Students must currently have a valid Utah security license to attend this course
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Cost: $80 (6 Hour Course)
Seating is limited. Students must register and pay online.
This course must have a minimum of 4 students or it will be canceled. For safety, this course has a maximum of 10 students.
Certification will be valid for 2 years from the date of completion
Refresher courses may include either a Level 2 (indirect) or Level 3 (area) contamination
• Students must have a valid Utah security license to attend this course.
• Defense Technology® highly recommends that any officer designated to carry an OC projector be given a level 1 contamination during their initial training. Therefore, all students will be required to receive a direct OC application to the facial area, specifically the eyes in order to receive a certification.
• If you have any medical concerns, you should consult a physician prior to attending this course and exposure drills.
• Do not wear any type of makeup or cosmetics (foundation, lipstick, eyeliner, etc.) during this course.
• Defense Technology® recommends that any student who has undergone eye surgery in the past 12 months delay participation in this class for one year or seek approval from their physician.
This program is competency based. Students must attend the training and pass a written test.
Mere participation does not automatically assure successful completion.
Certification in this training program does not automatically authorize an individual to carry or use OC spray. It is the responsibility of the individual student to obtain permission from their agency or company to carry any less lethal device and follow all laws.
The information contained within this training program may only be used by security officers while in the performance of official duties. Any unauthorized, illegal or unethical use of the information in this training program is prohibited.
Although every effort has been made for this training course, manual, and related materials to be complete and accurate, it is impossible to predict, discuss or plan for every circumstance or situation which might arise in the course of training, or when encountering a resistive or aggressive individual. Each trainee assumes the risk of loss, injury, and damages associated with this training and use of the information obtained through this program.
Therefore, the trainee must always take into consideration the trainee’s experience, physical abilities, professional responsibilities, agency procedures, legal requirements and the recommendations and techniques contained in this training course, manual, and related materials, before deciding which techniques should be used and under what circumstances.
Currently there is no state certificate or permit required for a security officer to carry a baton. However, most contract security companies as well as their clients have policies which require a security officer to obtain proper training and certification in the use of all less lethal devices and restraints such as Baton, Taser, OC Spray and Handcuffs before they can be carried or used by a security officer.
If a licensed security officer abuses and/or fails to use these items correctly, the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) could file criminal charges against the security officer and revoke his/her license. You may also be terminated by your employer and open yourself and your employer to Civil lawsuits. You must be aware of the following:
58-1-501 Unlawful Conduct
(2)(i) Practicing or attempting to practice an occupation or profession regulated under this title beyond the scope of the licensee's competency, abilities, or education”.
58-1-502 Unlawful Conduct - Penalty
(1) Unless otherwise specified in this title, a person who violates the unlawful conduct provisions defined in this title is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
The security officer and company would also be under scrutiny of violation of Unprofessional Conduct.
R156-63a-502 Unprofessional Conduct
(7) being incompetent or negligent as an unarmed, an armed private security officer or by a contract security company that results in injury to a person or that creates an unreasonable risk that a person may be harmed;
(8) failing as a contract security company or its officers, directors, partners, proprietors or responsible management personnel to adequately supervise employees to the extent that the public health and safety are at risk.