I think what you mentioned in the initial question would play a big role in professionalizing the Security industry. I am referring to training. The security industry has taken a bad rap over the years. In many cases people forget who is first on the scene for example and therein lies a big reason to have training.
Training promotes pride in what people do. There are many programs that security persons could be taught that increases their awareness and confidence in themselves.
I am only new to this forum but for me an area of learning that would be a huge benefit would be that of learning the value of fingerprint identification. I know that a lot of the police department members go to a call but they dont have any experience in that area. Think of the pride one would have just in having the knowledge of maybe being able to point out areas of interest that the police identification section would have an interest in when reporting your finds to the police. Another area of knowledge to have would be that of foot prints. That is becoming big in identification. How many of you have gone to a scene and not bothered to look down for foot prints in the snow for example that could be evidence?
Sure as security we cannot do the exact job a policeman would do but why should we stop gaining as much related knowledge as we can. The general public then begins to see how well a company is trained and in turn our reputation escalates.
Steven, you mentioned it in your post, for me training is a performance and reputation builder that does nothing but good for our professionalism.
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