Definition of Terms

  1. Case Management is the coordination and direction of an investigation utilizing various disciplines and resources, the findings of which would be assessed to establish the facts/findings of the investigations a whole; the management process of the investigation.

  2. Experience means that the individual has been personally engaged in security/physical security/investigations on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:

    • Experience as a security/physical security/investigations professional in the public or private sector.

    • Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organizations furnishing services or equipment, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to security/physical security/investigations.

    • Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to security/physical security/investigations.

  3. Investigations is the logical collection of information through inquiry and examination for the purpose of developing evidence leading to problem resolution.

  4. Physical Security means the various physical measures designed to safeguard personnel, property, and information.

  5. Practitioner includes educators and individuals who are primarily responsible for the professional application of security principles and practices in the private or public sector.

  6. Responsible Charge means that charge exercised by an individual in a management position who makes decisions for the successful completion of objectives without reliance upon directions from a superior as to specific methods or techniques. However, an applicant need not have held a supervisory position, as long as the positions on which the application relies have specifically included responsibility for independent decisions or actions. If responsible charge is not based on supervisory responsibilities, then security program management responsibilities and duties must be clearly shown. Generally, this excludes such positions as patrol officer or equivalent.

  7. Security Function shall mean the protection of assets; those security principles and practices employed to achieve freedom from physical and intellectual loss, unauthorized use, and danger or harm, in the private or public sector.