Batons and Handcuffs

It is a very commonly asked question - When can a Security Officer carry/use batons and handcuffs? The answer - when they have been trained, have authority from their employer and when they have a genuine reason (eg. patrols, working alone, night shifts, etc). They are NOT to be carried for Crowd Control, Private Investigations, Debt Collections or when off duty.


This course provides participants with the skills for assessing a risk situation, responding to and manage a risk situation using batons and handcuffs as well as an in depth understanding of the legalities pertaining to the use of force. Weapon retention, weapon disarming, maintenance, storage and transport of restricted items is also covered.


The course is delivered through practical training, scenarios, role plays and group discussions. The instructors are industry professionals with extensive experience in the use of defensive weapons. This program is conducted through practical training, scenarios, role plays and group discussions.

CPPSEC3110 - Control persons using batons



SDS is not CRICOS Registered, therefore, overseas students who have a subclass visa 500 are not eligible to join our courses (this is a Government guideline).


The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is an Australian Government register that lists all Australian education providers offering courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.

SDS Training and Security 

Security Development Studies 

Phone 1300 657 470

SDS Training and Security Pty Ltd Provider Number 31982 is a Registered Training Organisation Based in Queensland. 

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