THE B.S.I.S. POWER TO ARREST OFFICIAL MANUAL
is a sample of what you will learn in the course. Oberve
this is a sample only, not the course itself. You have to
register inside for the course, which provides multi-media
(videos, reading material, audio reading, interactive testing).
a registered security guard, you have certain responsibilities to
the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
order to prevent possible denial or revocation of your
registration card, it is important that you be aware of the
Security guards must meet several requirements before they begin
work. These requirements include submitting your application on
line or by mail with the required fees to the Bureau.
Submitting your fingerprints to the Department of Justice via Live
While on duty you are required to possess a valid security guard
registration or a screenprintout of the Bureau’s approval from
the Bureau’s Web site at www.dca.ca.gov/bsis,
along with a valid photo identification.
You may not carry a firearm without a firearm permit issued by the
Bureau. You may not carry a firearm if your guard registration is
not current even though your firearm permit is current.
Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance. An
applicant must requalify four times during the life of the permit:
twice during the first year after the date of issuance, and twice
during the second year. Requalifications must be at least four
You may not carry a baton without a baton permit issued by the
Bureau. You may not carry a baton if your guard registration is
not current even though your baton permit is current.
If you move or change your address, you must notify the Bureau
within 30 days, or you may be issued an administrative fine.
If your employer or any instructor encourages you to violate any
of the above requirements, you may report him/her to the Bureau in
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECURITY GUARD
is important to remember:
a security guard, you are NOT a peace officer!!!
are security guards DIFFERENT from peace officers?
guards do not have:
The same job duties as peace officers;
same training; or
same powers as peace officers, according to the law.
happens when a security guard PRETENDS to be a peace officer?
security guard who pretends or even implies (lets others think)
that he is a peace officer is
committing a crime. A person who is found guilty of impersonating
a peace officer could be punished by a fine or county jail
sentence and his registration may be denied or revoked.
are a security guard’s ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES?
security guard’s role is to PROTECT people and property
of his employer or contracted
security guard’s responsibility BEFORE an
incident/offense has occurred is PREVENTION.
security guard’s responsibility DURING or AFTER an
incident/offense has occurred is to
OBSERVE and REPORT.
should security guards PERFORM their job?
major responsibility of a security guard is prevention BEFORE
an incident/offense occurs.
Thus, a security guard should be highly visible. By being seen,
the guard may discourage anyone who might be considering theft,
damage, or personal injury. A security guard’s job is PREVENTION.
do the job well, the security guard MUST:
is a sign that a security guard is doing a good job?
absence of incidents or offenses (crimes) is one sign that a
security guard is doing a good
should a security guard do if an incident/offense does occur?
an offense occurs, a guard does not charge in. Instead, the
security guard should:
Observe and remember events
Report to the police/or the security guard’s supervisor (fellow