How to Select the Right Security Training Course

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Are you thinking about becoming a security officer? Are you already a security professional but want to take more training courses to boost your resume? Either way, it’s good to learn new things about your job. Security officers have many duties, and technology is always changing so it’s good to know the latest information and… Read more »

Reasons to Take a Handcuffing Class

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If you’re a security officer, you should know about the proper use of restraint/control devices such as handcuffs, batons and pepper spray. These devices can help protect an officer from harm as well as protect the officer’s company from civil action. Do you just automatically know how to use handcuffs? No. You need some training… Read more »

Looking for a Second Job? Consider a Career in Security

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Security Training Center of Chicago can help you train to become a security officer or guard. If you’re looking for a “second job” to supplement your income, becoming a security officer or guard is a great way to make money while also making the world a better, safer place.  Why take on a “second job”… Read more »

The Importance of Taking Refresher Courses

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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

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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 »