Category: Security Training

Common Misconceptions Regarding Security Guards

Security guard on duty

What are some common falsehoods about professional security guards? First, there’s the idea that all security guards are armed with guns or other weapons. That’s false. Some have the training and certification (and legal ability) to carry guns or other weapons, and they’re known as armed guards. Others don’t, and they’re unarmed guards. Just because… Read more »

What Makes a Good Security Training Instructor?

Security Training Instructor in Classroom

If you’re going to learn something, then you want a good trainer or instructor, right? This is true for many things, including working out at the gym, learning a skill or trade, as well as training to become a security officer. What makes a good training instructor? First and foremost, a good instructor knows their… Read more »

How to Become an Exceptional Security Guard

Training for Security Guards

What makes a great security guard? Well, first consider what makes a terrible one… If the guard isn’t punctual and doesn’t show up on time, or at all, for their shift, then that’s bad, right? If the guard dresses sloppily, how are they going to garner respect? What if they’re saying all sorts of sexist… Read more »

Use of Force Training For Security Guards

Security Guard Making Stop Gesture In Front Of Gate

Security guards learn about the use of force stages which are guidelines as to how much force may be used against a resisting subject in a given situation. There are different stages. It starts with a security guard being at the scene, whereas there’s a visual presence of authority that helps keep people safe. Next… Read more »

Why Employers Want Certified Security Professionals

Male security guard talking by telephone in surveillance room

You could hire your burly brother to stand outside your business and look tough and official and pretend to be your professional security guard. But without any training or certifications, if there was a major problem, would he know how to professionally handle the situation? Probably not. That’s why it’s so important to hire certified… Read more »

How Taking Security Training Courses Can Lengthen Your Law Enforcement Career

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Taking security training courses can improve your chances of having a long career in law enforcement. Whether you decide to become a security guard or a law enforcement officer, training courses help broaden your knowledge and can help you become the expert you want to be. What are some things you can do to prepare… Read more »

Improve Your Career Outlook By Becoming a Certified Armed Security Guard

man in suit pulling his gun out of the holster

Are you currently an unarmed security guard? Why should you become certified to become an armed guard? If there’s a pecking order among guards, armed guards are above unarmed guards because they have more training and they can carry a weapon on their person. That gives them more power, authority, and prestige. In general, most… Read more »

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

Security Officer Using Handcuffs

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 »

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 »