2nd Edition

The Complete Guide for CPP Examination Preparation

By Anthony V. DiSalvatore Copyright 2016
    624 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    623 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    Originally written by a team of Certified Protection Professionals (CPPs), this book by 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.





    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


    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.