Reliance Security has honoured three officers who tended to a young girl after she was the victim of a prolonged and vicious attack by fellow teenagers.
The Reliance team, Supervisor John Perkins, and Officers Tam Earl and Pat Rodgers were on duty at Edinburgh’s Omni leisure complex when the girl staggered into one of the main malls from an externally operated car park.
Reliance Security’s Area Operations Manager Scotland and Cumbria, Grainne Kelly said: “I am very proud of the quick and efficient way our staff responded to what must have been a very disturbing situation.
“They worked well as a team, dividing their priorities between tending to the girl’s immediate needs, calling the police and ambulance service, and then applying first aid.”
Ms Kelly presented the three officers with official commendations on behalf of Reliance Security, and their names will go forward to the British Security Industry Association’s Security Personnel Awards which are open to all security companies throughout the UK.
John Perkins said: “It’s really nice to be honoured for basically doing our job, especially when it means we were able to help someone who needed our assistance.”
“Our training kicked in when we were confronted with the unexpected and we knew what we had to do.”
A spokesperson for the Omni Centre, said: “We join with Reliance Security in commending the professionalism of these officers.
“We have a strong policy of employing highly trained customer services staff to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those who use the centre, and the quick thinking and compassion shown by the team in managing this incident deserve recognition.”
The Picture shows: L to R Grainne Kelly making the presentation to John Perkins, Pat Rodgers and Tam Earl at the Omni Centre
Note to Editors:
- Reliance employs over 1,300 people in Scotland. Reliance Security specialises in providing manned, mobile and electronic security services in shopping centres, factories, offices and banks. Customers include a wide range of blue-chip companies.