Chartered Security Management Course Outline

Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM) has specifically identified security management and criminal justice programs among its cluster of strategic studies. This is in view of a need to enhance the practice of criminology, forensic sciences, criminal psychology, and other behavioral and social sciences in understanding criminal behaviors and dealing with the prevailing crime and security problems globally.

It has therefore developed chartered programs in Security Management through which students can advance their knowledge in Security Management, Criminal Justice Studies, Economic Crimes Management, etc.

Security is defined as those means which serve to protect and preserve a society and allow for the conduct of activities within the organization or society without disruption. It consists of people, structures, systems, and procedures. The need for security emanates from an aspect of fear which is a permanent feature in human behavior due to the criminality and anarchism prevalent in our societies. Security is a feature of human interactions from the individual right up to the global level. It is clear that the need for security training rests on our quest to increase security. This is intricately linked to the types of threats that prevail in a society. These could include threats to personal safety, personal property, organizational assets, and communal interests.

There is no doubt that the public order and security sectors are vital globally. The tragedy is that these sectors are dominated by poorly trained personnel. The best example of this is seen in most of our state’s criminal justice systems and private security sectors where most of the personnel operate with just basic induction training. In the law enforcement sectors, the emphasis has always been on physical drills, military discipline, and shooting skills. There is a lack of analytic, investigative and forensic, and security management skills essential in dealing with high-tech crime and sophisticated criminal behaviors. Similarly, in the private security industry, the traditional ‘rungu’ welding guard is of no practical use in the changing crime and security scenario. The industry is now seeing the need for training in modern security management skills, techniques, and technology.

It is in view of the above that the GAFM is rolling out a professional security management training course with flexible delivery modes. Special attention has been devoted to the preparation of this curriculum to ensure that it contains all of the 3 required modules necessary in modern safety, crime prevention, and security management. This will include the knowledge of information management technology, CCTV systems, and other security technology and management skills.

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive training pathway for public and private security personnel who undertake security work on a full or part time basis, and those who seek new careers or promotions in the field of security. The primary targets will thus include; police, prison, council inspectorate, military, intelligence and administration officers. Others are personnel from the private sectors such as; business enterprises, financial institutions, accounting and audit firms and security officers from private security, investigation firms and the banking sector. The courses are also very relevant to school leavers aspiring for careers in public and private security sectors


The main objective of this security management course is to provide comprehensive training in order to enhance professionalism and skills in public and private sector security management.

Specific Objectives

  • Learners will acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes on security management

  • Learners will understand the administration of public safety and security organizations.

  • Learners will understand their roles in an integrated public and private sector security system.

  • Learners will establish a pool of knowledge that will lead to professionalism in the public and private security sectors.

  • Learners will understand the role of legal, criminology, and behavioral sciences knowledge in security practice.

  • Learners will demonstrate the application of security management principles in crime prevention, safety, and loss prevention TRAINING OUTCOMES

  • Learners will benefit from the program in the following ways:

  • Improved performance for public and private safety and security personnel.

  • Enhanced professionalism

  • Integration of public and private sector security.

  • Expanded job market opportunities

  • Promotions

  • Physical Security Professional (PSP) or Certified Investigator (PCI) certifications


Core Modules

101 Introduction to Security Management

102 Introduction to Psychology And Crime

103 Criminology and Criminal Justice Systems

104 Crime Prevention

105 Legal Issues in Security Management

106 Principles of Management

107 Public Relations & Customer Care

Specialization Modules

Option 1: Physical Security Management


109. Physical Security

110. Asset Protection

111. Security Technology

112. Risk Analysis & Loss Prevention

Option 2: Institutional Security Management


113. Institutional Security Management

114. Access Control

115. Crisis & Emergency Management

116. Security Technology

Option 3: Critical Infrastructure Security Management


117. Critical Infrastructure Security

118. Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

119. Information Security management

120. Security Technology

Option 4: Retail Security


121. Retail Security

122. Physical Security

123. Crisis & Emergency Management

124. Security Technology

Option 5: International Security Management


125. International Security management

126. UN and International security agencies

127. Aviation security

128. Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

OPTIONS 6: Security Management in Banking


129. Forensic Accounting

130. Fraud investigation & Management

131. Computer/Cyber Crime 116. Security Technology

OPTIONS 7: Security Management & Investigations


132. Criminal Investigation

133. Fraud investigation & Management

134. Computer/Cyber Crime

135. Interviewing and Interrogation