Physical Security Specialty Program

The Physical Security Specialty Program examines basic protection practices of layered security and defense in depth.

This program is recommended for contract and proprietary protection officers seeking understanding and awareness of the physical security concepts of planning and conducting surveys, security plans, and access control measures.

Building upon the Officer Basic level of training, learners can expect an additional 4-9 hours of specialty coursework training in:

First Aid

  • First Responders and Patient Assessments
  • Shock and Substance Abuse
  • Wounds, Bleeding, and Head Injuries
  • Fractures and Heat/Cold Injuries
  • Heart Attacks and CPR

Physical Security I: The Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Physical Security
  • The Security Survey
  • Perimeter Security
  • Walls, Windows, and Doors
  • Key and Lock Control
  • Security Containers

Physical Security IV: Intrusion Detection Systems

  • Security Systems and the Operator
  • Interior Protection
  • Boundary Protection
  • Volumetric Protection
  • Exterior Protection

Homeland Security I: Emerging Threats

  • Introduction to Emerging Threats
  • Terrorism Defined
  • Techniques and Tactics
  • Types of Terrorists
  • Recent History of Terrorism

Interviews & Interrogations

  • Getting the Facts
  • Interviewing Victims, Witnesses, and Suspects
  • Preparing for the Interview
  • Conducting the Interview/Interrogation
  • Interpreters, Kinesics, and Polygraph

Physical Security Specialty Program Career Track


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