This TSA training workshop is designed for:

  • Security Officers
  • Security Officer Supervisors
  • Law Enforcement personnel
  • Maintenance staff and other staff who may sometimes have to assist with security

This workshop’s agenda has been structured to include important topics that will assist Security Officers and Management to perform their jobs at optimum levels. Participants will learn how to develop and improve the interactive skills needed to defuse difficult security situations, (i.e. escalating negative situations; suspicious and unruly people; upset and innocent bystanders.)

This training workshop offers participants a rare opportunity to learn from the best. Our knowledgeable workshop leader, Brian Slonac has nearly 30 years of law enforcement and security experience. He was employed with the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent and National Program Manager. During his tenure he served as the Field Training Coordinator for Ohio and Michigan. Over the course of his career he was certified as an instructor in Pressure Point Control Tactics, ASP Baton, Simunitions and Firearms. Brian is currently employed as a Security Supervisor for the Detroit Tiger’s Major League Baseball team. Under his supervision, workshop participants will receive “hands-on” opportunities to learn proven techniques in how to handle unsettled people and situations.

To enhance the learning experience, each participant will receive a detailed security workbook to use during the training, which will be theirs to keep for future reference. TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends.


First day 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Second day 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Third day 9:00 am – noon

  1. Importance of a good security program
    • Overview – Focus; Prevention; Protection; Reporting; Responding
    • Mission Statement – The purpose of a Security Program to an organization
    • Respect – For Self and Others; Code of Ethics
    • Teamwork – Friend vs. Foe
    • Keys to Success – Training; Education; Principles; Procedures; Integrity
    • Risks – No time for second chances!
    • Getting it Right – Attitude; Image; Behavior
  2. Tools of the trade
    • Types of Security Systems – On line or PC-based
    • Equipment & Technology – Uniforms; Insignias; Videos; Peripheral controls; Alarms; Wireless Surveillance; Guards & Patrols; Vehicles; Planning & Investigations; Weapons; Public Resources; Communication Equipment; Systems & Procedures; Physical & Electronic Security; CCTV; real-time monitoring; and various software
    • Use of Surveillance Videos – Focusing on what is relevant
  3. Bomb threats and documenting suspicious activity
    • Important information to document – know what to ask and listen for
    • Proper method to document – pre-formatted document
  4. Interacting
    • Doing it the Right Way – With Employees; The Public; Law Enforcement
  5. Limitations
    • Expecting the Unexpected Developing and nurturing personal instincts
  6. Body language
    • Recognizing the Message – How to read a person’s body language
    • Sending a Message – Tone of voice; Gesturing; Precluding force
  7. Helping others
    • Rendering first aid and CPR when necessary – New CPR guidelines; Using AEDs
    • Equipment available for Self-Protection – tools to keep you safe
  8. Security protocols
    • Alert
    • Aggressive
    • Cautious
    • Diligent
  9. Interior and exterior tactics
    • Preventing criminal activity vs. Discovering it in progress – The odds using proactivity
  10. Tactics
    • Public Disorders – Protests; Rallies
    • Natural Disasters – Responding; Training; Teamwork
  11. Interactive activities
    • Security Situations – Case studies; Hands-on interactive security activities
  12. Incident reports
    • Writing Reports Effectively and Accurately
    • Practical Exercise – testing your skill of observation and ability to document what you see
  13. Security and the law
  14. Special considerations for hospital and casino security
    • Being an Ambassador
    • Protection of Families
    • Minimizing Theft
    • Risk Management

      To REGISTER for this workshop, select the date and location in the box below.

PLEASE NOTE: Each workshop needs to be registered for individually OR you can make a note in the comments section of the registration form that you plan to attend BOTH Part 1 and Part 2. If you do this, you do not have to fill in the registration form again for Part 2.

For information on the companion workshop: Security Officer Training:  Part 2