The International Foundation for Protection Officers, in conjunction with SDM's sister publication, Security magazine, is now accepting nominations for the annual Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, an award that recognizes one security professional or an organization for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession.

The award bears Zalud's name because of his deep dedication to the security industry, covering and shaping it for more than three decades. Zalud's knowledge of the industry, his readers, the advertisers of the publications and their services, brought great value to his contributions. He strove to serve the industry with professional excellence.

Nominations will be accepted until October 31, 2018.