Power To Arrest Training Manual - Nov 2005 Edition

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POWER TO ARREST TRAINING MANUAL

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(Revised 11/05)

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INSTRUCTOR - 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.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

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 patrol

operator may provide training programs and courses in addition to the training required in this

 

 

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Contents Page
Table of Contents

Instructor/Employer Introduction

Steps to Administering Power to Arrest

The Responsibilities of the Security Guard

Part A. Role and Responsibilities of the Security Guard

1. Areas of Responsibility

2. Prevention is the Key

3. Observe and Report

4. Get Help

Part B. Relations with the Local Police

Part C. Observation and Report Writing

Part D. Authority to Question and a Basis for Making Decisions

Part E. Inspections

Part F. Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities

Part G. Factors to Consider Before Making an Arrest

Part H. Arrestable Offenses

Part I. Private Person's Arrest

Part J. Making an Arrest

Part K. Searching the Suspect

Illustration of the Frisk

Part L. Merchant's Privilege Search

Part M. After the Arrest

Part N. Terrorism

Part O Ethics and Professional Conduct of a Security Guard

Part P. Answers to Study Questions

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