There are over 16,000 Security Guard Companies licensed in the United States along with another 2,000+ proprietary guard services. A large part of them are our customers and have used our training products.  That’s because our training videos and instructor manuals typically exceed 90% of all State training requirements.

 

Click on your state below to see the requirements, and how SGM’s training products can help cover the subject requirements for you.

ALABAMA

8 hours Armed Security

14 hours Board approved classroom

 

✓= SGM training Subject Available 

✓ Firearms Safety Training

✓ Video-Based Training

✓ General Patrol Techniques

✓ Crimes & Incidents In Progress

✓ General Workplace Environmental, Health & Safety Concerns

✓ Security Officer Safety

✓ Observation And Information Gathering

✓ Note Taking And Report Writing

✓ General Emergency Response Procedures

✓ Fire Prevention And Control (Required During Initial Training)

✓ Methods Of Crowd Control (Required During Initial Training)

✓ Bomb Threats

✓ First Aid, CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator

✓ Hazardous Weather Conditions

✓ Hazardous Materials

✓ Terrorism

✓ Evacuation Procedures

✓ Patrol Documentation Systems

Video Monitoring And Documentation Systems

Alarm Systems

✓ Access Control Systems

✓ Fire Extinguishers And Fire Suppression Systems

✓ Firearms

✓ Less-Lethal Weapons

✓ Restraints

✓ Motor Vehicle Operations For Security

✓ Public Relations

✓ Interpersonal Communications

ALASKA

8 hours general pre-assignment training

40 hours of in-service training

8 Hour refresher course

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available 

✓ Law Of Arrest

✓ Law Of Search And Seizure

✓ Duties And Responsibilities To The Employer And Client

✓ Fire Prevention

✓ First Aid

✓ Patrol Techniques.

ARIZONA

8 Hour Required SG Curriculum

8-Hour Unarmed Security Guard Class

16-Hour armed Security Guard Firearms Training

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available 

✓ Orientation

✓ Criminal Law

✓ Uniform

✓ Communications

✓ Use Of Force

✓ General Procedures

✓ Crime Scene

✓ Ethics

✓ First Response

ARKANSAS

8 Hours Phase I (unarmed)

16 Hours Phase II (armed)

8 hours class

8 hours firing range 36 Hours (Phase III)

Annual refresher course

 

✓= SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Legal Authority

✓ Field Note Taking

✓ Report Writing;

✓ Range Firing And Procedure And Handgun Safety And Maintenance

✓ Use Of Deadly Force

✓ Weapon Safety

✓ Live Fire Training, Marksmanship

✓ Legal Limitations On Use Of Firearms

✓ Active Shooter Training

✓ Trauma Care (CPR)

✓ Defense Tactics

✓ Weapon Retention

CALIFORNIA

✓ Powers To Arrest

✓ Weapons Of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness

✓ Public Relations (Community & Customer)

✓ Observation & Documentation

✓ Communication And Its Significance

✓ Liability / Legal Aspects

✓ Post Orders & Assignments

✓ Employer Policies / Orientation

✓ Evacuation Procedures

✓ Officer Safety

✓ Arrests, Search

✓ Access Control

✓ Trespass – 4 Hours

✓ Laws, Codes, Regulations And Ordinances

✓ First Aid / CPR

✓ Handling Difficult People

✓ Work Place Violence

✓ Chemical Agents

✓ Preserving The Incident Scene

✓ Crowd Control

✓ Driver Safety

✓ Supervision

✓ Courtroom Demeanor

✓ Parking / Traffic Control

✓ Radio Procedures

✓ Firearms Training

✓ Baton Training

✓ School Security Guard Training 

✓ Introduction To Executive Protection

✓ Annual Firearms Requalification

✓ Fire Safety Course

✓ Course In The Use Of A Stun Gun Or Air Taser

COLORADO

✓ Firearm Safety

Only Armed Security Officers Are Mandated To Take An 8-Hour Training And Firearms Qualification Course And Annually Take A Refresher Course In Order To Receive And Maintain The Security Firearms.

We have many Colorado customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees. 

