In 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed an executive order giving the U.S. War Department mandate to acquire and train private security to guard against any threat to industry. This was done due to a Lend-Lease program the U.S. Government had passed in March of 1941 to provide war items to Allied Countries. Once the cold war ended our federal government had set a standard in which defense contracted companies continue to follow. Any and all companies
desiring government contracts had to provide documentation and proof as evidence that they had a detailed security plan in place to protect from espionage. Private companies adapted similar measures. This is known as the birth of Security Management. It is a growing field today.
On July 17, 1992 The Security Guard Act in New York State became law with the approval of Governor Mario Cuomo. The legislature finds that proper screening, hiring and training of security guards, is a matter of state concern and compelling state interest. Because of the need to regulate and register security guards, the state should establish uniform standards for employment, registration, training, enforcement and liability insurance coverage of security guards and industry.
With the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and as manufacturing resurrects in the United States of America industry need and public reliance are at the forefront once again.