Continuing Education

Security Officers are expected to be leaders in the scope of their duties, the surrounding communities, within their companies, and among peers. To be effective, Security Officers must understand the components of leadership, their responsibility to lead, and the impact of their leadership.

Security Officers are empowered and entrusted by the Company, the Client, and the surrounding Communities with a broad range of power, authority and discretion to maintain safety and order.

Professional and ethical standards are the means by which Security Officers maintain the public trust. To be effective, a Security Officer must make a commitment to these standards.

I will be honest and loyal.
I will be responsible and accountable.
I will have a good personal appearance and have pride in the uniform I wear.
I will take pride in everything I do.
I will maintain a can do attitude.
I will never accept bribes and/or gifts.
I will never imply that I am a peace officer.

The general public sometimes thinks of security guards as police officers, due to the fact that their uniforms are not readily identifiable from a distance. As such, the security officer should maintain his/her appearance and demeanor to the highest level.

To be effective leaders, Security Officers must be aware of the constitutional rights of all individuals within the United States, regardless of citizenship status, and the role of the criminal justice system is to protect those rights.



1. First Amendment
2. Fourth Amendment
3. Fifth Amendment
4. Sixth Amendment
5. Eighth Amendment
6. Fourteenth Amendment

Effects of Force
One of your roles as a Security Officer is a defensive role. You must defend and protect the community as well as enforce the Post Orders and Laws pertaining to your site. You may be required to confront law violators and will need to be prepared to use the necessary force to control potentially dangerous, life threatening situations.

Using force effectively in your job will allow you to safely take suspected law breakers into custody if needed at times, and may be the difference between life and death.

Learning to apply force legally and affectively comes through by… “Proper Training and Practice”

The Importance of Training


With Training

Confidence in your Abilities
Trained Reactions
Mental Alertness and Concentration
Self Control over Emotions and Body

Without Training

Lack of Confidence
Incorrect Reactions
Excessive Force


Use of Reasonable Force
When a suspect resist arrest, the officer begins with the least amount of force and increases force until the suspect is brought safely into custody. Reasonable force increases by degrees as necessary, but as soon as the suspect submits, the force is reduced. Increasing and decreasing force as necessary is called escalation or de-escalation of force.

Consequences of Unreasonable Force
Liability is not to be taken lightly. Society places a tremendous burden on Security Officers. Remember your authority to use force as a Security Officer is…

The following Techniques Taught in Class

Control Holds
Front Wrist-Lock
Rear Wrist-Lock

Take Downs
Hair Pull Take-Down
Leg Sweep Take-Down
Reverse Wrist Take Down
Cross Face Take-Down

Foot Movements
Shuffle Pivot
Progressive Pivot

Weapon Retention
Holstered Weapons Front Retention:
Right Hand Attack
Left Hand Attack
Two Hand Attack

Holstered Weapons Rear Retention:
Right Hand Attack
Left Hand Attack
Two Hand Attack

Unholstered Weapons:
Right Hand Attack
Left Hand Attack
Two Hand Attack

Handcuffing a Single Suspect
Rear Wrist Lock Control Hold

Handcuffing Multiple Suspects
Two Subjects – One Cuff
Three Subjects – Two Cuffs Field
Custodial Cuffing

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