The Effective Security Officer

The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual

The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today’s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition also covers many topics of current concern such as sexual harassment, crowd control, cultural diversity, persons with special needs, new technologies, and much more.

With discussion questions at the end of every chapter and a full ancillary package accompanying the text, this manual is a comprehensive tool for developing a career as a successful and trusted professional security officer.

Paperback, 288 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800003-8


  • 1. Introduction to Security
    2. Security Personnel
    3. Company Policies and Procedures and Post Orders
    4. Ethics
    5. Professionalism
    6. Public Relations
    7. Cultural Diversity
    8. Persons with Special Needs
    9. Interpersonal Communication
    10. Communication Systems and Importance During an Emergency
    11. Physical Security
    12. Electronic Alarm Systems
    13. Camera Systems
    14. Observe and Report
    15. Report Writing and Note Taking
    16. Patrol Procedures
    17. Investigations
    18. Sexual Harassment
    19. Internal Threats
    20. Overview of the Legal System/Civil Law and Important Sections of the Constitution
    21. Court Testimony/Depositions/Administrative Hearings
    22. Introduction to Fire Protection
    23. Life Safety and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    24. Bloodborne Pathogens and Officer Safety
    25. Emergency Preparedness
    26. Crowd Control
    27. Driver Safety
    28. Traffic Control
    29. Substance Abuse
    30. Handling Difficult People
    31. Workplace Violence
    32. Private Security and Law Enforcement Cooperation
    33. Non-security Duties
    34. Future of Security


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