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Security Officers are in high demand and the security industry in the State of California is growing at a fast pace, leading to job security.  These courses are taught by law enforcement officials with extensive knowledge and work experience in the field.  The Security Training Academy at Downey Adult School is a short-term training program designed and focused on preparing the students for a career in law enforcement/security field.

  • Do you want a flexible schedule?

  • Do you enjoy helping others?

  • Are you alert and observant of your surroundings?

This career may be for you!

Classes Include

  • Roles & Responsibilities of Security Officers

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Basic Officer Security Training – Guard Card

  • Observation & Documentation

  • Communication and its Significance

  • Radio Procedures

  • Active Shooter

  • Workplace Violence

  • Handling Difficult People

  • Public Relations

  • Officer Safety

  • Post Orders & Assignments

  • Traffic & Crowd Control

  • O.C. Pepper Spray/Use of Force

  • Baton Training

  • Firearms Training

  • SB 1626 School Security Training

  • Handcuffing

  • Unarmed Self Defense

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Taser

  • Patrol Procedures

  • Advanced Report Writing

  • TFF1555 ; TFB1350

Certifications available

BSIS CA Security Guard Card

BSIS CA Unarmed Security Officer

BSIS CA Armed Security Officer with SB 1626 School Security Certification

Bureau of Security and Investigative Services -

Cost for program: $1,499

Advanced Private Security Academy: $1,499

Median Wage: $20.55/hour

Source:, November 23, 2022. Above wage is based on the Downey, CA area. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wage do not reflect self-employment.

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Security Guard

  • Unarmed Security Officer

  • Armed Security Officer

  • School Security (SB 1616)

Student Training Estimates (STE)