Course

III.A – Post Orders & Assignments

9 Lessons

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.

Outline

Site Specific Training/Site Orientation (Note that your employer or job site will likely have specific Post Orders that should supersede any information )

  1. Reporting on-duty procedures
  2. Review with relief officer of significant issues/events
  3. Review of on-site Post Order/Instructions
  4. Preparation of DAR (Daily Activity Report)

Equipment

  1. Review of CCTV Monitoring equipment
  2. Review and inspection two-way radio, telephone and any other communication devices
  3. Review of fire alarm control panel, weather radio and other emergency equipment
  4. Review of Intrusion alarm control panel and access control systems
  5. Inspection of elevator or fire exit monitors to ensure

Emergency Response Issues

  1. Review of Emergency procedures
  2. Identify facility personnel on-duty who serve as EMTs or emergency response team members
  3. Review emergency notification call list

Liability Implications

  1. Review of all instructions and training checklists to ensure all security personnel have received adequate training and understand post order instructions
  2. Issues related to negligence and malfeasance to be discussed

Lost/Found Articles

  1. Review of procedures to follow when an item is given to security
  2. Documentation and witness verification
  3. Proper security of the items
  4. Periodic inventory and review of lost/found articles
  5. Credibility issues involving failure to properly document the items

Other post duties as required, including review of:

  1. Escorts of client personnel before and after hours
  2. Parking / traffic enforcement and notices
  3. Energy management duties, lighting and water monitoring and control
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