Security University August And Lite Announcements

If you missed the opportunity to attend our management training program Security University last month because it sold out – don’t worry! We have added an additional session.

Don’t miss your chance to attend this valuable training!

Security University Lite is a five-hour program focusing on BSIS Compliance and Regulation.

Security University is a two-day program covering a variety of topics including Contracts, Pricing, Legal Pitfalls, Staffing, Termination and more.

Click here for more information about Security University.

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On-demand interactive sexual harassment training that complies with SB 1343 is now available!

Volume and CALSAGA member discounts are available.

Learn more about CALSAGA Sexual Harassment Training

CALSAGA Members, make sure to log in before purchasing to receive the discounted rate.

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Don’t forget to make plans to attend the CALSAGA Annual Conference& Exhibits October 15th – 17th in Rancho Mirage!

Visit the CALSAGA Annual Conference & Exhibits page for complete details.

New BSIS Chief Announced

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Lynne Andres as the new Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. CALSAGA President David Chandler looks forward to meeting with the new Chief in the near future.

Andres has been a consultant for the California Speaker’s Office of Research and Floor Analysis since 2018. She was director of government relations for the California Academy of Physician Assistants from 2017 to 2018. Andres was a legislative director in the California State Legislature from 2005 to 2017, including in the Office of Assemblymember Joe Baca, Jr., Assemblymember Juan Arambula, Assemblymember Patty Berg, Senator Jenny Oropeza, Senator Ed Hernandez and Senator Jim Beall. She served as federal policy advisor for Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm from 2003 to 2004. Andres was legislative director for U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak from 1997 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School.

We have enjoyed the working relationship CALSAGA has developed with Chief Woo and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Security University in SoCal Happening Soon

Security University in Southern California is in two weeks!

This two-day training will be valuable for all security professionals regardless of length of time in the industry.

Topics covered on Day 1:
BSIS Compliance and Audit; Contracts and Legal Pitfalls; Pricing and Transitioning New Business, P and L Management and Client Rate Increases.

Topics covered on Day 2:
Insurance, Safety and Compliance; BSIS Compliance and Training Records; Recruitment and Hiring, Best Employee Practices, Staffing and Termination.

Security University is sponsored by TrackTik
Serving over 450+ clients worldwide in 35 countries and 6 continents, TrackTik helps secure more than 210,000 facilities and is used by over 200,000 users. The firm is renowned for its commitment to its clients and continuous product development. To learn more about TrackTik and how it can help your security operations, visit: https://www.tracktik.com/

Click Here for More Information about Security University

Register Now for Security University

Security University tickets will be available until Friday, April 19th  at 5:00pm.

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Did you hear the news?

Online and on-demand Sexual Harassment Training is now available for employees and supervisors!
Volume and CALSAGA-member discounts are available.

Click Here for More Information about Sexual Harassment Training

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Visit the CALSAGA Annual Conference & Exhibits page for complete details.

Administrative Citations to Security Officers Without Proper Registration

Do you have security officers who patrol the streets of the City of Los Angeles?
Did you know that you must register these officers with bothBSIS and the Los Angeles Police Commission?
The City of Los Angeles is issuing administrative citations to security officers who are patrolling the city streets without proper registration.

We encourage you to review the Private Patrol Service Regulations below which you must adhere to.

In part, the Los Angeles Municipal Code 52.34 states:

It shall be unlawful for any person to perform the duties of a street patrol officer in the City of Los Angeles without first obtaining a Guard Registration card as required by the State of California and registering with the City.  Upon the registration being accepted by the City, the Board of Police Commissioners may issue a permit which shall be subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 10 of this Code, including all the rights, regulations, and due process procedures contained therein.  The Board of Police Commissioners shall retain street patrol officer permits in its files.

Applicant must include the following when submitting the original application to Commission Investigation Division:

  1.       Valid California driver’s license
  2.       Valid guard card
  3.       Valid firearm permit (if using firearm)
  4.       Valid baton permit (if using baton)
  5.       A signed letter of employment by the registered employer
  6.       Any other applicable permits

Note: A background check is made to determine truthfulness of applicant as to criminal history or detect any adverse information. A person on probation, parole, or bearing an invalid driver’s license will not be issued a registration card. The application in itself does not guarantee issuance of Police Commission Registration card.