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

CONNECTICUT

8 Hours firearms training

No specified training for online security officers

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Basic First Aid

✓ Search And Seizure Laws And Regulations

✓ Use Of Force

✓ Basic Criminal Justice

✓ Public Safety Issues

DELEWARE

16 Hours

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Legal Requirements And Limitations

✓ Use Of Force

✓ Ethics

✓ Emergency Services

✓ Diversity, Communication

✓ Asset Protection

✓ Terrorism

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

24 hours Classroom
16-hour, on-the-job training
8-hour annual in-service training

 ✓ = SGM Training Subject 

 

✓ Terrorism Awareness
✓ Emergency Procedures, Including Evacuation And First-Aid
✓ Customer Service And Interaction With Tourists
✓ Arrest Authority
✓ Baton/OCS/Spray/Hand
✓ Handgun
✓ Note Taking
✓ Homeland Security
✓ Testifying
✓ Tactics Of Terrorist
✓ CPR/First Aid
    Criminal And Constitutional Law
✓ Patrol Techniques
✓ Customer Service
✓ Conflict Resolution
✓ Ethics
✓ Report Writing
✓ Active Shooter Response
✓ Use Of Force
✓ Bomb
✓ Firearms Training

FLORIDA

40 Hours

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

    Legal Aspects of Private Security

✓ Role of Private Security Officers

✓ Security Officer Conduct

    Principles of Communication

✓ Observation & Incident Reporting

✓ Principles of Access Control

✓ Patrols

    Principles of Safeguarding Information

✓ Physical Security

✓ Interviewing Techniques

✓ Emergency Preparedness

    Safety Awareness

✓ Medical Emergencies

✓ Terrorism

✓ Event Security & Special Assignments

✓ Communications Systems

    Special Issues

✓ Introduction to Weapons

 

 

 

GEORGIA

24 Hours

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Role Of Private Security

✓ Crime Awareness And Prevention

    Private Security And The Criminal Justice System

✓ Ethics And Professionalism

✓ Legal Aspects

✓ Principal Misdemeanors And Felonies

    Overview Of Title 43-38 As It Relates To The Security Profession

    Overview Of Board Rules 509 Et Al

✓ Arrest And Proper Use Of Force

✓ Liability

✓ Courtroom Testimony

✓ Patrol And Observation

✓ Patrol Techniques

✓ Information Gathering

✓ Crimes In Progress

✓ Officer Safety

✓ Note Taking And Report Writing

✓ Incident Response

✓ Responding To Emergencies

✓ Crowd Control And Evacuation

✓ Fire Control And Prevention

✓ Hazardous Materials

✓ Bomb Threats And Terrorism

✓ Security Resources

    CCTV Operation And Video Documentation

✓ Alarm Systems

✓ Access Control Electronic Article Surveillance

✓ Customer Service Issues

✓ Public Relations

✓ Interpersonal Communications

✓ First Aid Overview

HAWAII

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Conflict Of Interest

✓ Unethical Conduct

✓ Suppression Of Evidence

✓ Office

✓ Identification

✓ Uniforms, Badges, Identification, Emblems

✓ List Of Employees

✓ Powers And Duties Of Private Detectives And Guards

✓ Standards Of Conduct

IDAHO

Not regulated. The following subjects have been purchased through SGM for several Idaho companies

We have many Idaho customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees. 

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

ILLINOIS

✓= SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Investigative Techniques
✓ Observation Skills
✓ Report Writing
✓ Emergency Response
✓ Crime Prevention Techniques
✓ Basic Self-Defense
Criminal Justice Terminology
✓ Basic Emergency Practices and First Aid
✓ Writing Reports
✓ Patrol Techniques
✓ Handcuffing and Weapon Retention
✓ Crime Prevention
✓ Courtroom Testimony
✓ Weapons Training

INDIANA

✓ Guard property against thievery, arson, property damage, and terrorism

✓ Testify in court

✓ Act as property law enforcer

✓ Contact police, fire, or emergency medical services via radio and telephone

✓ Write reports describing observations and activities during assigned shift

✓ Interview witnesses or victims

✓ Prepare case reports

✓ Basic Self-Defense Criminal Justice Terminology

✓ Basic Emergency Practices and First Aid

✓ Writing Reports

✓ Patrol Techniques

✓ Handcuffing and Weapon Retention

✓ Crime Prevention

✓ Courtroom Testimony

✓ Weapons Training

IOWA

✓ Patrolling
✓ Emergency Response
✓ Traffic Control
✓ Incident Documentation
✓ Communication
✓ Customer Service/Professionalism

