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Why Take a Public Safety and Security Course?

Increasing challenges to public safety and security are an ongoing focus for private and public organisations alike. Professionals who work in public safety include law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. While these can include day-to-day security monitoring and threat prevention, breaches in cyber security and terrorist activities must also be addressed. As a public safety and security practitioner, earning appropriate certifications keep you up-to-date to an ever-evolving industry.

What Will You Learn in a Public Safety Course?

Public safety courses are available across a wide range of levels - from undergraduate certificate and degree programmes to post-graduate diplomas. Many public safety and security courses teach students how to detect, intervene, and alleviate threats at multiple stages. Courses will often cover the following topics:

  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency medical procedures
  • Prison management
  • Legal systems
  • Fire management
  • Rescue procedures
  • National and local safety measures

If you're interested in starting or furthering your career in criminal justice, firefighting, ethics and law, homeland security, or any number of public safety fields, a degree or certificate in public safety is necessary.

Security Training Courses

Following the introduction of the SIA license in the United Kingdom, there has been an increased focus on security training. Training courses cover the following areas of physical security, including:

  • Body guarding
  • Security guarding
  • Security Unit
  • Public space surveillance (CCTV)
  • Static and Patrol Security
  • Door Supervision
  • Vehicle Immobilising
  • Close Protection

Public Safety & Security Courses

After you have found a public safety & security course that meets your needs, ask the course provider for more information about their course teaching methods. 

Points to consider regarding your public safety & security courses are:

  • Where will the public safety or security course be held? Onsite, at one of the course providers’ locations, or online?
  • How will the public safety or security course be delivered?
  • Can the course accommodate your specific needs?
  • Will the expected finishing level of the course match your requirements?
  • What qualifications does your public safety or security course trainer have?
  • What experience does your trainer have in your professional area?

There are public safety & security courses for those starting out in the industry as well as for the seasoned professional looking to hone their skills or to acquire new ones.

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