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Half of all organizations think their security contractor does an inadequate job of helping to devise consequential ways to judge performance in meeting service requirements.

Nearly one-in-four organizations said the process of negotiating a contract with their security firm was difficult, and 15 percent are contending with security firms that aren’t even adequately meeting minimum contract performance standards.

This best-practices Webinar will instruct you how to avoid these common trouble areas and avert a million-dollar lawsuit that can result from common mistakes in contract wording.

You need to take steps at all points along the contractual continuum—from RFP to performance monitoring—in order to ensure that your contract with a security firm creates a true and beneficial partnership.

Join us and our security contract expert for just 90-minutes and get a dynamic and insightful tutorial in security contracts. It combines legal principles with best practices in the security industry, and address the key elements of security contracts, such as:

  • Business & Financial
  • Operational
  • Liability

In addition, you will also learn:

  • Key issues relating to the RFP and selection process
  • Best practices and sample language relating to duty, indemnification & hold harmless in contractual provisions
  • Guard firm ratings and how they are affected by select contract provisions
  • Pitfalls to avoid in crafting and maintaining Post Orders
  • Elements of Buy-out, Non-Solicitation & Non-Compete Provisions
  • Understanding the application of the Liquidated Damages/Limitation of Liability clause in terms of your contract value and insurance coverage
  • Benchmark data on organizations' due diligence investigations of security firms, contract length, and bid selection processes

This webinar also features key findings from a just released survey on contracting for security officers—benchmarks that will give organizations insight into current practices in the selection of security firms and contract management, as well as contract elements that correlate with successful contract relationships.


Featured Speakers:

Dr. James F. Pastor, Ph.D., J.D., President, SecureLaw Ltd.

Dr. Pastor is an Associate Professor in public safety programs at Calumet College of St. Joseph and President of SecureLaw Ltd., a public safety and security services firm. In addition, Dr. Pastor is an adjunct instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, NM, teaching Security Technology classes to officials from policing agencies throughout the world. He previously taught for Northwestern University-Center for Public Safety, and in the graduate Security Management program at Webster University.

Dr. Pastor has thirty years of security, police, and legal experience. As an attorney, he established a public safety niche, representing four security guard firms, two police unions, plus serving as the Legal Counsel/ Operational Auditor for SecurityLink. In his law practice, Dr. Pastor negotiated and drafted hundreds of security contracts.

Dr. Pastor has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago; J.D. from John Marshall Law School; M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where his thesis was entitled: A Critical Analysis of Terrorism, and B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration and in Sociology from Western Illinois University.

He is the author of three books: Terrorism and Public Safety Policing: Implications for the Obama Presidency, Taylor and Francis (2009), Security Law & Methods, Butterworth-Heinemann (2006), and The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study, McFarland & Company (2003). He wrote a chapter in the ASIS International Protection of Assets (POA) manual entitled: Private Policing on Public Environments, and several other articles on security, policing and public safety.

Garett Seivold, Editor, Security Director’s Report

Garett Seivold has been covering corporate security for industry professionals for 14 years. He has been recognized by several organizations for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, and instructional journalism. He is also a former First Place Award Winner for Best Instructional Story by the Newsletter Publisher’s Association. Since 1998, he has served as the writer and editor of IOFM’s Security Director’s Report, a monthly newsletter highlighting trends and best practices in corporate security management. He is the author of IOMA’s monthly e-zine, Security Insider’s e-Alert, and has authored more than a dozen research reports and best practice manuals on crime prevention, disaster preparedness, workplace violence, and counterterrorism. Recent titles include Security Policies, Practices and Management Standards 2010 and Security Law Handbook: The Essential Guide for the Corporate Security Department. He most recently authored the report, Negotiating Security Contracts: Benchmarks, Best Practices & Guard Firm Ratings, 2011. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he was twice honored by selection to the Atlantic Coast Conference academic honor roll.

This webinar was recorded on July 28, 2010
Product ID: 10S05R

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