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 training session has been structured to assist Security Officers and Management to perform their jobs at optimum levels. The workshop will focus on participants learning how to develop and improve their interactive cognitive forensic interviewing and writing skills. Security Officers and Security Managers are either called to an incident, or through no fault of their own, they become part of the incident before they can use their skills to prevent or defuse a crisis situation (i.e. handling suspicious or unruly people or working with upset and innocent bystanders.). What officers observe and experience with such incidents requires a written report. When there is an injury or a criminal act involved, the written report will be used in court and will require the security officer or manager to testify. Knowing how to present your report for testimony is a critical part of being a security professional.

This training workshop offers participants the 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 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 direct supervision, workshop participants will receive “hands-on” opportunities to learn proven forensic oral and written testimony techniques, as well as crisis prevention measures (i.e. handling unsettled people and situations.)

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


First day: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm;
Second day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Third day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  1. Importance of an effective and efficient security program
  2. Crisis prevention techniques and procedures
  3. Interviewing techniques for the security professional
    • Getting the right information
    • Processing the information as possible physical evidence / information
    • Using psychological tools and cognitive skills
    • Documenting complete, accurate, and timely reports
    • Using the team approach as a hands-on process
  4. Surveillance videos
    • Using surveillance videos as part of your report
    • Securing the video monitoring station or recording device
    • Importance of understanding the chain of evidence
    • Legal considerations
  5. Security prevention, protection, and proper response prevention
    • Prevention – what it means
    • How to accomplish prevention – step-by-step process
  6. Protection (hard and soft)
    • Definition and Overview of Hard and Soft Protection – examples of each
    • Security protection protocols – use of force continuum
    • Rules of engagement – understanding your authority
    • Take-down techniques – Using sprays, batons, and cuffs
    • Utilize equipment issued to you
    • If you use any type of defensive tactic report it
  7. Proper response
    • Written procedures
    • Staff training – key personnel
    • Authority to respond
  8. Seven signs of criminal terrorism and terrorism awareness
    • Surveillance
    • Elicitation
    • Tests of security
    • Acquiring supplies
    • Suspicious persons who seem out of place
    • Dry runs
    • Deploying assets
    • What a Terrorist looks like
  9. Active shooter response procedures
    • Define Active Shooter
    • Appropriate Action
    • Recognizing Potential Workplace Indicators
    • How to Prevent and Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation
  10. Security protocols for anticipating, recognizing, and taking action. How to improve being:
    • Alert
    • Aggressive
    • Cautious
    • Diligent
  11. Interactive activities throughout the workshop
    • Security Situations – case studies, hands-on interactive security activities and writing reports
      • Confronting an opposing counsel is a psychologically and emotionally trying experience for anyone. Security officers are especially vulnerable because of the physical uncertainty of a situation, as well as the expectation of opposing counsel to utilize aggressive tactics to impeach their testimony. During this portion of the workshop participants will engage in role-playing rehearsal for court proceedings designed to help prepare them for potential future court appearances.

        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.

Security Officer Training: Part 2 - April 18 - April 20
Albuquerque, NM

For information on the companion workshop: Security Officer Training:  Part 1