Florida Rookie Class D Security Guard Training & Fees

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Florida Rookie Class D Security Guard Training

Florida Rookie Class D Security Guard Training

Florida Rookie Class D Security Guard Training  needs to be completed within 180 Days After You Submitted Your Application for a Security Officer License. The security guard training is:

  • Hours: 16
  • Cost: Varies by security class training provider

16 Hour Course B for Class D Security Officer Training Class

Public Relations for Security Guards (1.0 hour)

  • Private security/law enforcement relations
  • Firefighter and EMT interaction
  • Relations with the media
  • Community relations
  • Courtesy and etiquette issues

Courtroom Procedures for Security Officers (1.0 hour)

  • Explain the security officer’s role as a witness in both criminal and civil court
  • Explain the roles of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and jury
  • Explain the security officer’s rights as a victim/witness
  • Identify the types of questions a witness may be asked
  • Use of reference records
    • Value of good notes and reports
    • Use of security records in court
  • Explain subpoena, deposition and pretrial hearing
    • Who is required to attend
    • Discussing the case, dos and don’ts
  • Courtroom testimony issues
  • Preparation
    • Giving testimony
    • Courtroom demeanor
  • Fundamentals of Personal Security 2.0 hrs.
  • Explain the proper use of cognitive and affective skills – calmness, courtesy, patience, and self-control
  • Provide an awareness of the types of weapons that might be used against a security officer – batons, chemical weapons, knives, guns, etc.
  • Responding to violent crimes
  • Defusing hostility, de-escalation techniques
  • Evasive tactics
  • Weapon safety awareness
  • Review the security officer’s use of weapons as outlined in Chapter 493, Florida Statutes
  • Explain the steps to be followed when responding to a potentially violent situation

Interpersonal Communications for Security Officers (2.0 hours)

  • Perception factors – appearance, body language, tone of voice
  • Clarifying verbal and written communication (speaking well)
  • Demonstrate professional communication
  • Identify the effects of threats or challenges which are directed toward the security officer
  • Identify the effects of threats or challenges that are directed toward a citizen by the security office

Professional Communications for Security Guards   (0.5 hour)

  • Two-way radio use and procedures
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Other professional communication techniques

Traffic Direction for Security Officers  (1.0 hour)

  • General responsibilities of traffic controllers
  • Areas where security officers may direct traffic
  • Position and posture in directing traffic
  • Identify practical hand signals
  • Identify safety equipment
  • Use of the whistle
  • Use of the flashlight
  • Use of traffic cones and flares

Crowd Control for Security Officers  (1.0 hour)

  • Types of crowds (peaceful, hostile, demonstration, etc.)
  • Characteristics of crowds
  • Identify methods for directing flow of crowd traffic
  • Teamwork among security officers in crowd control situations
  • Crowd control techniques
    • Interaction procedures
    • Effective assertiveness
    • Issuing directives
    • Eliciting cooperation
    • Identifying Agitator
  • Effective security officer behavior in crowd control situations
  • Riot and protest preparation

Special Problems for Security   (4.0 hours)

  • Fundamentals of understanding unique behavior
    • Dealing with disabilities
    • Emotionally distressed
    • Elderly
    • Juveniles
    • Street people (trespassers)
  • Controlled substances
    • Identification and recognition
    • Dealing with people under the influence
  • OSHA first responders duties (such as hazardous materials)
    • How to read and understand labels
    • Responding to hazardous materials incidents
    • Security officer safety and accident prevention
  • Violence in the workplace
    • History and scope of the problem
    • Awareness of potential violence
    • Security actions to prevent workplace violence
  • Physical security measures
  • Detection of abnormalities
  • Reporting incidents
    • Responding to violent behavior
    • Role of crisis management and trauma teams (security officer’s role in providing assistance)

Terrorism Awareness for Security Guards   (2.50 hours)

  • Dynamics of a Terrorist Attack
  • Proactive Counter Intelligence and Operational Security (OPSEC)
  • Physical Security and Access Control
  • Bomb Incident Response
  • Mail Screening
    • Biological/Chemical
    • Explosive
  • Types of Attacks and Responses (BENICE)
    • Biological
    • Explosive
    • Nuclear
    • Incendiary
    • Chemical
    • Energetic
  • Samples of Florida Incidents

Florida Rookie Class D Security Guard Training 16 Hour Class D Security Guard Exam

The exam is allotted 1 hour of the 16 hours of security guard training. The exam consists of 70 questions, as follows, with a passing grade of 75 percent. No more than 50 percent of the questions for each core topic may be true or false.

  • Public Relations 6 (Questions)
  • Courtroom Procedures 6  (Questions)
  • Fundamentals of Personal Security  (8 Questions)
  • Interpersonal Communications (8 Questions)
  • Professional Communications (4 Questions)
  • Traffic Direction (4 Questions)
  • Crowd Control  (4 Questions)
  • Special Problems for Security (20 Questions)
  • Terrorism Awareness (10 Questions)
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