Initial Security Officer Program (ISOP)2019-10-10T14:08:51-05:00

Initial Security Officer Program Information

This course provides online training to help improve the knowledge and performance of private security officers part of an initial training program. The training is designed to assist security agencies, and officers, to meet many of the published private security officer training guideline recommendations.

Major knowledge areas include:

  • Nature and Role of Private Security Officers
  • Observation and Incident Reporting
  • Principles of
    • Communication
    • Access Control
    • Safeguarding Information
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Life Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Violence

Candidates can expect to complete the online training in approximately 14 -18 hours. In order to receive the final certificate of completion and associated continuing education units, the candidate must complete all learning topics, section tests, and a comprehensive final examination with a score of 70% or greater.

Security Awareness

  • Security Awareness Introduction
  • Public and Private Security
  • Types of General Protection Services
  • Scope of Protection Officer's Authority
  • Relationship between Private Protection and Police Officers
  • Security Awareness Test

Evidence Documentation, Collection, and Preservation

  • Evidence Documentation, Collection, and Preservation Introduction
  • Crime Scene Security
  • Evidence Documentation, Collection, and Preservation
  • Evidence Documentation, Collection, and Preservation Test

Use of Force and Responsibilities

  • Use of Force and Responsibilities Introduction
  • Use of Force
  • Arrest and Detention
  • Use of Force and Responsibilities Test

Jurisdictions and Court Procedures

  • Jurisdictions and Court Procedures Introduction
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • State Jurisdiction
  • Municipal Jurisdiction
  • Court Procedures
  • Court Appearances
  • Jurisdictions and Court Procedures Test

Security Officer Conduct

  • Security Officer Conduct Introduction
  • Laws Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and Other Agencies
  • Rules and Integrity
  • Attitude and Job Performance
  • Security Officer Conduct Test

Patrolling and Observation Skills

  • Security Awareness Introduction
  • Patrolling and Observation Skills Introduction
  • Critical Observation and Memory Skills
  • Patrol Purposes
  • General Patrol Guidelines
  • Patrolling and Observation Skills Section Test

Basic Computer Skills

  • Security Awareness Introduction
  • Basic Computer Skills Introduction
  • Computer Systems
  • Electronic Communication
  • Basic Computer Skills Test

Note Taking and Report Writing

  • Patrolling and Observation Skills Section Test
  • Note Taking and Report Writing Introduction
  • Public Documents, Notebooks, and Note-Taking Rules
  • Writing Reports
  • Note Taking and Report Writing Conduct Test

Professionalism and Public Communication Introduction

  • Cultural Differences
  • People with Disabilities
  • Non-hostile and Hostile Crowds
  • Media
  • Professionalism and Public Communication Test

Access Control

  • Access Control Introduction
  • Access and Egress Controls
  • Badges
  • Digital Controls
  • Access Control Test

Protection Officers and Traffic Control

  • Protection Officers and Traffic Control Introduction
  • Traffic Control and Protection Officers
  • Parking
  • Traffic Control and Parking Lot Security Test

Security of Information

  • Principles of Safeguarding Information Introduction
  • Protecting Hardware
  • Protecting Software
  • Principles of Safeguarding Information Test

Priority Planning

  • Priority Planning Introduction
  • Creating an Emergency Response Plan
  • Priority Planning Test

Role of Security Services in Critical Incidents

  • Role of Security Services in Critical Incidents Introduction
  • Fire and Other Emergencies
  • Crowds and Unruly Groups
  • Hazards, Disasters, and Evacuations
  • Role of Security Services in Critical Incidents Test

Workplace Accidents and Threats

  • Workplace Accidents and Threats Introduction
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Safety Responsibilities
  • Work Locations and Access
  • Workplace Accidents and Threats Test

Safety Regulations and Emergency Planning

  • Safety Regulations and Emergency Planning Introduction
  • The Emergency Measures Plan
  • Fire Detection Systems
  • OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) Introduction
  • Safety Regulations and Emergency Planning Test

First Aid, Health, and Safety

  • First Aid, Health, and Safety Introduction
  • Airway, Breathing, and Circulation
  • Protective Measures for Bloodborne Pathogens
  • First Aid, Health, and Safety Test

Workplace Violence

  • Workplace Violence Introduction
  • Effects of Violence and Violence Prevention
  • Conflict Components
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Workplace Violence Test

Crisis Management

  • Crisis Management Introduction
  • Management of Disruptive Behavior
  • Controlling Disruptive or Violent Behavior
  • Crisis Management Test

Labor Relations

  • Labor Relations Introduction
  • Labor Disputes
  • Security Responsibility
  • Labor Relations Test

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Initial Security Officer Program (ISOP) training is provided by Smart Horizons.

Smart Horizons is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.