Woods Security Guard Training

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Johnnie B Woods LLC, Woods Security Training is a security guard training company founded by Johnnie B Woods, a retired 30 year law enforcement veteran and security company manager. Located in The Coachella Valley, the business provide security guard training, and security audits, to security companies, private security employers, security guards and civilians.  Additionally we provide Security personnel with entry level and advanced level training and certification.  
Johnnie B Woods has an extensive background in Law Enforcement, Supervision and Management, Security, Executive Protection, and Training Program Development.  In his 30 years in Law Enforcement and Supervision, he served with the Indio Police Department, the Riverside County Coroners Office, and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Johnnie Woods, former Vice President and Director of Training for the Coachella Valley Security Academy, developed an impressive security guard training program for the Academy.  He trained the teaching staff and conducted class room instructions as well.  His formal education includes an Associate Degree from College of The Desert in Police Science, and a Bachelors Degree from Pepperdine University in Public Administration.  He has received extensive training in executive protection; police baton; defensive tactics, and firearms instruction through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service, and is certified by the FBI as an instructor.   Johnnie holds a lifetime college level teaching credential from the California Department of Education and has taught law enforcement and defensive tactics subjects for many years.  Johnnie is also certified as an instructor in martial arts by The American Federation of Independent Shotokan Karate Associations and is a licensed pilot with a single engine rating.  During his law enforcement career, Johnnie participated in and trained law enforcement officers in specialized security operations for the protection of many high ranking elected government officials visiting the Coachella Valley and also was instrumental in development of the Larson Justice Center security system. He is a certified instructor for The American Red Cross and with Bureau Of Security And Investigative Services (BSIS) as a firearms, baton instructor and all BSIS training courses.   Johnnie is a veteran and a member of the Peace Officers Research Association of California, ASIS International, Resort Communities Security Association, and Community Associations Institute.  


Johnnie B Woods: A 30 year Law Enforcement veteran, retired, has been training Law Enforcement Officers and Security Guards for more than 40 years.  He developed training programs for Security Companies and train their  Security Staff.  Our Training Staff has over 100 years  of  teaching and training experience: C.R. “Sam” Cross: A 30 year Law Enforcement veteran, retired Chief of Police, has been training Law Enforcement Officers and Security Guards for more than 40 years. Cheri Michel:  A 20 year veteran in Unarmed Tactics, 8 yrs in the Security Industry and has trained Security Guards for more than 5 years. Michael Woods:  5 years instructing in Unarmed Tactics, A Security Officer and trainer of Security Guards for 4 years and a NRA Instructor.  

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