Down Range Logistics was established in July, 2017, by two long time friends who met while they were both working in the training unit of a large private security company in Sacramento in 2007. Realizing a need for quality training in the security industry they formed Down Range Logistics, bringing together their collective 30 years of law enforcement and private security experience, including 20 years of instruction in firearms, baton/impact weapons, chemical agents, TASER, and First Aid/CPR/AED. Both Wayne and Brian have owned and operated their individual companies before creating Down Range Logistics.
Now, again realizing the need for quality security training specific to the cannabis industry, they have partnered with industry leaders to create a series of training courses specifically for security officers working at cannabis facilities and events. The training courses are intended to build upon each other, and escalate in technical knowledge as the participant completes a course.
We are proud to offer
Security Training Program
PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS SECURITY SPECIALIST
Professional Cannabis Security Specialist (PCSS) is the first in the series of courses. Designed as an “intermediate” level course, the prerequisites are possession of a valid BSIS Security Guard Registration (Guard Card), possession of a valid BSIS Exposed Weapons Permit, and a letter of recommendation from the guard’s employer. Possession of a valid CCW is preferred. Scheduled for 40 hours of instruction, the PCSS course will provide the participant with a solid base of knowledge of cannabis industry regulations, as well as pertinent firearms skills, field first aid, report writing, operational planning and logistics, and a culminating exercise.
PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS SECURITY MANAGER
Professional Cannabis Security Manager (PCSM) is the second in the series of courses. Designed for security supervisors and managers, prerequisites are completion of PCSS and a letter of recommendation from the guard’s employer which also clearly indicates the guard holds or will soon hold a supervisory or managerial position. Instruction will provide the participant with an update to their solid base of knowledge of cannabis industry regulations, expanded operational planning and logistics, basics of personnel supervision and management, human resource concerns and various reporting requirements, report writing, and client relations.
PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS SECURITY OPERATIONS
Professional Cannabis Security Operations (PCSO) is the third in the series of courses. Designed for security operations managers and first level executives, prerequisites are completion of PCSM, possession of a BSIS QM designation or holder of a valid PPO, and a letter of recommendation from the guard’s employer which also clearly indicates the guard holds or will soon hold an operational management or first level executive position. Instruction will provide the participant with an update to their solid base of knowledge from the PCSM course, and expand on the business aspects of personnel management, human resources and reporting requirements, payroll, EEO concerns and investigations, hiring practices, resource management, property management, and client management.
PROFESSIONAL CANNABIS SECURITY EXECUTIVE
Professional Cannabis Security Executive (PCSE) is the fourth in the series of course. This course is currently under development, and is slated for 40 total hours, broken into four segments (8 hours, 8 hours, 8 hours, and a final 16 hours) over a one month period. Participants will identify an issue their company, or the industry, is facing and, working individually or in small groups, develop a plan and proposal to address the issue, and present their proposal to industry stakeholders (the class) in a detailed presentation. Prerequisites include completion of PCSO, possession of a BSIS QM designation or holder of a valid PPO, and a letter of intent and dedication to complete the course and advance the security aspect of the cannabis industry, written on agency letterhead and dated within 1 month of application to the PCSE course, as well as one letter of recommendation from an industry executive who has known the applicant in their executive capacity for at least one year.
CONTINUING EDUCATION MODULES
Continuing Education Modules are designed as intermittent courses on various topics as refreshers or updates of topics important to the cannabis industry. These courses will be offered in 4, 6 and 8 hour time blocks.
BSIS GUARD CARD INITIAL APPLICATION POWERS OF ARREST
A person entering the employ of a licensee to perform the functions of a security guard or a security patrolperson shall complete a course in the exercise of the power to arrest prior to being assigned to a duty location. A course provider shall issue a certificate to a security guard upon satisfactory completion of a required course, conducted in accordance with the department's requirements. The course of training in the exercise of the power to arrest may be administered, tested, and certified by any licensee or by any organization or school approved by the department. Each applicant must be obtain a valid guard card by successfully completing the powers to arrest course, and submit to BSIS an application with appropriate fees, successfully pass a DOJ and FBI background clearance. BSIS approvals are generally issued in approximately 4 weeks.
