Standards and Guidelines

09Jun 2013

In recent years, security and non-security industry associations have developed security standards that address various aspects of a security program and different types of facilities.  Implementing these standards within an organization is a time-consuming challenge that involves the security department working with other departments within the organization to achieve full implementation.  This case study and […]

19Mar 2013

Allegations of excessive use of force are common in both law enforcement and security.  The article and video below illustrate the difficulty in determining whether force was excessive. Article and Video The The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) recently released a Use of Force by Security Personnel Best Practice:  IAPSC Best Practices The […]

23Apr 2012

Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance (2012) This Standard builds on the Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers to provide requirements and guidance for a management system with auditable criteria for Quality of Private Security Company Operations, consistent with respect […]

14Apr 2011

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service recently published a literature review and secondary data analysis entitled, “The Private Security Industry:  A Review of the Definitions, Available Data Sources, and Paths Moving Forward.” The Private Security Industry Executive Summary: The private security industry is a crucial component of security and safety in the United States and abroad. […]