State of Georgia Security Classes

Security Guards, also called security officers, patrol & inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, & illegal activity.  They protect their employer's property, enforce rules & regulations on the property, deter criminal activity, & other problems.  These workers may be armed.  They use various forms of telecommunications to call for assistance from police, fire, or emergency medical services.  Security guards write comprehensive reports   outlining their observations & activities during their assigned shift.  They also may interview witnesses or   victims, prepare case reports, & testify in court.*


 *From Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 - Bureau of Labor website


The Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies administers "The Private Detective & Security Agencies Act" to safeguard the citizens of this state by regulation of private detective & security businesses. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. The Board has authority to determine qualifications of applicants for licensure, & to investigate complaints & take appropriate disciplinary action. 


The Board meets at scheduled times in Macon, & the meetings are open to the public.  Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit written request to the office.


Private detective businesses are required to be licensed, & the employees of the company engaged in investigative activities are required to be registered.  


Private security companies are required to be licensed, & armed security guards of the companies are required to be registered.  


Unarmed security guards are not required to be registered, but are required to be trained in accordance with the rules of the Board.  


(http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/42)

 

John "Mike" Bain is licensed by the Georgia Secretary of State's Board of Private Investigators & Security Agencies to teach the State of Georgia Armed/Unarmed Security & Continuing Education Courses listed below:   (License #:  CFTR001140)

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These classes are not normally kept on the calendar. Please contact us with questions &/or to set up a class.

UNARMED SECURITY TRAINING

ARMED SECURITY TRAINING

UN/ARMED COMBO CLASSES

SECURITY OFFICER SHOTGUN COURSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION

ADDITIONAL FIREARMS TRAINING FOR SECURITY OFFICERS

State of Georgia Unarmed Security Course

Effective September 1, 2007, a minimum of 24 hours (3 full days) of classroom instruction is required in a basic training program that includes, but is not limited to, the following:


  • The Role of Private Security
    • Duties & Functions of a Security Officer
    • Private Security & the Criminal Justice System
    • Crime awareness & prevention
    • Ethics & Professionalism


  • Legal Aspects
    • Overview of Title 43-38 as it relates to the Security Profession
    • Overview of the Board Rules 503-3-
    • Principle Misdemeanors & Felonies
    • Arrest & Proper Use of Force
    • Liabilities from Use of Force
    • Courtroom Testimony


  • Patrol & Observation
    • Patrol Techniques
    • Information Gathering
    • Crimes in Progress
    • Safety of the Security Officer
    • Note Taking & Report Writing


  • Incident Response
    • Responding to Emergencies
    • Crowd Control and Evacuation
    • Fire Control & Prevention
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Bomb Threats & Terrorism


  • Security Resources
    • CCTV Operation & Video Documentation
    • Alarm Systems
    • Access Control
    • Electronic Article Surveillance
  • Customer Services Issues
    • Public Relations
    • Interpersonal Communications


  • First Aid Overview
    • This is just an overview.  It is highly recommended that you take a good first aid course.


NOTES:


You can work for more than one security agency at a time. 

Class Materials, Lunches & a Completion Certificate are included in the course fee. 

Whatever company or companies you work for will apply for a license for you from the Georgia Board of Private Detectives & Security Agencies once you present them with your Completion Certificate.

This class is not put on the regular schedule.  Please contact us to schedule this course. 

(License #:  CFTR001140)  

Please contact us with any questions or to set up a class.

State of Georgia Armed Security Course

The Georgia Board of Private Detectives & Security Agencies has set out specific training standards of individuals who possess or will possess an exposed or concealed weapon license.  


This is a basic course designed to orient students to the characteristics, parts, & design of firearms as well as the proper use & safety of such firearms.


Prerequisite:  Successful completion of the State of Georgia Unarmed Security Officer Course


Lessons in the State of Georgia Armed Security Officer Course include:


The History of Firearms

  •           The Invention of Canons
  •           The Development of Hand Held Firearms
  •           The Emergence of Modern Weapons

Deadly Force

  •           Definitions
  •           Events In Which Use of Force May Be Required
  •           Special Considerations
  •           Escalation of Force
  •           Justification for Deadly Force
  •           Potential Disciplinary Actions by The State Board
  •           What Would You Do?
  •           Other Matters of Consideration

Liability Issues

  •           National Use of Force Policy
  •           Types of Liability
  •           You be the Judge

Ballistics

  •           Internal Ballistics
  •           External Ballistics
  •           Terminal Ballistics

The Handgun

  •           Selection of Caliber
  •           Revolvers vs. Semi-Automatics
  •           The Revolver
  •           The Semi-Automatic

Malfunctions

  •           Failure to Feed
  •           Failure to Fire
  •           Failure to Extract
  •           Failure to Eject
  •           Ammunition Malfunctions

Firearm Range Qualifications

  •           Proper Stance
  •           Proper Grip & Draw
  •           Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, & Trigger Control
  •           Firearm Range Safety
  •           Range Procedures & Rules of Conduct
  •           Range Commands for Semi-Automatic Pistol

Range Course of Fire:


  • Three (3) Yards From the Hip - 6 Total Rounds in 10 Seconds 
  • Seven (7) Yards From Point Shoulder - 12 Total Rounds in 40 Seconds 
  • Fifteen (15) Yards 
    • From Point Shoulder      6 Rounds 
    • From Kneeling                   6 Rounds                    
    • 45 Seconds  
  • Twenty-five (25) Yards   
    • Kneeling                              6 Rounds 
    • Standing*                        12 Rounds                  
    • 120 Seconds


        *With or Without Barricade


    During the Course of Fire, holders of weapon permits must qualify with the same type/caliber of weapon that they carry. 


