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Urban Area Perspective - Hampton Roads

- Security Management interviews Rich Flannery, emergency management administrator at Virginia's Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

Tailored Training

- Security managers must set up a training plan for various types of employees and then establish a tracking system to ensure that the program is working as intended.

Achieving Goals in the New Year

- How can security managers successfully achieve goals in the New Year?

Baker Saves Dough

- A national bakery chain found that sending alarm signals using IP technology rather than landlines led to significant savings.

Building a Strong Staff

- A quality hiring and training program can help security managers build and retain a top-notch staff.

Biometric Devices

- Law enforcement agencies and other organizations use different mobile identification devices to collect biometrics, and one system can’t always read the other’s data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a list of best practices to help make the data obtained interoperable.

Providing Service to Improve Security

- By setting clear expectations, explaining policy, being aware of corporate culture, and conducting training, managers can provide better service and improve security.

Operational Risk Management: A Case Study Approach to Effective Planning and Response

- Consultant-turned-professor Mark Abkowitz explains why certain disasters occurred and why others were averted over the past three decades.

21st Century Security and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention

- Crime prevention is all in the design, argues Randy Atlas, in this highly accessible and learned book on CPTED.

Security's Worth Gets Tested in Tough Time

- How is the economic downturn affecting the security industry?

The Management of Police Specialized Tactical Units, Second Edition

- Mijares and McCarthy have taken the SWAT training manual to the next level.

Cultivating Creativity for Competitive Advantage

- The secret to getting fresh ideas from your employees.

Ridge Worries Over Homeland Security Priorities

- In an interview with Time, former homeland security chief Tom Ridge worries about complacency surrounding national preparedness.

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