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Greg May, Program Coordinator
850.913.3297
gmay@gulfcoast.edu

Private Security Officer

 Are you ready to work in one of the fastest growing fields of safety and security? Becoming a private security office may be perfect for you.  Security officers work to protect people and property and also deal with emergencies. You don’t need a degree to start working in the private security field, but a good general education will be helpful.

Unarmed Security Officer (Class D) - 42 Hours 

You will need a Class D license from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to work in the State of Florida as an unarmed security Officer.  A security officer needs to be mature and responsible. It will also help if you are a polite and helpful person.

This 42 hour course is designed to prepare students to apply for a class "D" private security license. Topics of discussion cover both Course A and Course B of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services requirements for application and renewal of license. A certified instructor is present for the training.

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Course topics include:

  • Regulatory compliance;
  • First Aid and CPR;
  • Emergency procedures;
  • Ethics; and
  • Entrepreneurship.
   

FEBRUARY 2024 WEEKEND CLASS - 

Feb. 09, 10,   8:00am - 6:00pm 
Feb. 16, 17,  8:00am - 6:00pm
Feb. 18, 8:00am - 10:00am

North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg.  106
CRN: 91035| Course: XPS 0009 | Fee: $300

MARCH 2024 WEEKEND CLASS - 

Mar. 01,   8:00am - 3:30pm 
Mar. 02,  8:00am - 6:00pm
Mar. 08, & 09, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Mar. 10, 8:00am - 12:30am

North Bay Campus, EOC Bldg.  106
CRN: 91054| Course: XPS 0009 | Fee: $300

 

 


Statewide Firearm License Training (Class G)- 28 Hr 

The Class G license is required when  private investigators or private security officers are required to carry a firearm while performing their regulated duties.  Initial training is 28 hours.  A class D license is required in order to take this class. A certified instructor is present for the training. **There is an additional charge to qualify with a second weapon.

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What You Need to Wear & Bring to the Class:

  • Your firearm and duty gear, as long as they are in good working order. The equipment will be inspected and approved by a firearms instructor before it can be used during the class.
  • Factory ammunition for your firearm (at least 150 rounds). 
  • Hip (duty) holster for your weapon.
  • Long pants.
  • No low cut or sleeveless shirts/blouses.
  • During the class you may wear jeans or other casual attire. No shirts with offensive slogans or advertising.
  • Protective eyewear.
  • Hat/ball cap – for protection from flying brass on the firearms range from semi auto weapons.
  • Comfortable footwear, no open toe shoes or sandals.
  • Fluids to drink for recovery hydration – for outdoor range training
  • Wet weather gear, since classes will be held rain or shine
  • Any snacks that you may require.
  • Sun block & bug spray.

Upon successfully completing the course, you will be given proof of having completed the initial course to submit with the application, photograph, requisite fees and a full set of fingerprints.

 

January 26  - 27,  8:00am - 5:00pm 
February 02,  8:00am -  5:00pm &

Feb. 03, 8:00am – 12pm NOON
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN:  91051 | Course: XPS 0030 | Fee: $300

 

March 10 - 11, 8:00am - 5:00pm 
March 22,  8:00am -  5:00pm &

March 23, 8:00am – 12pm NOON
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN:  91048 | Course: XPS 0030 | Fee: $300

May10 - 11, 8:00am - 5:00pm 
May 17,  8:00am -  5:00pm &

May 18, 8:00am – 12pm NOON
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN:  95110 | Course: XPS 0030 | Fee: $300

 


Class G requalification course

To maintain licensure, the Class “G” license holder must complete four hours of re-qualifying training EACH YEAR. The annual training course shall consist of a review of the curriculum topics listed above as part of the initial training requirements to include any recent changes in the law. License holders will be required to achieve a passing score on a cycle of fire consisting of 48 rounds. A certified instructor is present for the training.
**There is an additional charge to qualify with a second weapon.

REGISTER

What You Need to Wear & Bring to the Class:

  • Your firearm and duty gear, as long as they are in good working order. The equipment will be inspected and approved by a firearms instructor before it can be used during the class.
  • Factory ammunition for your firearm (at least 150 rounds). 
  • Hip (duty) holster for your weapon.
  • Long pants.
  • No low cut or sleeveless shirts/blouses.
  • During the class you may wear jeans or other casual attire. No shirts with offensive slogans or advertising.
  • Protective eyewear.
  • Bibbed hat/baseball cap – for protection from flying brass on the firearms range from semi auto weapons.
  • Comfortable footwear, no open toe shoes or sandals.
  • Fluids to drink for recovery hydration – for outdoor range training.
  • Wet weather gear, since classes will be held rain or shine.
  • Any snacks that you may require.
  • Sun block & bug spray.
 

Fri. February 2, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91043 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. February 16, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91044 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. February 23, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91045 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. March 29, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91049 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

Fri. April 5, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91050 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. April 12, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91042 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. April 19, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91046 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. April 26, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 91047 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Fri. May 24, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON 
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 108
CRN: 95109 | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125

 

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.