Roles In Security Management

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The security industry’s scope is an ever increasing one representing businesses in many ways for example:
1) By preventing and detecting crime
2) By identifying and managing unauthorized activities.
3) By monitoring risks and mitigating waste and damage.
4) By dealing with identified risks.
5) By preventing and reducing losses that could affect businesses.

Security management can take place in the form of variety of roles for example:
1) Door supervision
2) Manned guarding.
3) Vehicle immobilsation.
4) Events security.
5) Private investigation.
6) Close protection services.
7) Electronic security.
8) Operational roles such as management and supervisory roles in security management.
9) Support roles such as training, human resources, consultancy
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6) Must have a responsible attitude to dealing with problems.

With these qualities at hand the Security management team can ensure that unacceptable behavior, unauthorized activities or illegal activities can be monitored, detected, prevented and adequate levels of protection can be availed to self, staff and customers and the public.

Security management and by extension security managers have to be abreast of all relevant legislation that will be applicable to their roles as supervisors and security managers for example: How does Civil and Criminal Law apply to Security management and how charges must be proved whether on a balance of probabilities as in Civil Law or beyond reasonable doubt as in Criminal Law.

Another legislation that Security management covers is the Data Protection Act which protects the legal rights of an individual with regard to Personal Data and prevents the misuse of the Personal Data. Security management must be aware of the principles outlining the Data Protection Act such as:
1) Personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully and only processed for a specified purpose.
2) Personal data shall be relevant and not excessive to its
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due to race.
3) Harassment: this happens when inappropriate behavior is inflicted upon someone.
In addition discrimination can be both direct and indirect and is prohibited under EU Law.
Henceforth one of the functions and roles of the security management is to ensure that the rights of individual’s/staff are protected and to detect and prevent any kind of discrimination.

Other relevant legislation that security managers/management need to be aware of is:
a) The Criminal Law Act 1967: applicable when for example a customer is being ejected from the premises any force used by security personnel must reasonable, proportionate and necessary.
b) The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984: this act guides security management especially when they have effect a citizen’s arrest for indictable offences and the parameters within which they can carry out a citizen’s arrest.

Security management to be carried out effectively, effective communication and customer care skills are also considered most important. To effectively carry out their duties in security management operatives must have the following skills:
1) Establish a good rapport with the customers
2) Acknowledge the
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