As discussed in previous chapters, an effective PPS must perform the functions of detection, delay, and response. The last of these functions, response, will be presented in this chapter. The response function includes responding personnel and the communications system that is used. The composition of the response force varies from facility to facility. A part of or all of the response force may be located on-site or off-site. The response force may include proprietary or contract guards, local and state police, and, for some incidents, Federal agencies such as the FBI, DEA, or Customs. In this text, guards will refer to the on-site ...

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