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Private Security Companies Move to the High-Seas

- Governments and corporations alike have hired private maritime security contractors to provide training and protection services to defend their marine assets.

House of Worship Security and Training Tips

- Last year's shootings at a Colorado mission and megachurch are a reminder that even houses of worship must address security.

Vein Recognition Use Grows

- A biometric technology that identifies users by the unique vein pattern on their fingers or hands is becoming more popular.

Negligent hiring

- (Elliott v. Titan Security Service et al, Illinois Court of Appeals, No. 1-01-4226, 2004)

Reducing False Alarms, A La Carte

- In Toronto, citizens and businesses can choose whether police or private security personnel respond to alarms. Those who choose police bear the cost of false alarms.The video, developed by the Private Sector Liaison Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, also identifies the worst false-alarm offenders: municipal buildings, banks, schools, and churches.

The Security Handbook, Second Edition

- This book addresses the issue of providing professional training to security officers and supervisors who seek a career in security. A user-friendly text, it is filled with checklists covering topics such as how to improve job performance and prepare for a job interview.

Did You Know That?

- Security, once a priority only for security professionals, is now getting the attention of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals. They say that training employees to protect against terrorism and other violence has become a top priority. The findings come from a study of 828 EHS trainers conducted by Business and Legal Reports and the Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association.

Meeting Management's Expectations

- Whether in-house or proprietary, the key to building and maintaining a successful security force program is to ensure that it is well-managed and focused on company needs.

Security officers

- Johnson v. LaRabida Children's Hospital, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District, No. 03-2339, 2004.

What's True About False Arrests?

- This study of false-arrest lawsuits shows companies the security procedures and policies that are most likely to land them in court.

What Are Security's Lessons in Iraq?

- Private security had to get up to speed fast in Iraq. The experience has yielded important lessons.

Electronic Security Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions

- For security to succeed, it must incorporate not just guards, guns, and gates, but other elements, in particular technology. In addition, all the factors must work together, without focus on individual parts at the expense of the whole. Electronic Security Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions fills that need, detailing all of the various components of a successful security system.

Show No Fear

- Presenting a calm exterior is the key to success in this eight-step approach to de-escalating a threatening situation.

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