Fundamentals of Security, 2nd Edition


Fundamentals of Security, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive guide to the core principles and practices of the security industry in Canada. With a focus on provincial training competencies, this practical resource will teach students the essential skills required to become licenced security practitioners.

This valuable resource addresses various core skills including patrol procedures, use of force, legal considerations, communications and report-writing, and much more. It also provides explores vital topics such as CPTED, property protection, evidence and investigation, retail security, and emerging issues in the field, providing readers with a very well-rounded understanding of the Canadian security landscape.

The second edition includes two new chapters focusing on mental health and career progression for security professionals, and addresses the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the security industry.


  • A new chapter devoted to stress management and self-care for security professionals.

  • A new chapter focusing on career advancement and developing supervision skills.

  • Highlight Boxes, including “Focus on Technology,” “What Would You Do?” “On the Job,” and “Security Spotlight.”

  • Updated material on effective report writing and note taking skills, including samples.

  • Updated coverage of both criminal and civil court procedures.

  • New coverage of the Ontario Cannabis Control Act.

  • Updated coverage of search authority.

  • More comprehensive coverage of retail security.

  • Up-to-date coverage of the Private Security and Investigative Services Act (PSISA) and other legal considerations.

  • Additional figures, diagrams, checklists, and photos throughout the text.

  • End-of-chapter chapter summaries, key terms, and “Apply Your Knowledge” questions.

  • Expert contributors Darion Boyington, Jacob Davis-Mendelow, Scott Duncanson, Devon Prasad, Amit Rajput, Brian Robinson, Katie Subbotina, and Nicola Sutton.


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