Security Force Management

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09 - 10 June 2014
Westin Canal Place

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.

New this year are breakout sessions on the second day for contract security and in-house security program practitioners. These sessions examine issues specific to each security program allowing the attendees from either program to maximize their learning experience.

Sponsored by the ASIS Security Services Council

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 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 and 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.
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 contract security company.
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.
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.
Healthcare's Impact on the Security Industry
The government healthcare initiative—scheduled for full implementation by 2015—will have a profound impact on the contract security industry. What will the impact be for end users? Learn how companies are dealing with implementation as well as the decision to opt out.
The End User’s Perspective
Separate yourself from the competition! Benefit from the first hand perspective of an end user of contract security services on what it takes to be considered and ultimately selected as their supplier. Learn how they develop an RFP and what they are looking for in the process, initial sales meetings, your proposal, and value added services.
Standards and Guidelines
Standards and Guidelines are becoming a staple in private security. Learn how they could impact you.
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.
Developing an Effective Proposal for Security Services
A comprehensive Request for Proposal is a key element in quickly establishing a harmonious relationship between a contractor and an 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.
Selling Security to the Corner Office
It is not always easy to justify the security program to corporate executives who often look at it 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.
The Security Provider’s Perspective
Learn what it takes to form a solid, mutually beneficial, non-adversarial partnership with your contract security company.


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Mr Leon A Beresford, CPP
  • Mr Leon A Beresford, CPP
  • Vice President
  • Admiral Security Services
  • Bethesda MD, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: In House - Managing a Contract Security Force

Bio: Leon A. Beresford has 26 years of experience in the security and safety industry with 24 years of management experience. He began his management career serving several years as a proprietary Fire Life Safety Director and Security Manager in New York City for the Simon DeBartolo Property Group. He has held several prominent positions in security operations management including Operations Manager, District Manager and Director of Operations. He also managed security and special police operations, the global operations center, executive protection support, international watch personnel and the emergency hazardous response teams at the International Monetary Fund headquarters. In 2007, Leon joined Admiral Security Services and is currently Vice President of Corporate Operations for the Nation Capitol Region/ Headquarters office. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for Admiral’s largest division. Mr. Beresford has achieved the security industry most coveted certification. He is Board Certified by ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). Mr. Beresford is an active member of ASIS International, Association of Contingency Planners, Virginia Emergency Management Association, Washington Area Security Manager's Association, Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association, NRA and the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security and many public private partnerships. Mr. Beresford is the Chairman Emeritus for the ASIS International National Capital Region Chapter. He serves on the International ASIS Security Services Council where he functions as the Programs Chair. He is also on the Washington Area Security Managers Association (WASMA) Executive Committee.
Mr Billy B Booth
  • Mr Billy B Booth
  • Explosives Specialist (BAO)
  • Saint Rose LA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: In House - Professional Growth of Mid Level Managers

Bio: • More than 35 years of extensive diversified security experience managing routine and crisis situations in the USA and the island of New Guinea in a 24/7 environment. • Awarded the 2004 MSY Bronze Medal Award for Outstanding Meritorious Service in the Administrative and Technical Support of the TSA Mission showing exceptional professional ability, initiative and loyal dedication to duty reflecting the highest standards of the Transportation Security Administration. • Solid manager dealing with investigations, security projects, training, airport security screening, security intelligence and follow-up. • Former New Orleans Police Officer and Louisiana State Police Trooper who appended criminals and risk his life to protect the public. • Provided internal leadership in formulating policy, strategy, budgeting, training and operations of a large security force in a foreign country managing a $7 million dollar budget employing over 500 Indonesian Security Guards. • Transportation Security Manager for screening at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). • Certified Transportation Security Administration Explosives Technician. • Presently, lead coordinator for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) directing the Explosive Specialist program at MSY.
Mr Bruce W Brownyard
  • Mr Bruce W Brownyard
  • President
  • Brownyard Programs
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Combined - 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: In House - Effective Security Officer Training

Bio: Steven K Bucklin President/CEO Glenbrook Companies, Inc. 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 LaNile R Dalcour
  • Mr LaNile R Dalcour
  • Security Director
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Washington DC, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: In House - Managing a Contract Security Force

