Security Guard (G) Training

The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) required initial 40 hours of Power to Arrest Training Course is offered as follows:

Module A:

  1. 4 hours of Power To Arrest
  2. 4 hours Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Awareness

The topics included, but are not limited to:

  1. Definition of arrest, implications to the subject, the guard and the company.
  2. Nature of terrorism, terrorism Patrol techniques, coordinating and sharing of critical information, and security officer role.

Module B:

  1. 4 hours, Public Relations (Community & Customer)
  2. 4 hours, Observation & Documentation (Incident & Daily Activity Reports Writing)
  3. 4 hours, Communication and Its Significance
  4. 4 hours, Liability/Legal Aspects

The topics included, but are not limited to:

  1. Recognizing gender & harassment & discrimination, respect, verbal skills /crisis intervention, diversity, substance abuse & mental illness, ethics and professionalism.
  2. Report writing, English as a second language, observation and patrol techniques,  asking appropriate questions, observing suspects and suspicious activity.
  3. Internal – protocols pursuant to contract (who to contact), 2-way radio and monitoring equipment and other technology, External – emergency/first responders, medical personnel, police / sheriff /other enforcement, city services and government services.
  4. Personal / civil / employer, criminal /civil / administrative, BSIS Code & Regulations, and role of a security guard.

Module C:

  1. 4 hours, Officer Safety
  2. 4 hours, Arrest, Search and Seizure
  3. 4 hours, Work Place Violence
  4. 4 hours, Handling Difficult People

The topics included, but are not limited to:

  1. Threat assessment, subject contact, safety awareness, blood born pathogens, environmental /hazardous materials.
  2. PC 836 / PC 837 and the difference, US Constitution and Admendment Impacting guard responsibilities, loss prevention, merchant law, use of force / handcuff.
  3. Detecting unusual behavior /warning signs, anger management, valuing diversity, personal security, reporting.
  4. Communications, conflict management, speaking constructively, negotiating, verbal diffusion.

Other Courses offered, included:

  1. Evacuation Procedures
  2. Access Control
  3. Trespass
  4. Crowd Control
  5. Supervision
  6. Courtroom Demeanor
  7. School Security Guard
  8. Executive Protection
  9. Fire Safety
  10. Chemical Agents/Tear Gas
  11. Crime Scene Preservation
  12. First Aid, CPR & AED
  13. Terrorism Patrol
  14. Loss Prevention /Undercover Agent
  15. Private Investigation /Surveillance