Springfield MA Oct 27 2016 A campus security officer at American International College has been honored for going above and beyond the call of duty in the face of an emergency.
While on patrol in March 2015, Custom Protection Officer Omar Aljanabi witnessed a car crash and then heard a man calling for help.
According to AIC, Aljanabi rushed over to help the driver after he radioed for campus police to contact Springfield Police. Before backup arrived, Aljanabi provided assistance to the driver and the passengers, who were injured in the crash.
Aljanabi's quick response to the emergency earned praise from his superiors at the college, as well as his employer, G4S, an international security group.
"While the AIC campus police serve the college community as their top priority, we have an investment in the greater community and are happy to assist our neighbors where we can in partnership with Springfield Police Department. We're proud to have Officer Aljanabi with us at AIC," Chief of Campus Police David Kuzmeski said in a press release.
An award ceremony was held for Aljanabi at the AIC Campus Police station on Sept. 21, where he earned the 2015 G4S Secure Solutions (USA) and Regulated Security Solutions Values Award in the performance category.
G4S is the campus security provider at AIC and describes itself as the world's largest international security group, operating in over 100 countries on six continents. The security company employs more than 56,000 people in the U.S.
Aljanabi was among 21 G4S Secure Solutions (USA) employees honored nationwide.