Professional Security Officer Certification Training

Ohio Workforce Inventory of Education & Training (WIET) Approved!

 

Strategic Training Group, LLC "STG" offers all standard non-lethal weapon certification training courses.  Being properly trained and certified ensures proper deployment and use of a defensive "tool" and reduces liability.  Our Instructors have private security, law enforcement and military experience.  STG is also certified to offer the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission "OPOTC" Private Security Certification Course.  This is a comprehensive 124 hour curriculum mandated by the State of Ohio based on current security issues and trends in today's hostile environments. Click HERE for details.  If you are serious about a career in the private security industry then you need to get certified.

 

  Complete Non-Lethal Weapons

This is our most popular training choice which combines our non-lethal weapons certifications into one competitively priced package.

 

- Impact Weapons - Expandable Baton

- OC Individual Chemical Aerosol

- Defensive Tactics w/ Handcuffing

 

This training is a MUST for armed security officers or unarmed security officers who are authorized to carry defensive weapons.  Use of Force, Deadly Force, and Realistic Scenarios are part of the training.

 

Two-year certifications.  Wall certificates and pocket cards issued.

Introduction to Executive Protection

This intense three (3) day basic course is devoted to academic operational theory and practical exercises. The participants will receive experienced instruction on critical skills and knowledge pertaining to personal protection operations.  Participants will be tested on and required to demonstrate their understanding and ability to perform critical skills including:

- Introduction to the History of Close Protection
- Role and Responsibility of the Protection Specialist
- Case Studies / Attacks Against Principals (AOP)
- Route Surveys and Advances
- Protective Formations and Moving the Principal
- Cover & Evacuate Methods
- PS Appearance and Etiquette
- Arrivals & Departures

 

OC Individual Chemical Aerosol

This course is for students who want to carry individual chemical aerosol, such as OC, for use in their day to day duties. This course will cover: OC selection, Use of Force, deployment tactics, subject approach, surviving an aerosol assault, medical concerns and de-contamination procedures. This class also discusses legal and tactical considerations for security officers. Situational awareness and critical decision making will be discussed throughout the course.  This course is modeled after the OPOTC OC Chemical Aerosol Course.

 

Note: Direct contamination is NOT mandatory. Students should be in good physical condition to participate. 

 

Equipment required:  Eye protection, change of clothing (portions of training will be outside regardless of weather) and duty belt.

 

  • Two-year certification. 

Defensive Tactics w/ Handcuffing

This course covers fundamental principles of subject approach, control, joint manipulation, and handcuffing. Officer safety tactics, body alignment, and legal considerations for multiple levels of force will be emphasized throughout this course when it applies to closing the distance and controlling the subject. This class also discusses legal and tactical considerations for security officers. Situational awareness and critical decision making will be discussed throughout the course. This course is modeled after the OPOTC Subject Control Course.
 

Note: This course requires physical exertion, bending, twisting at the waist, and raising your arms above your head.  Students should be in good physical condition in order to participate in the drills.

 

Equipment required:  Duty belt and clothing for physical activity.

 

  • Two-year certification.  Wall certificate and pocket card issued.

Impact Weapons

Using a comprehensive learning and dynamic hands-on curriculum, students will learn how to utilize impact weapons in direct and/or transitional ways for controling subject resistance or attacks through strikes, jabs or blocks and establish practical anatomical control over a subject for the purposes of escort and/or handcuffing. This course is modeled after the OPOTC Impact Weapons Course.

 

Note: This is a physical course and students should be in good physical condition to participate.

 

Equipment required:  Duty belt, baton with carrier, flashlight and clothing for physical activity.  Some equipment available for use if you do not have a duty belt.

 

  • Two-year certification.  Wall certificate and pocket card issued.

Tactical Duty Knife

The duty knife is a valuable tool that is carried by many officers both on and off duty. The uses of a knife range from general utility and as a life saving device if necessary. The proper use of a duty knife is often over looked both in training and company policy. There are documented cases of officers using a duty knife as a life saving device in rescue operations and for self protection.

This course is designed to qualify students to become more knowledgeable and certiified in a duty knife. 

Topics covered in this course will include: Constitutional Use of Force Standards, selection, carry, and deployment for a duty knife for general use, rescue situations and in extreme cases as a back-up weapon.

Note:  Students must be fit for duty to actively participate in physical training exercises.