Security vs Police

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ROLES OF A SECURITY GUARD / POLICE OFFICER Police training in Canada varies from province to province. There are no mandatory national training standards per se. There is, however, a method of equivalency between most federal, provincial and police agency training institutions. For example, Basic Police Recruit Training varies across the country from approximately 12 to 24 weeks of theoretical and practical study, plus a field practicum component of two to six months before a new police officer can be deployed alone. Further, Recruit Training can be either pre-employment or post employment depending on the province, or the organization you are applying for. Upon graduation and deployment, officers have the ability to move from police agency to police agency across the country. A security guard must complete a basic training courses that is at least 40 hours long, including certification in Emergency Level First Aid. The basic training program aims to ensure all security guards in the province have the knowledge and skills to carry out their work professionally, effectively, safely and lawfully. Topics for the security guard course include: Introduction to the Security Industry, Basic Security Procedures, Report Writing, Health and Safety, Emergency Response Preparation, Canadian Legal System, Legal Authorities, Effective Communications, Sensitivity Training, Use of Force Theory, Emergency Level First Aid Certification. SECURITY GUARD VS POLICE OFFICER TRAINING POLICE OFFICER TRAINING Basic Police Recruit Training varies across the country from approximately 12 to 24 weeks of theoretical and practical study, plus a field practicum component of two to six months before a new police officer can be deployed alone. Further, Recruit Training can be either pre-employment or post employment depending on the province, or the organization you are applying for.
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