Training security staff for munitions manufacturing company is a task of great responsibility. Supposing that the candidates meet our requirements such as having decent education, license and skills for working with firearm, have completed drug test and background check, have passed physical exam, the next step must be their training to make sure that they are proper for this job.
The program consists of two parts: cognitive, which is a theoretical part and psychomotor, which is a practical or on-the-job training part. The affective part of the training is presented by the main objectives repeated during the whole period of the program.
The training program lasts for two weeks or ten business days, having weekends as days off. The cognitive part lasts five days. On the first day there is a short introduction (self-introduction of the trainers, some words about the company, company’s statute), which lasts 30 minutes. There is a strict rule of no smoking on the territory of the object. Then goes the lecture (2 hours) on the role of the security officer. After that we have introduction to the facilities plan, main responsibilities, initial patrol techniques. There are three teams of seven people and one supervisor per each team. There is one officer out of teams for replacement if needed. The shift is 24 hours of work, 48 hours remain for rest. The second day is dedicated to the legal powers and limitations (tort law, criminal law, administrative law, constitutional law, use of force and alternatives to the use of force) (2008). On the third day we give a video presentation and talk about emergency response (2 hours), safety and accident prevention (2 hours). On the fourth day the candidates are taught skills in communication and public relations (1,5 hours) and writing reports (1 hour). Fifth day is fully dedicated to the test on the material of the cognitive part.
The psychomotor part of the training lasts for five business days under the
supervision of the three supervisors, having their own shifts during the time of the program (8-hour shifts one after another, thus ensuring 24-hour supervision for the first five days). On the weekend the supervisors leave their charges on their own, but stay permanently in contact in case of any questions or emergency situations.
Having learnt the patrol techniques, gone through equipment training, revised emergency response, the officers start to learn the facilities’ plan in details, the “time list” of the duties and their responsibilities on the place. There is always one person in the administrative building watching the cameras, three officers in the manufacturing units (one officer per one building), two – around the perimeter with two dogs, and one – at the entrance to the territory. The supervisor watches the work of all of them. During the busiest hours (2 hours before and 2 after the employees’ coming and leaving the facilities), two officers with dogs stay with the officer at the entrance to observe the employees coming through the metal detector. Dogs are trained to deter of gunpowder if someone wants to take it out. At the nighttime and during the day, except for the time indicated above, both dogs are used for patrolling the perimeter with officers once in an hour, in order to deter any suspicious activity. Officers with dogs watch the territory in front and behind the buildings, choosing the best spot for observation. Officersin the manufacturing units stand on the most perfect place for review, watching and always on the alert. They implement “can do” service here. Once in two hours they are patrolling the perimeter of the building designated to them.
Officers change each other on their positions once in 4 hours.
Final exam takes place on Monday after the weekend without the supervisors’ help. The candidates are to show their knowledge on everything they’ve learnt.