U.S. Capitol Special Agents Receive John J. Duffy Award

February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) announced U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey are this year’s recipients of the 2017 John J. Duffy Memorial Award. The John J. Duffy Memorial Award is named for NCISS’s first President, John J. Duffy, co-founder of Per Mar Security Services. It is the council’s highest honor and is given every other year to a person or entity outside the NCISS membership, who is being honored for their specific service, heroism, or other exemplary deeds. Previous “John J. Duffy Memorial Award” recipients selected this year’s honorees.

This year’s recipients, U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, are being honored for their bravery and heroism in their acts in stopping a shooter and saving the life of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others at a softball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14th, 2017. U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents will be honored at the NCISS annual Hit the Hill Luncheon, in the U.S. Capitol Building, on March 20, 2018. Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other Representatives and Senators will be joining NCISS to honor U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey.

Brad Duffy, President of Security Officer Services at Per Mar and 1st Vice President of NCISS, said, “Special Agents Griner and Bailey are true heroes and I can’t think of more deserving individuals to get the award named for my grandfather. They have demonstrated an example of selflessness that all of us should strive for.”


About Per Mar Security Services

Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,500 team members, operating in 25 branch locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer servicessmart home automation, burglar and fire alarmsaccess control, security cameras, alarm monitoringinvestigative services, and background checks


About National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS)

NCISS is the leading voice in Washington D.C. for the security and investigations industry. The primary purpose of the NCISS is to monitor and direct federal legislation that affects the security and investigation industry.