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The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation

By James P. Muuss, CPP, Anthony V. DiSalvatore (CPP, PSP & PCI), David Rabern, CPP

Contributors: Bennett Rothke, Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI

Auerbach Publications – 2006 – 592 pages

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    978-0-8493-2896-1
    June 5th 2006

Description

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.

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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Description: By James P. Muuss, CPP, Anthony V. DiSalvatore (CPP, PSP & PCI), David Rabern, CPPContributors: Bennett Rothke, Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, CFE, PCI. 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...
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