Security Officer positions are available in many businesses, such as, security agencies, retail, hospitals, banks, housing complexes and construction. Connecticut General Statute #29-161(q) mandates that all State of Connecticut security officers complete an 8-hour training course for certification. Successful completion of this day-long course fulfills this requirement. You will be learning essential information required for security officers from an instructor who has been approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety to teach this course. The course covers an overview of private security, public safety issues, search and seizure, use of force, basic criminal justice and basic first aid. Participants are required to complete a written exam at the end of the course and achieve a passing grade of 75%. Upon successful completion, students apply for a Security Office Identification Card from the State of Connecticut. This procedure will be covered in class. Please bring a lunch to class.
Note: students who have a criminal background are not eligible for State of Connecticut Security Officer Certification.