Security Force Management

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10 - 20 June 2015
Westin Riverwalk San Antonio


Take your security program to the next level

Ensure your program stays relevant

Whether you’re new to a security leadership position, striving to increase your management responsibility, or have 20 years of experience as a security manager, your ability to manage a contemporary security force depends on your understanding of the law, management practices, technology, and best practices and procedures. This program delivers a comprehensive update on these core management requirements and also spells out what separates a great security program from an average one.

A thorough understanding of the trends and issues affecting the management of a company and security officers is mandatory if you want to maintain a cutting-edge security program. Private security operations and officers have been powerfully impacted by the development of guidelines and standards, for example, as well as recent state and federal legislation and regulations.

Learn best practices for security operations. Examine the impact of stellar security officer management and see how recent industry changes and new strategies drive a more responsive and efficient security company into the future.

Breakout sessions on the second day for contract security and in-house security program practitioners examine issues specific to each security program allowing the attendees from either to maximize their experience.

Registration Fees

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 Gary Kuty Discusses the Value of the Two-Day Security Force Management Program

 Pertinent Information

 Immediate Benefits

​• Equip your security program to navigate the changing landscape.

• Add cost-effective practices to your professional arsenal.

• Learn new financial and marketing strategies to improve performance.

• Gain information to assist in ensuring your safety, security, liability, and compliance with legal requirements.

• Understand the impact of current trends and recent issues.

 Who Should Attend

​• Owners, executive managers, operations managers, and business development personnel of contract and in-house security programs.

• Security, facility, and property managers responsible for oversight of contract security officers 
• Security supervisors

• Managers and supervisors with guard force training responsibility

• Corporate counsel, operations, purchasing, and administrators responsible for any aspect of contract security force management including contracting, purchasing, and human resources

 Program Overview

This newly redesigned course focuses on equipping security professionals and end users to face and overcome the evolving challenges in contract security force management.

Overview of the Security Industry: Past, Present, and Future
The security industry has changed dramatically. Industry trends have altered the face of the average security program. Acquisitions are at an all-time high.  Companies are requiring their security programs to be value added. Discuss what has caused the dynamics to shift over the past ten to fifteen years.

Standards and Guidelines
Standards and Guidelines are becoming a staple in private security. Learn about the latest ASIS has to offer and how it could impact you as a security practitioner.

State of the Security Force: How Today’s Technology Impacts Security
Review the impact on the security industry of leading-edge decision making tools and recent technological advances.

Effective Security Officer Training 
Training is a key component in improving security officer performance as well as limiting liability. Learn what a training program should include and how to effectively apply it to both new-hire and in-service training. Learn to develop effective post instructions for front line security officers. Meeting your state’s minimum requirements is no longer sufficient.

Professional Growth and Development of Mid-level Managers
What training do you offer your mid-level managers, if any? Explore the importance of a detailed personal growth and development program for this management tier—one that keeps them abreast of industry changes.

Developing an Effective Marketing Plan and Sales Team
Some companies grow at a far faster pace than others and that’s not by accident. Learn how detailed marketing and sales plans can positively impact your future growth. Review why it’s important for staff and line site managers to be included in these plans.

Financial Management for Non-financial Managers (P&L Principles)
Effective financial management—often viewed as a necessary evil for the security practitioner—is essential in today’s economy! Receive valuable insight into managing the financial aspect of a company.

21st Century Risk Management
Get a comprehensive overview of 21st century risk-based security approaches and proper threat identification techniques to enhance guard force effectiveness as well as where technology and information-based threats meet the physical and guard force operations world and what steps should be taken to mitigate them.

Hiring Techniques to Attract the Best Personnel
Are you putting as much effort into the hiring process as you are training and employee development? A bad hire can have an adverse effect on your security program and expose you to potential liability. Explore what measures you can take to ensure you are hiring the best people available. 

Limiting Professional Liability Exposure
You must stay ahead of the many legal pitfalls and challenges affecting the security and business industries. Receive invaluable information to equip your security operations in navigating the changing liability landscape.

Developing an Effective Proposal for Security Services
A comprehensive Request For Proposal is a key element in quickly establishing a harmonious relationship between the contractor and end user. Learn what needs to be included in the document and how to move the process forward for maximum benefit and to create a truly mutually beneficial relationship.