AB2880 IN SERVICE TRAINING
A security guard must complete 40 hours of required training and an 8-hour refresher course every 12 months after completing the 40-hour course. As part of that training, a security guard must complete an 8-hour Power to Arrest/Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Awareness training course prior to submitting an application. In addition, 16 hours of training is required within the first 30 days of receiving a security guard registration, or within the first 30 days from the date of hire as a security guard. An additional 16 hours of training is also required within the first six months after receiving a security guard registration, or within the first six months of employment as a security guard.
OC/PEPPER SPRAY CERTIFICATION
Tear gas and other chemical agents commonly used in the security professions may only be used after the proper training and certificate have been attained. The following excerpts from the Business and Professions Code explain the requirements. Every licensee, qualified manager, or a registered uniformed security guard, who in the course of his or her employment carries tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent, shall complete the required course. A licensee shall not permit any employee to carry tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent prior to ascertaining that the employee is proficient in the use of tear gas or other nonlethal chemical agent. Evidence of proficiency shall include a certificate from a training facility approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services that the person is proficient in the use of tear gas or any other nonlethal chemical agent.
TASER CERTIFICATION TRAINING
This course provides the basic operational theory and practical training to instruct users to reasonably safely and effectively operate TASER Conducted Energy Weapons (CEW).
FIRST AID/CPR/AED TRAINING
American Red Cross Certification
FIREARMS FIRST AID
Gunshot Wound First Aid
- Women's Courses
- Pre-Academy Familiarization (POST/CDCR)
- Religious Groups
- Bachelor/Bachelorette/Birthday Parties
- Company Day at the Range Events
- Hunting Familiarization, Guided Pheasants Hunts
- Firearms Simulator
- Retail Selection Assistance
BSIS EXPOSED FIREARMS PERMIT
Each applicant for an initial firearms permit shall complete classroom training related to the use of firearms and complete and successfully pass an examination. Classroom training shall be conducted through traditional classroom instruction by a Bureau- approved Firearms Training Instructor at a Bureau-approved Firearms Training Facility. Classroom training shall be completed before range training and before any attempt at range qualification. Each applicant must be obtain a valid gun permit by successfully completing the firearms course, and submit to BSIS an application with appropriate fees, successfully pass a DOJ and FBI background clearance. BSIS approvals are generally issued in approximately 5 weeks.
BSIS EXPOSED FIREARMS PERMIT
Persons completing a range requalification must complete a two-hour review course prior to firing on the range. The two-hour review course must be administered by a BSIS Firearms Training certified firearms instructor. An applicant shall complete and pass the review training course on the laws and standards regarding use of deadly force, avoidance of deadly force, and de-escalation of force. All required classroom training shall be completed prior to attempting each range qualification. The permit holder shall complete a range qualification by firing fifty (50) rounds with a passing score. On two (2) separate occasions, at least four months apart, within each twelve- month period before the permit expires, and with at least one (1) of the range qualifications in each twelve-month period completed using live ammunition. Permit holders must complete each required range qualification for each caliber of firearm listed on the permit. Failure to complete the twice-a-year course review and range requalification may result in the permitholder being ineligible to renew the firearms permit upon expiration.
BSIS EXPOSED FIREARMS PERMIT
Firearm permits expire two years from the date of issuance. Thereafter, in order to possess a valid firearm permit, the permit must be renewed. Applicants wishing to renew a firearm permit must file an application for renewal at least 60 days before the date of expiration. Firearm permits may be renewed under the following conditions. The licensee or registrant has filed a completed application for renewal, signed and dated under penalty of perjury, certifying that information on the application is true and correct. The licensee or registrant has successfully passed the written examination contained in the Firearm Training Manual issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs and taught at a bureau-certified facility. The passing score is 85 percent or at least 44 correct answers out of 52 questions. The licensee or registrant has completed all required range requalifications within the required time frames and has requalified on the range using the same firing sequence prescribed for the initial student, using targets that meet the requirements.
BSIS EXPOSED FIREARMS PERMIT
BSIS has determined that the only legal pathway to add a caliber to an existing firearms permit under current Bureau law and regulations is for the permit holder to complete the course of training in the carrying and use of a firearm required to obtain an initial firearm permit, as prescribed by, the completion of at least 8 hours of classroom instruction on the carrying and use of a firearm, passing a Bureau-approved written firearm exam with a minimum score of 85%, and discharging 50 rounds a minimum of two (2) times, one (1) round for practice and one (1) round for score. Each applicant must submit to BSIS an application with appropriate fees. BSIS approvals are generally issued in approximately 4 weeks.
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