Bio: LaNile Dalcour is a 20 year veteran in commercial real estate, life safety and security. For 8 years LaNile worked at the world renowned Sears Tower as the Security Special Project Coordinator pre and post 9/11. LaNile recently served a rotation as FEMA’s Private Sector Representative in which he coordinated FEMA’s emergency assistance to the private sector during weather related emergencies during spring and summer of 2011. LaNile is the Security Director and National Training Coordinator for Brookfield Properties in the DC, Virginia and Maryland regions where he oversees the security and life safety program for 30 commercial properties. LaNile is a board member on AOBA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, a member of the American Society for industrial Security (ASIS), a member ASIS Commercial Real Estate Council and is the former President of the Washington Area Security Manager’s Association. LaNile has spoken at a number of life safety preparedness events most recently as a presenter at a BOMA/ASIS joint webinar on “Emergency Preparedness”.
Mr Robert L Dodge
  • Mr Robert L Dodge
  • Executive Vice President
  • G4S
  • Palm Beach Gardens FL, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Combined - 21 st 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.
Mr Robert P Giordano
  • Mr Robert P Giordano
  • COO
  • Top Guard Security
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Contract - 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 Paul Hughes
  • Mr Paul Hughes
  • COO
  • Guardian 8 Corp
  • Scottsdale AZ, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: Combined - Technology's Impact on Security

Bio: Paul Hughes is a former United States Marine who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following his military services, Paul worked for Smith & Wesson as the company’s licensing and branding manager. His experience in the weapons industry led to his employment by Taser International where he was responsible for sales in expansion markets, including the professional security industry. After nearly four years of work there, Paul was hired by Guardian 8 to help launch the Pro V2 product line which was designed specifically for the defensive needs of security staff. He is a member of ASIS, IAHSS, CALSAGA and ASSIST.
Mr Michael A Khairallah
  • Mr Michael A Khairallah
  • Covington LA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: In House - Design and Implementation of Electronic Security Systems

Bio: Michael is a physical security systems consultant providing services to clients throughout the United States. Michael entered the security industry in 1980 as a Manufacturer’s Representative for Cardkey Systems then founded Card Access Systems where he served as President and CEO for 17 years. He became an Independent Physical Security Systems Consultant in 1998 and provides all the elements of risk assessment and mitigation for his clients. Michael is a native of New Orleans and was educated at LSU where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business. He served in the United States Navy as an Electronic Countermeasures Specialist and began his career at the Bell System where he served for 10 years specializing in data communications. Michael is also the author of the “Physical Security Systems Handbook”, he is a member of ASIS International and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants.
Mr Gary H Kuty
  • Mr Gary H Kuty
  • President & CEO
  • Kuty & Associates, LLC
  • Colleagues: 0
Session: In House - Developing as Effective RFP
Session: Contract - Developing an Effective Marketing Plan and Sales Team

Bio: Gary H. Kuty serves as Senior Consultant and CEO of Kuty & Associates, LLC, a professional security management, marketing and consulting agency with its corporate office located in Dayton, Ohio. With a branch office located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the agency specializes in offering management, marketing and sales strategies to contract security companies. Other services include consulting to business on threat assessments, workplace violence and security officer training. Mr. Kuty's experience and knowledge has been built from a well-balanced mix of 35+ years in law enforcement and private security. As a police officer for nine years in northeastern Ohio, he served at the city, county and state level. Mr. Kuty left the police department to pursue a career in private security including a variety of operational, management and sales positions with regional and national security service and product providers. His experience in administration and sales contributed to the growth of these organizations, and Mr. Kuty attributes much of this success to the development of relationships through his promise to "give back more to the law enforcement and security communities" than he took. A graduate of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration, his educational background blends well with his years of experience. With a minor in marketing he developed the unique approach of blending service with sales. Highly regarded by his peers on a national basis, he is past President and Chairman of both the Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services (OASIS) and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS). Mr. Kuty was appointed to and serves on the prestigious Private Security Services Council for the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). As a true networking professional, he remains active in his profession serving on various security related boards and committees.

 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
5:00-6:00 pm
7:00-8:00 am
Program Hours
8:00 am-5:15 pm
Registration Fees
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included. 
Before 4/5
After 4/5
$   825
$   925
$1, 125
$1, 225


Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $169 single/double (plus tax). This price will be honored until the room block is full or May 10

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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.