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Security Operations Management, 2nd Edition by Robert McCrie

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Chapter 3 Staffing to Meet Protective Goals

It is imperative that those exercising supervisory authority over security guards (whether contract or proprietary) initiate affirmative actions to ensure that the guards are physically, mentally, and morally capable and qualified to perform their assigned duties.

—Jennifer F. Vaughan, Avoiding Liability in Premises Security

Staffing relates to the recruiting and pre-employment screening (vetting) of individuals required for protective activities. This process is critical for all managers concerned with security operations. Indeed, chief security officers, security directors and their deputies normally spend considerable time and effort on the topics discussed in this and the next three chapters. ...

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