WHAT ALL CALIFORNIA SECURITY GUARDS NEED TO KNOW
Assembly Bill AB 2880 was a landmark bill inalifornia that requires new guards to meet the training requirement is below. That bill was passed and first implemented in the year 2004.
GUARD CARD TRAINING
New guards can get their guard card with an initial 8 hours training (Power To Arrest/ Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism Awareness course).
To update your new guard card, you need an additional 16 hours of training in the first 30 days. Also, 16 more hours of training is needed in
the first 6 months.
All guards need to have 8 hours refresher course each year for as long as they have their guard card.
The guard card is good for a term of 2 years and
is renewable each 2 years.
FIREARMS PERMIT TRAINING
A firearms permit requires 14 hours of firearms training. It's also necessary to qualify for each caliber (9mm, .40, .45, etc.) for which the guard wants to carry. The permit holder is required to qualify twice a year, semi-annually at the range with live fire. The firearms permit is good for a term of 2 years and is renewable each 2 years. Permit holders are advised to renew 60 days prior to the expiration of the firearms permit.
OC PEPPER SPRAY TRAINING
A California security guard can carry OC pepper spray only with appropriate training. A certification card will provide proof of authority to carry.
ATTENTION CALIFORNIA SECURITY GUARDS
Don't let your guard card license elapse. Although you already have your guard card, the state (BSIS - Bureau of Security and Investigative Services), you need to make sure that you are meeting the training requirements, including the annual training. Same goes for security guard firearms permits. BSIS will definitely verify your training when you're up for renewal, so you have to stay on top of this. We at Academy Security Training can help you meet the security training requirements. We are here to help you.
Services we are offering to you, the California security guard:
*Bi-annual Firearms Requalification
*Assistance and guidance in applying to BSIS - Bureau of Security and
*Security Guard Courses (Call for availability)
1. Power To Arrest / Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism Awareness (Mandatory, 8 hours)
2.Public Relations- Community & Customer (Mandatory, 4 hours)
3.Observation and Documentation (Mandatory, 4 hours)
4.Communication and Its Significance (Mandatory, 4 hours)
5.Liability and Legal Aspects (Mandatory, 4 hours)
6. Post Orders and Assignments (Elective, 4 hours)
7.Company Policies/Orientation (Elective, 4 hours)
8.Evacuation Procedures (Elective, 4 hours)
9.Officer Safety (Elective, 4 hours)
10.Arrests, Search and Seizures (Elective, 4 hours)
11.Access Control (Elective, 2 hours)
12.Trespass (Elective, 4 hours)
13.Criminal Laws (Elective, 2 hours)
14.Handling Difficult People (Elective, 4 hours)
15.Workplace Violence (Elective, 4 hours)
16.Chemical Agents (Elective, 8 hours)
17.Preserving the Incident Scene (Elective, 4 hours)
18.Crowd Control (Elective, 4 hours)
19.Driver Safety (Elective, 4 hours)
20.Security Supervision (Elective, 4 hours)
21.Courtroom Demeanor (Elective, 4 hours)
22.Parking/Traffic Control (Elective, 2 hours)
23.Radio Procedures (Elective, 2 hours)