The Professional Protection Officer - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128177488, 9780128177495

The Professional Protection Officer

2nd Edition

Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends

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Editors: Sandi Davies Lawrence Fennelly
Paperback ISBN: 9780128177488
eBook ISBN: 9780128177495
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th December 2019
Page Count: 546
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Eight previous iterations of this text have proven to be highly regarded and considered the definitive training guide and instructional text for first-line security officers in both the private and public sectors. The material included in the newest version covers all the subjects essential to the training of protection officers. This valuable resource and its predecessors have been utilized worldwide by the International Foundation for Protection Officers since 1988, as the core curriculum for the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program. The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends provides critical updates and fresh guidance, as well as diagrams and illustrations; all have been tailored to the training and certification needs of today’s protection professionals.

Key Features

  • Offers trainers and trainees all new learning aids designed to reflect the most current information and to support and reinforce professional development
  • Written by a cross-disciplinary contributor team consisting of top experts in their respective fields


Security Management students, 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 Editor

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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