George Babnick’s Physical Security Online is devoted to promoting critical thinking among physical security professionals and is a platform where security professionals can connect and share thoughts, ideas, research, and best practices. It is intended to facilitate a deeper understanding of physical security issues and related disciplines like supervision and management of security personnel, investigations, risk management, emergency response and management, and personal safety.

Physical security has been generally defined as measures or systems designed to restrict or deny unauthorized access to facilities, equipment and resources, and to safeguard property and personnel from damage or harm. It should be recognized that physical security is not an absolute as something is not either secure or unsecure. Rather, physical security involves a broad range of varied but related practices and disciplines which often overlap to form a continuous series of interdependent security systems or controls.

In today’s world, physical security is constantly changing in both technique and technology. Because of this fluidity security professionals must have a deep understanding of “best practices” and emerging research. Simply stated, security professionals need to know what works and what does not work. Additionally, to meet increasing challenges, security professionals need to keep abreast of new innovative approaches to security issues.

As editor of this blog, I share your vision of a more secure world. It is my intent to provide a platform to share critical information related to physical security and to facilitate the exchange of information for all those who work in, or have an interest in, the varied aspects of physical security.

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With kind regards,
George W. Babnick


Mug_photo_v2George W. Babnick, is a 34 year law enforcement veteran with an extensive background in physical security, criminal and administrative investigations, training, school policing, supervision and management, and criminal forensics. He recently retired as a Captain in the Portland Oregon Police Bureau where he managed the Training, School Police, and Forensic Evidence Divisions. He holds criminal justice degrees from Portland Community College and Portland State University and a law degree from Northwestern California University School of Law, Sacramento California.

Mr. Babnick is a longtime member of the Western Society of Criminology and is the author of articles on security and law enforcement, investigations, supervision and management, and risk management related to these subjects.

As a physical security expert, George Babnick provides private physical security consultations across the United States and consults with clients outside the United States. He specializes in assessing security problems for small and medium businesses as well as select individuals. He offers independent, honest advice and expertise, with the goal of providing all clients with practical and cost-effective security solutions to enhance security and effectively manage business and personal security risks.

Mr. Babnick is also a licensed Private Investigator and conducts investigations for attorneys, businesses, and individuals throughout the State of Oregon.

To learn more about security consultation and investigative services offered, please visit: http://babnickandassociates.com

Disclaimer: Nothing in any article on this blog should be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice should seek the counsel of an attorney licensed in their state.