At Texas Defense Force Security (TXDF), we are committed to providing top-tier protection to individuals, businesses, legal professionals, churches, and residents throughout the great state of Texas. Our mission is clear: equip both male and female officers with the necessary knowledge, physical skills, and mindset to safeguard themselves, their families, their communities, and the state they call home. As a leading security organization, we go beyond the standard training requirements established by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), offering an array of specialized courses and programs that enhance the skills of our officers. Join Texas Defense Force Security and become part of the elite ranks of protection.

Our Commitment to Excellence

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Comprehensive Training Programs

We believe in providing our officers with the most comprehensive training available. Our programs encompass a wide range of areas to ensure our officers are well-prepared for the challenges they may face in their roles. Our training consists of:

  • Mandatory training that covers essential topics related to security and protection.
  • Scenario instruction allows officers to practice real-life situations and make informed decisions.
  • Professional programs that focus on specialized areas of security and enhance officers' expertise.

Rigorous Background Checks

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond training. We take pride in our legitimacy, which is backed by extensive background checks conducted by the FBI and Texas Public Safety Division. What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to the safety of our clients and the communities we serve. To ensure the utmost suitability for the role, we mandate a Law Enforcement level Psychological Evaluation for all our officers. It is this attention to detail and commitment to thoroughness that defines our organization and our officers.

Joining Texas Defense Force

If you are ready to serve and undergo rigorous training, TXDF is looking for individuals who have a deep sense of duty and commitment to protecting others. Our security force comprises exceptional men and women who are passionate about making a difference. As a prospective officer, you will be required to successfully pass a Law Enforcement level Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Psych Eval before commencing training. We seek individuals from diverse backgrounds who are willing to contribute their unique skills to our team.

A recent legislative change requires all Level III security officers to have an MMPI on file with Texas DPS prior to licensing or license renewal.  Once again, TXDF leads the industry in officer screening.

A World of Opportunities

Joining TXDF means joining a security force that goes beyond traditional services. In addition to our core security offerings, we have certified Search and Rescue teams, accomplished officers proficient in private investigations and surveillance work, a dedicated drone contingent for security and recovery operations, a highly trained search dog team, helicopter air support, and plans to establish an equestrian unit specializing in SAR OPS and urban crowd control. When you join TXDF, you not only become a part of an elite protection force but also gain access to a world of diverse and fulfilling opportunities.

Licensing and Training Requirements

To ensure the utmost professionalism and expertise, TXDF adheres to the licensing and training requirements set forth by the State of Texas. These requirements guarantee that our officers possess the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their duties effectively.

Private Security Professions

A career in private security with TXDF opens the door to a wide range of roles, including armed guards, personal protection officers, and private investigators. All our activities are conducted under the authority of the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702, and related administrative rules regulated by the Texas DPS. The DPS plays a pivotal role in the oversight of private security services, conducting background checks, licensing training schools and instructors, resolving complaints, and taking disciplinary action against non-compliant licensees.

Eligibility Requirements

To join TXDF, applicants must meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria include:

  • Being at least 18 years of age.
  • Having no felony convictions.
  • Having no Class A or equivalent misdemeanor convictions.
  • Having no Class B or equivalent misdemeanor convictions within the past 5 years.
  • Having no pending felony charges or Class A misdemeanor charges.
  • Having no pending Class B misdemeanor charges.
  • Not having been found incompetent by reason of a mental defect or disease.
  • Not having been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. armed services or dismissed as a commissioned officer.
  • Not being required to register as a sex offender.

State Approved Training Courses

Being a licensed private security professional is a position of responsibility and trust. At TXDF, we understand the importance of proper licensing and comprehensive training. We provide extensive support to ensure our officers have the necessary qualifications to excel in their roles.

DPS Licensing Levels and Training Courses

The DPS offers different levels of licensing for private security professionals. These levels determine the specific training requirements for each role:

  • Level II Training Course and Test: This course is mandatory for non-commissioned security officers, commissioned security officers, and personal protection officers. It must be administered by a licensed Level III or Level IV Training School and taught by a licensed Level III or Level IV Instructor. Alternatively, a licensed guard company can administer the course if taught by the qualified manager or their designee.

  • Level III Training Course and Test: The Level III Training Course, lasting a minimum of 45 hours, is required for commissioned security officers and personal protection officers. This course must be administered by a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor. Proficiency with firearms must be demonstrated within 90 days of the application date.

  • Level IV Training Course and Test: Personal protection officers are required to complete the Level IV Training Course, consisting of a minimum of 15 hours, and pass the associated test. The course must be administered by a licensed Level IV Training School and taught by a licensed Level IV Instructor.

Continuing Education and Renewal

To maintain their licenses, commissioned security officers and personal protection officers must complete six hours of department-approved continuing education. The renewal application process mandates the completion of the required minimum hours of continuing education credits. All continuing education credits must be earned through department-approved schools.

What Does All This Entail?

Navigating the licensing and training requirements for private security professionals in Texas can be complex. Understanding these requirements is crucial for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field. At TXDF, we prioritize transparency and provide comprehensive training that covers all aspects vital to becoming a licensed private security professional. Our training programs encompass firearms proficiency courses, self-defense training, interactive scenario training, and classroom instruction to ensure that each applicant is fully equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their role.

How Does This Work?

Becoming a licensed private security professional with TXDF marks the beginning of an exciting journey in the realm of protection. After completing the required training, our officers are authorized to carry firearms both in uniform and while off-duty. As part of their commitment to our mission, our officers volunteer a minimum of 40 hours of service annually to maintain their licenses in good standing. We rely on generous donations and hold fundraisers to cover administrative costs and continue providing exceptional training and support to our officers. If you have a deep sense of responsibility and are interested to join Texas Defense Force Security, please contact us today to embark on a fulfilling and honorable career in protection.

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