Earlier this month, the current contracted campus security, Allied Barton, lost its contract with USF to U.S. Security Associates.
Under Florida state law, USF could only contract Allied Barton a set number of times before issuing a competitive solicitation. U.S. Security Associates was awarded the contract through this process, according to the USF Office of Administrative Services.
U.S. Security Associates is a security company with over 160 branch offices around the country, trained in threat assessment, parking lot security, student safety awareness, theft prevention, personal student escort and emergency weather response.
The company is also ranked by G.I. jobs in the Top 100 military employers.
— Staff report