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Level II – Non-Commissioned Security Officer

Pursuant to TAC 35.141 the Level II Training Course and test is required of all* non-commissioned security officers, commissioned security officers and personal protection officers. This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III or Level IV Training School and taught by a licensed Level III or Level IV Instructor. Additionally, this training may be administered by a licensed guard company and taught by the company representative or the company representative’s designee.

Level III – Commissioned Security Officer

45-hr commissioned security officer training class. The Level III qualification is what you need to work as a Commissioned Armed Security Guard in Texas. This security training course, as required by the State of Texas Private Security Bureau, includes 41 hours online classroom sessions; 2 hours live (online meeting with your instructor) and 2 hours safety training and firearms range qualification.

PPO – Level IV Security Officer

Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau required training for a personal protection officer. Commonly called a bodyguard, the personal protection officer is a person who protects someone from personal assault, kidnapping, assassination, loss of confidential information, or other threats. Bodyguards are typically armed and have expertise in unarmed combat, tactical driving, and first aid. PPO students will learn situational assessment decision techniques for how best to minimize danger to the client. “female Bodyguard” by Keep on clicking is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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The OC training course provides students instructional training designed for security officers who deal with conflict or potential violence. Students will learn how to: Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force. Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: spraying techniques, disengagement, proper defensive positions, methods of movement, multiple opponent defense, contact and cover system, defense against moving attacks, ground defense, and drawing techniques. Students will also understand the effects of OC spray, identifying factors which justify OC use, and proper OC incident documentation.

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Approved Texas Online LTC Training

Applying for a Texas License to Carry (LTC) is a whole lot easier now thanks to Texas House Bill 3784. That bill paved the way for to be among the first online course providers authorized by the State of Texas to deliver the classroom instruction portion of the LTC training requirement and administer the written exam to applicants online. Authorized Under Texas GC 411.188 And GC 411.190

Security Laws and Regulations are complex. Harkins Security knows that one size doesn't fit all and can tailor customized instructional programs for you and your clients.

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If your work in the Texas Security Industry then you know Fred Harkins. For years, Fred has instructed students who need to have the right information to succeed in the Security field. Whether you are just beginning a career in security or are wanting to update your skills and understanding of the profession, attending Fred's training is a great decision. Harkin's Security is a comprehensive solution with training and instructional techniques used to ensure each student is trained for the mind and the position. Being a security professional requires mental preparedness and skill to implement the task at hand while on the job. Fred knows what security professional face on the job and at the office. Planning, observing, reporting and doing security requires continuous learning from someone who knows the trade. Fred's motto is that if it's worth doing it's worth having his name on it. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fred would have nothing less than your complete satisfaction.

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Qualified Manager, Master Instructor (Texas LTC, TxPSB Level III & Level IV Combined Classroom & Firearms)
Fred Harkins is the go to instructor for Private Security training in Texas. Fred’s unique style of instructing prepares students for a career in private security. Fred knows security and knows what client’s want from the professionals who stand guard daily.


Qualified Texas Online LTC Course Provider & TxPSB Level III Combined Classroom & Firearms Instructor
Henry, the voice of Harkins Security online program, provides online instruction using a simple, conversational style of presenting material. Henry personalizes the complex topics of laws, regulations and work requirements for security professionals and managers.

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