Baton Training For Security Guards

Baton Training For Security Guards

Last Updated on October 3, 2021

Defensive Tactics Training (PPCT)

The Defensive Tactics (formerly known as Pressure Point Control Tactics, or PPCT) course from Human Factor Science teaches the physical mechanics of Use of Force and arrest and control and is required by most employers before staff is permitted to handle handcuffs. This international program is the industry standard on this content. 

These in-person courses have been designed to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding the dynamics of protection while working in a uniformed function.  

These courses focuses on your ability to identify threat indicators leading up to an incident, proper positioning for safety, match appropriate uses of force to situations, and understand the legal responsibility you have in these situations. 

To carry a baton while working as a security guard in the province of Alberta you must successfully complete a 40 hour baton training course, have approval from your employer, and have the additional qualification on your Security Services license. 

The baton training course MUST be approved by the Alberta Ministry of Justice and taught by knowledgeable approved trainers (like this one).

Defensive Tactics, Handcuffing & Baton

Please note that this is an IN-PERSON baton
training course offered in Edmonton.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Effective August 1st, 2020, all students who enter the training facility to take a class must bring their own face mask and wear it, as per the City of Edmonton Bylaw. Please view the full COVID-19 Policy for more information.

Click here to see the current schedule
of available baton training courses.

Alberta baton training course

BATON INITIAL CERTIFICATION (PPCT)

Duration: 40 hour course over 5 days, Saturday to Wednesday

Cost: $389 + GST

Recertification for the program is 1 year. Recertification for licensing with the government is 3 years.

​This course covers:

  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Control Principles
  • Tactical Handcuffing
  • Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Defensive Counters trikes
  • Shoulder Pin Restraint System
  • Impact Weapon / Collapsible Baton System
  • Weapon Retention and Disarming

Upon completion of this program, the student should be competent in all physical training techniques and have a working knowledge of use of force, the impacts of stress on the body and mind-set required to be successful working in protective services. The certificate issued for successfully attending this course is valid for a one year period from the last day of the course.

Requirements: A current Peace Officer Appointment, Military, Security License OR employed with AGLC qualified (ie. Casino/Bar) required and must be shown to the instructor at the beginning of class.

*Disclaimer: Alberta Guard Training is a marketer of this course only. 

Alberta baton training course

BATON RE-CERTIFICATION ONLY 

Duration: 24 hour course over 3 days, Monday to Wednesday

Cost: $198 + GST

Recertification for the program is 1 year. Recertification for licensing with the government is 3 years.

This recertification allows students the opportunity to review their PPCT Course Studies. 

Arrest and control skills are like any other perishable skill. They must be kept in the short term memory to be effective. 

We work through the program reviewing and polishing skills to ensure that you are confident again on their application. Many agencies do not offer the opportunity to refresh yourself on these skills. Tip of Spear recognizes this and wants you to have the ability to stay current with your certification. 

*Disclaimer: Alberta Guard Training is a marketer of this course only. 

Defensive Tactics and Handcuffing

Please note that this is an IN-PERSON handcuffing
training course offered in Edmonton.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Effective August 1st, 2020, all students who enter the training facility to take a class must bring their own face mask and wear it, as per the City of Edmonton Bylaw. Please view the full COVID-19 Policy for more information.

Click here to see the current schedule of
available handcuffing training courses.

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HANDCUFFING INITIAL CERTIFICATION

Duration: 16 hour course over two days, Saturday and Sunday

Cost: $189 + GST

Recertification is required annually.

The course covers portions of the PPCT Defensive Tactics Course Program including:

  • Use of Force Human Factors
  • Control Principles
  • Tactical Handcuffing
  • Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
  • Pressure Point Control Tactics
  • Defensive Counterstrikes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be competent in all physical training techniques and have a working knowledge of use of force, the impacts of stress on the body and mind-set required to be successful working in protective services. The certificate issued for successfully attending this course is valid for a one year period from the last day of the course.

Requirements: A current Peace Officer Appointment, Military, Security License OR employed with AGLC qualified (ie. Casino/Bar) required and must be shown to the instructor at the beginning of class.

*Disclaimer: Alberta Guard Training is a marketer of this course only. 

HANDCUFFING RE-CERTIFICATION ONLY

Duration: 8 hour course over 1 day, Sunday

Cost: $98 + GST

Recertification is required annually.

​We have developed this program to award those that have chosen us as their PPCT Provider. The day includes a lecture and physical review uses of force. You will be expected to review your manual prior to the course to prepare for the written exam. 

Requirements: You will need to supply the instructor with proof of your current PPCT Certification from Tip of Spear at the beginning of class. Exceptions on previous trainers will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the training provider to ask about your previous training and provider to see if it qualifies.

*Disclaimer: Alberta Guard Training is a marketer of this course only. 

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What to Expect & How to Prepare

Course Day-of Requirements:

  1. INDOOR running shoes, water bottle, snacks
  2. Physical training clothing. (NO STEEL TOE BOOTS)
  3. Hygiene expectations for physical training
  4. Optional: pen, notepad, duty belt (handcuffs, flashlight, non-cut gloves, handcuff key) 

Suggested Preparation:

  • Being fit is beneficial. Working on your flexibility and strength is always advantageous.
  • The course is designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • You are attending to learn technique, under physical and stressful situations so that you are able to perform in reality.
  • There are high repetitions to ensure the technique is ingrained.