National Security Officers Appreciation Day

PRESS RELEASE:-The Guyana Association of Private Security Organizations (GAPSO) will promote and observe National Security Officers Appreciation Day on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

National Security Officers Appreciation Day is a designated day set aside out of the year that encourages displays of support and encouragement for security officers and recognize the many contributions they make to our daily lives. We must all recognize and be grateful for the continual contributions of security officers, who not only are often the first line of defense against theft, trespassing, and other criminal activity, but who can also provide a friendly face and welcoming gesture in a time of need. It is a way to simply say “thank you” to officers who sacrifice so much and get very little appreciation the rest of the year.

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women. These individuals deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with police, and are constantly vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. It’s time to elevate the national perception of security officers.

To show its appreciation for the work these individuals do, GAPSO created National Security Officers Appreciation day to encourage others to “say thank you” and recognize security officers’ contributions to maintaining safe and secure businesses, schools, government facilities, diplomatic missions, ports, medical institutions and private residences, these men and women are supporting daily business operations. Even though National Security Officers Appreciation Day occurs one day per calendar year, GAPSO encourages everyone to show officers support 365 days a year.

To participate and show your appreciation for security officers on National Security Officers Appreciation Day, thank an officer in person and on social media by using the hashtag #ThankYouSecurity. You can also show your appreciation by:

  1. Change your profile picture on social media to support security officer.
  2. Send a card of support to your security officer.
  3. Share a positive story about a security officer experience on social media.
  4. Ask children in school to write letters in support of security officer.

We hope that our fellow security companies — and business leaders across all sectors – join us in honoring security officers. We all need to work together to ensure that security officers are treated with respect.