PSC is about Protecting People

PURPOSE

Protecting People

Protecting People is the reason the PSC exists.  Capturing all the various practical aspects of protecting people requires a wide net with a thin mesh. With that understanding, there are few security topics outside the PSC scope.

MISSION

Collaborative Learning, Exploration, and Application of Efficient and Effective Security.

As a collaborative effort, the PSC reflects the needs of its members as they express them. It is not a top down organization. Every member has an equal opportunity to contribute and participate in every PSC activity and function.  PSC activities encompass content sharing, communication, and contact among members designed to equip and assist them in delivering the highest quality of service to the people they protect.

Likewise, learning is not limited only to security measures and practices now known and available but includes exploring – and even experimenting – new methods and approaches. Not just the practical aspects of security measures but also how security services are delivered, be it through a contract or in-house.

 CORE VALUES

  • RESPECT
  • CONFIDENTIALITY
  • SERVICE
  • HONESTY
  • RESPONSIBILITY

As security practitioners, we have a personal and intimate relationship with the people we protect. Therefore, we have a special obligation to conduct ourselves at all times in ways that will pass intensive scrutiny and reflect positively on us personally and the industry.

If we are to earn and maintain the trust of the people we protect and each other, we must perform our duties and fulfill our obligations at a higher standard than others must.

The PSC Core Values set forth how members are obliged to conduct ourselves in the performance of our duties, and how we interact with other PSC members. They are the pillars of the PSC Standards of Conduct.

HISTORY-PHILOSOPHY-SCOPE-FUNCTIONS

History The Protective Security Council evolved from the Protective Security Conferences, occasional gatherings of security professionals who shared a need for information and tools to protect their people and their organizations.  Many of the conference participants expressed their desire to expand this resource and contact with each other between the annual events.  That is why today, the PSC is now a member organization.

Philosophy We believe that the maintenance of organizational resilience – the dynamic and continuous task that assures continuity of operations – is what enables organizations to effectively and advantageously maneuver, grow, and capture new business opportunities in the competitive marketplace. The PSC places the value of people in the resilience equation at the highest level of importance because without people first, the organization cannot function, regardless the weight of the more fungible physical, information, and technology assets.  Simply stated, people are your most important and valuable asset and contribute more than all other assets and resources of the organization combined.

Purpose The purpose of the PSC is “Protecting People.”  We define protective security as the organized system of defensive measures instituted and maintained at all levels of the organization with the aim of achieving and maintaining security: the freedom from fear and danger. We mean all the people: from the boardroom to the mailroom, from down the hall to around the world; at every level and location, and includes all an organization’s stakeholders: employees, suppliers, shareholders, customers, and communities.

Mission Our mission is to provide a collaborative environment and mechanisms so security professionals can freely interact with each other in a variety of ways; access high-level, in-depth information about the strategies, tactics, and tools; learn and explore new ways to deliver efficient and effective security.

Scope The scope of the PSC spans a substantial range of security measures, functions, and business practices classified into three broad categories:

Executive Services is based on the Four Pillars of Protection: Risk, Advance, Intelligence, and Location; and addresses the protective needs of corporate executives, deployed personnel, high net worth individuals, dignitaries, and celebrities.

Operations & Management encompasses issues related to protecting an organization’s larger immediate and extended populations: employees, suppliers, shareholders, customers, and communities.

Education & Training addresses contemporary subjects of security research, education, and training.

Functions The PSC strives to provide its members with the content, contact, and collaboration needed to operate successfully in today’s highly complex and rapidly changing global security environment: network access to other members via private and public communications channels, face-to-face events and education sessions, and various forms of online resources and information.

Membership in the PSC is open to all security practitioners, allied product and service providers, and security consumers who have a need and interest in these critical security issues and tasks.

STANDARDS of CONDUCT

As security practitioners, we have a personal and intimate relationship with the people we protect. Therefore, we have a special obligation to conduct ourselves at all times in ways that will pass intensive scrutiny and reflect positively on us personally and the industry.

If we are to earn and maintain the trust of the people we protect and each other, we must perform our duties and fulfill our obligations at a higher standard than others must.

