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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.
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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.
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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While every Range will have it’s own rules, this video demonstrates proper handling of firearms which at a minimum is a reasonable guide to what is expected of you when it’s your time to complete the Range Proficiency Demonstration. Remember, failing to follow any instruction given by the instructor at the range will result in Read more about Range Safety & Procedures[…]
Students, prior students and even existing Level II Non-Commissioned security officers often ask if Level III training is required to carry OC spray while on duty. The answer is YES! The instructor does have some discretion whether to include OC training in the basic Level III course or if to offer the OC training as Read more about Is Level III Training Required to carry OC – YES![…]