A person applying for a personal license as a Security Officer or Armed Security Officer shall have completed at least 8 hours or Armed Security Officer shall have completed at least 14 hours of Board approved classroom training with a Certified Trainer prior to applying for a license from the Board.
Role of Contract Security: Subjects related to the general purpose and nature of Contract Security Companies and their employees, including but not limited to; (i) Crime Awareness and Prevention (ii) Private Security and the Criminal Justice System (iii) Ethics and Professionalism. Legal Information Relevant to Providing Security Services: Subjects related to legal considerations and concerns (required during initial training), including but not limited to; (i) Overview of Section 34-27C, Code of Alabama (ii) Overview of Alabama Security Regulatory Board rules (iii) Alabama Criminal Law; Violations, Misdemeanors and Felonies (iv) Detention Procedures and Alabama Laws of Arrest (required during initial training) (v) Alabama Use of Force Laws (required for Armed Security Officers) (vi) Federal Laws related to Providing Security Services in Alabama (vii) Civil Liability. Evidence Collection, Documentation, and Retention (ix) Testifying in Court or Other Proceedings (e.g., disciplinary hearings, internal corporate hearings, board hearings, etc.) 3. Providing Security Services: Subjects specific to security methods and techniques, including but not limited to; (i) General Patrol Techniques (ii) Crimes & Incidents in Progress (iii) General Workplace Environmental, Health & Safety Concerns (iv) Security Officer Safety (v) Observation and Information Gathering (vi) Note Taking and Report Writing 4. Methods of Handling Crisis Situations: Subjects related to responding to emergency situations and critical events (required during initial training), including but not limited to; (i) General Emergency Response Procedures (ii) Fire Prevention and Control (required during initial training) (iii) Methods of Crowd Control (required during initial training) (iv) Bomb Threats (v) First Aid, CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (vi) Hazardous Weather Conditions (vii) Hazardous Materials (viii) Terrorism (ix) Evacuation Procedures 5. Use of Equipment Needed in Providing Security Services: Subjects about security equipment, their purpose and use (required during initial training), including but not limited to; Chapter 832-X-1 Security Regulatory Board Supp. 3/31/17 1-16 (i) Patrol Documentation Systems (ii) Video Monitoring and Documentation Systems (iii) Alarm Systems (iv) Access Control Systems (v) Fire extinguishers and Fire Suppression Systems (vi) Firearms (see additional Board rules relating to this subject) (vii) Less-Lethal Weapons (see additional Board rules relating to this subject) (viii) Restraints (see additional Board rules relating to this subject) (ix) Motor Vehicle Operations for Security 6. Customer Service Issues: Subjects addressing Customer Service considerations, including but not limited to; (i) Public relations (ii) Interpersonal Communications 7. Specialized Security Services: Subjects about providing security in unusual, uncommon, and/or unique locations or environments, including but not limited to; (i) Hospital/Medical Facility Security Considerations (ii) Financial Institution Security Considerations (6) Less-lethal Weapons