Arizona Unarmed Security guard class

AZ Unarmed Security Guard 8-hr Class

Unarmed Security Guard Class with Instructors Licensed by the AZ DPS

We are licensed by Arizona Depart of Public Safety (AZ DPS license #1702443) to provide armed and unarmed security guard training and services in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 26. This 8-hour unarmed security guard lesson plan is designed to teach the novice unarmed security guard to provide training on issues likely to be encountered by unarmed security guards while on duty. This course is not designed to teach security guard fundamentals. 


 The course is divided into nine (9) lessons:  Lesson 1: Orientation : Understand the requirements to become a security guard in the State of Arizona. - Be able to successfully complete the application process. - Understand the essentials of other courses and certification available to security guards. - Understand the guard registration renewal requirements and timelines.

Lesson 2: Criminal Law/Laws of Arrest (Legal Authority): Understand the law of arrest as it pertains to private security in the Arizona. - Understand the fundamentals of criminal law. - Know the responsibilities of a private security guard. - Understand the limits of search and seizure as it applies to private security in Arizona.

Lesson 3: Uniform and Grooming: Understand the law and codes surrounding uniforms and vehicle markings. -  Understand the law and codes surrounding badges. - Present a professional appearance. - Understand the necessity for clean and hygienic clothing and gear. -Apply the fundamentals of a command presence. - Understand the sources of power.

Lesson 4: Communications: Write an effective report. - Take descriptive and useful field notes. -  Properly employ all senses in observation. - Conduct an appropriate interview. - Summarize four specific reasons why consumers may become violent. - Identify personal reactions to confrontation. - Describe personal Risk Factors related to violent behavior.
Explain the Stress Model. - Discuss the Theoretical Models of Assault. - Define how the working environment can affect behavior. - Configure a safe working environment.

Lesson 5: Use of Force/Levels of Force: Understand the elements of assault. - Explain the appropriate use of force. - Understand the levels of force. - Know how to deescalate a potential conflict.

Lesson 6: General Security Guard Procedures: Properly employ all senses in observation. - Conduct an efficient and productive patrol. - Distinguish the importance of effective internal and external communication. - Summarize the importance of reading and understanding Post Orders. Describe the need for confidentiality of protocols and contact information. - Describe the common types of communication systems. - Effectively use common communication systems.

Lesson 7: Crime Scene Preservation/First Response: Conduct a thorough area search. - Identify common forms of evidence. - Explain proper care and handling of evidence. Summarize the correct procedure to secure a scene. - Understand common legal issues regarding evidence. Collect appropriate information from witnesses. - Identify types of evidence.  Lesson 8: Ethics: Recognize and avoid gender and racial harassment. - Recognize and avoid discrimination. - Recognize the signs of substance abuse. - Understand and develop respect of others. - Understand diversity. - Understand the code of ethics and proper code of conduct. - Understand the basics of driving courtesy and policy.

Lesson 9: First Response: Distinguish the importance of effective internal and external communication. - Summarize the importance of reading and understanding Post Orders. - Describe the need for confidentiality of protocols and contact information. - Demonstrate the basic information to collect in an emergency. - Make a direct and efficient call for assistance. - Describe the common types of communication systems. - Effectively use common communication systems. 

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All classes are taught by certified DPS instructors. You will receive the necessary forms to submit to D.P.S. You will need to submit that form along with fingerprints and passport photos to the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
DPS charges a fee to complete the background check and issue the guard card. 

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