The California legislature passed Senate Bill 1626 in order to establish minimum training standards for all school district personnel (Employed or Contracted) working more than 20 hours per week in security-related duties. SB 1626 requires that any individual, such as a security guard or officer, responsible for school safety and security undergo a training course that contains a specific curriculum, which was developed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).This developed curriculum consists of a 24-hour school security guard training course. The standards of this online course (and its variety of sub-courses) include, but are not limited to, the role and responsibility of school security officers, relevant state and federal laws, school and personal liability issues, security awareness in the school environment, mediation and conflict resolution, disaster and emergency response, and student behavioral dynamics.All school personnel responsible for school safety and security, including principals, vice principals, counselors, and other such staff members will benefit from taking this course.
The completion of this online course helps to ensure that all school safety personnel are in compliance with state law, are prepared for what they may encounter, and will be able to handle any situations that may occur in the course of their duties.
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