Covert operates the Armed Security Guard Training School #522057, a New York State Certified Security Guard and Firearms Training School. Our certification and credentials were received from the NYS Department of Homeland Security. Our Firearms Instructors are all active and retired law enforcement personnel who were and are currently responsible for training and certifying active New York State Police Officers.
Classroom training, firearms range training as well as on site specific tactical training by our instructors ensures a level of familiarity as well as enhanced response capabilities. The method is critical in ensuring that they not only complete New York State requirements, but utilize a syllabus which surpasses state requirements.
SECURITY GUARD TRAINING
This 8-hour course is required by New York State for participants who want to be New York State certified Security Guards. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.
This is a 16-hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.
Annual In-service Training
This is an 8-hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16-hour On-the-Job Training course for Security Guards. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.
This is a 47-hour course required by New York State and is the first step in obtaining a special armed guard registration card from the New York State Department of State.
Annual Firearms Training
This is an 8-hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 47 hour Firearms Training course for Armed Guards and annually thereafter.
For our law enforcement brothers and sisters, we offer the federally recognized HR-218 qualification course thereby enabling us to legally carry our firearms in locations across the country. Our course also offers a unique perspective into the training dynamic as we discuss and not only train for range qualification but also critical tactical topics such as when and when not to attempt to intervene and “blue on blue” scenarios.
FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TO K-12 SECURITY
Transitioning from Police Officer to K-12 Security Officer is an exciting career change which brings with it the challenge of understanding and applying the dynamics and experience you bring to your new career in the K-12 environment.
In this 4-hour class, active and retired K-12 administrators (superintendents and building level administrators) meet with you to discuss the transition from law enforcement personnel to district security personnel and prepares you for your new K-12 environment.