Center to offer firearms, security courses
The HF LearnSafety Firearms & Security Training Center in New Milford will offer several courses in the coming weeks.
The eight-hour individual, one-day classes are required for the licensing of security guards in Connecticut.
The Security Officer Guard Card class is the pre-employment course.
Individuals who would like to become an armed security officer must complete the eighth-hour Security Officer Armed Blue Card class also and hold a Connecticut pistol permit
For veterans, these courses and the annual blue card re-certification class through HFLS, are 100 percent reimbursable for qualifying veterans under the GI Bill and Department of Veterans Affairs.
This is a nine-hour, one-day basic course on the types, styles, applications and carry techniques of handcuffs, batons and o.c. irritant sprays for security officers, animal control officers, bail enforcement agents and correctional officers.
Attending sworn police officers will be given Connecticut Police POST credits.
Dates are listed at www.hflearnsafety.com.
The two courses are required for those who wish to become bail enforcement agents (bounty hunters) in Connecticut and for bail bondsmen and bail enforcement agents who wish to carry a firearm.
Students will bring their firearm and ammunition to the firearm class for qualification and certification through the Connecticut State Police.
Students will learn about federal and state case laws and the legitimate uses of force to apprehend those who are wanted by the courts and bail bondsman.
Annual recertification classes for armed bail enforcement agents are also provided.
The eight-hour program is a two-year certification course for community residents and health services personnel.
With the in-classroom and live-fire at-the-range course, students will learn shooting fundamentals, state and federal firearms laws, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, and gun-safety principles.
A written examination in addition to a live-fire range qualification is conducted at each program.