The Security Handbook

The Security Handbook

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The Security Handbook, Second Edition is a user-friendly guide for security officers and guards, covering everything from introductory information to advanced topics. Whether looking for entry into the profession or development within the security industry, this book offers the practical information, training, and need-to-know techniques for the realization of professional goals. The Second Edition emphasizes the proper skills required to improve job performance -- customer service, security methods, patrolling, communicating, and report writing. Chapters cover such important topics as arrest law and procedure (including legal liability), self-defense and weapons, a new section on career planning, violence in the workplace, internal theft, burglary, robbery, terrorism, cybercrime, and first response during emergencies. Countermeasures to a variety of threats are explained throughout the book. Experienced security officers, supervisors, and managers will also find the book useful in outlining the changing roles and responsibilities of the protection officer and for helping train their front line staff. * Covers every important aspect of the security officer's job, with several new updates and access to online sources * Defines key terms and outlines basic information before moving on to more advanced topics * Each chapter includes an outline, chapter objectives, and follows with review questions to aid in the learning process * Features numerous examples, illustrations, Web sites, case studies, and new qWhat if?q scenarios to relate theory to practice * Serves as a comprehensive study guide for state mandated training and certification exams such as the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) program sponsored by the IFPOThe EEOC has also adopted a set of standards for hiring practices, the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, the most ... has responsibility for ensuring the companya#39;s compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) of 1970 and related state laws. ... and poses some unique problems for the security guard company as guards tend to work in a fairly high-risk environment.

Title:The Security Handbook
Author:Philip P. Purpura
Publisher:Gulf Professional Publishing - 2003


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