2017 Arkansas Code
Title 17 - Professions, Occupations, and Businesses
Subtitle 2 - Nonmedical Professions
Chapter 40 - Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies
Subchapter 2 - Administration by the Department of Arkansas State Police
§ 17-40-208. Training of personnel

Universal Citation: AR Code § 17-40-208 (2017)
  • (a) The Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police shall establish minimum training requirements under this chapter for a private security officer, a commissioned security officer, and a commissioned school security officer.
  • (b) For a private security officer, the minimum training requirements under this chapter include without limitation the following topics:
    • (1) Legal limitations on the use of firearms and on the powers and authority of the private security officer;
    • (2) Familiarity with this chapter;
    • (3) Field note taking and report writing; and
    • (4) Other topics that the director deems necessary.
  • (c) For a commissioned security officer, the minimum training requirements under this chapter include without limitation the following topics:
    • (1) Legal limitations on the use of firearms and on the powers and authority of the commissioned security officer;
    • (2) Familiarity with this chapter;
    • (3) Field note taking and report writing;
    • (4) Range firing and procedure and handgun safety and maintenance; and
    • (5) Other topics the director deems necessary.
  • (d) For a commissioned school security officer, the minimum training requirements under this chapter include without limitation the following topics:
    • (1) Legal limitations on the use of firearms and on the powers and authority of the commissioned school security officer;
    • (2) Familiarity with this chapter;
    • (3) Field note taking and report writing;
    • (4) Fundamental use of firearms, including firearm safety drills, tactics, and required qualification on an approved course of fire;
    • (5) Active shooter training;
    • (6) Active shooter simulation scenarios;
    • (7) Trauma care;
    • (8) Defensive tactics;
    • (9) Weapon retention;
    • (10) Handgun safety and maintenance; and
    • (11) Other topics the director deems necessary.
  • (e) When an individual meets the training requirements approved by the director, that individual shall not be required to be retrained until two (2) years after the private security officer, commissioned security officer, or commissioned school security officer is commissioned.
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