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BSIS Impact Weapon (Baton) Training

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Cost: $120 (includes cost of license from BSIS)

The applicant must be 18 years of age and be in possession of a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) guard card or recently completed the basic security guard training. A BSIS Baton license is not valid if the security guard is not in possession of a valid security guard license.

The State of California mandates 8 hours of instruction on the following topics to obtain the license:

  1. Moral and legal aspects of baton usage.
  2. Use of force.
  3. Baton familiarization and uses.
  4. First aid for baton injuries.
  5. Fundamentals of baton holding
  6. Stances and grips.
  7. Target areas.
  8. Defensive techniques.
  9. Control techniques.
  10. Arrest and control techniques

A baton card is good for the life of the owner!

The possession of ONLY a security guard’s registration card (guard card) does not allow the security guard to carry a weapon; the security guard must also have a valid exposed firearm permit and/or a baton certificate. It is ILLEGAL to carry a firearm without a firearm permit and a valid security guard registration. It is ILLEGAL to carry a baton without a baton permit and a valid security guard registration. (Pg12 2011 BSIS Powers of Arrest Manual)

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