Training

Our people- and their training- set us apart.
Uniformed Security Officers

From day one, when American Security was founded by retiring SC Highway Patrolman Henry Harrison, our goal has been to hire only the most qualified security personnel, and then train them above and beyond the requirements and standards set by the industry. That was more than 40 years ago. Today, that same principle holds true and, indeed, sets us apart from all other security providers.

 

Trained to be the best

Training is an essential part of the professional development of the security officers who serve our clients. We go the extra mile at American Security. In addition to the mandatory training required by various state governments, American Security gives our professional officers the opportunity to improve their skills. We provide an in-service training program to ensure: improved job performance, better morale, higher self-esteem, less turnover, and liability prevention.


Whether it’s an industrial site or a healthcare facility, being properly trained provides our security officers with confidence in their ability to safely and professionally protect your assets. This advanced program helps each American Security officer develop and maintain a superb set of skills, unparalleled professionalism, and positive work habits. That means a higher level of security for your corporation or business.

We've got your back

People make the difference—for your business, as well as ours. That's why we strive to hire qualified candidates and then train them to a higher standard of excellence. After all, our product is our people. We are judged by the standard they set. American Security engages only quality recruiting sources, and we encourage our officers to pursue certifications from organizations such as the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS International), The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS), and the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP), to name a few. Many Officers pursuing and obtaining certifications from organizations such as these are generally awarded with increased pay, responsibility, and advancement in rank.

Officer training: the most extensive in the industry

American Security views training as a foundational principle: build upon each block of instruction to ensure there is a solid foundation for the officer who will be executing your security plan. All security officers are trained by certified credentialed instructors, and our officers have access to online training modules that reinforce all classroom training received. The site supervisor, the district manager, as well as the client has the ability to log into the training module to observe the officers progress and development.

Client Training

We strive to be a comprehensive security resource for our clients and their internal personnel. As such, we offer programs designed to educate, instruct, and inform our clients in best practices and policies. We will tailor a curriculum to meet your needs, then conduct training classes for your employees - for the entire company or designated individuals. We always encourage our clients to request specialized security training for their staff as the need arises. It's just another way we can provide full-circle security solutions for your company.

Instructional Training Programs:

  • Personal Protective Strategies
  • Security Awareness
  • Workplace Violence and Prevention
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Employee Theft
  • Premises Liability
  • FA, CPR, AED and S.A.F.E