Peace Officer Training Academy      ( a Combat Veteran-owned company )


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Security Guard Training Academy - 80 Hour Security Guard (unarmed)


The Security Guard Act of 1992 mandates the training and registration of security guards and the approval of private security training schools. The Act also requires that certain private security training must be approved and that all private security trainers must be certified. The Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for private security training in New York State. The New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the registration of all security guards.

This specialized academy offers courses both as an 80-hour unarmed and a 120-hour armed security guard training. The curriculums include:

Week 1

Week 2

  • 4 hours Ethics
  • 4 hours Active Shooter
  • 8 hours Aerosol Subject Restraint ("Pepper Spray")
  • 4 hours Interepersonal Communications / Verbal Judo
  • 5 hours Cultural Diversity
  • 3 hours Preliminary Investigations
  • 2 hours Conflict Resolution
  • 2 hours Court Testimony
  • 8 hours Defensive Tactics


For more information, please contact Chief Dennis Brennan, Training Director, at (716) 545-6269, or by email at