Newly Updated Security Industry "Best Practice" Guidance Now Available

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The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) releases Best Practices for the guidance of and voluntary use by businesses and individuals who deal or may deal with the issues addressed in the context of third-party premises security litigation.

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), a widely recognized and respected association committed to establishing and maintaining the highest standards for security consultants in the industry, has recently updated and released three consensus-based and peer-reviewed Best Practices for the guidance of and voluntary use by businesses and individuals who deal or may deal with the issues addressed in the context of third-party premises security litigation. These Best Practices reflect the recommended methods for specific tasks. The topics are:

Detaining Shoplifting Suspects: For those who deal with, or may deal with, the issues addressed in the context of the detention of shoplifters by retail loss prevention agents. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to organizations in the development of an internal policy for the detention of shoplifters by their Agents.

Forensic Methodology: For those who are called upon to perform as Forensic Consultants and serve as Expert Witnesses in a court of law or other legal proceeding. The purpose of these guidelines is to meet the need for a standardized methodology used in the evaluation of premises security cases.

Use of Force by Security Personnel: Best Practice guidance to organizations in the development of an internal policy for the use of deadly and non-deadly force by their security personnel when such force is permitted. Organizations should take into consideration the laws of their jurisdictions and any existing model policies for guidance.

Each is available for download when purchased on-line for $95 each. To purchase a Best Practice, go to: https://iapsc.org/about-us/best-practices/

For more information, contact the IAPSC via email at: iapsc(at)iapsc(dot)org

IAPSC members are independent, non-product affiliated consultants who are required to meet strict educational, experience, and practice requirements, ensuring that they uphold the IAPSC code for professionalism and ethical conduct. For more information on the IAPSC, visit: http://www.iapsc.org

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