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SkyCity casino guards bust alleged card skimming operation

Two eagle-eyed SkyCity security guards have been credited with helping foil an alleged ATM card-skimming operation in Auckland. The Police Financial Crime Unit told staff at the casino a week ago to be on the lookout for the Canadian man and woman. Two guards noticed the pair and raised the alarm with police, who arrested […]
22/12/2017 08:53

US Crime-fighting robot gets rolled out of town

Like so many classic Western anti-heroes before him, he rolled (literally) into town with a singular goal in mind: cleaning up the streets, which had become a gritty hotbed of harassment, vandalism, break-ins and grift. The only difference was that he was a slow-moving, 180kg robot with a penchant for snapping hundreds of photos a […]
19/12/2017 14:49

MLAA’s “Beware of Locksmith Scammers” Campaign

Over the past few months the number of calls received from the general Public and from Members of the Association in relation to so-called “Locksmiths Scammers” have increased dramatically. Both A Current Affair in Australia and FairGo in New Zealand have covered this issue on National television in an effort to inform the public. International […]
18/12/2017 09:44

NZ Security Magazine – December Issue

They say good things take time. This seems to have been the case for the NZSA with the recent launch of their new website and the introduction of a new, cleaner and more contemporary brand. According to Johanna Malchow, the Association’s Events and Operations Coordinator, “the introduction of the new web site provides…” Read more […]
11/12/2017 09:21

Fortlock Group acquires Comsmart

Adds technology services and consulting to portfolio Auckland, New Zealand, 28 November 2017 – Fortlock Group today announced the acquisition of Wellington-based technology services company Comsmart, as part of its strategy to broaden its range of business services and solutions. Patrick Shields, owner and Executive Chairman of Fortlock Group, says that the acquisition adds further momentum […]
28/11/2017 08:50

Gallagher’s high security solution wins top Australian award

Hamilton, New Zealand – Leading New Zealand technology developer, Gallagher, has won Product of the Year at the annual Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) awards in Melbourne. The winning product, Gallagher’s innovative Class 5 Intruder Alarms System, is designed for the high security market. Since its release in May this year, the Class 5 Alarms […]
25/10/2017 14:32

Professionalising the security industry workforce

Zed, from Auckland’s Ten 7 Security, says “I used to think security was easy money, but I’ve learnt about the responsibility security has. We make it look easy, but there’s a lot on our mind.” Security workers from Auckland’s Ten 7 Security and Waiheke Documents & Security had an animated discussion with the Skills Highway […]
24/10/2017 14:42

October/November Issue of NZSecurity Magazine

The October/November Issue of the NZ Security Magazine is out! This month it includes a spread on NZSA’s Awards Dinners, featuring all of the Award winners. Have a read here    
11/10/2017 08:30

Las Vegas shooting: What we know so far

A suspected “lone wolf” gunman sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history when he opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel, killing at least 58 people and injuring hundreds more, police said. More than 22,000 people were attending the performance by country music star […]
03/10/2017 08:57

Certified Protection Professional

The Certified Protection Professional programme has been in place since the mid-1970’s. This certification has long been recognised as the leading qualification for security professionals throughout the world. Members seeking this qualification have been drawn from within the Armed Services, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Government Agencies, private and corporate bodies. The CPP® programme is designed to test the knowledge and skills of security professionals in the following domains:

  • Security Principles and Practices
  • Business Principles and Practices
  • Investigations
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Information Security
  • Crisis Management

Eligibility

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to be accepted as a CPP™ candidate:

Education: An earned bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education, and,

Work Experience: Seven (7) years of security experience, including at least three (3) years in responsible charge of a security function;

OR

Work Experience: Nine (9) years of security experience, including at least three (3) years in responsible charge of a security function.

Eligibility requirements also include no prior conviction of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession or on ASIS International and its certification programmes.

Definition of Terms

  1. "Experience" means that the individual has been personally engaged in security on a full-time basis, or as his or her primary duty. Included is:
    1. Experience as a security professional in the protection of assets, in the public or private sector, criminal justice system, government intelligence, or investigative agencies.
    2. Experience with companies, associations, government, or other organisations providing services or products, including consulting firms, provided the duties and responsibilities substantively relate to the design, evaluation, and application of systems, programmes, or equipment, or development and operation of services, for protection of assets in the private or public sectors.
    3. Experience as a full-time educator on the faculty of an accredited educational institution, provided the responsibilities for courses and other duties relate primarily to knowledge areas pertinent to the management and operation of protection of assets programs in the public or private sectors.
  2. "Practitioner" includes educators and individuals who are primarily responsible for the professional application of security principles and practices in the private or public sector.
  3. "Responsible Charge" means that charge exercised by an individual in a management position who makes decisions for the successful completion of objectives without reliance upon directions from a superior as to specific methods or techniques. However, an applicant need not have held a supervisory position, as long as the positions on which the application relies have specifically included responsibility for independent decisions or actions. If responsible charge is not based on supervisory responsibilities, then security programme management responsibilities and duties must be clearly shown. Generally, this excludes such positions as patrol officer or equivalent.
  4. "Security Function" shall mean the protection of assets; those security principles and practices employed to achieve freedom from physical and intellectual loss, unauthorised use, and danger or harm, in the private or public sector.

The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offence that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the CPP® programme.

Successful Completion of Exam

An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the CPP® designation.

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