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NCJ Number: 78139 Find in a Library
Title: Security Supervision - A Handbook for Supervisors and Managers
Author(s): E D Finneran
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 271
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for security professionals, especially those dealing with industrial or wholesale commercial settings, this book covers security equipment and techniques and provides suggestions on how to organize, supervise, and train a security force.
Abstract: The techniques, procedures, and controls described can also generally be applied to any setting in which security is required. The text discusses selection of a proprietary or contract source of security services, the supervisor's duties and responsibilities, and the important elements of selecting and motivating security personnel. Also covered are the organization of a security force, identification and examples of security hazards, and some techniques for implementing loss prevention measures. It also focuses on physical security force, identification and examples of security hazards, and some techniques for implementing loss prevention measures. It also focuses on physical security procedures and equipment, the importance of establishing a method of identifying and controlling personnel and vehicle movement, control of keys, use of locking devices, protective lighting systems, alarm systems, access control techniques, and the effective use of closed circuit television. The text examines the prevention of fires and equipment used in fighting fires, safety's importance to the employee and the employer, planning for emergencies, handling of bomb threats and civil disturbances, and the effects of terrorism on executive protection. Also dealt with are the conduct of security patrols, report writing, public relations as it relates to the security function, and the situations in which arming security personnel is appropriate. The final section explores the legal authority and problems facing the security department and its personnel and provides guidance on appropriate subjects and techniques for training programs for security personnel. Photographs, figures, discussion questions for each chapter, an index, a list of companies providing security equipment and services, and 56 references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Physical crime prevention; Private police; Reference materials; Security; Security management; Security systems; Supervisory training
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