Boxer is SIA’s Legislator of the Year

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has named Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., its 2013 Legislator of the Year for “her tireless dedication to school safety,” according to a news release.

SIA presented Boxer with the award in a ceremony on Capitol Hill on Dec. 18.

The SIA award honors Boxer’s efforts to enact the School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013, which would fund the federal Secure Our Schools grants program, providing resources for schools to install physical safety measures, conduct security assessments and provide training, according to the release.

"Senator Boxer has been a staunch advocate of increased funding for school safety, and the Security Industry Association is pleased to support her efforts," said SIA CEO Don Erickson, in a prepared statement. "SIA will continue to support the senator and other legislators who advocate providing more resources to schools and enabling local officials to make the best decisions possible when adopting security strategies and technologies."