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NCJ Number: 78357 Find in a Library
Title: Contract Security
Author(s): D Hughes
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Twentieth Century Security Education Ltd
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
Sale Source: Twentieth Century Security Education Ltd
293 Kingston Road
Leatherhead, Surrey,
United Kingdom
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book outlines the responsibilities and powers of private security guards in the United Kingdom and offers suggestions on the choice of a private security company, training programs, and management policies.
Abstract: Following a brief history of the contract security industry in the United States and the United Kingdom, the book describes the major duties that clients require of security guards and the advantages of contracting outside for these services. Criteria governing the recruitment and training of personnel by security companies are then detailed. A discussion of legal considerations notes that the security guard does not enjoy any special authority under law, but should be aware of criminal codes regarding trespass, theft, criminal damage, and assault. Special powers, such as search and arrest, that security guards do possess are examined. Police procedures and rules of evidence are also covered. Major points that training programs should cover are reviewed for the following subject areas: patrolling, fire, health and safety hazards', bomb threats, the use of pocket notebooks, report writing, and first aid. Methods of selling a contract security service are addressed, with particular attention to presenting bids and writing contracts. Other topics covered include insurance, administrative structure, personnel policies, uniforms, equipment, and dogs. The final chapter recommends measures to control the security industry. Examples of employment applications and report forms are appended. An index is provided.
Index Term(s): Grants or contracts; Industrial security; Private police; United Kingdom (UK)
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