Power to Arrest Course (Guard Card)

Power to Arrest Course (Guard Card)

Obtain Your Guard Card in California

At Split Second Response, we understand that obtaining a Guard Card is a critical step for anyone seeking to work in the field of security. That's why we offer a comprehensive Power to Arrest Course, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in this area.

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Power to Arrest Course

The Power to Arrest Course consists of four hours of training in two subjects. The first subject is the Power to Arrest portion, which covers the legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. This portion of the course is designed to familiarize and instruct individuals on the training topics delineated in the Business and Professions Code section 7583.7.

During the Power to Arrest portion of the course, students will utilize the Department of Consumer Affairs' Power to Arrest Training Manual, which includes lectures, discussion, exercises, and role-playing. Topics covered include an overview of the Power to Arrest Manual and subject matter, a definition of arrest and discussion on the implications to the subject, the guard, and the company, a lecture/discussion on escalation and de-escalation techniques in the use of force, a lecture/discussion on the use of restraint techniques and their implications, a discussion of trespassing laws and implications of enforcement, and the completion of the Power to Arrest Training Manual test with a 100% score in accordance with the Manual's Administering Instructions.

Course Length: 4 Hours

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Appropriate Use of Force (AUF)

This portion aims to familiarize and instruct individuals on the subject matter and skills required to determine the reasonableness of using force. Appropriate Use of Force must be fact-specific, based on the circumstances confronting the individual when the force is used, in addition to Penal Code section 835(a). The reasonableness of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable person on the scene rather than with hindsight. The evaluation should be based on the facts and circumstances confronting the individual without regard to their underlying intent or motivation.


Comprehensive Security Guard Training

At Split Second Response, we know that providing comprehensive training in both the legal aspects of arrest and the appropriate use of force is critical for anyone seeking a Guard Card and working in the security field. With our expert instructors, comprehensive curriculum, and hands-on training, our students gain the skills and knowledge they need to excel in this area and succeed in their careers.

If you want to obtain a Guard Card or want to further your security skills, contact us at Split Second Response today to learn more about our Power to Arrest Course and our other comprehensive security training courses.

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