1999, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 1626 in order to establish minimum training standards for all school district personnel (Employed or Contracted) working more than 20 hours per week in security related duties. The bill requires that any individual responsible for school safety and security undergo this training course, which was developed by BSIS in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).
This developed curriculum consists of a 24 hour training course. The standards of this course include, but are not limited to, the role and responsibility of school security officers, relevant state and federal laws, school and personal liability issues, security awareness in the school environment, mediation and conflict resolution, disaster and emergency response, and student behavioral dynamics.
All school personnel responsible for school safety and security, including principals, vice principals, counselors, and other such personnel will benefit from taking this course. The completion of this course helps to ensure that all school safety personnel are prepared for what they may encounter and will be able to handle any situations that may occur in the course of their duties.
For more information, go to http://www.bsis.ca.gov/consumers/faqs/school_security_guard.shtml