Training for Managers
security and human resources
REVISTA CUADERNOS DE SEGURIDAD
Issue: 196. December 2005.
Artícle: "Private detectives as a means of providing support for the Security Department".
Issue: 208. January 2007.
Article: “The private investigator as support to the Security Department”.
Within the Series of Courses and Seminars on Specialisation in Security, organised by Grupo Estudios Técnicos in Madrid this past 23rd of November, a Seminar entitled “The private investigator as support to the Security Department” was held. The gathering, sponsored by Castellana Detectives, has been certified by the Laboratory of Work Psychology and Security Studies of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The seminar -aimed at directors of Security from Public Bodies, staff management personnel, Human Resource directors, and directors of Security from private entities- allowed attendants to learn how information provided by a private investigator may help discover the source of internal offences and provide the necessary evidence for appropriate legal support.
It is true that, currently, a director heading a Security Department often encounters internal security problems which may affect or alter the usual functioning of activities, even threatening its continuity.
These internal offences - internal thefts, leakage of information, pretended leaves, industrial espionage, work absenteeism, etc. - are usually committed by disloyal employees; for this reason, the Head of the Security Department is called upon to commence internal investigations which provide him with the necessary evidence to solve such a problem.
The seminar was taught by César Martín Polvorinos, Managing Director of Castellana Detectives, Private Detective by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Director of Security by the University of Salamanca; Francisca Cáceres González, Marketing Director of Castellana Detectives, Private Detective by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Javier Sandoval, specialist in Technical Resources; as well as Julio Gutiez Cuevas and José Antonio Segovia, president and legal advisor, respectively, of the Spanish Association of Private Investigators (APDPE – Spanish acronym).
The rapporteurs analysed the following subjects, regarding various interventions: “Legal Framework: Law 23/1992, of the 30th of June, on Private Security; Private Security Regulations; Royal Decree 2364/1994, of the 9th of December”; “Internal Offences: detection of necessities and provision of solutions: internal and external investigation”; “Resolution of internal thefts: technical and human means”; “Other applications: unfair competition, pretended leaves, leakage of information, industrial counter-espionage”; “Applications and case-study”; “Obtention and compilation of evidence. Legal validity of the evidence obtained” and “Non-uniformed surveillance in hotels and large surfaces”.
The direction of the Program was performed by Jesús Martín García, and Manuel Sánchez Gómez-Merelo, Director of the Laboratory of Work Psychology and Security Studies of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and President Director of Grupo Estudios Técnicos, respectively.