New York State Office of Homeland Security Enhanced Security Guard Training Program

The Enhanced Security Guard Training Program is intended to support and complement the existing security guard training and counter terrorism efforts in New York State by providing training and education designed to:

  • Improve observation, detection and reporting skills;
  • Improve coordination with local police, fire and emergency services;
  • Provide and improve skills in working with advanced security technology including surveillance and access control procedures;
  • Peeler Group International’s Enhanced Security Guard Training Program for Counterterrorism;
  • Requires at least forty hours of training including 3 hours of training devoted to terrorism awareness; and
  • Has been certified as a qualified program by the state office of homeland security.

Mr. James W. McMahon, former Director, NYS Office of Homeland Security and the author of the program has directly certified our School Director.

Background

Eighty-five percent of the critical infrastructure in the United States belongs to private enterprise and corporations. Thus, security guards are literally one of the nation’s first groups of defenders and play an integral role in prevention and deterrence efforts. Success in prevention and deterrence of
both general crime, and terrorist acts as well, begins with the establishment of a baseline and maintenance of a robust all-hazards and all-crimes management infrastructure. The professional security guard industry in New York State with an excess of 140,000 certified security guards inhabit that baseline.

This program will provide security guards with the basic awareness of terrorism issues that can potentially affect responsibilities within the purview of their employment. It will improve observation, detection and reporting capabilities while enhancing coordination capability with other emergency response professionals. Additionally, this program will elaborate on previously provided instruction, thereby elevating participants’ familiarity with access control issues and security technology.

Pre-requisites to Attending

  • Students should be currently licensed and certified as a Security Officer; or
  • New York State students should be currently licensed and certified through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services 8 Hour Preassignment and 16 Hour On-the-job Training Courses; or
  • Certified in Law Enforcement or Peace Officer;
  • Students must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language.

Course Instruction

This program of instruction is consistent with and in recognition of “Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8: National Preparedness (HSPD-8 vi) which call for a National Preparedness Goal that establishes measurable priorities, targets, and a common approach to developing needed capabilities.

The Goal utilized a Capabilities-Based Planning approach to help answer the questions “how prepared are we?” “how prepared do we need to be?” and “how do we prioritize efforts to help answer to close the gap?” A central objective of Capabilities-Based Planning is the identification of target level of capabilities that Federal, State, local, and tribal entities must achieve to perform critical tasks for homeland security missions. Capabilities are combinations of resources that provide the means to achieve a measurable outcome resulting from performance of one or more critical tasks, underspecified conditions and performance standards. Version 1.0 of the Target Capabilities List (TCL)identifies 36 target capabilities.”

Additionally, this program recognizes and is consistent with the Universal Task List (UTL) which “defines what tasks need to be performed by Federal, State, local, and tribal jurisdictions and the private sector to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from events defined in the National Planning Scenarios” in the following areas:

Common

  • Planning (Training)
  • Prevent Mission Area
  • Information Gathering and Sharing
  • Terrorism Indicators and Trends
  • WMD Standardized Awareness
  • Anti-Surveillance Efforts
  • Prevention and Physical Security – Vulnerability Assessments
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Access Control
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Communications, Cooperation, and Public Relations

Protect Mission Area

  • Information Gathering and Sharing
  • WMD Standardized Awareness
  • Prevention and Physical Security – Vulnerability Assessments
  • Security and Safety Emergency Planning
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Communications, Cooperation, and Public Relations

Respond Mission Area

  • WMD Standardized Awareness
  • Security and Emergency Planning
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Communications, Cooperation, and Public Relations
  • Basic First Aid (Additional Paid Module through Peeler Group International)

Course Subjects:

  • Course Introduction/Historical Perspectives
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Information Gathering and Sharing
  • Terrorism Indicators and Trends
  • Anti-Surveillance Efforts
  • Prevention and Physical Security – Vulnerability Assessment Awareness
  • Security and Safety Emergency Planning
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Access Control
  • Fundamentals of Patrol – Communications, Cooperation, and Public Relations
  • WMD Standardized Awareness
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
  • Basic First Aid (Additionally Paid Module if NOT Currently Certified)

Course includes:

  • Handouts (Used During Class)
  • Frame Worthy Certificate Upon Successful Completion

What You Must Bring

  • Note Pad
  • Black Pen or Pencil
  • Photo ID
  • Beverage and/or Snack-Lunch

Why Should I Attend?

  • Enhance your ability and understand in countering terrorism;
  • Improve your ability to communicate with all levels of government, Federal, State and Local;
  • Begin your knowledge for Federal certification in the NIMS and ICS Homeland Security Programs;
  • Reduce liability exposure by knowing, following and the state requirements for Security Officers;
  • Employers benefit by improved protection of assets and within New York State employers may qualify for tax saving incentives.

Target Audience

Because eighty-five percent of the critical infrastructures in the United States belong to private enterprise and corporations and due to the current world environment with terrorist activity so highly publicized, it is essential that the security guard industry be a knowledgeable component in our prevention and deterrence efforts. Therefore, these individuals require the basic knowledge to enable them to discern, recognize and take appropriate action to allow our other enforcement and intervention components to take further action. Acquiring the knowledge does not ensure both effective or efficient prevention and deterrence efforts. This knowledge must be combined not only with appropriate and timely two-way communication avenues, but also a central focal point that allows for collection, analysis, and feedback of information. This program will provide that knowledge and capability to access those mechanisms.

  • “Certified” Security Guard professionals and or supervisory and:
  • Persons in the position of managing security personnel within the entities chain of command;

Course Fees and Registration

Discounts are available for multiple individuals from the same agency. If you are an employer of security professionals and would like to arrange for an “on-site” class or discounted classes for multiple attendees, please contact us.

All pricing includes required classroom materials and does not include transportation, meals or lodging.

ALL COURSE FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR ENTRY IN THE COURSE

As with all of Courses Costing $99 or More – No Interest Financing is Available

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