Non Commission Security Officer Course - Level II
This is a 6 hour course designed to give future security officers the information need to attain a carreer in the security industry. The State now allows you to take the required course on the go, without stepping foot into a classroom. Online courses allow ttendance to classes with the flexibility around your busy schedule. This course provides the necessary training needed to obtain a license as a non-commissioned security officer in the State of Texas. Upon completion of the training and earning a passing score on the test, a certificate will be emailed and the original will be mailed to the address entered on the registration form.
The Basic Security Officer instruction includes: Ethics; Report Writing; Types of Offenses: Radio Procedures; Texas Penal Code; Conflict Resolution; Offenses and Arrest; Emergency Response; Perception of the Officer; Prevention and Deterrance; Observation and Reporting; and Liaison between the Police and the Client.
Commission Security Officer Course - Level III
45 Hours - 5 day course.
This course qualifies the Security Officer to become armed. In this course you will learn The Rules and Regulations necessary to do the job legally. Other topics include: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim; Authority to Arrest; Conflict Resolution; Crime Scene; Field Notes and Report Writing; Patrol Services and Cover; Things to look for on Patrol; Rules on the Use of Force.
The course also includes Handcuffing and Self Defense. You will be certified on the Baton and a Firearm. The Firearm Qualification minimum caliber is a 9 mm or 38 for a Revolver. The Range Fee is covered in the cost of the course, but you will need to supply your ammunition. 50 rounds for your handgun and 9 rounds of 00 Buckshot for a 12 gauge Shotgun. (A shotgun will be provided for your use.) A 9 mm handgun can be provided, if you do not have your own.
To get your Commission as an armed security officer you must take both the Level II and Level III. If you have not taken the Level II course, you can take it in conjunction with the Level III. The cost for both will be $230.00
Security Officer Recertification
Handgun only $65 / Handgun and Shotgun $75
This is a 6 hour course including Classroom and Firearms qualification. This class will bring you up to date on new rules and regulations. It will refresh some of the items you learned in the Level III class. Topics include: Rules and Regulations; Authority to Arrest; Field Notes and Report Writing; Rules on the Use of Force.
Firearms qualification can be with a handgun only or handgun and shotgun. You will need to supply your own ammuniton. Ammunition can be pruchased at the shooting range. 50 rounds for your handgun and 6 rounds of 00 Buckshot for the 12 gauge shotgun. A handgun can be provided if need be and the shotgun will be provided. The Range Fee is covered in the cost of the class.
Personal Protection Officer - Level IV
16 Hours - 2 day course $205
In this course the student will learn how to become a Body Guard. Texas Occupation Code 1702 gives the rules and regulations for being licensed as a Body Guard. We will go over the Strategies, Options, and Use of Force Continuum. Unarmed Defensive Tactic, an introduction to Hikuta, and the Rules in Carrying a Handgun. The student will be certified in the use of OC (Pepper Spray).
Please note you will also be required to take the MMPI (minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) administered by a licensed psychiatrist, before your Level IV License will be issued.
Personal Protection Officer - Level IV Recertification
$40 Alone / $25 with Level III
In this 6 hour course the student will review Force Options and Strategies. Subject Categories and review any new rule and regulations. It will refresh some of the item learned in the Level IV Class.
Your Level III Commission Card, must also be renewed in conjunction with Level IV.
Expandable Baton Certification
OC (Pepper Spray) Certification
$30 / 4 Hours
As of September 1, 2003 a law passed (Penal Code 46.05) you must have received training in the use of a chemical dispensing device in order to carry. This includes Pepper Spray.
The Penal Code provides a defense to prosecution for Security Officers who have received training on the use of a chemical dispensing device that is either (1), provided by TCOLE or (2), approved by the Private Security Board.The Private Security Board does not currently have a certification program. Our instructors are certified by the manufacturer of OC and TCOLE. The Officer will learn the history and chemical make up of pepper spray. Where it falls in the Use of Force Continuum and tactical deployment. The effects OC has on animals and human beings.
License To Carry Course / Formerly Concealed Carry
$90 / 4 - 5 Hours
Range Fees are included, but not ammunition. You will need 50 rounds for the handgun you qualify with. Our instructors have Law Enforcement, Military and Security backgrounds. The Classroom instruction will include topics on firearm safety, eligibility requirements, rules and regulations, and conflict resolution.
