Patrol Tactics and Techniques

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R 530.00

Course Description

The patrol function is one of the most complex, difficult, and most highly visible of all security activities. One of the first things you should be aware of is that a uniformed patrol force goes a long way in the areas of crime prevention, the apprehension of individuals committing offences, and, in general, the preservation of the peace. It is the primary reason that security is hired.

Patrol Tactics and Techniques

In this course, you will learn the various types of patrol assignments such as foot and mobile patrols. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling. This unit will help you learn how to:

Tell why patrols are important;
Identify the types of patrols, their importance, and the checks that should be made;
Prepare for a patrol;
Describe patrolling procedures and techniques;
Keep yourself safe while patrolling;
Describe and explain clocking procedures;
State the equipment required for patrolling;
Explain the importance of vigilance and using local and site knowledge when patrolling;
Use your powers of observation well.

This course is 2 hours long and covers the following topics:

Objectives of a Security Officer
Purpose of Patrols
Preparation for Patrols
Equipment Needed for Patrols
Types of Patrols
Internal Patrols
External Patrols
Foot Patrols
Vehicular Patrols
Surveillance (Non-mobile Patrol)
Clocking Points and Devices
General Guidelines
Daylight Patrols
Patrols At Night
Checking Doors and Buildings
Vigilance and Knowledge
Liability for Breach of Duty


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