Unfortunately, criminals do not take days off. Therefore, it’s not enough to train your security specialists once a year or every few months. Security specialists need continuous security training to stay on top of emerging threats and keep everyone and everything safe.
Why Continuous Training?
Many fields require ongoing education for staff and management. However, typically the requirements are a few hours every year or every other year. The security profession is different because the landscape changes so rapidly. The field of security contains so many topics and sub-topics it would be challenging to cover them all during a once-a-year training. It would also be impossible for everyone to walk away feeling thoroughly educated.
At DMAC being dedicated to training and career advancement of our security specialists is one of our proudest and biggest differentiators from others in the industry — which is what led us to further develop our training and consulting services by opening our National Training and Professional Development center.
This division provides training for all DMAC security specialists, including:
- Leadership development courses for supervisors and management
- Advanced tactical training for armed officers, school resource officers, bank and high value security specialists
- Personal protection specialist training
- Consulting services; such as site assessments, threat/vulnerability assessments, security planning, staff training and drills as well as de-escalation training.
There are many more reasons for security specialists to have continuous training, including:
It’s essential to keep up with evolving threats, innovative criminal techniques, and solutions to everyday problems. Continuous training helps keep security professionals on their feet and gives them the confidence to handle any situation that occurs.
Studies show that employees who receive continuous or frequent training feel empowered and more engaged in their work. New information gives staff a sense of pride and confidence. When you invest in your employees, you show them respect which builds trust and retention.
In our fast-paced world, it isn’t easy to retain new knowledge. Using continuous training, you can educate your people in familiar ways to create muscle memory, so they don’t even have to think, just react with the proper response. When people hear the same thing repeatedly, they retain it better.
Continuous training helps security officers to become self-aware and more skilled at evaluating a situation, noticing when things are “off,” and looking for opportunities to improve security. Well-trained security guards will catch things quicker and be more watchful for threats of any kind. Additionally, armed with tangible skills, they will be more successful in their positions. Nothing is worse than facing a situation for which you were not properly trained.
When you offer continuous training, you allow your officers to build solid skills to use in the real world. Even if they don’t encounter these situations in their jobs, they will be well-equipped and ready when the time comes.
When employees train together, they form bonds like a true team. That collaboration may inspire innovative solutions, staff participation, and helpful suggestions. Everyone has something to share, and everyone is a teacher and a student.
DMAC Security offers its personnel continuous training. To learn more, contact us today!