Practical Security Training - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750671590, 9780080514512

Practical Security Training

1st Edition

Authors: Patrick Kane
eBook ISBN: 9780080514512
Paperback ISBN: 9780750671590
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th December 1999
Page Count: 272
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Practical Security Training is designed to help security departments develop effective security forces from the personnel screening and selection process to ensuring that proper ,cost-efficient training is conducted. Using the building block and progressive method approach allows security staff to become increasingly more effective and more confident. Flexible and practicle, these tools allow security practitioners to adapt them as needed in different environments.

Considering hypothetical situations and case studies, performing drills and continually evaluating performance, the security staff can be better prepared to deal with both routine and emergency situations.

Key Features

  • Advocates performance related training similar to that in a military environment
  • Describes performance-oriented drills
  • Considers and analyzes hypothetical situations


Security professionals, supervisors, training departments

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Practical Security Training
    2. Practical vs. Theoretical Training
    3. Identifying the Training Needs of the Security Force
    4. Use of Case Studies in Training
    5. Use of Hypothetical Situations in Training
    6. Emergency Drills - Putting Procedures into Practice
    7. Role Play - Getting a Feel for "Real Life" Situations
    8. Exercises to Improve Observation Skills
    9. Testing Training's Effectiveness
    10. Training Management and Specialized Personnel
    11. Individual Applications of Practical Training
    12. Resources for Security Trainers


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About the Author

Patrick Kane

Affiliations and Expertise

Patrick Kane is a CPP and a security services manager in New York City. He has nine years of experience developing, implementing, managing and supervising security programs and operations.


"Mr. Kane is sensitive to the challenges of teaching security techniques to adults and suggests ways to improve training of security personnel." --Access Control and Security Systems Integration

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