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2nd Edition

The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation

ISBN 9781032179681
Published September 30, 2021 by Auerbach Publications
624 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Originally written by a team of Certified Protection Professionals (CPPs), Anthony DiSalvatore gives valuable updates to The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation. This new edition contains an overview of the fundamental concepts and practices of security management while offering important insights into the CPP exam.

Until recently the security profession was regarded as a "necessary evil." This book is a comprehensive guide to a profession that is now considered critical to our well-being in the wake of 9/11. It presents a practical approach drawn from decades of combined experience shared by the authors, prepares the reader for the CPP exam, and walks them through the certification process.

This edition gives revised and updated treatment of every subject in the CPP exam, encourages and outlines a three-part program for you to follow, and includes sample questions at the end of each area of study. Although these are not questions that appear on the actual exam, they convey the principles and concepts that the exam emphasizes and are valuable in determining if you have mastered the information. The book also includes a security survey that covers all facets of external and internal security, as well as fire prevention. The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation, Second Edition allows you to move steadily forward along your path to achieving one of the most highly regarded certifications in the security industry.

Table of Contents





Why Should I Take the Certified Protection Professional Exam?
Exam Requirements
Preparing to Take the Exam
Helpful Hints
The Test and Additional Study Materials

Security Management
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

Constitutional and Legal Restraints on Sources of Information
Law Enforcement and Professional Investigators
Methods of Investigation
Interviews and Interrogations
Nonverbal and Verbal Responses
Surveillance Methods
Results and Reports
Types of Investigations

Protection of Sensitive Information
What Constitutes Sensitive Information

Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Controlled Substances Act (Title II, Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 [Public Law 91-5131])
Miscellaneous Points

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
Inner Barriers
Intrusion Alarm Systems
Alarm Monitoring Systems
Fire Alarm Systems
Classification of Fires

Personnel Security

Purpose and Functions
Employee Screening
Personnel Investigations
Applicant Investigation
Miscellaneous Matters

Emergency Planning
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
Need for Effective Communications in Security
Interfacing with the Security Contractor
Disciplinary Procedures

Legal Aspects as They Relate to the Security Field
Basic Concepts of Criminal Law
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
Pretrial Identification Procedures
Special Legal Aspects of Private Security
Legal Liabilities of Private Security Personnel
Selected Criminal Violations Significant to the Security Function
Bill of Rights—Pertinent Points and Concepts

Changing Role of the Security Professional
Security Professional as a Business Person
Interfacing with Law Enforcement
Trends in Security and Law Enforcement
Building Rapport with Law Enforcement


Appendix A: Sample Test Questions
Appendix B: Security Survey
Appendix C: Physical Security and Legal Glossary of Terms

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Anthony V. DiSalvatore has over 30 years of experience in security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law justice from Glassboro State College, master’s degrees in education and administration from Seton Hall University, and a master’s in criminal justice from Rutgers University. He has been recognized for performing integral roles during hurricanes Frances and Wilma in South Florida, hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, and the largest power outage in U.S. history in New York City. DiSalvatore is a member of ASIS International and the Gaming and Wagering Protection Council. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD).

James P. Muuss has 37 years of experience in security, investigation, and law enforcement. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS) and has published numerous articles on security and investigative subjects. He has been a member of ASIS International for 23 years and has served as CPP liaison for its Phoenix chapter for seven years. He won the first Security Professional of the Year award for the state of Arizona, and in 2001 received the first CPP of the Year award from ASIS national headquarters.

David Rabern has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) for over 30 years. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS), and licensed private investigator. He has written numerous articles and has appeared on radio and television talk shows. Thirty-nine years ago he founded International Counterintelligence Services, a full-service investigative agency, in Arizona. For the past eight years Rabern has been CPP training liaison for ASIS’s Phoenix chapter. For his dedication to the CPP program, he was awarded the Region IV Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2001 from ASIS national headquarters.