"Preparation Through Proper Training"
Retail theft for security officers
While security officers receive basic law instruction
upon entering the profession,
many officers are assigned to retail locations where
retail theft is the most prevalent infraction.
Through this concentrated course, security officers will learn to
become specialists in detecting, deterring and apprehending
the offenders of Retail Theft.
Security officers attending this program will learn to:
Identify the various elements of retail theft
Detect ant-theft-protection devices employed by retail theft suspects
Learn local statistics on retail theft and commonalities amongst offenders
Preserving evidence of retail theft
Writing proper reports to assist responding police officers in forming PC for lawful arrest
Illinois Vehicle Code for security officers
Security officers often bear witness to vehicle code offenses
that originate within a parking lot or gated community.
While not empowered by statue to make vehicle stops,
security officers can take swift action by
documenting vehicle code infractions for administrative actions.
Through this 8-hour course, security officers will learn
an overview of the Illinois Vehicle Code and enforcement
action taken by police officers.
Security officers attending this program will learn:
Driverís license, State ID and registration laws
Chapter 11, Rules of the Road
Interviews and interrogations
Before security officers notify police, they often must conduct
brief interviews of suspects accused of crimes such as retail theft.
In other instances, security officers conduct internal investigations
of rules violations such as theft or misconduct within companies
or educational institutions.
Through specialized training, students attending this program will learn:
The difference between interviews and interrogations
Techniques to employ during each
Verbal and non-verbal cues of deception
Using proxemics and personal space to question suspects
Ethical practices of interviews/interrogations