

Nominations can be sent to our Association Manager, Kris Smidt at kris@calsaga.org and must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Once verified for eligibility, nominees will be contacted by the CALSAGA Nominations Committee, and each nominee will have the opportunity to submit a 200-word statement for distribution to membership on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Candidate Statement Submissions must be received at kris@calsaga.org by 5:00pm Friday, October 5, 2018).

Voting
Each company that is eligible will have one vote. Company members are responsible for determining who will cast their vote.

Paper ballots will be distributed to all voting members in attendance at the 2018 CALSAGA Annual Conference and Exhibits on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Alternatively, electronic ballots will be issued on Monday October 8, 2018 along with the statements prepared by those seeking election. Members not attending the CALSAGA Annual Conference may vote by email. Electronic votes must be received no later than close of business on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Ballots will be collected and tallied (along with all electronic ballots that were received by the October 15th deadline), at the Annual Conference. (See timeline below.)

Announcements will be made for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 during the Annual Conference and Exhibits.

ELECTIONS TIMELINE
The schedule of the voting process is as follows:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Nominations Committee Chair and CALSAGA Legal Advisor
Barry Bradley
bbradley@bglawyers.com
818-243-5200
CALSAGA Association Manager
Kris Smidt
kris@calsaga.org
714-824-7015

This is your last chance.

The last day to submit nominations for our annual awards is this Friday, August 31st.

Brian Cotton of Patrol One was among the recipients of the Lifesaving Award at the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference.

Help us honor and recognize deserving security professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Awards to be presented include the Valor Award, the Lifesaving Award, the Security Officer of the Year Award and the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner of each award will be invited to attend the Annual Conference for the awards ceremony. Award presentation will take place at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 17th.

The CALSAGA Valor Award is reserved for those who demonstrate extraordinary judgment and performance of his/her duties during an emergency. Click here for the nomination form.
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The CALSAGA Life Saving Award is reserved for those who saved the life of another person. Click here for the nomination form.

Dylan Noel of Rank Investigations & Protection was presented with the Medal of Valor Award at the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference.

The CALSAGA Security Officer of the Year Award is given to an officer who, during the year, has either performed a heroic act involving circumstances where the officer risked his or her life to save another person, or the officer performed a routine task in an exemplary manner. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.
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The Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award (AHLAA) was originally presented at our Annual Conference in 2008 to Al Howenstein, a founding member of CALSAGA and tireless industry ambassador. Mr. Howenstein, who is now the Award namesake, has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of the private security industry and has played a key role in forging relationships between CALSAGA and other key influencers in the private security industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and members of the California Legislature. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.

A ticket to the Awards Dinner is included with your Annual Conference registration. Click here to register for the conference.

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Don’t let the opportunity pass you by!
The deadline to submit nominations for our annual awards is fast approaching!

Each year CALSAGA honors deserving security professionals at our Annual Conference. Awards to be presented include the Valor Award, the Lifesaving Award, the Security Officer of the Year Award and the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner of each award will be invited to attend the Annual Conference for the awards ceremony.

The CALSAGA Valor Award is reserved for those who demonstrate extraordinary judgment and performance of his/her duties during an emergency. Click here for the nomination form.
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The CALSAGA Life Saving Award is reserved for those who saved the life of another person. Click here for the nomination form.
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The CALSAGA Security Officer of the Year Award is given to an officer who, during the year, has either performed a heroic act involving circumstances where the officer risked his or her life to save another person, or the officer performed a routine task in an exemplary manner. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.
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The Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award (AHLAA) was originally presented at our Annual Conference in 2008 to Al Howenstein, a founding member of CALSAGA and tireless industry ambassador. Mr. Howenstein, who is now the Award namesake, has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of the private security industry and has played a key role in forging relationships between CALSAGA and other key influencers in the private security industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and members of the California Legislature. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.

Nominations must be received by August 31st. If you have questions, please contact Kris Smidt kris@calsaga.org or Kate Wallace kwallace@calsaga.org.

Major Industry Acquisition Announced

As an association we strive to keep you up-to-date on relevant information regarding the security industry. Please review the press release below.

Allied Universal Acquires U.S. Security Associates
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. and SANTA ANA, Calif. and ROSWELL, Ga. , July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire U.S. Security Associates (USSA) from Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GSMBD), further building on its position as a leading player in the security services industry. This transaction includes the acquisition of Andrews International, the global arm of USSA.

Based in Roswell, Georgia, USSA has operations in the United States and internationally, with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and more than 50,000 employees. This acquisition is expected to increase Allied Universal’s national presence and customer service capabilities and will also enhance Allied Universal’s presence in Canada, as well as expand its footprint to Central America and the United Kingdom. USSA also provides Allied Universal with a sizable consulting and investigative division and event staffing business, StaffPro. The combined organization will provide unparalleled and comprehensive security solutions to its customer base around the globe.

