Paul Ohm, CPP, named recipient of Public Private Partnership Award

SPRINGFIELD – Paul Ohm, CPP, has been named the 2018 winner of the Laurence P. Mulcrone Public Private Partnership Award, given by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Ohm works in Chicago as Senior Director of Security Operations for Monterrey Security.

 Ohm is chair of ILACP’s Public-Public Liaison Committee and has been instrumental in reinvigorating relationships between local law enforcement and private security. He will receive his award April 27, 2018, during the Illinois Chiefs’ Annual Awards Banquet in Peoria.

 “Paul is a leader in recognizing the importance of local law enforcement to the work of private security in many venues, and he values their collaborative efforts to catch the bad guys and keep communities and private property safe,” said Chief James R. Kruger, Jr., ILACP President. “He is helping to bring us together, and we all appreciate his enthusiasm and energy in doing do. It’s work that is never finished, and so he keeps working at it.”

 At Monterrey Security, Ohm’s responsibilities include overseeing a management staff accountable for more than 20,000 hours per week.  He is responsible for quality assurance, training, staffing, budgeting and client relationships.  His experience in security spans markets from urban college settings to banking, residential, commercial, retail, public facilities, healthcare, and cultural properties. 

Overall, Ohm has more than 17 years of experience in both the military and private sectors.  He was a U.S. Army Ranger for five years before returning home and going to work as an Operations Manager with Allied Universal Security Services.  There, he progressed through various roles, ultimately serving as Director of Campus Safety and Security at the University of Chicago.    

He describes himself as an avid learner and someone who proactively seeks out professional development. He has successfully completed programs and certifications offered through FEMA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, ASIS International, and other private entities.  In his time at Monterrey Security, Paul and his team have successfully expanded Monterrey’s training capabilities and Professional Development path.  Under his guidance, they have developed an enhanced training curriculum that combines instructor-led, online, and individual mentoring for emerging leaders.

In the military, Ohm served five years as an Airborne Ranger in the 3rd Ranger Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment.  He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant and Team Leader.  He completed two tours to Iraq and three tours to Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror.  He is a graduate of the Army’s top leadership course, Ranger School.

He joined the ILACP Public/Private Liaison Committee in 2015 and has served as the Committee Chair for the past year and a half.  He lives in Franklin Park, Illinois, with his wife Caterina and two daughters, Ava and Daniela.

The three prior winners of this award were Daniel McDevitt (2017), Larry Doria (2016), and Tony Ramos (2015).

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police is a 1,300-member organization representing more than 450 Illinois agencies.

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