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Formerly called Use of Force training, DEFENSE Control Tactics (DCT) is part of the Advanced Security Guard Training program.  This course is designed to confidently prepare students in the lawful carry and use of Handcuffs and a Baton, including Use of Force legal responsibilities.  All students must complete a Par-Q physical activity survey and waiver prior to starting the course.


Pursuant to the Private Security & Investigative Services Act (PSISA), S.O. 2005, any licenced Security Guard or Private Investigator who is authorized by their company to carry and use Handcuffs and/or a Baton must successfully complete qualified training.  Employers have an additional responsibility under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) to ensure that they take every precaution reasonable for the protection of their workers.  This includes security personnel working in areas where there may be a risk to their personal safety.

Course Overview            


The only one-of-its-kind in Canada, Canadian Security's D.E.F.E.N.S.E Use of Force program is specifically designed for security and private law enforcement personnel and is taught by current and/or former police DCT/Use of Force experts.  Providing students with firsthand knowledge and practical experience to ensure their actions are lawful.


This two-day course is designed to give students the academic theory and practical skills to safely and effectively use Handcuffs and a Baton as a licenced Security Guard or Private Investigator in Ontario, pursuant to the curriculum requirements set out by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.  All students must successfully complete a written Use of Force exam and the Practical Skills Demonstration (PSD), which includes the completion of mandatory J.D.A.S (Judgement and Decision-Making Scenarios) simulation training. 


Through classroom instruction and scenario-based training and testing this course will cover:

  • Private Security and Investigative Services Act (PSISA)
  • DCT/Use of Force Theory
  • Powers of Arrest
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Tactical/CRISIS Communication & De-escalation
  • Mental Health Awareness & PTSD
  • Officer Safety
  • Edged Weapons Safety Awareness
  • Drug Paraphernalia Safety
  • Use of Force Reports
  • Equipment Use and Care
  • Note Taking & Report Writing
  • Practical Handcuff & Baton Use
  • Defensive Tactics 




This course is open to applicants who currently hold a valid Ontario Security Guard Licence. All applicants must complete a Student Application Form (available online) and full payment is required at the time of Registration. 


Re-Currency Training


All certificates issued are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.  Included as part of the DCT program are complimentary academic tracking and a re-currency training reminder service.


CLICK here to download the USE OF FORCE Brochure


For more information call 519-428-9493       Register Today


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What makes a Team stand out are the people behind it.  At TOTAL Safety Management, our dynamic Team of safety and security professionals have the knowledge and expertise that continues to set new standards in the Health & Safety industry.  Strong leadership, highly-trained and motivated employees who are passionate about what they do. 


Through open communication, confident problem-solving skills and strategic program management, we are dedicated to providing you with superior health and safety solutions.  Our innovative approach ensures that your organization's safety and security goals are not only achieved and maintained in a timely manner but ensure they meet all corporate and legislative requirements.  Ultimately, reducing lost time, minimizing risk and preventing accidents.  Allowing you to focus on running your business.


All of our employees are committed to providing only the highest standards of service excellence and customer support.  This includes a personal commitment to professional development and academic excellence.  Through continuing education, industry training seminars and trade conferences, our safety and security professionals take pride in leading the way in industry best practices.  Ensuring a continuous upgrade of qualifications and skills.