Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training for Protective Service Officers (PSOs) - 64-80 Hour Initial Training for PSOs

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training for Protective Service Officers (PSOs) - 64-80 Hour Initial Training for PSOs

This course offers the Security Manual and Resource Tool (SMART Book) and hands-on requirement for PSOs who work on government contracts. Candidates will learn a range of topics including:  requirements for working on government contracts, ethics and professionalism, communications, the law and the PSOs authority to detain, use of force and search/seizure, patrolling, report writing and response procedures, records and report forms, access control, handling special situations like Code ADAM, terrorism, natural disasters, civil disturbances, hostage situations and sabotage/espionage, etc. PSOs will also receive certified training in defensive tactics, expandable baton, handcuffing, OC spray, and First Aid/CPR/AED.

NOTE: A practice exam will be given to help prepare PSOs for the government-provided exam. All certification courses and practice test must be successfully completed for a candidate to receive an Exhibit.

NOTE: The candidate will have to take the 50-question test, 8-hour orientation course, and attend the X-Ray Machine/Magnetometer certification course provided by the government before they will be recognized as a PSO (depending on the contract assigned).