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20-hour Armed Security Officer

at Triton College - Chicago

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Chicago, Downtown/Loop
2000 5th Ave, River Grove
At Hemingway Dr
River Grove, Illinois 60171
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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this security training:

Armed Security Officers in the State of Illinois are required to have 20 hours of basic security training plus 20 hours of basic firearms training following the guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This is an approved course, #102-000027, and is a requirement for an officer to carry a firearm, within the performance of their duties, for their State licensed employer (225 ILCS 447).

Academic and hands-on instruction, class room laser training, a written and live-fire range final examinations comprise the training elements. Triton College provides Sig Sauer pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers to our students.

A current Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) is a prerequisite to receive firearms training at Triton College. Your FOID card must be presented to the firearms instructor at the beginning of the first day of class. Out-of-state students are exempt from this requirement. The 20-hour Basic Security Program is a prerequisite to Firearms Training.

Topics Include:
• Legal use of firearms
• Liability while armed
• Ethics of firearm use
• Use of deadly force
• Firearms safety and maintenance
• Marksmanship
• Search/seizure/arrest procedures while armed

Course fee includes: 
  • $90 lab fee
  • range fees
  • revolver or semi-automatic pistol ammunition
  • eye and ear protection.
  • Handguns are not allowed on Triton College’s campus.
  • DO NOT bring your firearm to class.

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