Contemporary Security Management,
Edition 4
By David Patterson and John Fay

Publication Date: 19 Oct 2017

Contemporary Security Management, Fourth Edition, identifies and condenses into clear language the principal functions and responsibilities for security professionals in supervisory and managerial positions. Managers will learn to understand the mission of the corporate security department and how the mission intersects with the missions of other departments. The book assists managers with the critical interactions they will have with decision makers at all levels of an organization, keeping them aware of the many corporate rules, business laws, and protocols of the industry in which the corporation operates. Coverage includes the latest trends in ethics, interviewing, liability, and security-related standards.

The book provides concise information on understanding budgeting, acquisition of capital equipment, employee performance rating, delegated authority, project management, counseling, and hiring. Productivity, protection of corporate assets, and monitoring of contract services and guard force operations are also detailed, as well as how to build quality relationships with leaders of external organizations, such as police, fire and emergency response agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the evolving characteristics of major security threats confronting any organization
  • Assists aspirants for senior security positions in matching their personal expertise and interests with particular areas of security management
  • Includes updated information on the latest trends in ethics, interviewing, liability, and security-related standards
About the author
By David Patterson and John Fay, former Director of National Crime Prevention Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128092781
Page Count: 558
Retail Price : £78.95
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  • Fischer, Halibozek, and Walters, Introduction to Security, 9e, Sep 2012, 544 pages, 9780123850577, $69.95

Corporate directors and managers of security; specialists in physical security, emergency management, investigations, due diligence, personnel screening, and information technology; security consultants, providers of security equipment and services, students in educational and training programs, candidates for CPP certification