MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2002 – A recent survey done by the Nuclear Energy Institute has concluded that private security personnel currently employed at commercial nuclear sites are highly prepared to carry out their protective responsibilities.
Nuclear security personnel have retention levels well above their peers in the security industry and are highly paid, the study said.
Also, over two-thirds of them have previous security, law enforcement, or military backgrounds. These facts fly in the face of the comments made by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) who referred to these professionals as “rent-a-cops.”
The National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), a trade association made up of companies in the security industry, said it welcomes any member of Congress to examine their members’ services to the nuclear industry and work with them as they continue providing security and protection.
NASCO was founded in 1972 and represents the interests of businesses engaged in providing professional security services to commercial, industrial and government organizations in the United States. NASCO members include:
* Allied Security Inc.
* Barton Protective Services Inc.
* Command Security Corporation
* Day & Zimmermann Protection Technology
* Guardsmark, Inc.
* Initial Security
* Professional Security Bureau ltd.
* Security Forces, Inc.
* Special Response Corporation
* U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
* The Wackenhut Corporation
* Walden Security
* Winfield Security Corporation
SOURCE: National Association of Security Companies