Premises Liability:  Security Issues Facing Property and Business Owners

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Apartment Security

PDF Icon Courtesy Officer and Security Job Description/Post Orders (.doc)  August 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  This is a Word Document that outlines some basic management methods for a Courtesy Officer (off duty law enforcement) and for contract Security Officers.  Edit this template to fit your needs.  More…
PDF Icon Courtesy Officer:  A Police Officer by any other name.  August 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  Click to download.  Over the past several years there has been an increasing use of the title “Courtesy Officer” in apartment properties as opposed to some variation of  “Security”.  This shift has been prompted by the (unfounded) belief that a job title change could reduce the property’s liability and their tenant’s expectations.  More...
PDF Icon Texas Apartment Association Crime Awareness Guide.  August 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  There are no industry standards when it comes to addressing crime and safety issues in a multi-family environment.  The TAA has published a comprehensive guide that provides great insight and ideas as to how to create a program that is right for you.  It is an excellent security resource (not a standard or a best practice).  Use this for a springboard for your own ideas and plans.  More…

Bouncers at Bars and Night Clubs

PDF Icon Nightclub Security Guide. Bouncers are the security staff of any nightclub.  They have many titles but their job function is the same.  Read this guide prepared by a nightclub security expert and learn some of the basic pieces of good security planning. by J. Patrick Murphy

Drug Diversion Investigation

PDF Icon Drug Diversion Investigations August 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  Drug theft, whether for personal use or for sale on the street, is a serious threat to any healthcare provider. The continuing rise of illicit prescription drug use by high school and college aged students is alarming.  Regardless of the intent of the end user, this topic involves such a wide spectrum of personnel and business types that prevention, investigation, and resolution takes a great deal of skill.  More…

Employee Theft/Embezzlement

PDF Icon Employee Theft Awareness: 10 Exposed Areas for Review. An Original Article by J. Patrick Murphy June 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  Employee theft is nearly 50% of the losses for retailers. It’s a $600 Billion crime across the nation for all businesses and growing. Employers are sometimes reluctant to discuss this topic or even acknowledge its existence but to adopt that approach will lead to financial disaster.  More…
PDF Icon Employee Theft Investigation Guide May 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  Regardless of your business sector or size of your company, employee theft has happened and will occur in the future. This guide will take you through some critical steps when investigating employee theft or embezzlement.  More…
PDF Icon Prosecuting Employee Theft. Prosecute, Restitution, Promissory Note, Paycheck or Sue? What Are Your Options? August 2012 by J. Patrick Murphy.  What options are available to an employer after investigating an employee theft or embezzlement? There is no clear choice but this information will provide insight into the pros and cons.   More…