Continuing Education for Managers and Private Investigators
$85 / 18 Hours
This course includes and update on Rules and Regulations, firearm safety, use of force and ethics. This is an online course. Sign up to receive all of the course materials.
Homegrown Violent Extremism-Mayhem in America
A course designed to provide Terrorism Liaison Officers, (TLOs); Law Enforcement in General; and other First Responders an appreciation, as well as a forewarning, pursuant to Homegrown Violent Extremism, (HVE) threats, both religious based and not, that are currently or may become prevalent within the USA. Domestic Terrorism and all it entails will be explored during this course.
The question is not "IF" it will occur but "WHEN".
Case studies of past HVE events within the USA and globally will be scrutinized and evaluated for possible pre-incident indicators. As in all courses described herein, "COMMUNICATION" will be a feature topic.
Countering Violent Extremism / Advanced & Positive Communication Skills
This course is structured to highlight the dynamic that Terrorism Liaison Officers, (TLOs); as well as general Law Enforcement Officers, (LEOs); and First Responders; are capable, via improved communication skills, of developing meaningful relationships within communities of all ethnicities, beliefs and religions.
This course is designed to reinforce the wisdom that simple but effective proactive communicative efforts within a community potentially have the benefit of diminishing or lessening the often tragic circumstances requiring a reactive response. Providing the ability to "Influence" and "Change Behavior" when needed, entirely with the spoken word will be explored during this course.
A discussion of current events worldwide, that concern all threats, terrorism, and radical religion, will be expanded during class to reinforce and amplify the curriculum.
Countering Violent Extremism / Attitudes & Approaches of Current Threats
This course is designed to explore the "Values-Attitudes-and Beliefs" of those toxic actors determined to cause death and destruction and instill fear from within the USA. These actors may be religious based or not. Active Shooter threats will be explored during this course.
In this course, the "WHY" and the foundation of the "WHY" will be examined for awareness purposes, as well as potential pre-incident indicators that could cross the radar of a LEO. Not simply the "Motive" but the emotional and deeply held convictions present in actors bent on destruction and death.
TLO / FLO / ILO Basic Course
This course trains and certifies Fusion Center Liaison Officers, whether they are called FLOs, TLOs, or ILOs. This course covers their roles and responsibilities, the "system" they are connected to on the regional, state and national levels including key definitions and concepts, and finally the threat, normally focused on terrorism, both international and domestic. The impressive "stats" generated with tips and leads, or Suspicious Activity Reporting (SARs) resulting from this training in California, have been garnering national attention.
Radicalization in a Social Media World
This course is designed to RAISE THE AWARENESS of students and will examine the Social Media Radicalization (SMR) phenomenon as it pertains to Radicalization and Conversion in the contemporary world. The course aim is, as mentioned to Raise Awareness, so that if information/intelligence within this realm appears on a TLO's radar, then potential investigative action might be enhanced.
Online Radicalization now occurs with regard to a wide range of extremist causes within the USA, many of which are not religious based: Toxic Radical ideologies involving White Hate, Racism, Right Wing, Sovereign Citizens, and Eco-Terror all employ and greatly benefit from aggressive SMR.
However, because of contemporary events, this course will scrutinize the toxic message and efforts of Radical Islam, specifically ISIS and Al Qaeda, and how that message can be so effectively and efficiently delivered to, in particular, impressionable youth worldwide.
Countering Violent Extremism / The Islamic State Threat
Globally & Domestically_State Sponsored Terrorism
This course in no way will seek to demean law abiding devout and secular Muslims. Islam is a robust and potent religion with a lengthy standing on the world stage.
However, we would be remiss without a course examining the transnational expansion of the most well-known Radical and Toxic Individual Muslim Extremists; and how State Sponsorship has enabled that progress. This course will scrutinize a variety of specific and contemporary toxic Islamic threats confronting the USA from within and outside our borders.
Executive Briefings on Current Threats
- Current updated changing threats. (Globally and US)
- Tactical/Strategic Situational awareness given the changing Global threats.
- ISIS/ Al NUSRA tactical risk analysis to US in General Texas specific.
- Trends analysis and case history US in General Texas Specific.
