Security and Protective Services

This course offers an overview of the security and protective services industry. Students will understand different types of security services and how they relate to one another. They will also understand the distinction between the criminal justice system within the public sector and private security. The course begins with an introduction to the history of private security, with subsequent units focusing on a specific sector. The concluding unit focuses on the emerging challenges facing security services in the twenty-first century, including international terrorism. In addition, the course will provide information about many different careers that are available to students who are interested in security and protective services.

  • Private Security Career Paths, their History and Legal Development of Security Services: This unit focuses on the history of security services, how the industry has advanced, and the legal aspects associated with it.
  • Physical Security Services: This unit explores the day-to-day operations in security services, including loss prevention, private investigation, and corporate espionage.
  • Interactions with the Public and Communications: This unit focuses on communicating effectively with the public as part of the criminal justice and security industry sectors.
  • Security Operations: This unit focuses on a broad range of methods for conducting security and safety operations and how they are integrated for best management practices.
  • Security in the 21st Century: This unit focuses on the emerging challenges facing private security in the twenty-first century and the implications for local, national, and international security efforts.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
Course Length: Semester