Chapter 6

Security Department Organization and Staffing

Abstract

This chapter illustrates a well-trained and properly supported security force as the basic component of the healthcare protection system, identifying security staff as the backbone of this effort, but describing manpower as only a small percentage of a well-rounded security and productive security system. The successful security program must also rely on positive security contributions of facility staff, full support of administration, including financial resources, and effective physical security safeguards. Smaller facilities without onsite security but requiring the security function are discussed with other healthcare personnel filling this role and performing these functions. ...

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