The PSC Core Values set forth how members are obliged to conduct ourselves in the performance of our protective duties, and how we interact with other PSC members.

The Core Values are:

  • RESPECT
  • CONFIDENTIALITY
  • SERVICE
  • HONESTY
  • RESPONSIBILITY

The PSC Standards of Conduct are specific so as not to be ambiguous yet broad enough to cover situational differences.

The PSC Standards of Conduct are not aspirational; they are affirmative. There is no prerequisite to implementation, it requires only the choice and decision to uphold and abide by them.

As a condition of membership, all PSC members agree to abide by the following Standards of Conduct.

RESPECT

Respect and uphold the laws and regulations that govern the security industry and encourage all other stakeholders to do so as well.

Respect the rights of every individual and seek to protect those rights.

Respect employees and co-workers and treat them fairly and equitably.

Respect the uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every individual.

Respect that others may have diverse opinions and ideas and have the right to express them without retribution.

Never demean, defame, or disparage any colleague, employee, employer, competitor, or any other person whether public or private in any form or manner.

Respect your own or client organization at all times and in every way that reflects positively on the organization.

Avoid taking unfair advantage of another person or organization through manipulation, concealment, abuse of privileged information, misrepresentation of material facts, or any other unfair practice.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Maintain and protect the privacy and confidentiality of all information including information held by others under your control.

Protect confidential information even after provision of services has ended, whether by contract or employment.

Confidential information shall not be used for undue personal gain or benefit.

Confidential information shall not be released to third parties without prior written authorization except when disclosure is required by legal authority.

SERVICE

Recognize and acknowledge that in deed and word that your first responsibility is to the people you work with and protect.

Treat all people fairly and with dignity regardless of their position, status, situation, and circumstance.

Protecting people takes precedence over personal benefit and gain or business profit.

Actively and impartially, encourage access to opportunities to others in your organization and the profession.

Remain mission-focused at all times.

HONESTY

At all times, and in every deed, avoid conflict of interest.

Promptly and completely disclose to appropriate parties all potential and actual conflict of interest.

Always practice full-disclosure of all facts and information known in an objective and unbiased form and manner.

Be truthful in every form of interaction with all people.

Accept only employment, engagements, and contracts you are qualified to undertake.

Accurately and completely present the extent and limits of your skills, competence, experience, training, and education, and credentials.

Be honest and forthcoming in all matter of business and employment.

Negotiate in good faith and provide all information material to employment and contracts.

Adhere to and uphold the laws of your jurisdiction that govern the rights of all people you serve or employ.

Provide all others with all the necessary information to make informed decisions.

RESPONSIBILITY

Take ownership and responsibility for all your words and deeds. Model and encourage others to do so as well.

Never unduly blame others.

Give credit to those others who have earned it.

Never take personal credit for the work, performance, accomplishments, and contributions of others.

Fulfill all obligations and promises made to others both written and oral.

Do not conceal or cover-up any violation of laws, regulations, rules, policies or practices governing the performance of your duties or obligations, or any such violations of others.

Perform all duties with objectivity, due diligence, and care.

Hold foremost the interest of the people in your organization and others you serve.

Faithfully execute all your duties.

Never use your position for undue personal gain or allow others to do so.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Joseph Autera
President & CEO
Tony Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamic Institute
732-738-5221
jautera@vehicledynamics.net
www.vehicledynamics.net

Robert E. “Rick” Colliver
TERRAPIN Group Publishing LLC
614-325-5319
rcolliver@columbus.rr.com

Fredrick A. Foster, CPP
VP, International Operations, EP/APT
Consulting & Investigations Division
Andrews International
269-925-8111
ffoster@andrewsinternational.com
www.andrewsinternational.com

David L. Johnson
President
ITG Consultants, Inc
814-577-2897
djohnson@itg4.com
www.itg4.com

Dr. Richard W. Kobetz

Bruce McIndoe
President
iJet Intelligent Risk Systems
mcindoeb@ijet.com
www.ijet.com

Tony Scotti
President
Tony Scotti Associates
888-225-0222
tonyscotti@securitydriver.com
www.securitydriver.com

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