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Texas Level II Non-Commissioned Security Officer Course

Course Description

This comprehensive course is designed to fulfill the requirements for becoming a Level II security guard in the state of Texas, as mandated by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Private Security Bureau (PSB). The curriculum covers all necessary foundational knowledge and skills essential for entry-level positions in private security. Participants will learn the legal and ethical responsibilities of a security guard, including but not limited to, the laws concerning arrest, search and seizure, and the use of force. The course emphasizes the importance of professionalism, communication, and the role of private security in the broader public safety context.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:

  1. The Role and Responsibilities of Security Guards: Gain a thorough understanding of the security guard’s role in preventing and deterring crime while ensuring the safety and security of the premises and individuals they are tasked to protect.
  2. Legal Powers and Limitations: Learn the legal powers granted to security guards in Texas, including the limitations and responsibilities regarding arrest, search and seizure, and the appropriate use of force.
  3. Effective Communication: Develop skills in effective communication, conflict resolution, and de-escalation techniques to manage encounters professionally.
  4. Emergency Response Preparedness: Understand the protocols for responding to various emergencies, including fire, medical emergencies, and active shooter situations.
  5. Observation and Reporting: Master the techniques for observing and reporting incidents accurately and comprehensively, crucial for law enforcement and emergency services.
  6. Ethics and Professional Conduct: Emphasize the importance of ethical behavior and professional conduct in all aspects of a security guard’s duties.

Course Details

  • Format: Online, featuring text, audio, video, scenario-based learning, and assessments.
  • Eligibility: Must be at least 18 years of age, have a clean criminal record, and be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Certification: Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion, allowing them to apply for a non-commissioned security officer registration with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

This course is an essential first step for those looking to embark on a career in private security. It provides the necessary groundwork and understanding required to perform security duties with confidence and professionalism.

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