Security Training for Nightlife Employees
The Seattle Police Department offers a Security Training Program with classes open to the public several times a year. These classes are not just for security personnel. Security training is imperative for individuals who work physical security or screen patrons at the door. It is also extremely beneficial to any employee who regularly interacts with your clientele. Maintaining a highly-trained staff, ready to deal with difficult situations, is vital to the safety of both your patrons and your employees. We hope you will take advantage of this important opportunity.
Topics of instruction include:
Starting your shift - including proper equipment and pre-shift checks
Screening patrons - maintaining line queues, checking ID, dress code enforcement, weapon checks, etc.
Maintaining a safe environment - interior patrol tactics, stopping problems before they start
Handling problem situations - understanding appropriate use of force, de-escalating situations, calling 9-1-1, report writing
Rolling/Soft closes - shutting down and dispersing patrons
2013 Scheduled Classes: May 19. More classes to be posted soon. $60 fee required.
Security Training FAQs [PDF]
For more information, contact The Seattle Police Security Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.