Training in the use of new equipment and updated techniques is essential for all security personnel because technology is developing continuously and at an ever increasing rate. Systems and standard operating practices get outdated too soon due to new developments in technology. Organizations that do not develop techniques or systems to keep up with and use the new technology first become stale and then ineffective. The result being that while the operators of the equipment think they are doing a good job they are in fact missing anomalies due to poor equipment and/or insufficient training. It is a fact that while security authorities must get it right EVERY TIME, the terrorist needs only to get it right once, to be successful. Equipment is important but trained operators with their brains fully engaged will prove their worth several times over.
There are other reasons why updating training is necessary:
Employment of inexperienced and new labor requires detailed instructions for effective performance on the job .it is important that old outmoded techniques are not passed on to new hires, who will only learn what their predecessors learned and nothing new.
People have not just to work, but to work effectively, with the minimum of supervision, minimum of cost and produce effective results from their personal knowledge and the equipment available to them.
- Increasing use of fast changing techniques by terrorists and smugglers requires training into newer methods for the operatives. New equipment means new approaches to operations.
- Older employees need refresher training to enable them to keep abreast of changing techniques and the use of new sophisticated tools and equipment.
- Training is necessary when a person has to move from one job to another because of transfer, promotion or demotion.
Benefits of training
- As the security world is continuously changing and dynamic, organizations will need to provide to their employee training throughout their careers. If they do not provide continuous training the operators will find it difficult to stay ahead of the criminals be they smugglers or terrorist which in these modern times may even be the same thing.