SECURITY OFFICER DEFENSIVE TACTICS

SECURITY OFFICER DEFENSIVE TACTICS

Legal

  • Authority of security officer and limits of authority
  • Shoplifting
  • Crime classifications, particularly felony/misdemeanor delineation
  • Power of arrest
  • Liability issues: managing civil and criminal liability exposure for your employer and customers
  • Role of policy in protecting you, your employer and customers from liability

 

Fundamentals of Self Defense

  • Use of force law: US v. Gardner, reasonable force theory
  • Tactical retreat options
  • Intermediate weapon introduction
  • Handcuffing techniques: how to apply, how to avoid injury, how to document properly

 

Verbal De-escalation

  • The fallacy of “taking it to their level”
  • Seven techniques for calming the agitated person
  • Dealing with a mentally ill subject

 

Introduction to Basic Report Writing

  • If you don’t write it down, it didn’t happen
  • Principles of a good report
  • Third person versus first person reports
  • Taking photos that have evidentiary value