Private Security Officer (PSO) Selection and Training

Committee Chair: Charles Baley
Commission Liaison: Bernard Greenawalt, CPP


The standard provides generic management requirements for PSO selection and training processes as well as guidance for good practices related to the selection, training, and use of private security officers.  Generic parameters will address issues related to elements common to any program for managing the selection and training processes, while guidance will outline what is considered industry good practice. The standard is not intended for third-party certification of private security companies.

What's Next​

The PSO Working Group is meeting frequently to review Technical Committee comments received to the starting point draft.  Through this comment consideration process, the PSO WG will aim at incorporating recommended changes as appropriate to the scope of the proposed standard.

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Additional Information

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