Awards & Recognition

The Secretary's Unit Award 2019

The Secretary's Unit Award 2019

Lois Blevins, NCCSAFE Founder and Executive Director


The 2019 Secretary's Unit Award recognizes any unit within the Department with outstanding team achievements in operational areas such as law enforcement, aviation, cybersecurity, border patrol, and hiring, acquisition and information technology. The work will have resulted in measurable improvements in employee morale and engagement within and among members of the unit, superior performance, significant operational improvements, or notable innovation in support of DHS missions.


For ground breaking transformation in training initiatives and delivery of unprecedented levels of training to all Secret Service personnel.

The Secretary's Award for Excellence 2019

2019 Secretary's Award for Excellence

Lois Blevins, NCCSAFE Founder and Executive Director


The 2019 Secretary’s Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding individual achievement or innovation by an employee engaged in work to advance the mission of the Department of Homeland Security. This work may have resulted in superior performance, significant operational improvements or notable innovation in support of Department of Homeland Security missions.


For developing the Suicide Education and Awareness Training, a robust suicide prevention training program in response to the yearly suicide death rate facing the USSS, which serves as a force multiplier by empowering employees to become active participants in suicide prevention.

Press Releases

Outreach day for the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act

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July 9th, 2019

NCCSAFE Hosted Training Session at Salisbury University on April 30th with Student Organization

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May 1st, 2017

NCCSAFE Hosts Inaugural Citizen Training in Howard County on Feb.7 for Citizen Response to an Active Assailant Situation

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January 30th, 2017

NCCSAFE Hosts “Response to an Active Assailant Training” Public Safety Seminar

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October 8th, 2016

Organization Formed To Educate People On How Best Respond To Active Shooter Situations

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July 6, 2015