In some security operations, once the protection plan is put into place, the status and quality of the operation is not checked until an incident occurs that establishes poor performance by the post’s defenses or the officer’s manning it. Regular evaluations by direct supervision and higher management ensures both that the integrity of [the defense] is maintained, and that the highest quality of officers is recognized, rewarded, and retained.
Assessments should be made both by local management, as well as by independent supervisors with no direct ties to the post to avoid complacency. Features checked should include at the very least the physical state of the post, the condition of any delay barriers and deterrence warnings, as well as the physical appearance of the officer and a check of their response to management’s arrival and their understanding of the post’s orders.
All observations should be documented for filing and evaluation. Being made available to all levels of management and the owners of the property, these reports allow an easy determination as to whether enhanced security measures need to be implemented, or additional training of officers performed.
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