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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   Register HERE!

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.

Course topics include:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship

 

 
Mon. - Fri., Aug. 15 - 19, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Bldg, 106
CRN: 98043 | Course: XPS 0009 | Fee: $300

Mon. - Fri., Sept. 12 - 16, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Bldg, 106
CRN: 98044 | Course: XPS 0009 | Fee: $300

Mon. - Fri., Oct. 10 - 14, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Bldg, 106
CRN: 98045 | Course: XPS 0009 | Fee: $300

 

 

Statewide Firearm License Training (Class G)- 28 Hr  Register HERE!

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.

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.
Course Listing
Aug. 5, 6, 12,  8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. and  Aug. 13, 8 A.M. - NOON
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 106
CRN:  95106 | Course: XPS 0030 | Fee: $300

 

 

Class G requalification course   Register HERE!

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.

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.
Course Listings
Fri. July 8, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 106
CRN: 95087  | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125
Fri. July 22, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 106
CRN: 95088  | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125
Fri. Aug. 26, 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
North Bay Campus, Public Safety Building 106
CRN: 98023  | Course: XPS 0033 | Fee: $125
 

Contact:
Greg May
gmay@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 913-3297

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