The board of police commissioners may revoke the registration if applicant is convicted of criminal activity subsequent to granting of permit.

You can review the complete Private Patrol Regulations for Los Angeles here: LA Municipal Code 52.34

Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Sexual Harassment Training Now Available

Get and stay in compliance!

As we brought to your attention in December, SB1343 requires all employers with 5 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees and supervisors. The bill was effective January 1, 2019 with compliance required by January 1, 2020. SB1343 requires that the training be interactive and provided by facilitators who have knowledge and expertise in harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

We understand the potential logistics hurdles that these requirements present. As an association we strive to help you run your business as professionally and efficiently as possible.

In partnership with The Works Consulting we have developed online and on-demand Sexual Harassment Training that satisfies the requirements of SB1343! The training is available for purchase by CALSAGA members and non-members; volume and member discounts are offered. As required by law a certificate of completion will be generated for each training participant.

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Reminder: Department of Justice Issues Bulletin to CA Law Enforcement Agencies

As an association we strive to keep you informed on relevant information for your business. Please review the information below the we originally sent out in December 2017. This information is still applicable and, if you employ armed officers, very important.

Department of Justice Issues Bulletin to CA Law Enforcement Agencies

After much hard work on the part of the association, CALSAGA is very pleased to report that the Department of Justice has issued a bulletin to California law enforcement agencies concerning AB 2220.

AB 2220 allows a Private Patrol Operator to be a registered owner of a firearm. Additionally, this bill allows a security officer to be assigned a firearm by the PPO and for a firearm custodian to be designated by the PPO. Previous practices and statutes authorized the purchase, registration, and ownership of firearms by an individual, but not by a business entity. AB 2220 authorized business ownership and registration of firearms in the case of PPOs who are actively providing armed private contract security services. A PPO may assign firearms it owns to employees who are licensed to carry firearms by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

As a result of AB 2220, a problem presented itself because the current Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Entry System (DES) is not capable of recognizing a business as a firearm purchaser or owner. The Department of Justice intends to modify the DES and Automated Firearm System (AFS) to allow a PPO to be listed as the purchaser and registered owner of a firearm. Additionally, the DOJ intends to create a process for PPOs to submit a Certificate of Assignment to identify the employee of the PPO in AFS who has been assigned a firearm owned by the PPO. These changes are anticipated to be completed by July 1, 2019.

Those intentions were stated in the bulletin to law enforcement agencies. Furthermore, the bulletin cautioned that law enforcement personnel may continue to encounter armed security officers who have the requisite permits and qualifications to carry a firearm in the course of their duties, but who are not actually the registered owners of the firearm. Law enforcement agencies are advised that an assignment of a firearm to an eligible and licensed security officer by a PPO is not a violation of Penal Code 27545.

A link to the bulletin is included below. If your company employs armed officers, we recommend that they carry a hard copy of the bulletin on their person while on duty.

The dissemination of this bulletin is a victory in a hard-fought battle and we are sure will provide reassurance to members who employ armed officers. CALSAGA appreciates the opportunity to continue representing you and the needs of your business. Thank you for your continued membership and support.

Department of Justice Information Bulletin Regarding AB2220

Security University in Sacramento Next Week

If you still haven’t registered for Security University, what are you waiting for?

This two-day training will be valuable for all security professionals regardless of length of time in the industry.

Day 1 topics include: BSIS Compliance and Audit, How to build a BSIS compliant Employee File, Training Certificates, Insurance, Safety and Compliance, Pricing and Transitioning New Business, P and L Management and Client Rate Increases

Day 2 topics include: Recruitment and Hiring, Best Employee Practices, Staffing and Termination, Legal Pitfalls, Contracts, Indemnification and Contractual Deal Breakers

Security University is sponsored by TrackTik
Serving over 450+ clients worldwide in 35 countries and 6 continents, TrackTik helps secure more than 210,000 facilities and is used by over 200,000 users. The firm is renowned for its commitment to its clients and continuous product development. To learn more about TrackTik and how it can help your security operations, visit: https://www.tracktik.com/

Click Here for More Information about Security University

Register Now for Security University

Sacramento Security University tickets will be available until Monday, February 18th at 5:00pm.

Tickets and full details for the Southern California Security University will be available March 1st.

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Schedule and tickets for the Annual Conference are now available!

Visit the CALSAGA Annual Conference & Exhibits page for complete details.