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The NJ Association of Licensed Security Agencies was recently formed to promote the interests of contract security firms and their employees within the state of NJ. Our organization will solicit the state government regarding legislation that directly impacts our industry and specifically our companies.
There has never been an organized effort to represent the vast contract security industry in our state. We are a powerful segment of the state economy with over 30,000 people working within the security industry in NJ. The time has arrived when we can use our influence to promote legislation that impacts our industry and helps our citizens.
Your participation through membership is vital to our success. We have created a membership fee structure that is fair to all companies based on employee populations. My counterparts on the executive committee have already logged many hours of work in creating this organization. This work is performed on behalf of all the security firms in the state and we are honored to represent you and your counterparts. We ask only that you help support the effort through membership. If you would be interested in taking a more active role by joining a committee please note that on your application.
The first critical piece of legislation is a bill before the assembly that would require proprietary security officers to be licensed under the Security Officer Registration Act – as you know, currently only contract security officers are required to be certified by the NJSP. This bill, if passed, would greatly benefit the contract firms and more importantly the citizens of this state by requiring that anyone working as security officer in this state be vetted by the NJSP.
Contact me should you have any questions. On behalf of the membership I thank you for your attention to this most important matter,
Membership Committee Chairman
NJ Association of Licensed Security Agencies
Who We Are
Kevin O’ Connor – President
Martin J. Okun – Vice-President
Martin J. Okun, CFE, CPP
A Member of the Murdoch Security Group
14 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 250
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Gary Slodowski – Membership Committee Chairman
Gary joined the firm in 1998 after a 15 year career within the contract security industry. With a background in operational support, financial management and marketing, Gary brought to the firm a wide range of talents that have helped oversee the growth of our firm from 13M in revenue in 1998 to nearly 40M in 2003.
A 1982 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson U. with a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a second area of concentration in Political Science, Gary has worked in the security industry since his graduation from College in 1982.
A 1988 recipient of the Baker Industries “Branch Manager of the year award”, Burns International’s “Branch Manager of the year award” in 1989 and Argenbright Holdings “Executive of the year award” in 1995. Gary is a contributing editor to the Security Director magazine in NYC. Gary is a member of ASIS and the AMA and lives in central NJ with his wife Kathy and 2 children.