This course discusses the historical evolution of modern protective services. It also defines techniques and procedures for accomplishing many basic protection officer tasks. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 discusses assessing performance, rewarding and correcting professional behavior, and building trust. It also examines the concepts, theories, and evolution of asset protection; the role of a security officer; and career planning.

Semester 2 defines various protection and security terms, laws, and regulations. It describes basic alarm systems, important computer security issues, potential threats, and recommended technological procedures. It also discusses protection of information, including legal steps, physical security, and confidentiality agreements, and describes methods for accomplishment of basic protection officer tasks including crowd, traffic, and access control, observation skills, and effective report writing.

1 Credit

Career Elective Certified Protection Officer 1
Career Elective Certified Protection Officer 2

Semester 1

  • Concepts and Theories of Asset Protection
  • The Evolution of Asset Protection and Security
  • Role of the Professional Protection Officer
  • The Protection Officer as a Leader
  • Career Planning for Protection Professionals
  • Certified Protection Officer 3: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

Semester 2

  • Field Notes
  • Report Writing
  • Observation Skills and Memory
  • Patrol Techniques
  • Safety and the Protection Officer
  • Traffic Control
  • Crowd Control
  • Physical Security
  • Basic Alarm Systems
  • Central Alarm Stations and Dispatch Centers
  • Access Control
  • Computer Security
  • Information Security
  • Certified Protection Officer 3: Semester 2 Test
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