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NCJ Number: 136295 Find in a Library
Title: Extra Eyes and Ears
Journal: Security Management  Volume:36  Issue:4  Dated:(April 1992)  Pages:43,45-46,48
Author(s): M J Witkowski
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the stages for developing security awareness among employees.
Abstract: A security program can enhance its effectiveness without the additional cost of hiring more security personnel by increasing the security awareness and participation of company employees in the achievement of security goals. The first step in the development of such a program is for the chief security officer to discuss the need for such a program with the appropriate policymakers. The rationale for such a program should be communicated in writing and may include the results of an employee survey regarding their involvement in and awareness of security. After receiving management's permission to proceed with a security awareness program, the second stage is to form a steering committee of top managers and key operations and union officials. The steering committee oversees the establishment of decentralized working committees that focus on the security-awareness needs of particular employee groups. Stage 3 involves implementation, which consists of teaching employees the knowledge and procedures required to upgrade employee participation in the achievement of security goals. Stage 4 is expansion, which involves the implementation of security-awareness activities in additional facilities or divisions of the company. Stage 5, maintenance, requires the integration of employee security responsibilities into employee work schedules. Employees should be continuously motivated to perform security tasks through recognition of tasks performed well.
Main Term(s): Security training
Index Term(s): Personnel security procedures; Security management
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