Client Retention Principles: How to Provide Excellent Service
Quality service is the number one factor in developing long term, healthy relationships with clients, both internal and external. Review a variety of value added services you can offer your clients to help foster that relationship.

Selling Security to the Corner Office
It is not easy to justify the security program to corporate executives who often look at security as an overhead expense and don’t realize the value a great security team brings to the company. Learn how to present your program as a value added service.

Rules of Engagement: The Role of Security Contracts in Litigation
One of the most important steps in the security services process is the formulation of a legal agreement. The terms can have significant future consequences. The agreed upon terms and conditions can have enormous consequences if an incident results in litigation. Be prepared—before it’s too late.

The End User’s Perspective
Separate yourself from the competition! Benefit from this first hand perspective from an end user of contract security services on what it takes to be considered and ultimately selected. Learn how they develop and what they are looking for in the RFP process, initial sales meetings, your proposal, and value added services.

The Security Providers Perspective
Learn from successful security providers what it takes to truly form a partnership with your contract security company. What is important to the provider, how to build a mutually beneficial and non-adversarial relationship for the betterment of your security program.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours

Tuesday: 5:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00-8:00 am

Program Hours

8:00 am-5:15 pm

Registration Fees
The fees include a networking reception, daily refreshment breaks and continental breakfast. Hotel costs are not included.  

$   825
$   925


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $177 single/double (plus tax). It will be honored until May 15 or until the room block is full.

The Westin Riverwalk
420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount:
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.


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Mr Stephen Joseph Almy
  • Mr Stephen Joseph Almy
  • President
  • Pinnacle Operating Solutions
  • Lawrenceville GA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Selling Security to the Corner Office

Bio: Steve Almy is currently President of Pinnacle Operating Solutions (January 2014 - Present). The company provides temporary and part-time Chief Operating Officer services and consulting for small and mid-range companies. Pinnacle Operating Solutions specializes in working with contract security companies (Guarding companies) in the $10 - $40 million range in revenues. Previously, Steve was Chair of Vistage (March 2014 - September 2014), where he was selected by Vistage International to lead a Private Peer Advisory Group for CEOs and business owners. Prior to this, Steve was Vice President (VP), Operations at Security Forces, Inc. / Universal Protection Services (2003 - 2013). In this role, he strengthened operational efficiencies, driving top and bottom-line improvement within the company. He also held full P&L authority, with accountability for operations of 23 offices and 3,000 employees through seven direct reports. Security Forces, Inc. was acquired by Universal Protection Services, a top nationwide security firm, in the year 2011. Steve was VP / Regional VP of Allied Security Inc. (now AlliedBarton) (1988 - 2003). He has operations expertise, experience creating and implementing strategic solutions that drive operational efficiency, as well as experience optimizing on-boarding processes, developing cost-effective training protocols, and driving competitive value. His areas of expertise include: strategic / technical planning, operations management, fiscal planning / P&L management, cost controls / reductions, performance management, and technology management. Steve had responsibility from starting Allied’s Southeast area and growing it to approximately $60 million until its acquisition in 1998.
Kristen D Anderson
  • Kristen D Anderson
  • Executive Director, Training and Outreach
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Alexandria VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Rollout of National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Training for Security Professionals

Bio: Kristen Anderson joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in 2005. As the Executive Director of Training and Outreach, she oversees the development and delivery of NCMEC curriculum to law enforcement and other professionals working in the area of child victimization. As the former Director of the Case Analysis Division, Anderson developed and implemented NCMEC’s Sex Offender Tracking Team, as well as managing a large cadre of analysts working on missing child cases, child sex trafficking, attempted abductions, research, and background checks for youth serving organizations. Prior to joining NCMEC, Anderson served as Chief of Police for Port Townsend, Washington from 1999-2005. Ms. Anderson received the “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” award from the National Center for Women & Policing in 2000, and in 2008 the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service nominated Anderson for an Attorney General’s Award for her role in creating the Sex Offender Tracking Team. Ms. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Washington. She lives on a small farm in Leesburg, VA with her husband and several four-legged creatures..
Mr Bruce W Brownyard
  • Mr Bruce W Brownyard
  • President
  • Brownyard Programs
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Limiting Professional Liability

