J. Logan, JD, a specialist in employment law, offered a profile of the security practitioner of the future (1996). She stated that the old "call security" reactive mode must shift to a more preventive mode. She outlined the following 12 skills and personal qualities that will be necessary requisites for the security professional of the future:

  • Be keenly observant.
  • Develop the skill of being present, yet unobtrusive.
  • Understand the psychology of the work force and its diverse culture.
  • Be an expert investigator.
  • Be able to take the statements of witnesses without violating their rights.
  • Establish and maintain a safe and secure workplace
  • Be technically proficient to understand surveillance and access control equipment.
  • Be a team member.
  • Interact with management, risk management, information systems, human resources, legal, etc.
  • Administer the unit's crisis management plan.
  • Network with outside agencies (law enforcement and misc. state and federal agencies).
  • Provide training of all kinds including incident emergency response procedures.