John has worked in the public sector for the past 20 years as a local police officer. John made the decision to retire early and enter the private sector, taking a position as the director of security for a large luxury hotel in Miamis South Beach neighborhood in Florida. Although John maintains an impressive public service record and has a good reputation in his local community, this will be his first time in a security management role in the private sector. John has been researching some of the elements of operating in a private security role and wants to see how his 20 years of experience can help build a foundation for his new role and offset any of the areas he lacks experience in.
Your task is to provide some recommendations associated with private security best practices and the new mind-set that John must consider in his new role. Specifically, the following rubric criteria must be addressed:
- Identify three different priorities of security management in the private sector versus the public sector.
- Describe three key skills necessary for private security professionals and why they are important for this role.