    A minimum of 144 rounds of ammunition must be fired as practice & two (2) strings of 48 rounds with the highest score to be used for qualification.  A passing score of 70% must be met.


    The shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor range.  Please dress appropriately.  Eye and ear protection is required.  We recommend a high-necked shirt.  Hot brass can blister.  Flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet will not be allowed.  You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes.


    Ladies:  If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot and handle ammunition.  


    Successful completion of the State of GA Armed Security Officer Course will allow you to receive your Blue Card license from whatever agency or agencies you will be working for.  Your company/companies will apply for this license for you.  


    The course fee includes Class Materials, Lunches, a Completion Certificate, & Range Fees.  


    This class is not put on the regular schedule.   Please contact us to schedule this course. 


    (License #:  CFTR001140)    

Contact us for more information on the State of Georgia Security Courses (& everything else we offer!).

State of Georgia Unarmed/Armed Security Combo Course

The State of Georgia Security Officer Combined Course is both the Unarmed & Armed Courses completed over one week.  This class meets all requirements for an Armed Security Officer license.


Please see the State of GA Unarmed and Armed Security Officer Course sections above  for complete details.

This course is five full days.  Course Materials, Lunches, Completion Certificates & Range fees are included in the course fee.


This class is not put on the regular schedule.  Please contact us to schedule this course.


(License #:  CFTR0011

Security Officer Shotgun Course

The Security Shotgun Qualification Course is a Georgia Secretary of State-approved class & meets all requirements to obtain a shotgun license.


According to Board Rule 509-3-.08, Instructors shall qualify personnel authorized to carry a shotgun according to a course of fire acceptable to the Board.  A minimum passing score of 80% must be achieved on the firing range, proctored by a firearms instructor licensed by the Board.  All armed personnel must comply with the requirements of Board Rule 509-4-.01.


All agencies using 12 gauge riot-type shotguns, or other type of shotgun approved by the Board, shall provide training to personnel authorized to carry a shotgun according to the curriculum approved by the Board prior to issuance of weapons. 


Information in the State of Georgia Shotgun Course includes:


     History of the Shotgun


     The Modern Shotgun

          The Pump Shotgun (Slide Action)

          The Automatic Shotgun (Self Loader)


     The Police Shotgun


     Shotgun Ammunition 

          Components of the Shotshell

          Shot Sizes

          Penetration 

           Spread 


     Shotgun Parts

          Stock

          Shotgun Actions: Self-Loader & Slide Action

          Barrels - Length, Bore Size, Choke


     Why the Shotgun is Used


     Shooting Positions & Techniques

          Standing Position

          Kneeling Position

          Sitting Position

          Prone Position

          Skip Firing


     Safety

          Carrying or Holding the Shotgun

          Safety in the Automobile


This course is 4 hours, including shooting time.   A Completion Certificate & Range Fees are included in the course fee.


This class is not put on the regular schedule.  Please contact us to schedule this course.


(License #:  CFTR001140) 

Continuing Education for the Security Officer

Note to Private Detectives:  While we do offer your annual Firearms Qualification Course, we do not currently offer your Continuing Education course.


According to Board Rule 509-3-.12:


Any registered employee who renews a registration after September 1, 2007 must comply with continuing education requirements contained in this rule.


Exemption for Newly-Registered Employees:  Security employees who obtain their first registration by the Board within the second year of the renewal cycle (after September 1 of the even-numbered year) will not be required to obtain continuing education hours for the first renewal of their registration.


Registered security employees must have eight (8) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of employee registrations.  Employees registered as security guards must have sixteen (16) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of employee registrations.


Lessons in the State of Georgia Continuing Education Course include:


         Homeland Security

               Indicators of Terrorism

               Cooperation with Homeland Security Agencies


          Ethics


          Industry-Related Training


          Re-qualification with sidearms (for Armed Security Officers)


NOTES:


Shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor range.  Please dress appropriately.  Eye & ear protection is required.  We recommend a high-necked shirt.  Hot brass can blister.  Flip-flops, sandals, & bare feet will not be allowed.  You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes.


Ladies:  If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot and handle ammunition.


This course is one full day & is based on the presumption that you will take a full day of Continuing Education per year. 

 

A Completion Certificate & Lunch is included in the course fee.

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This class is not put on the regular schedule.  Please contact us to schedule this course.


(License #:  CFTR001140) 

State of Georgia Additional Caliber(s) Qualifications

This additional course allows the Armed Security Officer to carry a different caliber pistol.  This class must be taken for each caliber the officer is interested in carrying.


We will follow the same Course of Fire as the State of GA Armed Security Officer Course.  


This course is 2 hours.  A Completion Certificate & Range Fees are included in the course fee.


This class is not put on the regular schedule.  Please contact us to schedule this course.


(License #:  CFTR001140)