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What type of training is required to become a security guard?2019-04-19T07:13:20-08:00


All security officers and supervisors at APS have passed licensing requirements. Our personnel also meet the standards set by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. The professional training of security officers consists of:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Anti-terrorism techniques
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Mob control
  • Complete apprehension and arrest procedures
  • Specific training and usage of verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Personal hygiene
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Public relations
  • Workplace safety instructions
  • Arrest procedures for security personnel
  • Baton Certification
  • Emergency preparedness: earthquake, fire and bomb threats
  • First aid and CPR
  • Hostage preparedness
  • Basic law for security officers
  • Observation skills and reporting
  • Tear gas, mace, pepper spray
  • Union strike preparedness

Guard skills and personalities are matched with the skill requirements for each specific job.

What type of background checks are performed on your security guards?2019-04-19T07:03:30-08:00

All Access Patrol Services guards must pass extensive background checks:

  • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Licensing Verification or Arizona Department of Public Safety licensing
  • DMV History
  • 10-year employment background check
  • Personal reference check
  • Comprehensive drug screening
  • Proof of legal right to work in United States of America
  • Orientation testing and evaluation sessions
  • Client involvement and recommendations
  • Written honesty evaluation (where permitted by law)
Is there a supervisor who is responsible for guards onsite?2019-06-18T00:18:20-08:00

For large security jobs with multiple security guards, an APS supervisor is onsite to interact with clients and to ensure the guard team is securing the property to maximum effectiveness.

Do your guards prepare daily security reports? Can we have access to them?2019-04-19T07:05:03-08:00

Yes. After each day’s activities, our guards provide reports to our management. Those reports are then available to clients.

Is your security company licensed and have insurance?2019-04-19T07:06:05-08:00

Yes. Access Patrol Services is fully licensed and insured.

How do you charge for your services?2019-04-19T07:06:54-08:00

One of our account managers goes over your security needs with you. We offer our suggestions and then prepare a security plan for the specific needs of your location. Our fees are fully transparent and competitive.

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