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Pursuant to the Private Security & Investigative Services Act (PSISA), S.O. 2005, all licenced Security Guards or Private Investigators who have been authorized by their company to carry and use Handcuffs and/or a Baton must successfully complete qualified training.  This should include annual recurrency training on all relevant procedures, standards and techniques.


Further, as part of Company Policy, Employers have an additional responsibility under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) to ensure their employees receive regular re-certification training and up-to-date education and instructions on Legislation, safety and industry Best Practices.  This should include the completion of both a written Theory test and Practical Skills Demonstration (PSD) to ensure compliance and proficiency.



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 one-day course is designed for students who have successfully completed the INITIAL two-day DEFENSE Control Tactics course within the previous 12 months.  As part of Canadian Security Training's DCT training program, the mandatory DCT RECERT ensures that students maintain both academic and practical skills proficiency standards.  All students must successfully complete a written DEFENSE Control Tactics/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 and have successfully completed Canadian Security Training's INITIAL two-day DEFENSE Control Tactics (DCT) course within the previous 12 months.  Due to the strict standards of the DCT program, no students will be given exemptions based on DCT/UOF training programs completed at other training organizations.  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.


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