The Handbook on the Use of Force for Private Security Companies was written by Phillip Drew and Rob McLaughlin and was based on a multi-stakeholder drafting process that took place over three years. The handbook was developed through cooperation with experts from governments, international organizations, NGOs, the PSC industry and academia. It is a comprehensive guide which offers explanations and examples and provides flexibility and options for security providers as jurisdictions or situations change and evolve. The Handbook can be used in any environment across the spectrum of Private Security Company operations and has straight-forward rules for interpretation that make it easy to use and to train to.
The Handbook for the Use of Force for Private Security Companies is modelled on the SanRemo Handbook on Rules of Engagement, of which the principal authors are also co-authors.