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    Anyone know anything about them? Almost forgot I'd ever apped them and today I get a phone call. Thought I'd ask before I call them.

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    There's a national security firm that you may remember as:

    Metro Security
    Advance Security
    Employer's Security Company
    Advance Metro Security
    ESCO Metro Security
    ESCO Advance Security
    Metro Advance Sec...

    You get the point.

    They're all just names of U. S. Security Associates Corporation. Typically they do the O&R gimmick.
    Some Kind of Commando Leader

    "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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    • #3
      They have a few Walmart's here in Baltimore. That's about all that I know about them.
      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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      • #4
        RE: US Security Associates

        Originally posted by craig333 View Post
        Anyone know anything about them? Almost forgot I'd ever apped them and today I get a phone call. Thought I'd ask before I call them.
        I work for USSA in new york...I've been with them a year this month and dont have many complaints, they dont do stuff like direct deposit and it can be hard to get stuff like new uniforms , coats, ect...they also have a habbit of not informing officers of certian things like a partner of mine showed up at a site and was there for 3 1/2 hours before someone who worked there finally came and told him USSA had been fired from the site....basically, you are just a number there....nothin else

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        • #5
          If I am not mistaken, US Security Associates has contracts with Wal-marts here in Tampa Bay. Basically, they have amber strobes and drive around the parking lot continously. However, from what I have seen, not at all much of a deterent.

          Be Safe,

          Hank
          " We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on one hand and of overwhelming force on the other" - General George C. Marshall

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          • #6
            They advertise heavily here in the Philadelphia area for retail loss prevention people.
            Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
            Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

            Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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            • #7
              Not a bad looking patch.
              Attached Files
              THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
              THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
              http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by trickshot11 View Post
                I work for USSA in new york...I've been with them a year this month and dont have many complaints, they dont do stuff like direct deposit and it can be hard to get stuff like new uniforms , coats, ect...they also have a habbit of not informing officers of certian things like a partner of mine showed up at a site and was there for 3 1/2 hours before someone who worked there finally came and told him USSA had been fired from the site....basically, you are just a number there....nothin else
                I stopped by one of their sites in Destin, FL with a freind so he could get an application. I was handed an application so I took it. Read it later and see they require the employee to pay $42.00 for their background check and they charge the employee $11.00 for cleaning and prep. of the uniform they receive. $53.00 out of pocket. Kinda like buying your job? Is this common with security companies?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mh892 View Post
                  I stopped by one of their sites in Destin, FL with a freind so he could get an application. I was handed an application so I took it. Read it later and see they require the employee to pay $42.00 for their background check and they charge the employee $11.00 for cleaning and prep. of the uniform they receive. $53.00 out of pocket. Kinda like buying your job? Is this common with security companies?
                  I didn't have the uniform charge but they did charge me for my backround check and fingerprinting...took small amounts out of three checks...but both charges are normal of companies....most charge for extra shirts pants coats ect...I guess it just depends on the USSA branch in this case

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                  • #10
                    Your light colored posts are very hard to read. Please post in a darker color.
                    Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
                    Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

                    Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
                      Your light colored posts are very hard to read. Please post in a darker color.

                      sorry...thats why i use the dark orange...thought it was dark enough for everyone

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Curtis Baillie View Post
                        They advertise heavily here in the Philadelphia area for retail loss prevention people.
                        Curtis is rihgt, I have seen them at lancaster awal mart as well. it took me a minute when I saw area code 215 in a 717 area code. I once applied for them but the application is very time consuming. I think the app was 10/12 pages long.
                        Last edited by hemi444; 12-13-2007, 09:26 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Around my parts, USSA seems to primarily put in bids for Warehouses. They dont pay that great, they dont have very good benefits from what I hear.

                          I interviewed with them once upon a time, I ended up not taking the job because they looked so unprofessional. The supervisors that interviewed me had wrinkly white shirts and unkempt unfitted pants, and really laid down the rap that "We dont do much. Just check the trucks in and out. That's all."

                          At the current moment I give them 2 thumbs down
                          "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
                          "The Curve" 1998

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                          • #14
                            I knew I had seen these folks before. They have the local UPS distribution center. Mostly sit in a Sally Port type BP glass enclosure and check IDs of coming and going. Apparently age is not an issue as the ones I saw call me kid. and their uniforms are as stated white shirts and blue pants. They are big on the rank system. Full colonel, Major etc. From a short distance they had me wondering if they were military or Feds or Govt cops.

                            On a side note the Sally port entrance is a great tool. You can come in out of the weather yet if you can't get someone to vouch for you or don't have the proper credentials then only one way you will go. Back out. Fire a shot in that enclosure and I would assume that it would ricochet off all the BP Glass and eventually shoot your eye out.
                            THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
                            THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
                            http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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                            • #15
                              US Security Associates

                              A little history: US Security was actually formed in New York, circa 1993 by Chuck Schneider and Ken Oringer. Chuck was the former CEO of Baker Industries, a subsidiary of Borg Warner and the holding company for Wells Fargo Security, Wells Fargo Armored Car, etc. and eventually Burns International. Ken was the former CFO at Baker.

                              After forming the company, they looked for a "platform" acquisition and found one in Advance Security, headquartered in Atlanta. Chuck and Ken moved to Atlanta, began an aggressive acquisition plan and by now, they have to be about the second largest US owned security company (Allied Barton would be number 1, I believe). Ken retired a couple of years ago. His son Keith runs the Northeast region, last I heard.

                              Unfortunately, like all large companies, their service quality and treatment of the officers varies from location to location depending on the competentcy of the local manager.
                              Richard Dickinson
                              Dickinson Security Management Group, LLC
                              DSMG Provides a Variety of Software Products and Consulting Services to the Contract Security Industry
                              www.hrdickinson.com

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