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Basic Security Officer Training Academy (BSOT)

Our Instructors

BSOT Security Officer Training Academy wants to welcome you to a new way of doing security training. Our highly trained instructors bring over 30+ years of experience and over 10,000 hours of professionalized security training to our program. Many security academies just certify you in the use of equipment, such as pepper spray, handcuffs or the use of a firearm. Our training provides you with the knowledge you need to become a security professional, protect companies bottom line and avoid lawsuits.

Our training will provide you with an understanding of liability and how to perform this type of services. We have experienced every aspect of the physical security arena. Our instructors have trained hundreds of security professionals throughout California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington State, Florida and Virginia.

Our instructors routinely train to stay up to date on all new changes in the security industry. Our certification includes defensive tactics, active shooter awareness, report writing, bloodborne pathogens, and security officer responsibility, plus training in basic handcuffing, searches and citizen arrest procedures for security officers. We also provide training for executive protection officers. These are just a few programs we offer.

Our instructors carry certification in Fugitive Recovery, School Security, CPR, First Aid and AED, Community Emergency Response (CERT), concealed pistol carry, martial art, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention De-Escalation, plus the use of the (X26) Taser. They also have training and certification in MOAB Management of Aggressive Behavior, and have worked with the United States Marshals and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs in defensive tactics and prisoner cell abstraction.

BSOT instructors will provide you with the best training in becoming a professional security officer. We believe that our most important function as a "Professional Security Instructor" is "Providing security officers with the best knowledge and training available!"


BSOT Master Instructor have:

  • Coordinated the training of over 2,500 plus security officers assigned in California and 14 surrounding states including Hawaii
  • Coordinated the training of over 2,500 plus students in self-defense, defensive tactics and close quarter fighting
  • Coordinated the training programs for several private security companies in 14 different US states. To include mall security, courtroom entry control, and executive protection
  • Coordinated the training and set up for three security training academy's
  • Coordinated the training during the startup of four Private Security Companies in California


  • B.S.O.T. Academy certifies all graduates in BSOT Academy training only. Graduates wishing to attain state certification must take and pass any applicable exams/tests. This is a good source for references. State and local restrictions may apply. Additional training may be required.