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This release prepared by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
Rebecca Eidson, Director, 646-1507,
Lisa Garrett, Public Relations Associate, 646-1506,

Private Security Officer Certificate Program Starts July 21


(By Lisa Garrett)

ANDERSON --- A 34-Hour Private Security Officer Certificate program, approved by SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division), will be offered at Tri-County Technical College at the Anderson Campus.  The program is designed for those individuals who would like to begin a career in security.  In addition, the certificate satisfies Duke Energy’s Nuclear Regulatory training requirement for security officer job applicants.

The two-week class is now open for registrations and is scheduled to meet July 21 to August 2 on Mondays through Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Areas of training include: SLED and Private Security, Effective Communications, Report Writing and Documentation, Public Relations, Security Patrol, Crime Prevention and Incident Scene Preservation, Fire Protection and Safety, Bomb Threats, Searches and Device Recognition, Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention & Counterterrorism, Arrest Procedures and Handcuffing Techniques, Shoplifting, Loss Prevention and Retail Security and Private Security Level-One Legals.

The cost of the program is $150, which includes a non-refundable SLED background check.  Successful graduates of this program will be awarded a certificate as a SLED Certified Officer. The certificate entitles the graduate, who meets statutory registration requirements, to registration by SLED immediately upon hiring by a licensed private security company.

For more information or to register, call 260-6700.