Security Academy


Our in-house security academy has some of the best training instructors in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of which have over 15 years of experience. Our instructors use a variety of methods to insure that students understand the material and pass the state exam with zero mistakes. Every student who completes one of our courses will receive a certificate of completion. If you’re looking for the best in-house security training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ve come to the right place.

Basic Training Requirements


A security guard must complete 40 hours of required training, as well as an 8 hour refresher course every 12 months.  As part of that training, a security guard must complete both an 8 hour Power of Arrest course and a Weapons of Mass Destruction: Terrorism Awareness training course, prior to submitting an application. Additionally, 16 hours of training is required within the first six months after receiving a security guard registration, or within the first six months of employment as a security guard.


Basic Training


Prior to submission of an application for a security guard registration.

  • 8 hours (4 hours of Power to Arrest, 4 hours Weapons of Mass Destruction, Terrorism Awareness Training
  • Submit live scan to DOJ and FBI

*Course is available in English and Spanish


Training Required within the First Six Months after receipt of registration or date of hire. 16 hours (8 hours mandatory course, 8 hours of elective courses from training syllabus).

  • Communications
  • Observation & Documentation
  • Crowd Control
  • Handling Difficult People


Training Required within the first 30 days after receipt of registration or date of hire. 16 hours (8 hours mandatory courses, 8 hours of elective courses from training syllabus).

    • Public Relations
    • Liability and Legal Aspects
    • Post Orders and Assignments
    • Officer Safety


Annual Continuing Education Required after first year of licensure

• 8 hours Annually

Red Dragon University


Here at Red Dragon Private Security. We understand hiring the right person for the right job is not enough. We also understand the importance of providing up-to-date continuous training. For this reason, we created Red Dragon University.


Red Dragon University is an online private school that provides continuous training to all of our staff members. Our training materials can achieve compliance that will meet Federal, State and Local public safety training mandates. With over 1,000 training courses. Accessible 24/7 from any device. Our staff will receive the most up-to-date continuous training.


We also understand the importance of retaining the knowledge. That’s why we require our students must achieve a score an 80% or greater on the final exam in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Here are just some of the courses our security officers will be trained in.




  • BSOTS: Asset Protection and Security
  • BSOTS: Civil Law and Civil Liability
  • BSOTS: Communications
  • BSOTS: Criminal Law and Criminal Liability
  • BSOTS: Emergency Situations
  • BSOTS: Ethics, Deportment, and Professional Conduct
  • BSOTS: Fire Protection and Life Safety
  • BSOTS: Human and Public Relations
  • BSOTS: Investigations
  • BSOTS: Patrols and Fixed Posts
  • BSOTS: Physical Security and Crime Prevention
  • BSOTS: Report Writing


  • Alcohol Abuse on Campus
  • Campus and Community Relations
  • Campus Awareness and Crime Prevention
  • Campus Security Report Writing
  • Crime and Incident Scene Protection
  • Critical Incident Response in the School Environment
  • Physical Security in the School Environment
  • Fire and Emergency Response Planning
  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Residence Hall Security
  • Special Events


  • Access Control
  • Building Searches
  • Correcting Common Errors in Report Writing
  • Crime and incident Scene Investigations (Part I)
  • Crime and incident Scene Investigations (Part II)
  • Customer Service as a Security Function
  • Detection Procedures
  • Effective interviewing
  • Enforcement Techniques
  • Event Security (Part I)
  • Event Security (Part II)
  • Event Security (Part III)
  • Gang Trends
  • General Report Writing
  • Inspections
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Interviewing at the Scene
  • Juveniles and Gangs
  • Maintaining a safe Work Environment
  • Physical Fitness for Security Officers (Part I)
  • Physical Fitness for Security Officers (Part II)
  • Professional Communication (Part I)
  • Professional Communication (Part II)
  • Radio Communication (Part I)
  • Radio Communication (Part II)
  • Report Writing and Crime Prevention
  • Search and Escort
  • Search and Seizure (Part I)
  • Search and Seizure (Part II)
  • Security and Police Relations
  • Shoplifters
  • Telephone Techniques
  • Testifying as a Security Officer
  • The Basics of Fixed Security Posts


  • Terrorism: The Security Challenge
  • Threat of Terrorism in the U.S.


  • Basic Security Tool Kit (Spanish)
  • Controlling Aggressive Individuals (Spanish)
  • Crime Scene Containment (Spanish)
  • Emergency Situations (Spanish)
  • Fire Alarms and Extinguishers (Spanish)
  • General Duties (Spanish)
  • General Report (Spanish)
  • Patrol (Spanish)
  • Radio and Telephone Communications (Spanish)
  • Security Officer Safety (Spanish)


  • Bomb threat Response
  • Emergency Department Security
  • Emergency Response in the Retail Setting
  • Evacuations
  • Fire and Emergency Response
  • Fire Apparatus and Response in a Healthcare Facility
  • First Aid Essentials
  • First Response to Felony Crimes
  • Handling Emergency Situations
  • Hate Crimes
  • Infant Abduction (Part I)
  • Infant Abduction (Part II)
  • Introduction to Emergency Management (Part I)
  • Introduction to Emergency Management (Part II)
  • Medical Emergency Response (Part I)
  • Medical Emergency Response (Part II)
  • Tactical Responses to Practical Situations
  • Workplace Violence Prevention


  • Emergency Procedures in the Casino Industry
  • Role of the Security Officer in the Casino
  • Security Officer Procedures in the Casino Industry


  • Command Presence
  • Communicating With Angry People
  • Communicating Mistakes to Avoid
  • Dealing with Mentally ill Persons
  • Defusing Conflict and Crisis
  • Engaging the Customer
  • Lobby or Reception Area Security
  • Lost Children
  • Proxemics and Personal Space
  • Public Relations
  • Tactical Communications


  • Edged Weapon Defense
  • Evaluate and use Non-Verbal Messages (Part I)
  • Evaluate and use Non-Verbal Messages (Part II)
  • Handcuffing Techniques
  • Legally Defensible Training Tactics (Part I)
  • Legally Defensible Training Tactics (Part II)
  • Non-aggressive Defense
  • OC Sprays
  • Principles for the Use of Force
  • Security Officer Safety
  • Tactical Thinking


  • Basics of Risk Management
  • Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management
  • Fusion Centers
  • Leadership Principles
  • Preparing Performance Evaluations
  • Professional Standards
  • Reducing Business Risk
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Supervisor Communication
  • Time Management


  • Supervisors: Behavior and Motivation
  • Supervisors: Counselling and Sexual Harassment
  • Supervisors: Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Supervisors: Substance Abuse
  • Supervisors: Time Management



  • Focus on Vehicles
  • Parking Lot Security
  • Safe Driving Strategies
  • Traffic Safety and Control
  • Vehicle Safety and Security

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