The patrol function is one of the most complex, difficult, and most highly visible of all security activities. One of the first things you should be aware of is that a uniformed patrol force goes a long way in the areas of crime prevention, the apprehension of individuals committing offences, and, in general, the preservation of the peace. It is the primary reason that security is hired.

Patrol Tactics and Techniques

In this course, you will learn the various types of patrol assignments such as foot and mobile patrols. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the importance of, and reasons for, patrolling. This unit will help you learn how to:

  • Tell why patrols are important;
  • Identify the types of patrols, their importance, and the checks that should be made;
  • Prepare for a patrol;
  • Describe patrolling procedures and techniques;
  • Keep yourself safe while patrolling;
  • Describe and explain clocking procedures;
  • State the equipment required for patrolling;
  • Explain the importance of vigilance and using local and site knowledge when patrolling;
  • Use your powers of observation well.


This course is 2 hours long and covers the following topics:

  1. Objectives of a Security Officer
  2. Purpose of Patrols
  3. Preparation for Patrols
  4. Equipment Needed for Patrols
  5. Types of Patrols
  6. Internal Patrols
  7. External Patrols
  8. Foot Patrols
  9. Vehicular Patrols
  10. Surveillance (Non-mobile Patrol)
  11. Clocking Points and Devices
  12. General Guidelines
  13. Daylight Patrols
  14. Patrols At Night
  15. Checking Doors and Buildings
  16. Vigilance and Knowledge
  17. Liability for Breach of Duty


All learners that successfully complete all required coursework and training for this course will receive a Certificate of Completion from This shall be emailed to you after your test scores have been reviewed.

Course Price

35 per individual.

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