KANSAS

A 48-hour course designed to train Security Officers
✓ = SGM Training Subject

    Orientation
    Histories and Duties
    City Code Chapter 3.72
✓ Critical Ordinances
✓ Civil Liability
✓ Effective Communications and Public Relations
✓ Ethics and Professional Behavior
✓ Cultural Awareness
✓ Fixed Posts and Patrol Procedures
✓ Use of Force
    PPCT
✓ Handcuffing
    Overview of the Criminal Justice System
✓ Note Taking and Report Writing
✓ Courtroom Testimony
✓ Crime Scene Protocol
✓ Sexual Harassment
✓ Workplace Violence
✓ Crime Prevention
✓ Vehicle Approach and Contact
✓ Defensive Driving
✓ Fire Safety
✓ Bomb Procedure
✓ Building Search
✓ Crowd Management
    Edge Weapon Defense
✓ Information Collection on Patrol
✓ Interviewing
✓ Scenarios
    Baton
✓ OC Spray

KENTUCKY

✓ Identify the functions of specific types of security agencies, officers, and investigators.
✓ Identify differences between the legal authority of police officers and security officers.
✓ Identify the lawful civil authority of security officers.
✓ Explain how constitutional law applies to arrest, search, and seizure by security officers.
✓ Define security procedures for fire protection, safety, and emergency planning.
✓ Demonstrate physical security and defenses.
✓ Compare and contrast security issues related to law enforcement and private security.
✓ Demonstrate knowledge of intrusion and access controls.
✓ Demonstrate knowledge of loss protection principles and techniques.
✓ Identify security applications in retail businesses.
    Identify the principles of computer security
    Define institutional security

LOUISIANA

1st 8 Hour Class

2nd 8 Hour Class

✓ Firearms

No other state requirements available

MAINE

No state requirements found.

We have many Maine customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees. 

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

 

MARYLAND

No training requirements were found for Unarmed Security Officers.

We have many Maryland customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees. 

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

MASSACHUSETTS

No training requirements were found for Unarmed Security Officers.

We have many Massachusetts customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees.

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

MICHIGAN

We have many Michigan customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees. 

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

MINNESOTA

6 Hours

6 Hours weapons

12 hours of pre-assignment training

✓  = SGM Training Subject 

 

✓ First aid training course

✓ Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid

✓ Ethics

✓ Communications

✓ Security Overview

✓ Assessment and emergency response

MISSISSIPPI

30 Hours unarmed

8 Hours refresher every 2 years

16-20 Hours on the job training

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Generic eight-hour pre-assignment training course
✓ Basic training
✓ The role of private security
✓ Legal Aspects
✓ Patrol and Observation
✓ Incident Response
✓ Surveillance operation and documentation
✓ Working with and addressing the public
✓ First Aid Overview & CPR

MISSOURI

✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ The role of private security

✓ Legal Aspects

✓ Patrol and Observation

✓ Incident Response

✓ Surveillance operation and documentation

✓ Working with and addressing the public

✓ First Aid Overview & CPR

MONTANA

16 hours

✓ = SGM Training Subjects

✓ Role and function of the security guard;
✓ Interaction and cooperation with law enforcement;
✓ Limitations on the use of force and self-defense and the use-of-force continuum;
✓ Emergency procedures and hazardous material preparedness;
✓ Communication skills, report writing, and radio communication;
✓ Crisis intervention and crowd control;
✓ Patrol techniques; and
✓ Ethical and legal issues, including, but not limited to:
✓ Confidentiality and right of privacy;
✓ Searches of persons and property;
✓ Limitations on the power to arrest and detain suspects;
    Treatment of juveniles, persons with physical or mental disabilities, and other special classes (e.g., racial,
    religious, or cultural);
✓ Preservation of crime scene and handling of evidence; and
✓ Preventing abuse of authority.
    In addition to these training requirements, armed security guards shall complete firearms qualification and
    re-qualify in accordance with ARM 24.182.420 and 24.182.421.

NEBRASKA

No training requirements were found for Unarmed Security Officers.

We have many Nebraska customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees.

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

NEVADA

✓ Rights of citizens

✓ Powers of arrest

✓ Limits of authority

✓ Recognizing noncompliance with laws Recognizing noncompliance with regulations

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

No State requirements found for unarmed guards.