“I am excited to welcome the USSA team to the Allied Universal family,” said Steve Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Allied Universal. “USSA has evolved into one of the leaders in the security industry over the years and provides a unique suite of security solutions to a wide array of clients across industry verticals. This transaction aligns with our long-term growth strategy of acquiring scalable businesses with significant potential when combined with the Allied Universal platform. I look forward to collaborating with the USSA team to maximize the value that together we will bring to our customers and in identifying new ideas in the security space,” said Jones.

Richard Wyckoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of USSA, praised his team and embraces the partnership. “This merger with Allied Universal is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the men and women of USSA. We have focused on world-class customer service by providing innovative manpower and technological solutions to our clients. The industry has taken notice. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished and very excited that integrating our business with another industry leader will mean more growth opportunities and career advancement potential for our associates,” said Wyckoff.

“This transaction further bolsters Allied Universal’s position as a leading provider of security officer services. We have been proud to support the Allied Universal team as they have grown the business organically and through strategic and transformative acquisitions such as this one,” said Chandler Joel Reedy, Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, a principal shareholder of Allied Universal. “We are excited to combine USSA with Allied Universal, which has a large and diverse portfolio of customers both in the U.S and internationally. Allied Universal will be exceptionally well positioned to continue to deliver unmatched service to its thousands of clients.”

Wendel North America CEO David Darmon said, “As one of the two principal shareholders of Allied Universal, Wendel is supporting the company’s continued growth as the industry continues to evolve. This is consistent with our original investment thesis and we think will further enhance the company’s leadership position.”

The transaction is expected to close by late third quarter of 2018, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Financial advisors to Allied Universal for the transaction included Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Moelis, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP provided legal counsel to Allied Universal. Financial advisors to U.S. Security Associates included Goldman Sachs and KeyBank. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provided legal counsel to U.S. Security Associates. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Allied Universal
Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company with over 160,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you. For more information, please visit www.aus.com.

About U.S. Security Associates
U.S. Security Associates (USSA) is a full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, USSA offers a complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. For more information, please visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.

Media Relations Contacts

Allied Universal
Nancy Tamosaitis, Vorticom Public Relations
212-532-2208
nancyt@vorticom.com

U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
W. Blair Meeks, Jackson Spalding
404-214-2271
bmeeks@jacksonspalding.com

There’s a lot coming up.

There are a lot of things coming up!
Managing Private Security and Growing Your Private Security Company coming in August – register now!
Nominations are now open for our Annual Awards
2018 Annual Conference & Exhibits coming in October – register now!

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Nominations are now being accepted for the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award, Valor Award, Lifesaving Award and Security Officer of the Year Award.
Each year at the Award’s Dinner that takes place during the conference, we recognize deserving security professionals. Click here for the award criteria and nomination form for the 2018 Valor, Lifesaving and Security Officer of the Year awards.


Do you know someone who deserves recognition?

Click here to learn more about the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award and access the nomination form.

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As always, we strive to bring you the most relevant information to help you run your business as efficiently and productively as possible and the programming for the Annual Conference is no exception! Session topics include: Legal Update Affecting the California Security Industry, Legislative Update, Terrorism 101, Human Resource Challenges, The Business of Worker’s Compensation and General Liability, BSIS Update, Candidate Sourcing and Recruitment and more. NEW for 2018 we are offering a session dedicated to tackling the multi-faceted topic of cannabis in California. You won’t want to miss it!

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Getting to beautiful Ranch Mirage is no problem!

Need help with travel planning? We’ve got you covered.

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You’ll have another opportunity to attend Managing Private Security (formerly PPO 101) and Growing Your Private Security Company (formerly 102) August 15th and 16th in San Jose!

Managing Private Security will cover topics such as: Licensing, Financials, Service Delivery, Contracts, Human Resources, Staffing, Insurance and more. This class serves as fantastic way for those new to operating a PPO or those who desire a refresh on the legalities and complexities of running a PPO.
Check out the Managing Private Security Schedule.

Growing Your Private Security Company will cover the sales process from beginning to end with topics such as: Prospecting and the Sales Cycle, RFP’s, Pricing New Work, Contracts (and deal breakers), Insurance provisions, Transitions and Staffing, BSIS Regulations, Employee Files, and Client Follow up.
Check out the Growing Your Private Security Company Schedule.

Update from the BSIS: Important Information Regarding New Fees and Firearms Assessment

As an association we strive to keep you up-to-date on relevant information for your business. Please review the information below from the BSIS.

