The Importance of Taking Refresher Courses

Security Officer Training

In the world of security, things change. Therefore, it makes sense to take refresher courses to stay “current.”  Over time, it’s easy to forget things. Our brains take in a lot of information. Some of it we use daily, while other facts and ideas get put “in the back of the brain,” rarely thought of,… Read more »

Who Should Take a Taser Training Class?

Taser Training Classes

A Taser is an electroshock weapon. Tasers fire two small barbed darts at a person in order to disrupt their voluntary control of muscles– causing neuromuscular incapacitation. The barbed darts puncture a person’s skin and remain attached. They travel 180 feet per second and their range extends from 15 to 35 feet. Police officers use… Read more »

Why Employers Want Highly Trained Security Guards

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Why would an employer want to hire highly trained security guards? Guards are usually very public– they’re seen by everybody. Their purpose is to make people feel safe and comfortable. Obviously, an employer wants professional, highly trained security guards representing their business or organization– putting their “best foot forward.” What kind of guards are highly… Read more »

What Does an Active Shooter Training Course Entail?

Active Shooter Training Course

What does an active shooter training course for security guards entail? Typically, case studies will shed some light on how guards in the past have handled active shooter situations— so other guards can learn from them— what they did right, and what they did wrong in their specific situations. After all, you can learn a… Read more »

Here’s Why Security Guards Should Take Training Classes

Training for Security Guards

Security Training Center of Chicago, Illinois, offers various classes for those who want to become armed guards and/or become re-certified. These classes will further your security training and you’ll be learning from an experienced team that has been offering weapons training and professional security courses since 1985. Why should security guards continue to further their… Read more »

Why Fingerprint Screening Should Be a Part of Your Background Checks

Fingerprinting for Background Checks

In today’s workforce, no matter what the industry, background checks and/or screenings are the norm. When new applicants want to be hired, they typically have to be checked out by their potential employer to find out if they have a “bad record,” which could include all sorts of “red flags” that make them the kind… Read more »

Reasons to Take a Shotgun Class

Shotgun Class

If you’re going to own and handle a shotgun, you should take a shotgun training class to learn all the different nuances of shotgun use. Security Training Center offers an informative and practical shotgun/rifle class several times a year for Chicago area gun owners and potential gun owners. Taking a shotgun training class gives you… Read more »

The Importance of Security Personnel Being Properly Trained

Training Security Personnel

What can happen when security personnel aren’t properly trained? Bad things, of course. Security personnel who aren’t properly trained could end up hurting customers, patients, citizens or themselves, despite having the best intentions. In this day and age, it’s essential that security personnel are properly trained. We live in a world where they need to… Read more »

The Benefits of a Carry Concealed Permit

Carry Concealed Permit

What are some good reasons to get your concealed carry permit these days? First, it’s your right as an American to “bear Arms.” According to the Constitution: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,”  and sadly,… Read more »

Hello and Welcome!

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Hello and welcome to our new blog page! Check back soon for news and updates. Security Training Center has been providing quality training in Illinois for over 30 years. Our values of professionalism and integrity has earned us our #1 rating training among many security companies in Illinois. We also have an A+ rating with… Read more »