People Practices & Training Initiate

The security guard basic training program is intended to provide participants with the occupational and behavioural skills and attitudes, as well as concepts and knowledge necessary to function effectively as a security guard. The subjects covered are intended to provide security guards with a sound basis on which to deal with many on-the-job situations. Many tasks performed involve good public relations and awareness of the legal authority and responsibility for use of force are extremely important.

On the successful completion of this training, security guard candidates will be able to :

  • Deal with the public in a professional and ethical manner
  • Arrest people under the authority as specified in the Criminal Code or provincial legislation
  • To be aware of the rights and freedoms of individuals under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Present verbal and material evidence in courts and other judicial settings
  • Conduct themselves appropriately in court
  • Write reports and protect evidence
  • Direct traffic where legislation permits and control traffic movement in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Detect or prevent thefts, vandalism and other criminal/provincial offenses
  • Report and deal appropriately with perimeter protection systems, intrusion, fire, carbon dioxide, water, smoke, alarms and other building and access control systems and security systems that may be assigned to a work site
  • React and take appropriate measures in emergency situations
  • Respond to bomb threats and suspicious packages
  • Resolve conflict resolution
  • Understand human rights and diversity
  • Perform other duties, as required