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Security & Protective Services

Security & Protective Services (SPS) Course

The SPS course is the intermediate course for a SPS pathway. SPS is also used as an advanced course in many Law Enforcement Pathways.

To learn more about LAPSEN Courses and Standards – click here

Be sure to review the entire course standards first – click here

Industry Recognized Credential for this course – Click Here 

Lesson Plan and Resource Links

Click on any of the sections below to see the standards for that section. Each has links to pages that will list lessons and resources that match that standard or standard’s element.

Most teachers do not teach in order of the standards as they are listed. Most organize the standards in an order that makes sense to them and addresses their local teaching environment. As a result, you may find standards split into multiple units. Ethics is a a good example – as many teachers teach ethics across several units and not on its own.

Not all standards are weighted equally. The course has suggested time to be dedicated to any one section. However, teachers have the discretion to adjust as needed. The main accountability is the course or pathway test. As long as students are learning the material and retaining it, most teachers have flexibility to implement the standards as they see fit.

Click on the Section below to have it open to show the standards and the link to the resources. 

Resources are being added.

Please – submit YOUR lessons and resources. Email info@lapsen.org to learn how. 

Section 1: Foundations of Protective Service Concepts

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Matthews covers 1 & 2 – Click Here

Standard 1: Describe concept and theories of asset protection

Standard 2: Explain the evolution of asset protection and security

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Matthews covers 3, 4 & 5 – Click Here

Standard 3: Explain the role of the professional protection officer

Standard 4: Discuss the protection officer as leader

Standard 5: Investigate career planning for protection professionals

Section 2: Communications

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Josh Clark – Click Here

Standard 1: Explain effective communications in security and protective services

Standard 2: Explain security awareness policies and procedures

Standard 3: Describe central alarm stations and dispatch operations

Section 3: Protection Officer Functions

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Sparks – Click Here

Standard 1: Describe automation in protection operations

Standard 2: Identify patrol principles

Standard 3: Explain traffic control

Standard 4: Describe crowd management & special event planning

Section 4: Crime Prevention and Physical Security

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Sparks – Click Here

Standard 1: Explain environmental crime control

Standard 2: Explain physical security concepts and applications

Standard 3: Describe alarm system fundamentals

Standard 4: Discuss access control

Standard 5: Explain detection technology

Standard 6: Describe Information security and counterintelligence

Section 5: Safety and Fire Protection

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Matthews – Click Here

Standard 1: Explain fire prevention, detection and response

Standard 2: Explore occupational safety & health and the protection officer

Standard 3: Discuss an all-hazards approach to hazardous materials

Section 6: Deviance Crime and Violence

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Josh Clark – Click Here

Standard 1: Explain workplace crime and deviance

Standard 2: Explain substance abuse

Standard 3: Describe workplace violence

Standard 4: Explain crisis intervention

Standard 5: Describe strikes, lockouts and labor relations

Section 7: Risk and Threat Management

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Sparks – Click Here

Standard 1: Describe security risk management

Standard 2: Explain Emergency planning

Standard 3: Describe terrorism

Standard 4: Explain antiterrorism and VIP protection

Section 8: Investigations

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Sparks– Click Here

Standard 1: Explain concepts and practices for security professionals

Standard 2: Describe crime and incident scene procedures

Standard 3: Explain interviewing and statements

Standard 4: Explain foundations for surveillance

Standard 5: Explain report writing and field notes

Section 9: Legal Aspects of Security

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Matthews – Click Here

Standard 1: Describe legal aspects of security

Standard 2: Explain use of force legal issues

Standard 3: Describe defensive tactics and officer safety

Standard 4: Explain Industrial hazards, safety, & the security patrol officer

Standard 5: Explain apprehension and detention procedures

Section 10: Relations with Others

LAPSEN ILPS Lesson Plan Project lesson by Kevin Sparks– Click Here

Standard 1: Explain human relations in a global environment

Standard 2: Describe public relations in the security industry

Standard 3: Explore security strategies within community relations

Standard 4: Interpreting networking and the liaison functions

Standard 5: Employing ethics and professionalism within the security industry