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Basic Security Officer Training Series (BSOTS)

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Training is your best protection

The all new Basic Security Officer Training Series is a complete 12-part active-learning system that includes engaging, up-to-date lessons on safety and security methods, emergency preparedness, effective communications, report writing, ethical conduct, and many other critical topics.

The BSOTS includes: 
  • 12 training programs covering the most crucial topics and issues facing security officers today.
  • A complete PROTECTION OFFICER GUIDEBOOK, Second Edition, containing additional information and reference materials. (One guidebook comes with package, additional available for purchase.)
  • An Instructor Guide binder with lesson plans, instructor tips, tests and answer keys.
  • And 10 Student Notebooks to support classroom implementation of the series. (Additional notebooks available for purchase.)

This 12-part series consists of the
following modules and comes complete
with testing material and third-party documentation of training.



All new series



Endorsed by International 
Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

Module #1 - Asset Protection and Security Module #7 - Fire Protection and Life Safety
  • Basic Security Terms
  • Basic Security Functions
  • Business Organization Principles
  • History and Traditions of Security
  • Types of Security Operations
  • Professionalism
  • Basic Classifications of Fire
  • Fire Hazards on Patrol
  • Detection Systems and Use of Fire
  • Extinguishers
  • Fire Prevention
  • Safety Investigation
  • HazMat
Module #2 - Human and Public Relations Module #8 - Criminal Law and Criminal Liability
  • Client-Centered Security
  • Attitude
  • The Publics We Serve
  • Tactics to Build Client-Oriented Security
  • Dealing with Angry People
  • Improving Relationships with Law Enforcement
  • Elements of a Crime
  • Burden of Proof and Criminal Liability
  • Crimes Faced by Security Practitioners
  • Concept of Legal Authority
  • Protection of Property
  • Use of Force
Module #3 - Report Writing Module #9 - Civil Law and Civil Liability
  • Management's Use of Reports
  • The 5 Cs of Report Writing
  • Taking Proper Field Notes
  • Writing Descriptions
  • Interrogatories
  • Common Problems with Report Writing
  • Difference Between Criminal and Civil Law
  • Negligence, Vicarious Liability, and Intention Torts
  • Prevention and Avoiding Civil Liability
  • Deputization, Detention, and Merchants' Privilege
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Use of Force
Module #4 - Communications Module #10 - Ethics, Deportment, and Professional Conduct
  • Process of Communication
  • Communication and Courtesy
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Emergency Communication
  • Communications Equipment
  • What it Means to be Professional
  • Certification Programs
  • Security Officer Discretion
  • Codes of Ethics
  • Recognizing an Ethical Problem
  • Standards of Security Officer Conduct
Module #5 - Patrols and Fixed Posts Module#11 - Investigations
  • Purposes and Techniques of Patrol
  • Use of Senses
  • Rules of Observation and Perception
  • Patrolling in Darkness
  • Fixed Post Duty
  • Practical Tactics
  • Practices for Investigations
  • Preliminary and Follow- Up Investigations
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Preservation of Evidence
  • Chain of Custody
  • Testifying in Court
Module #6 - Physical Security and Crime Prevention Module #12 - Emergency Situations
  • Basic Components of Security
  • Threat Assessment
  • Military Model
  • Barriers, Lighting, and Locks
  • Fencing, Gates, and Alarms
  • Aggressive Protection
  • Traffic Control and Traffic Accidents
  • Incident Scene Protection
  • Crowd Management
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Natural Disasters
  • Workplace Violence


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