Bio: Bruce Brownyard is the president and founder of Brownyard Programs, Ltd., a nationwide provider of insurance for private security guard, investigation, electronic security and armored car companies. Mr. Brownyard graduated from St. Louis University with a BA in Communications in 1969. He started his insurance career in 1970 and since 1972 has exclusively specialized in insuring private security agencies throughout the U.S. He is considered today to be one of the foremost experts on the subject of insurance as it relates to the Private Security Industry. He has been a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) for over 35 years. He has been a member of their Private Security Services Council for 15 years. His company, Brownyard Programs, has been the Broker of Record for the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS) for almost 20 years. He has been a member of his local Town of Islip Board of Ethics since 1990.
Mr Steven K Bucklin
  • Mr Steven K Bucklin
  • President/CEO
  • Glenbrook Companies
  • Glenview IL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Effective Security Officer Training - ASIS International Standards & Guidelines

Bio: Steven Bucklin has been in the private contract security industry for over 37 years as President/CEO and owner of a mid-sized contract security company in the North and Northwest suburban Chicago area which was sold to U.S. Security Associates in 2011. Steven is President/CEO of Glenbrook Companies, Inc. a private security consulting firm working with companies that rely on and operate private security officer companies. Steven is a licensed Private Detective and holds the following licenses: Private Security Contractor, Private Security Contractor Agency and Private Detective Agency. Representing the Private Security industry in Illinois, he served on the board of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, the agency responsible for regulating the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Private Alarm, and Locksmith Act of 2004. He severs on the board of the Illinois Security Chiefs Association and is the Executive Director of a new security association, Illinois Association of Security Companies (ILASCO). As an ASIS International member since 1981, he is presently serving as a member of the Private Security Services Council, has served as a board member and officer of the Northshore Chapter, served as a Council Vice President, former member of the International Standards and Guidelines Commission, former member and chair of the Crime & Loss Prevention standing committee and has spoken at many ASIS International workshops and at the Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
Mr Robert L Dodge
  • Mr Robert L Dodge
  • Executive Vice President
  • G4S
  • Palm Beach Gardens FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: 21st Century Risk Management

Bio: Mr. Dodge has been involved in security, investigations and security consulting for over 20 years. He also served honorably in the U. S. Navy. Robert spent the last 14 years with Pinkerton one of the world’s largest risk management firms as the International Senior Vice President, responsible for managing all of Pinkerton’s International Offices and Operations in Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia along with Pinkerton’s Global Supply Chain Security Consulting Division and Pinkerton’s Global Intelligence Division. Robert’s Investigation experience also includes stints with a large Multinational High Tech Corporation as a Corporate Investigator with global responsibility. Robert also worked for a private investigation firm providing Investigation and security consulting services on a global level to corporate clientele based in Silicon Valley. Robert’s security experience includes working with the Securitas Group as a Vice President in Northern California. Robert recently joined G4S as Senior Vice President running their Corporate Risk Services Group and provides Global support for G4S Americas based client needs. During his career, he has operated on security & investigative projects in more than 60 countries around the world. He has special expertise in corporate investigations and risk/vulnerability/threat assessments. PROFESSIONAL: Mr. Dodge has been designated a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International. Robert is also a Licensed Private Investigator and Private Patrol Operator (PPO) in the state of California and a Licensed Private Investigator in Washington State. Mr. Dodge is an active member of ASIS International, Chief Special Agent Association, FBI Infragard Program, US Secret Service, Electronic Crimes Task Force, California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) and Intelnet. Mr. Dodge is a constituent with the State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) and the FBI’S Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC) Mr. Dodge also serves on the ASIS International committee for the development of International risk assessment guidelines and standards. Mr. Dodge also serves on the Chief Security Officer Committee for the National Law Enforcement Museum.
Mr Cale Dowell
  • Mr Cale Dowell
  • Regional Vice President
  • Allied Universal
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Technology’s Impact on Security