Only requirements are if a particular agency has curriculum.

They do, however, require a license.

 

We have many New Hampshire customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees.

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

NEW JERSEY

24 Hour Course

2 Hours each subject

8 Hour refresher Course

✓ = SGM Training Subject

 

✓ Homeland security and counter-terrorism;

✓ Communications/emergency response

✓ Theft prevention

✓ Limits on the use of force

✓ Detention of suspects

✓ Ethics and professional conduct

✓ First aid/CPR/AED

✓ Uniform and Equipment

✓ Maintenance and reporting of security officer records

NEW MEXICO

28 Hours

 ✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ Legal responsibilities
✓ Introduction to use of force continuum, Powers of detention and New Mexico laws of citizen arrest
✓ Appropriate search and seizure, legal restrictions and civil liability New Mexico laws on trespass
✓ Communication with local law enforcement, jurisdiction and limitations of authority
✓ Radio dispatch protocol and other communication tools
✓ Image, professional communication, note-taking and report writing
✓ Identifying evidence
✓ Care and handling of evidence
✓ Securing the immediate area
✓ Evidence tampering and/or removal
✓ Witness/participant identification
✓ Verbal and written communication and conflict management
✓ First responder basic first aid Specific weapon endorsement
✓ The five firearms safety rules
✓ Weapon manipulation
✓ Types of side arms
✓ Firearm retention and equipment
✓ Firearm storage devices
✓ Locking devices
✓ Ammunition and storage
✓ Training household members
✓ Hazards of loaded firearms in the home
✓ Mental conditioning and tactics
✓ Weapon manipulation and marksmanship
✓ Threat recognition and judgmental shooting

NEW YORK

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training

16 Hour On-The-Job Training

48 Hour Firearms Training

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training

8 Hour Annual

 

 ✓ = SGM Training Subject 

✓ The role of the security guard in protecting property and lives

✓ Legal powers and limitations

✓ Handling emergency situations

✓ Access control procedures

✓ Communications and public relations

✓ Report writing

✓ Ethics and conduct

✓ CPR/First aid

NORTH CAROLINA

16 Hours Unarmed

20 Hours Firearms

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ Legal limitations on the use of hand guns

✓ Powers and authority of an armed security guard

✓ Range firing and procedure

✓ Hand gun safety and maintenance

✓ Homeland security

✓ Tactics of Terrorist

✓ Executive Protection

✓ Report Writing

✓ Note Taking

✓ Surveillance

✓ Testifying

✓ Civil Process

✓ Insurance Fraud

✓ Interviewing

✓ Background Investigations

✓ Interrogation

✓ Ethics

OHIO

20 Hours Basic Training Armed

5 Hours Handgun Training

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ Firearms basic training in the use of other firearms

✓ Emergency Medical Response

✓ Adult First Aid/CPR

✓ Defense Tactics with Handcuffing

✓ Chemical Aerosol

OKLAHOMA

27 Hours

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ Basic Life Support (CPR/AED/First Aid)

✓ Crime Scene Investigator

✓ Tactical Rifle

✓ Expandable Baton Training (4 hours)

✓ Search Techniques (2 Hours) Tactical pistol 1 (8 hours)

✓ Report Writing (8 Hours)

✓ Domestic/Sexual Violence Intervention (6 Hours)

✓ Ethics (8 Hours)

✓ OC/Pepper Spray

✓ Writing Reports

✓ Patrol Techniques

✓ Public Relations

OREGON

14 hours

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject

✓ Law

✓ Communications

✓ Decision Making and Problem Solving

✓ Patrol

✓ Identity Checks

✓ Scene Management

✓ Fire

✓ Medical

✓ Active Threat/Active Shooter

✓ Bomb Threats

✓ Weapons of Mass Destruction

PENNSYLVANIA

8 Hour Pre-assignment Training

16 Hours On-the-Job Training

8 Hours Annual Service

48 Fire Arms Course

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject 
✓ Private security role
✓ Legal aspects
✓ Crowd control
✓ CPR
✓ Access control
✓ Use of force/ continuum of force
✓ Workplace violence
✓ Theft prevention
✓ Note taking
✓ Testimony

RHODE ISLAND

8 Hour Training

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Security Regulations and Procedures Techniques of Patrols

