Effective Security Management

5th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123820129
eBook ISBN: 9780123820136
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th April 2011
Page Count: 360
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Effective Security Management, 5e, teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Charles Sennewald brings a time-tested blend of common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to workplace dynamics. Working with a team of sterling contributors endowed with cutting-edge technological expertise, the book presents the most accurately balanced picture of a security manager’s duties. Its Jackass Management cartoons also wittily illustrate the array of pitfalls a new manager must learn to avoid in order to lead effectively. In short, this timely revision of a classic text retains all the strengths that have helped the book endure over the decades and adds the latest resources to support professional development.

Key Features

  • Includes a new chapter on the use of statistics as a security management tool
  • Contains complete updates to every chapter while retaining the outstanding organization of the previous editions
  • Recommended reading for The American Society for Industrial Security's (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam


General Security Management Security Personnel Management Operational Management

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: General Principles of Organization

Chapter 2: Organizational Structure

Chapter 3: Security's Role in the Organization

Chapter 4: The Director's Role

Chapter 5: The Security Supervisor's Role

Chapter 6: The Individual Security Employee


Chapter 7: Hiring Security Personnel

Chapter 8: Job Descriptions

Chapter 9: Training

Chapter 10: Discipline

Chapter 11: Motivation and Morale

Chapter 12: Promotions

Chapter 13: Communication

Chapter 14: Career (Proprietary) vs. Noncareer (and Contract) Personnel


Chapter 15: Planning and Budgeting

Chapter 16: Program Management

Chapter 17: Risk

Chapter 18: The Security Survey

Chapter 19: Office Administration

Chapter 20: Written Policies and Procedures

Chapter 21: Computers and Security Management

Chapter 22: Statistics as a Security Management Tool


Chapter 23: Selling Security within the Organization

Chapter 24: Relationship with Law Enforcement

Chapter 25: Relationship with the Industry

Chapter 26: Community Relations (proposed revision by Kevin O’Brien, CPP, VP in the Corporate Security Department of Bank of New York Mellon)


Chapter 27: Jackass Management Traits


A: Employee Performance Evaluation

B: Security Vulnerability Survey

C: Selected Security-Related Organizations

D: Suggested Security/Loss Prevention Reference Sources


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"This excellent book is another reminder of Chuck's top-shelf standing among security professionals." ~John J. Fay, author of Contemporary Security Management and owner-operator of learningshopusa.com

"You can’t be in the security industry and consider yourself a professional without being in utter awe of Chuck Sennewald’s remarkable career and accomplishments. The most difficult textbook to write is one that is grounded in common sense and written in a simple and to-the-point style. The fifth edition of his classic, Effective Security Management, is that kind of book. The economy of words—saying all that needs to be said, but not a word more—is elegant. Revised and updated, this book should be in everyone’s professional library—whether student or practitioner." ~John J. Strauchs, co-author of Private Security Trends 1970-2000: The Hallcrest Report II

"Of the five books authored or co-authored by Charles Sennewald that I have read, the fifth edition of Effective Security Management is simply the best. Chuck hit the bulls-eye on this, as its all-encompassing nature ensures that there is something in the book for security practitioners of every level." ~Leslie Cole, Sr., CPP, CST, Member of the Board - IAPSC, Council Vice President - ASIS International

"The fifth edition of this comprehensive work on security management for corporations and institutions presents the fundamentals of effective security practices updated to address the latest trends and contemporary challenges in the field. Rather than focusing on particular types of businesses or narrow aspects of security such as site security or data protection, this volume teaches best practices for establishing a solid security regime across all aspects of an entity's internal and external processes. The work is divided into five sections covering general security management, security personnel mana