Guidelines for effective workplace security
Offices and places of business can be targets for theft, unlawful entry, kidnapping, bombings, forcible occupation and sabotage. Effective barriers, both physical and psychological can reduce the likelihood of these threats. The following guidelines will help you analyze your office security profile and suggest measures to reduce your target potential.
Conduct a Crime Prevention Assessment – A complete, professional assessment of your security needs is the first step toward an effective security program. Your nearest Federal Protective Service (FPS) office can arrange a risk assessment be performed on your government-owned or leased office or building. (See FPS Organization and Points of Contact).
Since most crimes are directed toward individuals or offices that have little or no security planning in place. Take stock of your present measures and possible weak points. A comprehensive crime prevention assessment should ask:
- What is your target potential?
- What is the prevailing attitude toward security?
- Who is responsible for the overall security program?
- How are security policies enforced?
- When was the current emergency preparedness plan developed (including fire, power failure and disaster)?
- What resources are available locally and how rapid are the response times for fire, police and ambulance?
- What kind of physical security systems and controls are presently used?
- Do the available security resources, policies and procedures meet the potential threat?
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