Tony Ramos Press Release
Integra’s Tony Ramos earns ILACP award for outstanding relationship with police chiefs
SPRINGFIELD – Anthony (Tony) Ramos received the 2016 top honor for a professional in the private security industry from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Ramos, president of Integra Security Alliance, has been named the recipient of the Laurence P. Mulcrone Public Private Partnership Award in 2016. Tony received his award on April 22 during the association’s annual conference in Schaumburg.
Ramos was recognized for the many ways that he has built bridges between municipal police departments and the private and corporate security industry. He serves as chair of the association’s Public/Private Liaison Committee.
“Our partnership with private security is important to our own work as well as theirs,” said ILACP President Frank Kaminski. “The private security professionals do a tremendous job protecting corporate facilities, retail operations, athletic facilities and much more, and they work closely with us to prevent and investigate criminal activity.”
The association credits Ramos for advancing initiatives to raise public awareness of suspicious activity and for organizing private security leaders to work more closely with local law enforcement agencies.
Ramos founded Integra in 2003 and is recognized as an expert on developing fully integrated systems combining security and building management displayed on a 3D-augmented reality platform. His dedication, commitment and customer focus has earned him endorsements from law enforcement, business organizations, building management companies, hospitality, retail organizations and security professionals.
As a regular lecturer, Mr. Ramos has given security presentations to groups across the country including retail associations, government organizations and universities on the topics of fraud, theft, RFID tracking, physical security, pre-employment screening and system integration.
This award of the chiefs’ association was established in 2015 with the assistance of Laurence P. Mulcrone, a retired Illinois State Police lieutenant colonel and former Elmhurst Police Department officer. After retiring from the State Police, Mulcrone and longtime friend and colleague Dan McDevitt formed REM Management Services, Inc., which provides a variety of security, training and general management solutions. Together, Mulcrone and McDevitt also co-chaired the association’s Public & Private Committee and in that role, organized numerous joint training sessions for public law enforcement and private security personnel. (McDevitt is a retired Illinois State Police captain and retired Chief of Police of Lansing, Illinois.) Mulcrone died June 12, 2015, and on the same day, during its annual meeting in Wheeling, the association’s Executive Board voted to name the Private Security Partnership Award in honor of Mulcrone.