Baton PR24 & Expandables, ASP, Straight

2 hr Classroom training, 6 hr field training, Every 2 year has to be renewed. (Course $90 + BSIS $40)

The baton training course is designed to give baton permit applicant students the minimum level of proficiency to carry and use a baton while on duty as private security guards. Individuals who are required to obtain a baton permit must be instructed in the format described in Section 7585.9(a) of the Business and Professions Code. 7585.9(a). The course of training in the carrying and usage of the baton, the satisfactory completion of which shall be required of applicants who wish to obtain a baton permit, shall be in the format prescribed by the Department of Consumer Affairs as delineated in the bureau’s “Baton Training Manual.” The course of training contained in the manual shall include, but not be limited to, the following subjects:

  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 handling
    • (A) Stances and grips
    • (B) Target areas
    • (C) Defensive techniques
    • (D) Control techniques
    • (E) Arrest and control techniques
  6. Examination of the subject matter as taught in the classroom and as provided by the bureau.

To be certified to use and carry a baton, students MUST complete a minimum of 8 hours of instruction (Business & Professions Code Section 7585.13). Students must also pass a written examination.

Those eligible to take the training course are:

1. Registered security guards (§7585314)
2. Security guard applicants ( §7585.14)

Certificate provided upon course completion

Security guards, whether they are employed by a private patrol operator or by an in-house employer, must have a valid security guard registration card and a baton permit before they may lawfully carry a baton on duty.

All licensees holding a baton permit may carry any type of baton on the job regardless of the type specified on the baton permit so long as he or she is proficient in the use of the device.