Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze and explain the evolution of private security including how private security has differed from public law enforcement, what security measures were used in ancient times, what role the railroad police played and what impact the World Wars had on private security.2. Define, apply, and critique the basic objectives of private security and the types of services and personnel that might be used to accomplish those objectives.3. Identify and explain examples of interaction among private security and law enforcement and know how the private policing function differs from that of a public police force. Become completely familiar with the legal authority they have and the restrictions on that authority.4. Discuss the specific goals and responsibilities of a private security professional and understand the civil liability and other restrictions under which they must function.5. Define and discuss basic physical controls and the three basic lines of defense: the perimeter, the building exterior and the interior.6. Analyze and identify the problem of employee shrinkage and two the main causes: employee dishonesty and alcohol/drug abuse in the workplace and how the hiring process can reduce shrinkage.7. Identify the major components of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and describe the elements of appropriate emergency response techniques.8. Discuss the seriousness of criminal actions, reviewing the difference between criminal and civil offenses and identifying those crimes of most concern to private security.9. Review and describe the problem of information security and the specific threats that must be considered, including employees who divulge proprietary information, careless discarding of information and unsecured fax and telephone communications.10. Define public relations and the role of security personnel in public relations efforts.11. Analyze and explain the characteristics of an effective investigator and the responsibilities involved.12. Describe the communication process, including listening and nonverbal communication, followed by an investigation into barriers to communication. .13. Describe the basics of testifying in court.14. Define and describe risk management, and the various factors involved. Describe the skills used in risk analysis and the role of the security survey.15. Describe industrial security responsibilities of risk management and the types of industrial losses.16. Describe shrinkage, retail theft, bad checks and fraudulent credit cards.17. Discuss security systems and challenges facing financial institutions and other commercial businesses.18. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.