The Professional Protection Officer - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128177488

The Professional Protection Officer

2nd Edition

Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends

Authors: Sandi Davies Lawrence Fennelly
Paperback ISBN: 9780128177488
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 623
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The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends, Second Edition, continues its role as the practical, preparatory guide for career security officers and supervisors who want to attain Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification. This updated edition adds critical sections on active shooters, cybersecurity and mental illness. It is designed to reflect the industry’s latest trends, supporting and reinforcing continued professional development. Written by leading security educators, trainers and consultants, the book serves as the official, authoritative text of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) on officer training.

Key Features

  • Reflects the industry’s latest trends, supporting and reinforcing continued professional development
  • Includes emerging trends, thus laying the groundwork for the future growth of this increasingly vital profession
  • Written by a cross-disciplinary team consisting of top experts in their respective fields
  • Provides a comprehensive examination of the content and skills necessary for passing the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam


Security Management students in both certificate/CME and (rarer) academic programs; Physical Security Managers, Supervisors, Executives

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: Foundations
1. Concepts and Theories of Asset Protection
2. The Evolution of Asset Protection and Security
3. Role of the Professional Protection Officer
4. The Protection Officer as a Leader
5. Career Planning for Protection Professionals

UNIT 2: Communications
6. Effective Communications
7. Security Awareness
8. Central Alarm Stations and Dispatch Operations

UNIT 3: Protection Officer Functions
9. Automation in Protection Operations
10. Patrol Principles
11. Traffic Control
12. Crowd Management and Special Event Planning


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About the Author

Sandi Davies

Sandi J Davies has served as the Executive Director of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) for more than 25 years. She is the former Chairperson of the Security Services Council for ASIS International, and is currently a member of the Security Services Council and the Women In Security Council of ASIS International. Sandi has edited eight editions of The Professional Protection Officer, as well as all four editions of Security Supervision: Theory and Practice of Asset Protection.

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Lawrence Fennelly

Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization.

Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department’s training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts).

Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities.

He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."

Affiliations and Expertise

Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc.

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