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Guard Force Management looks at the contract guard force as a business and demonstrates how current management techniques can be used to improve efficiency and increase profitability. The author takes proven management principles and applies them to the competitive security industry. This updated edition includes an entirely new chapter on preparation and response to crisis in order to maintain business continuity. The book focuses on administrative and financial functions that are frequently neglected in guard companies, and discusses planning and conducting guard operations in detail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750677417
ISBN-10: 0750677414
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lucien Canton

Lucien G. Canton, CPP, began his security career as a part-time contract security guard while attending the University of San Francisco. Following service in the U.S. Army and earning his MBA in International Business, he worked for both small and large guard companies in the United States and abroad. Following the Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco in 1989, Mr. Canton joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as an emergency planner. In 1996, he was appointed Director of Emergency Services for the City and County of San Francisco. Mr. Canton is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and the International Association of Emergency Managers.