Force-on-Force

Force-on-force is training that will best prepare officers for threats they’ll likely face on the job. One disadvantage of force-on-force versus simulation is time, manpower and logistics. Whereas the simulator allows an officer to come off his post for a 30-minute training session, the force-on-force training involves dedicating a half or an entire day to train. Additionally, an appropriate training venue is needed and simunition weapons and safety equipment made available to all participants. Add role players, the briefing and after action critique into the mix, and you’re looking at a huge block of time and personnel.

Shotgun Certification

Course Overview:
This Georgia Secretary of State-approved class meets all requirements to obtain a shotgun license.

According to Board Rule 509-3-.08, Instructors shall qualify personnel authorized to carry a shotgun according to a course of fire acceptable to the Board. A minimum passing score of 80% must be achieved on the firing range, proctored by a firearms instructor licensed by the Board. All armed personnel must comply with the requirements of Board Rule 509-4-.01.

All agencies using 12 gauge riot-type shotguns, or other type of shotgun approved by the Board, shall provide training to personnel authorized to carry a shotgun according to the curriculum approved by the Board prior to issuance of weapons.

The practical shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor range. Please dress appropriately. Eye and ear protection is required. We recommend a high-necked shirt. Hot brass can blister. Flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet will not be allowed. You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes.

If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor’s authorization allowing you to shoot and handle ammunition.

Information in the State of Georgia Shotgun Course includes:

  • History of the Shotgun
    • The Modern Shotgun
    • The Pump Shotgun (Slide Action)
    • The Automatic Shotgun (Self Loader)
  • The Police Shotgun
  • Shotgun Ammunition
    • Components of the Shotshell
    • Shot Sizes
    • Penetration
    • Spread
  • Shotgun Parts
    • Stock
    • The Shotgun Action – Self-Loader and Slide Action
    • Barrels – Length, Bore Size, Choke
  • Why the Shotgun is Used
  • Shooting Positions and Techniques
    • Standing Position
    • Kneeling Position
    • Sitting Position
    • Prone Position
    • Skip Firing
  • Safety
    • Carrying or Holding the Shotgun
    • Safety in the Automobile

This course is 4 hours, including shooting time. A Completion Certificate and Range Fees are included in the $150 course fee. This class is not put on the regular schedule. Please contact usto schedule this course.

Armed Security Course

Course Overview:
The Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies has set out specific training standards of individuals who possess or will possess an exposed or concealed weapons license. This is a basic course designed to orient students to the characteristics, parts, and design of firearms as well as the proper use and safety of such firearms.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the State of Georgia Unarmed Security Officer Course

Lessons in the State of Georgia Armed Security Officer Course include:

  • The History of Firearms
    • The Invention of Canons
    • The Development of Hand Held Firearms
    • The Emergence of Modern Weapons
  • Deadly Force
    • Definitions
    • Events In Which Use of Force May Be Required
    • Special Considerations
    • Escalation of Force
    • Justification for Deadly Force
    • Potential Disciplinary Actions by The State Board
    • What Would You Do?
    • Other Matters of Consideration
  • Liability Issues
    • National Use of Force Policy
    • Types of Liability
    • You be the Judge
  • Ballistics
    • Internal Ballistics
    • External Ballistics
    • Terminal Ballistics
  • The Handgun
    • Selection of Caliber
    • Revolvers vs. Semi-Automatics
    • The Revolver
    • The Semi-Automatic
  • Malfunctions
    • Failure to Feed
    • Failure to Fire
    • Failure to Extract
    • Failure to Eject
    • Ammunition Malfunctions
  • Firearm Range Qualifications
    • Proper Stance
    • Proper Grip and Draw
    • Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, and Trigger Control
    • Firearm Range Safety
    • Range Procedures and Rules of Conduct
    • Range Commands for Semi-Automatic Pistol

Course of Fire

Three (3) Yards

From the Hip

Six (6) Total Rounds

Ten (10) Seconds

Seven (7) Yards

Point Shoulder

Twelve (12) Total Rounds

Forty (40) Seconds

Fifteen (15) Yards

Point Shoulder – Six (6) Rounds

Kneeling – Six (6) Rounds

Forty-five (45) Seconds

Twenty-Five (25) Yards

Kneeling – Six (6) Rounds

Standing (with or without barricade) – Twelve (12) Rounds

Two (2) Minutes

During the Course of Fire, holders of weapon permits must qualify with the same type of weapon that they carry. A minimum of 144 rounds of ammunition must be fired as practice and two (2) strings of 51 rounds with the highest score to be used for qualification. A passing score of 70% must be met.

The practical shooting exercises are conducted at an outdoor/indoor range. Please
dress appropriately. Eye and ear protection is required. We recommend a high-necked shirt. Hot brass can blister. Flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet will not be allowed. You must wear full-coverage shoes such as tennis shoes.

If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor’s authorization allowing you to shoot and handle ammunition.

Successful completion of the State of GA Armed Security Officer Course will allow you to receive your Blue Card license from whatever agency or agencies you will be working for. Your company/companies will apply for this license for you.

This course is two full days. The $200 course fee includes a Completion Certificate and Range Fees.

This class is not put on the regular schedule. Please contact us to schedule this course.

Unarmed Security Verbiage

Effective September 1, 2007, a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction is required in a basic training program that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The Role of Private Security
    • Duties and Functions of a Security Officer
    • Private Security and the Criminal Justice System
    • Crime awareness and prevention
    • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Legal Aspects
    • Overview of Title 43-38 as it relates to the Security Profession
    • Overview of the Board Rules 503-3-Principle Misdemeanors and Felonies
    • Arrest and Proper Use of Force
    • Liabilities from Use of Force
    • Courtroom Testimony
  • Patrol and Observation
    • Patrol Techniques
    • Information Gathering
    • Crimes in Progress
    • Safety of the Security Officer
    • Note Taking and Report Writing
  • Incident Response
    • Responding to Emergencies
    • Crowd Control and Evacuation
    • Fire Control and Prevention
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Bomb Threats and Terrorism
  • Security Resources
    • CCTV Operation and Video Documentation
    • Alarm Systems
    • Access Control
    • Electronic Article Surveillance
  • Customer Services Issues
    • Public Relations
    • Interpersonal Communications
  • First Aid Overview
    • This is just an overview. It is highly recommended that you take a good first aid course.

You can work for more than one security agency at a time.

This course is a full 3 days. A Completion Certificate is included in the $250 course fee. Whatever company or companies you work for will apply for a license for you from the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies once you present them with your Certificate.

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