Chapter 6. Security Department Organization and Staffing
A well-trained and properly supported (financially and administratively) security force is the basic component of the healthcare protection system. Although the security staff is the backbone of this effort, it is perhaps only 20–25% of a well-rounded security and productive security system. A successful security program must also include basic components of positive security contributions of facility staff, full support of administration, including financial resources, and effective physical security safeguards. In fact, in some small facilities, there are successful security programs in which there are no security personnel; however, there must be a 24/7 designated security force response ...

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