The Security Handbook Second Edition
Philip P. Purpura CPP, Florence Darlington Technical College

Covers every important aspect of the security officer's job, with several new updates and access to online sources
Defines key terms and outlines basic information before moving on to more advanced topics
Each chapter includes an outline, chapter objectives, and follows with review questions to aid in the learning process
Features numerous examples, illustrations, Web sites, case studies, and new “What if?” scenarios to relate theory to practice
Serves as a comprehensive study guide for state mandated training and certification exams such as the Certified Protection Officer (CPO)
program sponsored by the IFPO

 

The Security Handbook, Second Edition is a user-friendly reference for security officers and security guards. Whether you’re looking for entry into the profession or development within the security industry, this book offers the practical information and need-to-know techniques for the realization of your goals.
Among the many topics covered are: Arrest law and procedure, (including your legal liability), Self-defense and weapons, Medical emergencies, and Career planning.
Updated and "Internet friendly," The Security Handbook, Second Edition is one of the most comprehensive resources available for use in studying for the Certified Protection Officer (C.P.O.) and Certified Protection Professionals (C.P.P.) national exams.


The Security Handbook, Second Edition is a user-friendly guide for security officers and guards, covering everything from introductory information to advanced topics. Whether looking for entry into the profession or development within the security industry, this book offers the practical information, training, and need-to-know techniques for the realization of professional goals.

 

Contents
Introduction
Ch. 1 Historical Development of Security
Ch. 2 The Business and Functions of Security
Ch. 3 Public Relations
Ch. 4 Crime Prevention
Ch. 5 Post Assignments and Security Patrols
Ch. 6 Report Writing
Ch. 7 Criminal and Civil Law
Ch. 8 Arrest Law and Procedures
Ch. 9 Self-Defense and Weapons
Ch. 10 Combatting Retail Crime
Ch. 11 Safety and Fire Protection
Ch. 12 Medical Emergencies
Ch. 13 Special Problems
Ch. 14 Career Planning

 


The Second Edition emphasizes the proper skills required to improve job performance -- customer service, security methods, patrolling, communicating, and report writing. Chapters cover such important topics as arrest law and procedure (including legal liability), self-defense and weapons, a new section on career planning, violence in the workplace, internal theft, burglary, robbery, terrorism, cybercrime, and first response during emergencies. Countermeasures to a variety of threats are explained throughout the book.


Experienced security officers, supervisors, and managers will also find the book useful in outlining the changing roles and responsibilities of the protection officer and for helping train their front line staff.

The Security Handbook Second Edition
400 pages, $49.95

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