GALVESTON GUARD TRAINING SYLLABUS
Define the role of a security guard in the protection of the facility.
b. Police Authority and Jurisdiction
- Define a guard’s police and jurisdiction power according to Federal and local law.
- Explain the authority and applicable status of armed guards.
- Discuss various jurisdictions over Federal lands with emphasis on the jurisdiction in effect at facilities where guards will perform duties.
c. Patrol Methods
- Discuss the purpose of protective service patrolling. Identify various types of protective services and the function of observation.
- Examine various methods and skills employed in patrol.
- Explain the importance of patrol to law enforcement and explore the values of various patrol methods.
d. Report Writing/Guard Desk Book
- Identify the numerous Corps of Engineers (COE) forms, guard desk reports, and logs.
- Explain the procedures for their use.
- Practice preparing reports (i.e., guard logs, incident reports, loss or theft, record of arrests, and report of found property).
e. Safety and Fire
- Define the guard’s responsibility for safety and fire protection and provide guidelines for operational safeguards.
f. Identification, Search and Seizure of Property
- Emphasize the importance of physical security. Familiarize guard with various types of personal identification at the facility.
- Vehicle entry and control; sign-in and sign-out procedures; and visitor control.
g. Parking and Traffic Control
- Explain the objectives of parking, traffic enforcement, and control.
- Methods of handling vehicular movement and traffic control problems in an emergency.
h. Emergency First Aid/Medical Assistance
- Establish priorities and procedures for urgent care of victims of injury or sudden illness.
- Define local procedures for obtaining medical assistance, emergency numbers of fire, ambulance, rescue, utility company, and police.
i. Public Relations
- Develop a proper attitude of the guard as a public servant and stress the importance of appearance, loyalty, self-control, and courtesy.
- Response to news media; human relations.
j. Response to Disturbances, Disorderly Conduct, and Miscellaneous Incidents
- Explain the various conditions surrounding incidents where guard encounters disturbances, disorderly conduct, and similar incidents.
- Explain the proper approach to such situations; discuss the guard’s role and responsibility, and instruct in the appropriate techniques used in such circumstances.
k. Response to Crimes in Progress
- Stress the care and caution that must be exercised when coming upon a crime in progress and the element of surprise.
- Special emphasis is placed on the type of crime the security guard may encounter.
l. Coordination/Cooperation with other Agencies
The role of various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Written examination to determine knowledge and understanding of academic subject matter.
n. Post Examination Review and Critique
Provide the student with graded answer sheets with approved academic solutions.
- The contractor shall prepare 50 questions (25 true or false and 25 multiple choice) pertaining to the subjects listed above, with academic solutions approved by the District Security Manager.
- Each contract employee shall be given a written examination by the contractor, using the above-mentioned test.
The minimum acceptable score is 80 percent.
Test questions and answers shall not be discussed between students and contractors prior to testing.