Bio: Cale Dowell leads strategic growth and business development for Thrive Intelligence, where he is focused on identifying risk mitigation opportunities across a variety of markets and verticals. His function includes directing threat and vulnerability assessment and solution identification while working closely with design, engineering, and operations. He has been extensively involved in the education of remote managed video and analytics throughout the industry. His work includes specialized projects in oil & gas, retail, commercial real estate, and critical infrastructure. Cale currently sits on UL’s committee to develop new standards for remote video monitoring and managed video services. He graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Entrepreneurship, has published industry contributor, and speaks three languages.
Mr Robert P Giordano
  • Mr Robert P Giordano
  • COO
  • Top Guard Security
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Hiring Techniques to Acquire Quality Personnel

Bio: Bob joined Kwantek as the COO in August of 2011 after a successful career in the Security Industry in various capacities. Most recently he successfully guided Brantley Security Services through a transition of an acquisition as the Executive Vice President. His management expertise and experience allowed Brantley to grow profitably in tough economic times. Prior to Brantley he spent many years as a consultant to the contract security industry assisting many security companies in creating efficient and strong organizations focusing on operations and technology. Bob started out in the security industry as a manager and worked himself through various promotions until he had the opportunity to operate his own company in New York.
Mr Gary H Kuty
  • Mr Gary H Kuty
  • President & CEO
  • Kuty & Associates, LLC
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Developing an Effective RFP; Tricks of the Trade
Session: Developing an Effective Marketing Plan & Sales Team

Bio: Gary is a thirty eight year veteran of the private security industry. He began his career in public law enforcement and after graduating from Youngstown State University with a degree in Criminal Justice he entered the contract security industry. Over the year Gary has worked for a variety of contract agencies and also owned his own security company in Columbus, Ohio. After spending the last 13 years as an industry consultant with his company, Kuty & associates, LLC in late 2014 he accepted a position as the Vice President of Sales with Guardian 8, a Arizona based security technology company.
Mr Robert H Perry
  • Mr Robert H Perry
  • President
  • Robert H Perry & Assocs
  • Greensboro NC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Overview of The Security industry

Bio: Robert Perry (Bob) is the founder and CEO of Robert H. Perry & Associates, Incorporated, a mergers & acquisitions advisory firm that specializes in managing the sale of contract security companies. Prior to starting the firm in 1977, Bob was a partner in a regional CPA firm where he advised on corporate tax and general accounting matters. RHPA has managed the sale of over 200 security related firms over the past 30 years. While most of companies represented have been in the U.S., the largest security market in the world, a few have been for companies headquartered in Canada, various countries in Europe and South America. RHPA also arranges joint ventures for foreign security companies desiring to enter new world markets; and prepares third party sale valuations.
Mr Eddie B Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • Mr Eddie B Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • COO/General Counsel
  • DSI Security Services
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Healthcare Impact on the Security Industry
Session: Professional Growth of Mid-Level Managers

Bio: Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, CHS-IV, serves as COO/General Counsel for DSI Security Services. Mr. Sorrells has over 23 years of security experience and is a frequent speaker on topics such as workplace violence, employment law, and security litigation. He holds a BS from Troy University and a JD from Jones School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama. He serves as a board member at large for the National Association of Security Companies and is a member of the ASIS International Security Services Council. He is the author of the ASIS White Paper on the Affordable Care Act, and conducted a webinar on the same for ASIS in 2013.
Bio: Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, CHS-IV, serves as COO/General Counsel for DSI Security Services. Mr. Sorrells has over 23 years of security experience and is a frequent speaker on topics such as workplace violence, employment law, and security litigation. He holds a BS from Troy University and a JD from Jones School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama. He serves as a board member at large for the National Association of Security Companies and is a member of the ASIS International Security Services Council. He is the author of the ASIS White Paper on the Affordable Care Act, and conducted a webinar on the same for ASIS in 2013.
Bio: Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PSP, CHS-IV, serves as COO/General Counsel for DSI Security Services. Mr. Sorrells has over 23 years of security experience and is a frequent speaker on topics such as workplace violence, employment law, and security litigation. He holds a BS from Troy University and a JD from Jones School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama. He serves as a board member at large for the National Association of Security Companies and is a member of the ASIS International Security Services Council. He is the author of the ASIS White Paper on the Affordable Care Act, and conducted a webinar on the same for ASIS in 2013.