Start a Lucrative Career in the Private Security Industry

Security Officer Training In Today's Job Market
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

The Security Industry is not only a "secure" career choice, but this job market is thriving in today's economy! This course, "Start A Lucrative Career in the Private Security Industry", puts you on the fast-track to obtaining the basic skills and training needed to jump start your career as a protection professional.

Course lessons include key areas of discovery including:

  • Private Security Job Opportunities
  • What Employers Want in a Security Professional
  • Proper Radio Communication
  • Using the Phonetic Alphabet
  • How To Accurately Describe A Criminal Suspect
  • Lost & Found Guidelines
  • Missing Child Alert Guideline
  • Verbal Judo Tactics
  • Proper Report Writing
  • Current Graffiti Trends
  • Testifying In Court - Practical Preparation
  • Retail Security Assignments
  • Basic Fire Extinguishing Skills
  • Terrorism - Recognizing the Signs
  • The Five Steps of Professionalism.
  • Hidden & Unusual Weapons - An Officer Safety Guide

This course will teach you the key skills necessary to be a successful Protection Professional.

What are the requirements?

  • Strong Integrity and Ethics
  • Willingness to Learn New Skills
  • Desire to Protect Others
  • Action Oriented Personality
  • Commitment to Excellence

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This course will prepare you for an exciting and challenging career in the Private Security Industry

Who is the target audience?

  • College Graduates starting a new Career
  • Retired Military Personnel
  • Retired Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Support Staff or Administrative Personnel in the Security Profession
  • Anyone who has an interest in the Security Industry

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start A Lucrative Career In The Security Industry

This lesson gives you a complete overview of the course material, the content of each lesson (18 total) and what you will learn after completing the course. This lesson also reveals the number one factor that will establish you as a leader in the security industry!


Discover the diverse career opportunities in the Private Security industry. This lesson dives into eight major sectors of specialty fields including armed guard services, alarm response security, corporate investigations, armored transport positions, security consulting, background investigations, IT security, and private investigations. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover the salary ranges for Private Security Professionals in this informative lecture.


This lecture covers the five key elements that employers will want to see in a professional security candidate. Topics include your physical appearance, your experience & training, your ability to communicate, and your level of professionalism.

Section 2: Specialized Knowledge

The phonetic alphabet is a key component of effective radio communication as a security specialist. This lesson gives you a jump start that will add a level of professionalism to your communication skills, almost overnight.


Learn the history of the Ten Codes and why they are used in Law Enforcement and the Security Industry. The reference material in this lecture includes everything you need to be a great radio communicator in this profession.


Is there really a right way and a wrong way to describe a criminal suspect? Absolutely! That's why this lesson is so important. You will learn to provide crucial details when reporting a crime to law enforcement or other co-workers.


Security Professionals are commonly approached when someone finds an item that has been lost. This lecture provides a very specific guideline on how to handle lost and found property that will keep you out of trouble.


Lost and missing children is an epidemic in America. This lesson provides you with a very specific set of steps to follow during a missing child alert. Your role as a Security Professional is crucial during a missing child event. Follow this lesson closely and you can make a difference in a child's life!


Verbal Judo is an excellent skill to have as a Security Officer. This lesson will give you practical advice on how to communicate with a suspect without escalating a situation. Master this material and you will become a "Communication Samurai".


Good report writing skills are a must in this industry. This lesson shows you actual written reports from Security Officers in the field. There are several examples of "failing" reports and a great display of "outstanding" report samples. This lesson also reveals the one thing you should never, ever include in your written reports.


Graffiti is a crime. It's also a growing trend that is changing at every moment. This lesson gives you real examples of what's happening on the streets right now. Learn about graffiti terminology and discover how to recognize the difference between gang graffiti and a casual tagger.


Court testimony can be a crucial component on deciding the outcome of a criminal case. This lecture gives you proven tactics used by conniving defense attorneys and reveals how you can avoid becoming a biased witness.


Retail businesses employ thousands of Security Professionals every year. This lesson is a detailed introduction to your responsibilities as a Retail Security Officer. Discover the required duties expected from this position and how to handle common scenarios in a retail environment.


Fire can ignite at any time, anywhere. Are you prepared to extinguish a fire with the proper rated extinguisher? This lesson explains how an actual fire extinguisher operates and provides you with a proven method of putting out small fires without exposing yourself to danger.


Terrorism is growing more and more dangerous across the globe every year. This practical lesson provides you with a history of terrorism and seven specific steps outlining how you can recognize and prevent a terrorist attack.


Security Professionals are always held to a higher standard due to the nature of their work. This lecture outlines five specific ways you can take your professionalism to the next level.


Nothing is more important than Officer safety on the job! This eye-opening lesson reveals hidden and unusual weapons being used by the common street criminal. Discover various types of home made firearms and unique knives that you must be able to recognize in order to protect your personal safety. Etremely valuable information for anyone making contact with criminal suspects.


This lesson provides you with a recap of some key points covered in the course material. Additional resources are also provided to help you learn more about the private security industry.

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Instructor Biography

Todd Fernandez, Licensed Private Investigator and Protection Professional

  • Todd is the Founder and Managing Director of WE CATCH THIEVES, a full service investigative agency, specializing in employee theft. Nearly 27 years ago, he began his career in Corporate Security as a Retail Loss Prevention Officer working for two of the largest retail chains in America. One of the highlights of his early career included the unique experience of “surviving” the Los Angeles Riots in 1992, while working as an undercover operative.
  • As he considered a career in Law enforcement, Todd realized he excelled in the corporate environment and began to focus more on preventing loss and providing exceptional support value to business owners and corporate executives.
  • Todd recognized the need for more training in the Private Security Industry and began implementing proven protection concepts to numerous private employers. As a licensed Investigator in the state of California for the past 18 years, he has been able to assist and train hundreds of security personnel in the field of fraud prevention, internal theft, and corporate security.
  • Throughout his career, Todd has provided protection for Professional Athletes, Hollywood Celebrities, Executive Dignitaries, and Distinguished Medal of Honor Recipients.
  • Todd is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the California Association of Licensed Investigators.
  • Todd lives and works in Southern California and enjoys volunteering at church, helping others, and spending time with his family.

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