✓ Communications

✓ Crime Prevention

✓ Alarms

✓ Bombs and Bomb Threats

✓ Emergency Procedures

✓ Dealing with Difficult Situations

✓ Laws of Evidence

✓ Theft and Pilferage

✓ Use of Public Spaces and Prohibition of Smoking in Public

✓ Doors, Hallways and Other Property

✓ Monitoring

✓ Safety Procedures

✓ Report Writing

✓ Grooming and Appearance

✓ Public Relations

✓ General Sensitivity Crimes

✓ Fire Prevention and Control

✓ Fire Alarm Systems

✓ Detecting Fire Risks

✓ Fire Incident Procedures

✓ Evacuation plan for the building to which assigned

✓ Assisting Fire Department Personnel

✓ First Aid

SOUTH CAROLINA

4 Hours classroom

2 Hours for company orientation, company policies and procedures

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Post Orders for Security Officers

✓ Security Officer Registration

✓ Security Officer Ethics

✓ Security Officer Professionalism

✓ Situational Awareness

✓ Observation

✓ Law Enforcement Relations

✓ Note Taking / Reports

✓ Discovered Criminal Activity

✓ Crime Scene Preservation

✓ Workplace Violence and Emergency Response

✓ Violent Event Threats

✓ Training Documentation

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Legal and ethical issues

✓ Detainment of criminal suspects

✓ Reporting to the authorities

✓ Immediate response to fire and medical emergencies

✓ Written reports

✓ Proper use of non-lethal force

✓ Public dealings

TENNESSEE

4 Hours General Training

1 Hour Orientation

1 Hour Legal Powers & Limitations

1 Hour Emergency Procedures

1 Hour General Duties

8 Hours Armed

8 Hours additional Firearms

3 Hours Handling Firearm

4 Hours Range Training

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Role of a Security Officer

✓ Attitude and Conduct of Security Officers

✓ Criminal and Civil Laws and Liabilities

✓ General First Aid

✓ Emergency Evacuation and Notification Procedures

✓ Patrol Procedures (Foot and Vehicle)

✓ General Security Terminology – to include access control, etc.

✓ Report Writing

✓ Classroom hours of firearms

✓ Proper firearm carry procedures and holsters;

✓ Safe retention procedures;

✓ Basics of marksmanship;

✓ Firearm nomenclature

✓ Firearm operation and function

✓ Safe firearm handling

✓ Firearm storage at home, work and transporting

✓ Cleaning and care of a firearm

✓ Marksmanship, survival and stress

✓ Fire Range Safety

✓ Loading and Unloading Handgun

✓ Drawing and Holstering the Handgun

✓ Minimum Course of Fire

✓ The minimum course will be dry fired first

✓ Revolvers use double action only

✓ Semi-Automatic subject to handgun function

✓ Firing Range Safety

✓ Loading and Unloading Shotgun

✓ Minimum Course of Fire

TEXAS

Level III 45 Hours

Level IV 15 Hours

Firearms 6 Hours

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Weaponless defense

    Classroom instruction required by DPS Security Administrative Rules and Occupations Code Chapter 1702

✓ Handcuffing

✓ Pepper Spray

✓ Baton Training

✓ CPR/First Aid

✓ Prevention and Deterrence

✓ Ethics

✓ Perception of the officer

✓ Liaison between the Police and Client

✓ Observation and Reporting

✓ Emergency Response

✓ Offenses and Arrest

✓ Types of offenses

✓ Radio Procedures

✓ Report Writing

✓ Conflict Resolution

    Texas Penal Code

    Employee Termination I Downsizing

    Executive Protection I Personal Protection

    Business Travel Protection – domestic and international

✓ Death Threat Protection

    Civil Case I Civil Standby Protection

✓ Concerts I Performers I Event Security

    Professional Athletes Protection ·Celebrities I Actors I VIP Protection

✓ Work Place Violence

✓ Domestic Violence

UTAH

16 hours of basic classroom

8 hours of elective course

6 Hours Annual

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Ethics

✓ Report Writing

✓ Patrol Techniques

✓ Sexual Harassment

✓ CPR

✓ First aid

✓ Basic self-defense

✓ Driving techniques for the security professional

✓ Escort techniques

✓ Crowd control

✓ Access control and the use of electronic detection devices

✓ Introduction to security’s role

✓ Use of defensive items and objects

✓ Management of aggressive behavior, use of force, de-escalation techniques

✓ Homeland security involving bomb threats and anti-terrorism

✓ Firearms and its ammunition

✓ Care and cleaning of the weapon

VERMONT

40 hour course

The first 8 hours power to arrest

32 hours of security training classes (16 of which need to be completed within 30 days) within 30 days 

