If your career has you in a position where you can arrest and place individuals in handcuffs, handcuff training should definitely be required. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to use handcuffs; they are rather simple mechanical pieces of equipment that have had few changes in design over the years.
Because the equipment is so simple to operate, many make the mistake of disregarding training – feeling perhaps it is unnecessary. A considerable amount of lawsuits that hit security agencies and police departments surround or involve the arrest process or some type of use of force; with that said, it only makes sense that security professionals remain highly-trained and knowledgeable in this area.
Formal training must be sought not only for an educational standpoint but also from a liability standpoint. Proof of certification and official training will add additional protection to you and your company in any use of force claim, regardless of your prior experience – you need official programs behind you.
In the News: High school security guard handcuffed a student with cerebral palsy sitting in a wheelchair; the guard then assaulted the student. The security officer was charged with felony assault and could face up to four years in prison for his actions. *A lawsuit against the guard and the company he worked for were not mentioned, but one can definitely guarantee it is sure to follow!
The video of the guard illegally handcuffing a woman and the story of the security officer handcuffing and assaulting a student should make you want to gather as much information as possible when dealing with the general public and what you as a guard can legally do with handcuffs.
Texas Certified Training Academy’s courses are not “check the box” courses, nor do we only focus 80% on the operation of handcuffs, loading, drawing, key holes up, and positioning, like some other guard training facilities.
We know that outside of a classroom, not every suspect goes into handcuffs willingly and we know that even when you do everything correctly, you can still be named in a lawsuit. Putting the cuffs on and patting down a suspect is where most of the other courses end, yet ours continue to provide you with the entire arrest, step-by-step, legal package.
Some courses develop great “speed cuffers” or “handcuff acrobatics,” however the officers being untaught about the law in detail breeds hundreds of bad arrests and lawsuits each year.
Fully equipped with how to and when to use handcuffs will protect security officers against frivolous mistakes that untrained security officers often make. Get it right the first time around and take a course with your best interest in mind.
Texas Certified Training Academy Celebrates 6 Years in Business Training the State’s Best Security Guards and Bodyguards
Authorized press release: January 1st, 2015
With the need for security and bodyguards greater than ever, especially in the state of Texas, it’s no surprise a professional school for producing these agents is in high demand. Texas Certified Training Academy offers just that kind of training. Recently, the academy celebrated its sixth year in business and couldn’t be happier!
Being a security guard or bodyguard is not just a job to take likely, but is in fact, very serious business. This makes the responsibility of training professionals in this field a real one – considering (in many cases), the guards will be protecting people’s lives, as the first line of defense against potential danger.
In Texas, TCTA has received extensive praise for their work producing exceptionally highly-trained and responsible security guards and bodyguards who have gone on to work in a huge number of different agencies successfully.
Recently, the academy was happy to celebrate their sixth year in business serving the state of Texas since 2009, with the remarkable accomplishment of having an injury and incident free record the entire time.
“It has always been a pleasure to give back to this industry and pass on my experience to others seeking to become a security professional,” commented Senior Instructor and General Manager Glenn Jones.
“We look forward to providing many more years of phenomenal service to the dedicated men and women who serve the private sector.”
According to the company, Texas Certified Training Academy is a state licensed security training school with board licensed Instructors who possess deep experience in giving some of the best security training in the industry.
A long list of courses are offered including: Commission, Non-commission, Bodyguard, CHL, C.E.W., Pepper Spray, Hand cuffing, Baton training, First Aid/CPR and advanced weapons.
For potential students who would like to discuss which courses are most appropriate to meet their individual needs, TCTA always has a professional ready to answer any questions as best they can.
Both group classes, which are scheduled frequently, as well as private training (which can be set up at the most convenient time for students), are offered at the academy.
Past students who are now working in the security industry have not hesitated to give their endorsements of the TCTA.
Chris C. from Texas, recently said, “I’m a veteran, and having going to college briefly, I realized it wasn’t for me. One of my friends who was also in the Army had gone to TCTA and had a great paying job in security. I followed his lead, took the training, and it was really a great decision. I started off working at a job that was very good and now a year later I’m working at one that I really love. It’s nice to know also, my experience from the military is being used to help keep Americans safe here. I recommend TCTA highly to anyone considering security work.”
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