New Security Officers at U. of South Florida to Be Unarmed

University hiring private security from AlliedBarton for high-traffic areas

Allied was among nine companies to bid for the USF job. Allied provides security for 3,300 clients including financial institutions, chemical plants, shopping centers, neighborhoods and colleges.

Carlucci said the company's track record with large, urban universities like UCF and the University of Pennsylvania makes it an ideal fit for USF.