Effective Security Management - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780123820129, 9780123820136

Effective Security Management

5th Edition

Authors: Charles Sennewald
eBook ISBN: 9780123820136
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123820129
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



1. General Principles of Organization

2. Organizational Structure

3. Security’s Role in the Organization

4. The Security Director’s Role

5. The Security Supervisor’s Role

6. The Individual Security Employee

7. Hiring Security Personnel

8. Job Descriptions

9. Training

10. Discipline

11. Motivation and Morale

12. Promotions

13. Communication

14. Career (Proprietary) versus Noncareer (and Contract) Personnel

15. Planning and Budgeting

16. Program Management

17. Risk

18. The Security Survey

19. Office Administration

20. Written Policies and Procedures

21. Computers and Effective Security Management

22. Statistics as a Security Management Tool

23. Selling Security within the Organization

24. Relationship with Law Enforcement

25. Relationship with the Industry

26. Community Relations

27. Jackass Management Traits

1. The Manager Who Seeks to Be “Liked” Rather Than Respected

2. The Manager Who Ignores the Opinions and Advice of Subordinates

3. The Manager Who Fails to Delegate Properly

4. The Manager Who Ignores the Training and Developmental Needs of Subordinates

5. The Manager Who Insists on Doing Everything “The Company Way”

6. The Manager Who Fails to Give Credit When Credit Is Due

7. The Manager Who Treats Subordinates as Subordinates

8. The Manager Who Ignores Employees’ Complaints

9. The Manager Who Does Not Keep People Informed

10. The Manager Who Holds His or Her Assistant Back

11. The Manager Who Views the Disciplinary Process as a Punitive Action

12. The Manager Who Fails to Back up His or Her People

13. The Manager Whose Word Cannot Be Trusted

14. The Manager Who Avoids Making Decisions

15. The Manager Who


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About the Author

Charles Sennewald

Charles Sennewald

Charles A. Sennewald Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based Charles “Chuck” Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based


"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

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