Newly Updated Security Industry Best Practice Guidance for Use of Force Now Available On-Line

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The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) releases its Best Practice regarding the use of force by security personnel by businesses and individuals.

Committed to establishing and maintaining the highest standards for security consultants in the industry.

The IAPSC guideline provides a starting point for discussing use of force by non-sworn personnel and provides a reference for use in training those individuals in the appropriate use of force.

The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), whose purpose is to establish and maintain the highest possible standards in the security consulting profession, has released a Best Practice that addresses Use of Force by security personnel. This is the first Best Practice related to the Use of Force issued by a professional security organization.

The IAPSC is a recognized and respected association committed to establishing and maintaining the highest standards for security consultants. This Best Practice was developed using a consensus-based and peer-reviewed methodology. The Best Practice addresses the much debated topic of the Use of Force as it applies to the security industry, includes valuable references, legal case law, sample policy, as guidance for organizations in establishing a Use of Force Policy.

"This Best Practice addresses Use of Force in a direct and meaningful way for organizations to use when evaluating and implementing policy, procedure, training and guidance to security personnel," said Alan W. Zajic, CPP, CSP, co-author of the IAPSC Best Practice guideline. The Best Practice also provides a sample policy statement that can be adapted by a business to develop its own policy and also defines Use of Force factors.

Steven T. Baker CPP, PSP, PCI, a Security Consultant with VTI Associates in Las Vegas Nevada has referenced the Guideline in professional reports and University courses discussing the Use of Force by non-sworn security personnel. Baker states that “The IAPSC guideline provides a starting point for discussing use of force by non-sworn personnel and provides a reference for use in training those individuals in the appropriate use of force.”

The “Use of Force” Best Practice document is available for download when purchased on-line. It is offered for free to IAPSC members. To purchase a copy, go to: https://iapsc.org/about-us/best-practices/

For more information, contact the IAPSC at: info(at)iapsc(dot)org or call (415) 536-0288.

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.

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