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NCJ Number: 69973 Find in a Library
Title: Security Officer Training Program
Corporate Author: John V Dunigan Studios
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Sponsoring Agency: John V Dunigan Studios
New York, NY 10010
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

John V Dunigan Studios
443 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This security officer training program, consisting of six videotapes and accompanying slides, discusses procedures manuals, gate duties, radio communications, telephoning, reporting, observing, and kinds of crime.
Abstract: Basic security tasks such as controlling lock and key systems and protecting restricted areas against unlawful entry are discussed, and guidelines for personnel disciplinary action and public relations are set forth. Primary and secondary responsibilities for security guards charged wiih gate duties are also discussed and some patrol techniques are outlined, including alternating patrol patterns and reporting observed discrepancies or safety hazards. Other topics are telephone procedures, radio communications, security hazards reports, parking control systems, alarms and medical emergency checklists. The course provides guards with pointers on logging, report writing (who, what, when, where, why, and how), and the four elements necessary for effecting a lawful arrest. The use of firearms or extreme or deadly force and the consequences of civil and criminal liability are also discussed. The importance of developing powers of observation is emphasized since officers are likely to have to describe a criminal or provide a crime scene sketch. Finally, officers are told what to do after a burglary has taken place, how to conduct a field inquiry, how to deal with prowlers and loiterers, and what procedures to follow in the event of robbery and theft, assault and battery, and employee theft. Labor disputes, bomb threat procedures, and Federal law and explosives are discussed. A quiz covers major points emphasized in the cours.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Business security; Private police; Security; Security codes and ordinances; Training; Videotapes
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Six tapes and six boxes of slides comprise the kit. 1979. Also available for rental, with rental price applied towards purchase price. Accompanying manual available upon request.
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