Whether the security needs of an organization, a community or a nation are assigned to private security personnel or public law enforcement, cross-training, technical training, and special training necessary to meet the mission of the organization or jurisdiction is required. Today it is not uncommon for civilian security personnel to be assigned to public functions such as securing federal court houses, providing perimeter security at airports, patrolling and securing public schools, and even providing executive protection for public officials. At the same time, sworn police officers are accepting part-time assignments as bank guards, working at major league ball parks, and working with businesses to provide crime prevention, including anti-terrorism, training in a cooperative effort to provide effective homeland security. Whether it is delivering babies, flying helicopters or using highly sophisticated security systems, security personnel, both public and private, are being trained in skills well beyond basic law enforcement and security procedures and practices.
As we become more sophisticated in the use of intelligent technologies and more aware of the need to walk a fine line between security restrictions and basic constitutionally protected freedoms, more training in how best to deal with society’s social, psychological and legal needs will demand more training than ever before. Today, security personnel have become more skilled in dealing with conflicts without relying on either the use of force or dependence upon authority. Employing conflict resolution training techniques, security personnel reduce and eliminate friction levels that can erupt into violence. Many officers have become skilled in operating highly sophisticated electronics for monitoring, testing and evaluating potentially violent incidents. Security personnel are also learning legal concepts needed to avoid both criminal and civil breaches that result in failed prosecutions of suspects, criminal charges against officers and civil litigation alleging excessive use of force, false imprisonment or security negligence.
Modern security calls for security personnel armed with through training for making quick, accurate decisions as well as officers prepared to operate and interpret the complex security technologies being employed to prevent violence to people and property. Security’s role is likely to become even more complex in the future as the need to control, for security purposes, more of life’s interactions without inhibiting societal concepts of freedom to go about our daily lives unfettered by burdensome restrictions, expands.
FRAC can help any organization identify training needs for its security and security related personnel. Whether its is advanced training in human relations, the latest techniques in explosives detection, or a refresher course in the legal use of force, FRAC can provide the training required. Training can also be provided in security awareness and response for non-security personnel as well to enlist their support in security programs and provide them with training in avoiding confrontations and in responding to threats and violence should it become necessary. Security training and response techniques can prepare personnel to detect in advance those emerging situations that are likely to erupt into violence and they can learn how to defuse those situations quickly.
Trained security personnel are better prepared to maximize security technologies and to call upon assistance of resources available elsewhere in the public and private sectors. Training in management techniques can assist security personnel to better utilize subordinates and manage budgets. And with relevant, documented training security programs are better prepared to avoid exposure to allegations of security negligence which frequently occur after any violent event.