Provides the information needed to pass the CPP exam and describes the test-taking experience
Explains the CPP exam and provides supplemental study materials
Offers sample test questions for each of the subject areas
Includes a security survey that covers all facets of external and internal security, as well as fire prevention
For those preparing for the Certified Protection Professional® program and designation, The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation provides a thorough foundation of essential security concepts and practices in a single volume. This guide does more than impart the information required for you to pass the CPP exam, it also delivers insight into what taking the exam is like, and provides an appreciation for the work and knowledge needed to gain CPP certification.
The book addresses ten critical areas: security management, investigations, protection of sensitive information, substance abuse, physical security, personnel security, emergency planning, management of a guard force, legal aspects of security, and the role of a security professional as a liaison with both management and law enforcement.
The authors include sample test questions for you to take after completing each of the areas of study. Although these are not questions that appear on the actual exam, they do convey the principles and concepts that the exam emphasizes, and are valuable in determining if you have mastered the required information.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Why Should I Take the CPP Exam? Exam Requirements Preparing to Take the Exam Helpful Hints The Test and Additional Study Materials
SECURITY MANAGEMENT Overview Useful Definitions Management Theories Selection of Outside Services Financial Responsibilities Disciplinary Procedures Delegation of Responsibility and Authority Media Relations Training of Personnel Arming of Personnel Concluding Thoughts
INVESTIGATIONS Introduction Constitutional and Legal Restraints on Sources of Information Law Enforcement and Professional Investigators Methods of Investigations Interviews and Interrogations Nonverbal and Verbal Responses Surveillance Methods Results and Reports Types of Investigations
PROTECTION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION What Constitutes Sensitive Information Criteria Used in Categorizing Sensitive Information Trade Secrets Patents Government Classifications
SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE The Controlled Substance Act (Title II, Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 [Public Law 91-513]) Narcotics Depressants Stimulants Hallucinogens Cannabis Miscellaneous Points Summary
PHYSICAL SECURITY Security Functions Security versus Risk Security Survey Matrix or Grid Technique Levels of Physical Security Physical Security Defenses Access Control Systems Smart Card Integration Clear Zone Landscaping Inner Barriers Intrusion Alarm Systems Alarm Monitoring Systems Fire Alarm Systems Classification of Fires
PERSONNEL SECURITY Purpose and Functions Employee Screening Personnel Investigations The Applicant Investigation Miscellaneous Matters
EMERGENCY PLANNING Introduction Objectives Developing the Plan Corporate Recovery Functions Long-Term Recovery Preparing for Recovery
GUARD FORCE MANAGEMENT Setting Up a Proprietary Guard Force Other Considerations Scheduling of Manpower Contracting with an Outside Guard Agency Negotiating with the Contract Company Blending In-House and Contract Services The Need for Effective Communications in Security Interfacing with the Security Contractor Disciplinary Procedures Conclusion
LEGAL ASPECTS AS THEY RELATE TO THE SECURITY FIELD Basic Concepts of Criminal Law The Basic Elements of a Crime Defenses That Often Excuse Criminal Responsibility Laws Regarding Arrest Searches and Seizures with a Warrant Searches and Seizures without a Warrant Confessions and Admissions Pre-Trial Identification Procedures Special Legal Aspects of Private Security Legal Liabilities of Private Security Personnel Selected Criminal Violations Significant to the Security Function The Bill of Rights - Pertinent Points and Concepts
LIAISON The Changing Role of the Security Professional The Security Professional as a Business Person Interfacing with Law Enforcement Trends in Security and Law Enforcement Building Rapport with Law Enforcement Conclusions
Appendix A: The CPP® Exam Appendix B: Sample Test Questions Appendix C: Security Survey Appendix D: Physical Security Glossary Terms
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