California Security Ofﬁcers with Registrations (guard cards) must receive 40 hours of training as follows:
- 8 hours “Powers to Arrest” prior to an Ofﬁcer standing post.
- 16 hours of training within 30 days of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of two four-hour courses from the mandatory modules and 8 of which must consist of elective course.
- 16 hours of training within 6 months of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of the remaining two four- hour courses from the mandatory modules, and 8 of which must consist of elective course.
This course module, titled “Post Orders & Assignments” is in compliance with Business and Professions Code Sections 7583.6 and 7583.7 and Title 16, Division 7, Article 9, Section 643 of the California Code of Regulations.
This course corresponds to module III.A of the BSIS Course Outline. This is a elective course under the Course Outline and satisfies the requirement for 4 hours of training under the elective section of the Security Ofﬁcer Training Laws and Regulations.
III.A Post Orders & Assignments – 4 hours
Course Outline & Syllabus Learning Goals
- The ofﬁcer will be provided with an understanding of company specific or site specific post orders for their company or job site.
- The ofﬁcer will be provided with an understanding of the basic training required to function properly while on post.
- The ofﬁcer will be provided with an understanding and working knowledge of all equipment necessary for the security ofﬁcer to perform their task.
- The ofﬁcer will be provided a basic understanding of the procedures to implement during an emergency.
- The ofﬁcer will be provided a basic understanding of the legal liabilities of their actions and personal conduct while working as a security ofﬁcer.
- The ofﬁcer will be provided information on the recording and safe storage of lost/found articles.
Site Specific Training/Site Orientation (Note that your employer or job site will likely have specific Post Orders that should supersede any information )
- Reporting on-duty procedures
- Review with relief ofﬁcer of significant issues/events
- Review of on-site Post Order/Instructions
- Preparation of DAR (Daily Activity Report)
- Review of CCTV Monitoring equipment
- Review and inspection two-way radio, telephone and any other communication devices
- Review of ﬁre alarm control panel, weather radio and other emergency equipment
- Review of Intrusion alarm control panel and access control systems
- Inspection of elevator or ﬁre exit monitors to ensure
Emergency Response Issues
- Review of Emergency procedures
- Identify facility personnel on-duty who serve as EMTs or emergency response team members
- Review emergency notification call list
- Review of all instructions and training checklists to ensure all security personnel have received adequate training and understand post order instructions
- Issues related to negligence and malfeasance to be discussed
- Review of procedures to follow when an item is given to security
- Documentation and witness verification
- Proper security of the items
- Periodic inventory and review of lost/found articles
- Credibility issues involving failure to properly document the items
Other post duties as required, including review of:
- Escorts of client personnel before and after hours
- Parking / traffic enforcement and notices
- Energy management duties, lighting and water monitoring and control