Protection Officer Training Manual - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780750692915, 9781483141510

Protection Officer Training Manual

5th Edition

Authors: Sam Stuart
eBook ISBN: 9781483141510
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 30th January 1992
Page Count: 252
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Protection Officer Training Manual, Fifth Edition is a guidebook that provides a comprehensive coverage of security practice. The book is comprised of 27 chapters that are organized into 10 units. The coverage of the text includes various security procedures, such as patrolling, traffic management, and crowd control. Security threats are also covered, including explosives, fire, and hazardous substances. The book also covers emergency or high-risk situation, such as V.I.P. protection, crisis intervention, and first aid administration. The text will be most useful to security trainee and instructors. Individuals involved in administrative and management position will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents


Purpose and Scope


Code of Ethics

Content Summary Review

Learning Skills—Study Habits

Unit 1

History of Security

Ancient and Biblical Periods

The Roman Empire

The Anglo-Saxon Period

The Middle Ages

The Norman Period

The Modern Period

World War Influences

Security Today

Field Notes & Report Writing

The Notebook

Effective Field Note Taking

Field Notes and Report Writing

Security Officer Reports

Planning the Security Report

The Six Essential Ingredients

The Value of the Security Report

Observation Skills & Memory

The Professional Security Officer

Your Five Senses

How to Improve Your Senses

General Descriptions

Observe & Remember

Memory Quiz

Unit 2

Patrol Techniques

Patrol Preparation

Types of Security Patrols

Patrol Tips

Foot Patrols

Patrolling, An Art

Mobile Patrols

Safety on Patrol

Safety & the Protection Officer

Basic Elements of a Safety Program

Key Factors in Accidents

Accident Types

Accident Causes

The Role of the Protection Officer in Safety

Common Safety Hazards

Traffic Control Procedures

Signs and Automatic Signals

Roadway Positions

Hand Signals

The Whistle

Traffic Control

Gate Duty


General Rules for Traffic Direction

Crowd Control Management and Procedures


Formation of Crowds

Causes of Crowd Formation

Psychological Factors

Crowd Actions and Suggested Counter Measures

Formation of a Mob

Responsibility and Behavior of Protective Groups

Planning Considerations

Personal Behavior

Riot Control Force Deployment Procedures

Crime Scene Procedures

Determining the Crime Scene

Determining Boundaries

Protect the Scene

Preserve the Crime

Making Notes

Reconstruct the Crime Scene

Public Relations

Physical Evidence

Evidence Collecting

Unit 3

Physical Security Planning

Security Lighting

Intrusion Detection

System Controls

Locking hardware

Closed Circuit Television

Safes and Vaults


Computer Security


Types of Computer Crime

Perceiving Invasion of Privacy

Recognizing Warning Signs

Planning Physical and Logical Security

Conducting Risk Assessment

Contingency Planning

Reviewing Computer Security

Unit 4

Explosive Devices, Bomb Threats, Paul J. Hawthorn and Search Procedures Terms

Explosive Firing Systems

"Bomb": The End Product

Nasty Gadgets

Other Hazardous Devices

Explosive Domestics

Preventive Measures

Bomb Threats

Search Procedures

Bomb Incident Plan


Basic Alarm Systems

Electronics and the Protection Officer

Alarm Conditions

Statistics on Alarms Conditions

Perimeter Protection

Interior Protection

Types of Alarm Systems

System Controls

Fire Prevention and Detection

Principles of Fire Elimination

Prevention Equals Good Security

Recognizing Fire Hazards

Classification of Fire

Modern Building—In Case of Fire


Hazardous Materials

What Constitutes a Hazardous Material

Response to Uncontrolled Hazardous Material Release

Activating the Contingency Plan

Identifying the Substance and Quantity Released

Determine the Damage

Performing "Site Security"

Identifying Contamination Control Points

Response Preparation

Hazard Identification Symbols

Unit 5



Employee Misconduct and Dishonesty

Employee Discipline




Emergency Planning Michael Krikorian, CPP and Disaster Control


General Planning Guidelines

Outline of Action

Contacting the Authorities

Delegation of Responsibilities

Limiting Facility Operations

Plant Warning and Communication System

Establishing Facility and Perimeter Security

Points to Consider in Local Plans

Protecting Classified and Proprietary Information

Legal Aspects and Requirements

Terrorism and V.I.P. Protection

Who are the Terrorists?

What Do Terrorists Do?

Counterterrorist Strategy

Counterterrorist Techniques

Specific Techniques

Professional Development

Personal Protection Specialists

Tips of Physical Training

Hostage Situations

Threat Receipt

If Taken Hostage

Managing the Incident


Unit 6

Human Relations

Analysis of Security: Human Relation Skills

Leadership Skills

Leadership Styles

Transactional Analysis (TA)

Value of TA to the Security Officer

Ego State Reaction Examples

Security Intervention Scale

Decision Making

Interviewing Techniques

Conducting the Interview

Getting Acquainted

Developing Rapport

Motivating the Subject

Keeping the Subject Talking

Listening Techniques

Obstacles to Conversation

Encouraging Conversation

Ending the Interview

Stress Management

It Can Devastate the Modern Man

Common Stressors

The Nervous System

Psychosocial Situations

Discussing Maslow

Occupational Stress

Essence of Autorelaxation

Physiological Characteristics of Stress

Crisis Intervention

Causes of Disruptive Behavior

Stages of Management of Disruptive Behavior

Crisis Development Behavior Levels

Protection Officer Guidelines

Verbal and Physical Disruptive Behavior

Emphatic Listening

Nonverbal Communications

Controlling Disruptive or Violent Behavior

Team Intervention

Positive Factors Resulting from Team Approach

Leadership in the Team Approach

Safety Considerations in Crisis Intervention

Unit 7

Security Awareness

The Reality of Security

Making the Reality of Security Credible

Creating Security Awareness among Employees

Various Strategies to Create and Sustain Security Awareness

Security Investigations

Preliminary Investigations

Follow-up Investigation




Undercover Investigations


Behavior Analysis

Testifying in Court

Managing Investigations

Employee Dishonesty

Crime in Business

What Society Thinks about the Thief

The Realities of Theft Prevention


Definition of Employee Dishonesty

First Steps

Sample List—Retail Establishment




Preventive Actions

Search Policy

Employee Liaison

Substance Abuse

Part I

Drug Abuse—Social Aspects

The Risks of Drug Abuse

Part II

Drug Abuse—Workplace

Drug Abuse—Cost to Economy

Unit 8

Legal Aspects of Security

Introduction and Objective

What is the Law?

The Source of Our Laws

Types of Law—Criminal and Civil



A Note on Force



The Burden of Proof

Legal Authority of the Protection Officer

Search and Seizure



Use of Force






Search and Seizure

Use of Force


Special Status

Unit 9

Health, Fitness, and Exercise Prescription

Life Styles and Fitness

Components of Health-Related Fitness

Fitness Appraisal

Hints for Starting a Program

Muscular Strength and Endurance

Body Composition

An Exercise Prescription

Heart Rate Target Zone

Types of Exercise

Folklore of Exercise

Unit 10

What is First Aid?

Legal Aspects

Accident Assessment

First Action

Levels of Consciousness

Respiratory System

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Second Action

Monitoring Vital Signs

The Body, Its Frame, and Associated Injuries

Handling the Injured

Heat and Cold Injuries

Miscellaneous Health Problems

Angina, Heart Attack, and Stroke




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Sam Stuart

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