California Guard Card - Powers To Arrest

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This course is sanctioned by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and meets the mandatory qualifications for the California Guard Card. The course is 8 hours.

Powers to Arrest (4 Hours):

+ Overview of Powers to Arrest Manual and subject matter
+ Administering power to arrest and procedures
+ Escalation & de-escalation techniques in the use of force
+ Restraint techniques & implications
+ Criminal and civil liability
+ Responsibilities
+ Mindset and situational awareness
+ Observation and report writing
+ Relationship with local Police

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) & Terrorism Awareness (4 Hours):

+ The Role of a Security Officer
+ The Nature of Terrorism
+ Weapons of Mass Destruction
+ Identifying and reporting precursor activities to a terrorist event
+ Proper reaction
+ Coordinating and sharing of critical information
+ Interacting with Police
+ Remaining safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event

Upon completion of this course, you will need to submit an application to BSIS.


A security guard registration expires the day after the expiration date on the card. Each license holder will need 8 hours of training each year to retain their guard card.