Safeguarding Cultural Properties

Safeguarding Cultural Properties : Security for Museums, Libraries, Parks, and Zoos

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Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more than 350 cultural and public institutions around the world.

Designed especially for those with limited security budgets, the book provides a proven and effective program for hiring the right security personnel, selecting the appropriate electronic security systems, and coordinating critical emergency response, along with all the other security issues unique to the needs of a cultural institution. For individuals responsible for the protection of the people, assets, and collections, Safeguarding Cultural Properties saves time and money by providing the essential resources needed for creating a short- and long-term protection plan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124201121
  • 9780124201125
  • 2,132,263

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Emergency Preparedness

Chapter 2: Security Officer Code of Conduct

Chapter 3: Personnel Security

Chapter 4: Legal Rights and Restrictions

Chapter 5: Physical Security

Chapter 6: Fire Protection

Chapter 7: Customer Service and Visitor Relations

Chapter 8: Emergency Evacuations

Chapter 9: Theft Prevention

Chapter 10: Documentation

Chapter 11: Protecting Valuable Collections

Chapter 12: Protecting Rare Book Collections

Chapter 13: Unruly Patrons and Conflict Resolution

Chapter 14: Use of Force

Chapter 15: Workplace Violence Prevention

Chapter 16: Retail Theft Prevention and Apprehension

Chapter 17: Special Events Protection

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"Many organizations have cultural assets that require their own protective approach without being a property: corporate art collection, libraries, and grounds open to the public. Some of Layne's ideas could be useful in tightening different targets." --Security Letter

"...introduces and discusses at a fundamental level a wide number of topics pertinent to protecting cultural properties. Many of these topics easily transfer to other areas of facility security."--ASIS Dynamics Newsletter, January 2015
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About Stevan P. Layne

Steve Layne is an internationally recognized authority on the protection of cultural properties, guard force management, and training. He is the founding director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP) and responsible for the development of its widely acclaimed certification programs. Steve is a former police chief, public safety director, and museum security director. He currently heads an international consulting firm assisting business, industry, and government, to include several hundred cultural and educational institutions. Steve served as a provost marshal in the U.S. Army followed by over 30 years in law enforcement and private security. He is a Certified Protection Professional, Certified Institutional Protection Manager and Instructor, and a Certified MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behavior) Instructor. Steve resides in Nokomis, Florida and Denver Colorado.
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