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Administration of Justice



Next course Jan. 27 - March 21, 2015.

This course is offered in the spring semester only


80 Hours (56 lecture, 24 laboratory) 4 units
1st 8 weeks of Spring semester
Tues. & Thurs. nights, 7-10pm

This Course involves a study of: the criminal justice system and the roleSecuirity Officer of the private security sector; the law relative to arrest, search and moral, regal, and ethical use of force as a private security person.  Emphasis is placed on security operations, emergency medical procedures, public relations, report writing, and career opportunities in contract as well as proprietary security services.

Security and Investigative services, licensing or requalification requirements for guard registration (guard card), baton, and exposed firearms permit and California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for chemical agents for security officers. or as security officers while working as a security professional.

Course content includes an orientation to the field of security as well as preparation for entry-level employment with contract and proprietary security operations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the security officer, private security law, professionalism and ethics, CPR/First Aid, and job search techniques. Patrol procedures, communications, report writing, safety and security procedures, legal and ethical use of force, basic investigations, and career opportunities in security management will be discussed.

PolwomnIndividuals who wish to enroll in the Security Academy must first apply to the college at , and then register for the course through WebAdvisor.  
You may contact the Grossmont College Administration of Justice Office (AOJ) at (619) 644-7323 if you have questions, or you can send an email to   Students are responsible for targets, ammunition and ear protection. Graduates of the Security Academy who wish to obtain state licenses must pay state licensing fees for the guard, baton, tear gas, and exposed firearms permits.  

This course is offered on Tues.& Thurs. nights, from 7-10pm, with some Saturdays to be arranged.  The fees for this course are: 
Tuition, $184;
guard card, $50; baton permit, $50; firearm permit, $80, and about $50 for the ammo.  You are responsible for LiveScan fees, which can be as much as $100 for fingerprint clearance for the DOJ (Dept. of Justice), for firearms permit only.  Parking & health fees are extra:  full semester permit. $40 or $2 per day; health fee $18.  Weapons and targets are provided.

Note: To obtain licenses from the State of California, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • No felony convictions.
  • No misdemeanor convictions (certain misdemeanor convictions allowable with prior instructor approval, immediate job placement not available with misdemeanor conviction).
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • Age 18 at time of course completion.
  • Not under psychiatric care.





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