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Oceanside, California 92054
United States of America
Phone: (310) 490-3697
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TO ARREST TRAINING MANUAL
- EMPLOYER INTRODUCTION
According to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.5:
(a) Every licensee and any person employed and compensated by a licensee, other lawful
business or public agency as a security guard or patrolperson, and who in the course of
that employment or business carries a firearm, shall complete a course of training in the
exercise of the power to arrest and a course of training in the carrying and use of
firearms. This subdivision shall not apply to armored vehicle guards hired prior to
January 1, 1977. Armored vehicle guards hired on or after January 1, 1977, shall
complete a course of training in the carrying and use of firearms, but shall not be required
to complete a course of training in the exercise of the power to arrest. The course of
training in the carrying and use of firearms shall not be required of any employee who is
not required or permitted by a licensee to carry or use firearms. The course in the
carrying and use of firearms and the course of training in the exercise of the power to
arrest shall meet the standards which shall be prescribed by the Department of Consumer
Affairs. The department shall encourage restraint and caution in the use of firearms.
(b) No uniformed employee of a licensee shall carry or use any firearm unless the employee
has in his or her possession a valid firearm qualification card.
Pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.7(a) and California Code of
Regulations, Title 16, Section 628, the Department of Consumer Affairs may approve
any person or school to teach the course of training in the Power to Arrest. Licensees and
their qualified, designated employees also may administer the course.
According to Business and Professions Code Section 7583.6:
(a) A person entering the employ of a licensee to perform the functions of a security guard or a
security patrolperson shall complete a course in the exercise of the power to arrest prior to being
assigned to a duty location.
(b) Except for a registrant who has completed the course of training required by Section 7583.45,
a person registered pursuant to this chapter shall complete not less than 32 hours of training in
security officer skills within six months from the date the registration card is issued. Sixteen of
the 32 hours shall be completed within 30 days from the date the registration card is issued.
(c) A course provider shall issue a certificate to a security guard upon satisfactory completion of
a required course, conducted in accordance with the department's requirements. A private patroloperator may provide training programs and courses in addition to the training required in this
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