- Refugees impact and tactical liabilities with emphasis on Agency Community Relations.
- Emphasis on advanced Communications to enhance tactical and strategic postures.
Active Shooter Mindset
This course is developed to provide students with a realistic understanding relative to the Mindset, Cause and Causation of a broad mixture of violent Homegrown and International antagonists set on death and destruction most likely directed at the innocent.
The course will entail first response considerations in deadly or potentially deadly situations pursuant to Active Shooters. The course will examine the emotional "WHY", and tactics of potential adversaries relevant to that which could be expected to occur in deadly shooter scenarios. The course will also encompass Law Enforcement tactics based on the Mindset "WHY" of the perpetrator, in the event the matter evolves into a hostage situation.
Course Content: Objectives of this course will be:
- Profiles of the various assortment of Killers - Assaulters, Homicidal/Suicidal, Charlatan, Spontaneous and Deliberate Hostage Takers and the causation of the killer Mindset
- Incentives of various Killers-Personal-Political-Religious-Revenge the "Loser Paradigm"
- ISIS and the valid threat it poses to America/The recent dynamic of the Women Jihadis/al Khansaah Brigade
- Selected Case Studies exploring shooting killing incidents
- Brief block concerning how to "Influence Change Behavior" verbally
Day Two of the course will require students to utilize information provided on Day 1 in selected Active Shooter scenarios, at a "Tactical Village."
Officer Safety and Wellness
Officers will learn how to survive and thrive in Police engagements by:
- Recognizing Pre-Attack Indicators and Situational Awareness.
- Learning the Scientific Principles, Tactics and Strategies for Effective Protection.
- Recognizing the Physiological and Psychological Dynamics of Physical Confrontations
- Using the Appropriate and Lawful Level of Force, Based on US Supreme Court Decisions, as per the Dynamic Resistance-Response Model adapted by TCOLE.
- Deescalating the Use of Force with Improved Communication Skills.
- Recognizing the Four Types of Common Attackers, the Two Most Common Attacks of Each, and How to Effectively Protect Yourself and Others From Those Attacks.
- Gaining Compliance and Physical Control of Subjects.
- Learning the Three Types of Strikes and Defenses of Each Strike.
- Learning the Basic Takedowns, How to Avoid Being Taken to the Ground, and Getting the Subject Prone for Safe Handcuffing.
Interview and Interrogation (I&I)
24 Hours 3 Days
The course is designed primarily to enable students to plan a critical adversarial interview of a suspect/subject utilizing a linear time continuum with a beginning, middle and end, in order to legally obtain a voluntary confession.
- Verbal Judo, How to influence and change behavior with words.
- Communication principles to include:
- WITHOUT COMMUNICATION THERE CAN BE NO CONFESSION
- How to establish and enhance rapport
- Recognition of when communication is not established
- Earning the right to INFLUENCE
- Active listening skills
- Potential non-verbal indicators of deception, always a slippery slope to include:
- Eye movement/Neurolinguistics
- Potential Verbal indicators of deception
- Victim/Witness interviewing, to include:
- Interview dynamics and proficient questioning format during the three phases of the time line continuum.
- Statement analysis, to include:
- A critique of the OJ Simpson interview as to statements analysis and how one word in an answer can hold incredible meaning. Also, the magnitude of listening and conprehending answers will be demonstrated.
- Listening – a critical but frequently underutilized ability
- Recognition of investigative avenues opened during interview
- Formulating effective follow-up questioning
- Transition from interview to interrogation
- Keys and themes
- Arguments and persuasion techniques
The course teaches student to identify keys and themes pertinent to the interviewee.("Look at a man like he is the devil and you will never understand his motives, the "why" of the crime, and the emotions raging within"), during the interview phase. Then utilize those suspect/subject keys and themes during the interrogation in an interviewer dominated setting designed to influence the suspect/subject on an EMOTIONAL level.(The UNIQUE ability to interview and interrogate and not have to rely solely on case facts is stressed in the class.)
- Interview and Interrogation - Abreviated but Impactful (I&I)
We understand that may police agencies are reluctant to commit their personnel to a Three-Day training seminar. In that regard, we have created an 8 hours abbreviated version.Students will receive a portion of all of the methods taught.
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