Guard Force Management, Updated Edition


  • Lucien Canton, Director of Emergency Services for San Francisco County, San Francisco, CA, USA

Guard Force Management looks at the contract guard force as a business and demonstrates how current management techniques can be used to improve efficiency and increase profitability. The author takes proven management principles and applies them to the competitive security industry. This updated edition includes an entirely new chapter on preparation and response to crisis in order to maintain business continuity. The book focuses on administrative and financial functions that are frequently neglected in guard companies, and discusses planning and conducting guard operations in detail.
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Managers responsible for the supervision of security guards, especially contract security companies and large in-house security departments, also students in security management


Book information

  • Published: March 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7741-7


Although tailored to contract providers, much of the information provided valuable benchmarks for proprietary guard programs, especially as regards hiring, training, and management. …leaving original chapters intact underscores Canton’s point that bedrock security principles don’t change. In sum, the result is an incremental improvement of a fine first edition. – Security Management

Table of Contents

Organization and Function; Management; Administration and Office Management; Marketing and Sales; Personnel; Operations; Accounting; Logistics; Training; Supervision; Crisis Planning