Training and Development
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT ACHATES
Our Officers are required to complete over 110 hours of training, including 40 hours of coursework required by the State of California, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).
All officers are responsible for completing their own coursework as required by BSIS, including 40 hours for new guards and 8 hours per year for guards who received their Guard Card prior to June, 2004.
SECURITY OFFICER BASIC TRAINING HOURS
|Community & Customer Public Relations||4 hours|
|Observation & Documentation||4 hours|
|Communication and its Significance||4 hours|
|Aspects of Liability & Legality||4 hours|
|Company Policies & Orientation||3 hours|
|Post Orders and Assignment||4 hours|
|Radio Procedures||2 hours|
|Trespass Enforcement||4 hours|
|Adult, Child & Infant CPR/First Aid||8 hours|
|Baton Permit||10 hours|
|Chemical Agents||3 hours|
|Work Place Violence||4 hours|
|Driver Safety||4 hours|
|Evacuation Procedures||2 hours|
|TOTAL HOURS||60 hours|
All officers are also required to complete the following Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) BASIC TRAINING courses within six months from date of employment.
FEMA COURSES REQUIRED
|IS-292||10 hours||Disaster Basics|
|IS-120||10 hours||An Orientation to Community Disaster|
|IS-7||10 hours||A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance|
|IS-271||10 hours||Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community|
All officers who have completed Security Officer Basic Training and FEMA Basic Training are encouraged to complete additional training through our Security Officer Continuing Education program.
|SECURITY OFFICER CONTINUING EDUCATION||HOURS|
|Criminal Laws||2 hours|
|Handling Difficult People||4 hours|
|Officer Survival||4 hours|
|Preserving the Incident/Scene||4 hours|
|Courtroom Demeanor||4 hours|
Officers who have successfully completed and excelled in Security Officer Basic Training and FEMA Basic Training may become eligible to begin Patrol/Supervisor Advance Training. Candidates are required to complete all Patrol/Supervisor Advance Training coursework before advancement to Patrol/Supervisor status.
|PATROL/SUPERVISOR ADVANCE TRAINING||HOURS|
|Arrest, Search & Seizure||4 hours|
|Crowd Control||4 hours|
|Parking & Traffic Control||2 hours|
|Performance Appraisal/Evaluation||2 hours|
Achates Security Officers are encouraged to participate in classes offered to obtain POST certification. Successful completion of all three classes satisfies the curriculum requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and Penal Code 832.6 for Module B, Level II, Reserve Officer.
ADJ 102 PC832 Arrest and Firearms ADJ 106 Level II Reserve Officer A ADJ 107 Level II Reserve Officer B
Officers who successfully pass all three classes while employed with Achates and present proof of completion will be reimbursed for the tuition fee associated with these courses.