More and more businesses are looking for professional security guards to help keep their employees and customers safe. It doesn’t matter if you are in the entertainment, retail or hospitality industry—or even another industry entirely; having on-site security professionals can be very beneficial. When choosing applicants from the various Phoenix security companies, however, it is important to remember that not all of the training offered is the same. Here are few tips for choosing a security company to contract with to ensure you get the most qualified security personnel for the job:
Inquire About Certification
One of the most important criteria for choosing Phoenix security companies is their licensing and certifications. The best companies will not only be state certified, but will also have additional certifications such as U.S. Government (GSA) security contractor certification. Companies that have additional certifications typically provide a higher level of training and service than those that don’t.
Comprehensive Background Checks
A prerequisite for enrolling in most any security training program is that applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a clean criminal record. While most Phoenix security companies will perform a background check with local authorities upon admission, some go a step further and perform a comprehensive background check with local and federal authorities on a recurring basis.
Lethal and Non-Lethal Training
In this day and age, it is important that security guards are trained to know when to use deadly force and when it is more appropriate to use incapacitation techniques instead. Many regular Phoenix security companies offer very basic course on weapons training; but here at Capitol Guard & Patrol we offer in depth thorough weapons courses on a variety of weapons including shotguns, tasers and much more. Learn more about our courses by calling us today at 602-971-1514. We look forward to speaking with you a…
With the onslaught of shootings in the media lately—from both civilians and law enforcement officials—there has been a lot of discussion regarding the use of deadly force. While most will agree that there are extraordinary circumstances that require the use of deadly force, the majority of situations do not justify such action. This is why Capitol Guard and Patrol offers courses in both shotgun and M26 or X26 Taser for those enrolled in its Arizona security training program. While tasers are not intended to completely replace firearms, they offer security personnel and law enforcement officers a safer option to temporarily incapacitate an uncooperative and/or combative person.
An M26 or X26 Taser is used in the course because this type of electronic control device is considered the standard in the industry. Security personnel that will be carrying such a device should be educated and trained on how to use it properly. Improper use can lead to severe injuries or even death. Some of the core concepts taught in the Arizona security training program offered by Capitol Guard and Patrol include:
Function and use of the M26 and X26 Taser
Legal aspects of carrying a taser in a security role
Students will not only be required to pass a written examination, but must also participate in a live-fire training exercise.
Benefits of Tasers
There are many benefits of using tasers as a non-deadly force option. Using a taser instead of a gun can reduce the risk of security personnel becoming injured when dealing with aggressive and combative people, even those who do not feel pain because they are intoxicated or high. Officers can deploy tasers while keeping a safe distance to immobilize aggressors with minimal aftercare. Learn more about how Capitol Guard & Patrol can help you with all of your security needs today by calling us at 602-971-1514.