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Role of Private Security

✓ Legal Aspects

✓ Patrol and Observation

✓ Incident Response

✓ Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation

✓ Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public

✓ First Aid Overview

✓ Report Writing

✓ Pepper Spray

✓ Baton

✓ Handgun

✓ Powers to Arrest

VIRGINIA

32 Hour Certification

16 Hours in-service during each 2- year period

18 Hours Course Time

4 Hours Law

2 Hours Patrol

4 Hours Documentation

4 Hours Emergency

2 Hours Confrontation

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Orientation

✓ Code of Ethics

✓ General Duties and Responsibilities

✓ Patrol

✓ Communication

✓ Access control

✓ Management

✓ Emergency procedures

✓ Use of force

✓ Security Patrol

✓ Access Control

✓ Communications

✓ Documentation

✓ Emergency Procedures

✓ Confrontation Management

✓ Professionalism

✓ Legal Issues

✓ Investigations

✓ Defensive Tactics/Use of Force

✓ Driver Training

✓ Field Training

✓ Weapons

WASHINGTON STATE

4 Hours formal setting

4 Hours individual instruction

8 Hours Post Assignment

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Basic principles

✓ Basic role of the security guard

✓ Observation

✓ Proper actions, reactions

✓ Homeland security – terrorism and surveillance

✓ Legal powers and limitations

✓ Citizen’s arrest

✓ Authority to detain, question, or search a private citizen

✓ Authority to search or seize private property

✓ Use of force

✓ Avoiding liability

✓ Emergency response

✓ How to define what is or is not an emergency situation

✓ Response to fires

✓ Response to medical emergencies

✓ Response to criminal acts

✓ Bomb threats

✓ Safety and accident prevention

✓ Hazardous materials

✓ Accident reporting

✓ Report writing

✓ Elements and characteristics of a report

✓ Post assignment

✓ Basic role of private security guards

✓ Security awareness

✓ Private security guards and the criminal justice system

✓ Information sharing

✓ Crime and loss prevention

✓ Legal aspects of private security

✓ Evidence and evidence handling

✓ Use of force

✓ Court testimony

✓ Incident scene

✓ Security officer conduct

✓ Ethics

✓ Honesty

✓ Professional image

✓ Observation and incident reporting

✓ Observation technique

✓ Note taking

✓ Report writing

✓ Principles of communications

✓ Interpersonal skills

✓ Verbal communication skills

✓ Building relationships with law enforcement

✓ Customer services and public relations

✓ Workplace violence

✓ Principles of access control

✓ Enter and exit control procedures

✓ Electronic security systems

✓ Principles of safeguarding information

✓ Proprietary and confidential

✓ Emergency response procedures

✓ Critical incident response (e.g., natural disasters. accidents, human caused events)

✓ Evacuation processes

✓ Life safety awareness

✓ Safety hazards in the workplace/surroundings

✓ Emergency equipment placement

✓ Fire prevention skills

✓ Hazardous materials

✓ Occupational safety and health requirements (e.g., OSHA related training, bloodborne pathogens, etc.) 

✓ Job assignment and post orders

✓ Assignments and tasks

✓ Patrol

WEST VIRGINIA

No training requirements were found for Unarmed Security Officers.

We have many West Virginia customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees.

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

WISCONSIN

No training requirements were found for Unarmed Security Officers.

We have many Wisconsin customers that have purchased and use our products to help better educate their employees.

We strongly suggest that you provide all employees training on security subjects.  This not only helps develop a better and more professional employee base, it also helps set you apart from the competition.  Your customers will appreciate the extra training also! Give us a call, we will be happy to help recommend training subjects.

WYOMING

8 Hours Initial Classroom

8 Hours Additional Training

16 Hours (within 30 days)

16 Hours (within 6 months)

Total 40 hours of classroom

 

✓ = SGM Training Subject Available

✓ Powers to arrest

✓ Observe and report

✓ Public relations

✓ Baton

✓ Handgun (if armed)

✓ Pepper spray

✓ Patrol

✓ Communication

✓ Reports