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Personal Security

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This course provides the student with an understanding of the procedures, techniques, and technology associated with the protection of executives, employees, customers, and the general public from intentional harm, accidents, and naturally occurring emergencies.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Employee, Customer, and General Public Protection

    • Identify organizational emergency response and evacuation plans to facilitate orderly evacuations.
    • List the capabilities and functions of different alarm systems.
    • Explore current technologies for biohazard and chemical detection.
    • List the functions and limitations of fire detection, notification, and suppression systems.
    • Identify technologies for communication, tracking, surveillance, and audio and video monitoring.
    • Evaluate policies and programs within the organization that protect against harassment and workplace violence.
    • Identify OSHA and fire safety regulations necessary to promote compliance.

    Event Management

    • Describe the nature of potential emergencies associated with large gatherings of people.
    • Identify access control processes for events.
    • Determine the importance of event planning and strategies for the orderly movement, management, and emergency evacuation of large gatherings of people.
    • Develop strategies for the prevention of theft, drug use, and other criminal activity at large gatherings.

    Emergency Response

    • Evaluate potential emergency response needs to various emergency situations and critical incidents.
    • Assess facility and personal protection with respect to potential natural events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, winter storms, and so forth.
    • Analyze the level of planning necessary between private security and public resources for proper emergency response.
    • Explain postincident evaluation and the steps taken to refine security plans.

    Personnel Security

    • Define standards for conducting and managing background investigations in coordination with other departments and agencies for the purpose of identifying individuals for hiring and/or promotion.
    • Identify access control procedures to provide a safe workplace.
    • Evaluate policies, procedures, programs, and methods for personnel protection to provide a secure work environment.

    Executive and Celebrity Protection

    • Describe the elements of planning and scheduling that are related to the protection of VIPs.
    • Analyze the nature of intentional or unintentional harm that could come to executives, government officials, celebrities, or their families, and assess the capabilities of potential suspects.
    • Evaluate security issues related to transportation, travel, and housing for VIPs.
    • Develop procedures for responding to various emergency situations regarding VIPs.
    • Examine executive protection programs to reduce security risks to executives and to ensure continued viability of the organization.
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