524 7th Street, Oakland, CA
(510) 836-6011


The Loss Prevention Group, Inc. (LPG) is a licensed baton training facility (Lic. TFB 1171) through the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and employs licensed baton instructors.

The Baton Training Class is from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. (Registration starts at 8:30 am.) 
View the Training Calendar for upcoming class dates. The cost of the class is $160  (the cost of the class includes a $60 State Licensing Fee). 

Call LPG to register for a class, or pay in advance online. Alternatively, participants may Walk-In during class registration.

The Baton Training Class is designed to give participants the minimum level of proficiency of carrying and use a baton while on duty as a private security guard. Topics covered are: Moral and Legal Aspects of Baton Usage, Use of Force, Baton Familiarization and it's Uses, First Aid for Baton Injuries, and Fundamentals of Baton Handling.

The class will primarily focus on the straight baton, however side handle (PR-24), and expandable batons will also be covered. The class is part lecture discussion and part physical training using our training batons and equipment. Dress properly for this physical training.

Security guard applicants or registered (licensed) security guards may take this class. Security guards must have a valid security guard registration (guard card) and a baton permit before they may lawfully carry a baton on duty.

Participants will take, and must pass, a written exam and a skills evaluation based upon the knowledge gained in the class. The Baton Permit will be issued after successful completion of the training class. Baton permits do not expire.


Batons, and other security gear, will be available for purchase after successful completion of the class.

All fees are Non-Refundable.

Company and Organization Billing Accounts and mobile training services available. Contact LPG for more information.


I lost my Baton Permit, how do I obtain a replacement?

Fill out the Request for replacement Registration/Permit form and mail it back to the BSIS with a check or money order in the amount of $25.