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Chapter Nine: Basic Personnel
Security—Procedures and Policy
The protection of basic facilities, personnel,
and resources is critical to the security of the
whole system. Every securi...
Patrol Officers/ Patrolling
The three basic lines of physical defense for transportation
facilities are the perimeter of the facility, the terminal an...
Vehicle Searches—Internal and
External
Security personnel specifically must be aware of proper
procedures for searching vehicles and exercise
alertness at all ti...
Hiring
Hiring is actually the most critical element in
establishing a good security program. All
references should be checked and...
Additionally, it is very important that human
resources administer tests certifying each candidate
possesses adequate comm...
Indoctrination
Standards of minimum acceptable conduct
must be supplied to the employee and they
should sign a document indicating they
u...
Training
Employee training should always
contain immediate advisement of the
objectives of the training. Employees
should know what...
Quality Assurance
After a training program is in
place, it is necessary to add a
quality control element to the
process. The training progra...
Security Manager Training
Comprehensive security manager
training results in improved staff
relationships and provides a venue
where staff with prom...
Executive Protection
http://industry-icon.com/blog/2012/10/04/icon-executive-
protection-january-2013-training/
The security staff should evaluate who needs to
be protected, from whom or what, when and
where do they need to be protect...
Conclusion
The basics of any security program
must begin with the attitude of
management. If management is
concerned, so will the res...
Case Study: Draft appropriate questions to ask a prospective
security officer during the hiring process.
Discussion Questi...
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  1. 1. Chapter Nine: Basic Personnel Security—Procedures and Policy
  2. 2. The protection of basic facilities, personnel, and resources is critical to the security of the whole system. Every security manager and all of the employees of any facility must constantly be aware of the situation playing out around them on a daily basis. Anything unusual or suspicious must be reported and employees must be encouraged to do so. Sophisticated and technologically advanced programs, as unique and useful as they are, still need to be based on basic security physical and procedural efforts.
  3. 3. Patrol Officers/ Patrolling
  4. 4. The three basic lines of physical defense for transportation facilities are the perimeter of the facility, the terminal and collateral buildings, both interior and exterior, as well as supporting complexes such as wharfs, loading docks, railway switching yards, runways, taxiways, and the surrounding areas. The degree of security required will determine exactly just how sophisticated these three options and areas need to be. The security patrol officer is the backbone of any transportation security scheme. Unless he or she is adequately trained in duties, as well as the sophisticated equipment associated with those duties, substantial loss prevention will not occur. Criminals and terrorists are affected, not just by the actual security policies, procedures and equipment in place, but by the appearance of their effectiveness.
  5. 5. Vehicle Searches—Internal and External
  6. 6. Security personnel specifically must be aware of proper procedures for searching vehicles and exercise alertness at all times when conducting a search. However, all employees should be constantly observant and can benefit from an orientation to sound search techniques. Place vehicles in a garage whenever possible, securely. Basically: Check every vehicle every time it is approached. Do not touch it. Check the interior, as well as the exterior, for anything that has changed. Keep something available to kneel or lie on as you make your checks. Keep a good flashlight (torch) and a supply of batteries to help check at night. If anything suspicious is observed—do not touch it—alert the appropriate authorities immediately. Always be cautious.
  7. 7. Hiring
  8. 8. Hiring is actually the most critical element in establishing a good security program. All references should be checked and all educational qualifications should be confirmed. Candidates should also sign a document swearing to the fact that they have never been convicted of a felony. As confirmation of the truth of that statement, criminal background and history checks should be conducted through local, state, federal, and international authorities where suitable. It is also recommended that psychological examinations be utilized.
  9. 9. Additionally, it is very important that human resources administer tests certifying each candidate possesses adequate communication skills to include the basic ability to communicate verbally and in writing in an appropriate language prior to hiring. Previous employment history should be verified as well as actual contact made with all listed references. Lastly, pre-employment and regular drug screening procedures need to be a mainstay of the program. These basic hiring criteria are even more critical if the security officers are to be armed during the course of employment. All initial hires should be advised of a discretionary probationary period during which they can be dismissed for any reason.
  10. 10. Indoctrination
  11. 11. Standards of minimum acceptable conduct must be supplied to the employee and they should sign a document indicating they understand those standards. The employees should also be made aware of the uniqueness of working within the transportation system environment and the potential consequences of a lapse in security. Other standard orientation subjects should include thorough instruction in procedures and policies, emergency response techniques, report writing, legal authority, and familiarity with equipment usage.
  12. 12. Training
  13. 13. Employee training should always contain immediate advisement of the objectives of the training. Employees should know what body of knowledge they are expected to retain upon completion of the training. Training which does not conclude with a test often leads to a lax attitude toward the training. The ultimate goal of training is higher job performance on the job.
  14. 14. Quality Assurance
  15. 15. After a training program is in place, it is necessary to add a quality control element to the process. The training program’s effectiveness needs to be monitored and if gaps are discovered they need to be filled.
  16. 16. Security Manager Training
  17. 17. Comprehensive security manager training results in improved staff relationships and provides a venue where staff with promotion potential can be evaluated. General knowledge of the following is also a basic minimum requirement: Perimeter control methods and systems, appropriate lighting, locks, seals, logs, investigations, and law enforcement liaison.
  18. 18. Executive Protection http://industry-icon.com/blog/2012/10/04/icon-executive- protection-january-2013-training/
  19. 19. The security staff should evaluate who needs to be protected, from whom or what, when and where do they need to be protected, and also reevaluate regularly why they need protection. Potential threats include kidnapping from terrorists or organized crime to acquire sensitive information or force them to assist in gaining access to a facility, and outright assassination by terrorists simply because of their position. Executive protection is the application of protective measures to reduce risk and avoid threats not only to the executives but to their families.
  20. 20. Conclusion
  21. 21. The basics of any security program must begin with the attitude of management. If management is concerned, so will the rest of the employees and associated personnel.
  22. 22. Case Study: Draft appropriate questions to ask a prospective security officer during the hiring process. Discussion Questions and Exercises 1. Create a checklist establishing good hiring procedures. 2. What are the attributes of good patrol plan? 3. What techniques should be applied in conducting a proper internal and external vehicle search? 4. How can a company best create a quality assurance plan for maintaining a professional security work force? 5. Discuss the most important aspects of a personnel security plan. 6. Draft a memo instructing senior executives on the necessity for an effective executive protection plan.

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