As a tribute to his passion for volunteering, mentoring and his commitment to the profession, the Chapter 30 Board named an award in his honor. This is the Chairman’s award which recognizes board members who have distinguished themselves through their volunteer efforts and selfless commitment to ASIS and our Chapter. The recipient receives a plaque marking the event and a cash award of $250.00 In addition, the Chapter will donate an additional $250.00 to the ASIS Foundation in honor of the recipient.
Gerry was on hand to present the award to the first few recipients, an honor which he held dearly.
Charles J. Knight Award
Each year, the Florida West Coast Chapter of ASIS International presents the Charles J. Knight Award. Chapter Officers select a member whose specific knowledge and contributions reflect the spirit with which Mr. Knight served the Chapter. The recipient receives a plaque marking the event and a cash award of $250.00. In addition, the Chapter will donate another $250.00 to an established charity of the award winner’s preference.
The following is information that was developed with the help of ASIS International headquarters personnel as well as the personal records and recollection of Mr. Guido R. Massimei, who was a personal acquaintance of Mr. Knight.
Charles J. Knight joined ASIS in 1958. With his considerable insight and personal experience, he helped found the first ASIS Chapter in West Central Florida which was called the St. Petersburg Chapter, chartered January 16th, 1959. He became the first chairperson. He also served as the ASIS Regional Vice-President for the Florida South East Region during the years 1959 and 1960. In 1974, the St. Petersburg Chapter became what is known today as the Florida West Coast Chapter 30.
|2015 Gerald W. Cooper, CPP Award Recipient
|2015 Charles J. Knight Award Recipient
LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY OFFICER AWARDS
Law Enforcement Officer Awards
The ASIS Florida West Coast Chapter 30 holds an Annual Law Enforcement and Security Officer Awards Luncheon in May. We accept nominations for individuals in Law Enforcement from the Tampa Bay Area who have met the following criteria. You are encouraged to nominate an individual(s) from your agency:
Law Enforcement Officer of the Year:
Law Enforcement Officer Excellence in Performance Award:
Dispatcher of the Year Award:
K-9 Achievement Award:
Law Enforcement Officer Meritorious Service Certificate:
Security Officer Awards
The ASIS Florida West Coast Chapter 30 holds an Annual Law Enforcement and Security Officer Awards Luncheon in May. We accept nominations for individuals in Private Security from the Tampa Bay Area who have met the following criteria. You are encouraged to nominate an individual(s) from your company:
Security Officer of the Year:
Security Officer Excellence in Performance Award:
Security Dispatcher of the Year Award:
Private Security K-9 Achievement Award:
Security Officer Meritorious Service Certificate: