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Safeguarding Cultural Properties

Book Description

Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more than 350 cultural and public institutions around the world.

Designed especially for those with limited security budgets, the book provides a proven and effective program for hiring the right security personnel, selecting the appropriate electronic security systems, and coordinating critical emergency response, along with all the other security issues unique to the needs of a cultural institution. For individuals responsible for the protection of the people, assets, and collections, Safeguarding Cultural Properties saves time and money by providing the essential resources needed for creating a short- and long-term protection plan.

  • The only how-to manual written specifically for security managers of museums, libraries, zoos, and other public and private historic sites
  • Suitable for both large and small cultural institutions, it covers topics such as personnel security, fire protection, physical security, emergency response, theft protection, and more
  • Provides actionable, cost-effective solutions for institutions with limited security budgets and resources

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Disclaimer
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1. Emergency Preparedness
    1. Define the Mission
    2. The Plan
    3. Challenges
    4. Incident Command System
    5. The Emergency Operations Center
    6. Emergency Medical Response
    7. Appendix: Bomb Threats
    8. Business Continuity Outline
    9. Business Recovery Procedures/Processes
    10. Information Technology Systems
    11. Outside Emergency Resources
    12. Insurance Issues for Cultural Properties
    13. Disaster Preparedness Checklist
    14. Emergency Information and Skills Inventory
    15. Emergency Notification Contacts
    16. Emergency Response Fact Sheet
    17. Emergency Preparedness Checklist
    18. Suicide Bomber Indicators
  9. Chapter 2. Security Officer Code of Conduct
    1. The Officer’s Code
  10. Chapter 3. Personnel Security: Screening, Hiring, Training, and Guard Force Management
    1. Personnel
    2. Background Verification
    3. The Interview
    4. Position Descriptions
    5. Training
    6. Guard Force Management
    7. Rules and Regulations
    8. Documenting Suspicious Activity
    9. The Firing Decision
    10. Conclusion
    11. Appendix: Selecting Electronic Systems
  11. Chapter 4. Legal Rights and Restrictions
    1. Probable Cause
    2. Reasonable Suspicion
    3. Right to Search
    4. Detention
    5. Arrest
    6. Trespass
    7. Civil Liability
    8. Criminal Liability
    9. Use of Force
  12. Chapter 5. Physical Security
    1. Appendix: Alarm Systems
  13. Chapter 6. Fire Protection
    1. Examples of Fires at Cultural Institutions
    2. Preventative Measures
  14. Chapter 7. Customer Service and Visitor Relations
  15. Chapter 8. Emergency Evacuations
    1. Building Evacuation Policy
  16. Chapter 9. Theft Prevention
    1. Theft Policy
    2. Key Control
    3. Package Inspection
    4. External Theft
  17. Chapter 10. Documentation: Report Writing and Establishing a Paper Trail
    1. Daily Activity Log
    2. Closing Inspections
    3. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 11. Protecting Valuable Collections
    1. The Importance of Patrols
    2. Best Practices
    3. Collection Storage
    4. Libraries are Different!
  19. Chapter 12. Protecting Rare Book Collections
    1. Security vs Access and Denial vs Reporting/Acknowledgment
  20. Chapter 13. Unruly Patrons and Conflict Resolution
    1. First Response
    2. Noncompliance
    3. Ejection Procedure
    4. Summary
  21. Chapter 14. Use of Force
    1. Sample Use of Force Policy
    2. The Continuum of Force Matrix
  22. Chapter 15. Workplace Violence Prevention
    1. Violence Prevention Checklist Ten Warning Signs
    2. Conclusion
    3. Appendix: Active Shooter Response
  23. Chapter 16. Retail Theft Prevention and Apprehension
    1. Cash Handling Policy
    2. Shoplifter Characteristics
    3. Recovery
  24. Chapter 17. Special Events Protection
    1. Contractor Requirements
  25. Cultural Property Protection Resources
  26. Index