PSA training agents complete an intensive security training program. All agents receive mandatory instruction in emergency response, evacuation procedures, access control procedures; standoff areas, fusion centers, command post procedures, compound protection and mobile security services. Agents also receive extensive training in customer service response understanding every client has different needs.
PSA offers classroom and field instruction for tactical response teams along with gun range certification required to carry armed in Maryland while working as an investigator, executive protection agent or armed security agent.
Because each client has specific training needs, use the PSA contact page to let us know your security training requirements.
The United States Department of Homeland Security defines the active shooter as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a conﬁned and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) [sic] and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.”Most incidents occur at locations in which the killers find little impediment in pressing their attack. Locations are generally described as soft targets, that is, they carry limited security measures to protect members of the public. In most instances, shooters commit suicide, are shot by police, or surrender when the confrontation with responding law enforcement becomes unavoidable. According to New York City Police Department (NYPD) statistics, 46 percent of active shooter incidents are ended by the application of force by police or security, 40 percent end with the shooter’s suicide, 14 percent of the time the shooter surrenders and, in less than 1 percent of cases, the violence ends with the attacker fleeing, although it must be noted that the report provides no formal definition of the relevant terms and, as a result, the scope of its statistical findings is somewhat unfounded.