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NEW LICENSING FEES – EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018

As a result of legislation (SB 547, Chapter 429) signed into law in 2017, effective July 1, 2018, there will be new fee amounts for most license types regulated by the Alarm Company Act, Collateral Recovery Act, Locksmith Act, Private Security Services Act, and Proprietary Private Security Services Act.
Please note that SB 547 did not affect the fees in the Private Investigator Act.
Submitting Initial Applications for Licensure: The date the application and payment for initial licensure is submitted will determine whether the current or new fee will apply:
  • If the application is submitted by mail and postmarked before July 1, 2018, the current fee will apply.
  • If the application is submitted by mail and postmarked on or after July 1, 2018, the new fee will apply.
  • If the application is submitted by BreEZe or in-person before July 1, 2018, the current fee will apply.
  • If the application is submitted by BreEZe or in-person on or after July 1, 2018, the new fee will apply.
Submitting Renewal Applications: The expiration date for your current license, registration, certificate or permit determines whether your renewal payment is the current fee or the new fee amount. If the expiration date is before July 1, 2018, the current fee will apply. If the expiration date is after July 1, 2018, the new fee will apply even if you pay the renewal fee before July 1, 2018.
To see a breakdown of the application fee amounts per license type, please visit the following link: http://bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/newfees.pdf

NEW FIREARMS ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SECURITY GUARDS

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2018, a BSIS security guard registrant seeking an initial BSIS firearms permit must complete an assessment for the purposes of determining whether he/she possesses, at the time of the assessment, appropriate judgement, restraint, and self-control to carry a firearm while on duty (Business and Professions Code Sections 7583.23 and 7583.47). Additionally, under certain circumstances a holder of a firearms permit requesting to associate it with his/her security guard registration may be required to complete/pass the assessment as a condition for the association. For additional information about the assessment, including when someone is required to complete it, visit this link on our website: www.bsis.ca.gov/firearmsassessment.

REQUEST TO ASSOCIATE BSIS FIREARMS PERMIT WITH ADDITIONAL QUALIFYING LICENSE(S) AND REQUEST FOR REPLACEMENT FIREARMS PERMIT

A current and clear BSIS Firearms Permit authorizes the permit holder to carry an exposed firearm while performing the duties of only those license types listed on the firearms permit itself. For example, a permit holder who only has a security guard registration listed on his/her firearms permit and who also holds a Private Investigator (PI) license cannot work armed while carrying out the duties of a PI licensee. The firearms permit card must list the PI license for the permitholder to work as an armed PI licensee.
The Bureau created a new form called the Request to Associate BSIS Firearms Permit with Additional Qualifying License(s) and Request for Replacement Firearms Permit which can be used to associate a current and clear qualifying license that the requestor holds to the requestor’s current and clear firearms permit outside the firearms permit renewal process.
While the Bureau does not charge a fee for the association of a BSIS Firearms Permit with additional qualifying licenses, if you wish to obtain a firearms permit replacement card that reflects the additional associated licenses, you must submit the replacement fee along with the form.
Replacement Permit Fees submitted in-person, online in BreEZe, or postmarked:
  • Before July 1, 2018:            $10
  • On or after July 1, 2018:     $25
To download the new Request to Associate BSIS Firearms Permit with Additional Qualifying License(s) and Request for Replacement Firearms Permit form, visit the following link: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/fq_assoc_form.pdf

It’s getting hot out there!

While the official start of the summer season is still nine days away, many areas of California are already experiencing high temperatures. Did you know that private patrol operators and proprietary security employers with outdoor post assignments must comply with the Heat Illness Prevention Standard – Title 8 California Code of Regulations (T8 CCR) Section 3395?

Cal OSHA has developed a guide to assist employers in crafting their own heat illness prevention procedures, and to reduce the risk of work related heat illnesses among their employees.

Click here to read CAL OSHA’s Employer Sample Procedures for Heat Illness Prevention.

We wish all of our members a safe and prosperous summer!

Mark your calendar!

Tickets are now on sale for our private security management training programs Managing Private Security (formerly PPO 101) and Growing Your Private Security Company (formerly PPO 102).


CALSAGA President David Chandler covers BSIS compliance and audits

 

Managing Private Security (formerly PPO 101)

This  one day training class will cover topics such as: Licensing, Financials, Service Delivery, Contracts, Human Resources, Staffing, Insurance and more. This class serves as fantastic way for those new to operating a PPO or those who desire a refresh on the legalities and complexities of running a PPO.

View the schedule for Managing Private Security 

 

Growing your Private Security Company (formerly PPO 102)

This  one day training class will cover the sales process from beginning to end with topics such as: Prospecting and the Sales Cycle, RFP’s, Pricing New Work, Contracts (and deal breakers), Insurance provisions, Transitions and Staffing, BSIS Regulations, Employee Files, and Client Follow up.

View the Schedule for Growing Your Private Security Company 

 

 

Attend one or both days! Registration includes a light breakfast and a catered lunch.  Tickets may be purchased for $99 per day or $185 for both days. 

 

Secure Your Spot Today

Questions? Contact kris@calsaga.org