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    The Meridian Method TM

Our proprietary approach to security training exceeds all industry standards.

Our commitment to extensive training & certification goes beyond the norms of the industry. Our focus as a company is to help develop our team members to their fullest potential and offer value-added incentives for outstanding work. Our extensive pre-employment screening and selection procedures verify each job candidate’s background and assess a variety of personal qualities, including trustworthiness, honesty and integrity. Before hiring, our team members undergo a rigorous, multi-level interview process and a background check. They undertake a comprehensive training regimen that includes de-escalation tactics, safety measures and emergency protocols.

Meridian Security Group leads Security Training & Instruction Programs, using its MERIDIAN METHODTM Training Program for South Carolina security personnel, working closely with City, County and State Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. Expanded services include acting as a S.L.E.D. Certification and Training Center with (CWP) Concealed Weapon Permit Training for outside personnel and organizations, as well.

The MERIDIAN METHODTM proprietary program, incorporates the basic standards needed to meet South Carolina Security Officer Certifications for Levels I, II, III, and S.L.E.D. This includes the Security Prime Basic Course, the Prime Plus Unarmed course and the Prime Plus Armed course. These basic South Carolina security course modules consist of training for arrest powers, use of force, handcuffing, search and seizure, extensive hands on training with the duty weapon, South Carolina Law and Constitutional Law.

However, the MERIDIAN METHODTM proprietary program adds to that core program, a unique knowledge base of specialized training experience, military tactics and physical assessments, diagnostics, and practice, from the Managing Partners, as well as several Training Consultants. These highly experienced officers, with over a combined 35 years in ex-military, ex-law enforcement, EMT, Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and other related security protocols, provide uniquely valuable insight, specialized information, practical experience and personalized employment support. This makes the MERIDIAN METHODTM stand out as the gold standard in training systems.

Training includes classroom time, physical training, role play/situational awareness and comprehensive on-site training.

Meridian Security Group holds its security staff to a standard above the rest. For this reason, Meridian Security Group takes these courses several steps further to emphasize the whole Security Officer as a representative of Meridian Security Group, who can handle any situation. Basics such as physical fitness with diagnostics and testing, etiquette, personal appearance, courtesy, and poise are addressed as the effects of emphasizing de-escalation techniques, Krav Maga and BJJ submission and defenses, calm under pressure, specific surveillance techniques for specialized scenarios, and mock or real life practice scenarios. As employers who want to provide personalized support, we also educate about specific medical and legal liabilities as they pertain to Security Officers at every level and are always available to our staff, with multiple open communication lines, for their specific needs, on or off site.

The MERIDIAN METHODTM produces a well-rounded security officer, ready and able in any environment, who is not only trained in the most advanced security procedures and tactics, but exudes integrity, poise, calm, courteousness, professionalism, punctuality and that presence that is singled out among the upper echelon of Security Detail. For every Meridian Security client, a team is assembled to ensure that each post has met pre-set training requirements that all officers need to meet prior to working a post on their own. In order to ensure that the post-specific training requirements are met, Meridian Security logs all training completed with the team members profile and the employee cannot be scheduled to work that post if they do not meet the post-specific training requirements.

Other specialized training available includes staff certified to instruct in OC spray when required by the student, and training in CPR, AED and EMT techniques employed by the Charleston Fire Department. Our Consultant-Trainers are certified to Train-The-Trainer at Trident Technical College in the Charleston, SC area by The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to certify Security Officers to become trainers.

Meridian Security Group Training


Primary Basic Training

  • Post Orders
  • Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Situational Awareness
  • Observation
  • Law Enforcement Relations
  • Note Taking/Report Writing
  • Discovered Criminal Activity
  • Crime Scene Preservation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Emergency Response
  • Violent Event Threats

Primary Plus Training

  • Patrol Procedures
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Investigative Detention
  • Probable Cause
  • Arrest
  • Use of Force
  • Testimony
  • Handling Difficult People
  • Handcuffing
  • Firearms
  • Firearms Qualifications


NRA Law Enforcement Handgun

  • Fundamentals of Shooting Duty Handgun
  • Coaching
  • Handgun Safety
  • Tactical use of cover and concealment
  • Reduced light shooting
  • Multiple Threats
  • Decision-making
  • Shooting While Moving
  • One-handed malfunction clearing
  • Use of verbal commands

NRA Law Enforcement Shotgun

  • Fundamentals of Shooting Duty Shotgun
  • Ammunition
  • Combat firing techniques
  • Firing on the move
  • Multiple threats
  • Decision-making
  • Select loading
  • Speed reloading
  • One-handed malfunction clearing
  • Identifying threats
  • Firing in reduced light conditions


Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OC)

  • What is OC?
  • Heat of OC, Concentration levels
  • Spray patterns
  • Skin Sensitivity, Effects on the Eyes and Respiratory System
  • Other Effects and After Effects
  • How to Use OC Spray
  • General After Use Guidelines and Post Exposure Cleansing
  • In-Custody Deaths and Recognizing Excited Delirium
  • General OC Information, Number of Bursts, Flammability, Area Recovery, Storage and Shelf Life
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors and Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Defensive Position
  • Relative Positioning
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Spraying techniques for single or multiple aggressors
  • Contact and Cover System
  • Moving Attack
  • Ground Defense
  • Defense from an OC Attack

Advance Handcuffing

  • General Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Handcuffing History
  • Handcuffing Dangers
  • Trial and Error Lessons
  • Handcuff Nomenclature
  • Hinged, Rigid, Chain-Link and Disposable Handcuffs
  • Care and Maintenance of Handcuffs
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors/ Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Handcuffing a Subject in a Standing, Prone or Kneeling Position
  • Resistance and Disengaging
  • Standing a Prone Handcuffed Subject
  • Post Handcuffing Guidelines
  • Directing a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Prone with Hands Under the Body
  • Effect of Pressure of Nerve Centers
  • Rolling a Subject to a Prone Position
  • Removing Handcuffs
  • Use of Contact and Cover
  • Searching
  • Exiting a Room or Cell where there is a Potential for Violence

Expandable Baton Training

  • History of the Police Baton
  • Baton Nomenclature
  • Resistance and Control Management
  • Officer and Individual Factors/ Escalation Through the Levels of Control
  • Recognizing the Threat
  • Elements of Reporting Resistance and Control
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Reasonable Target Selection
  • Target Areas
  • Principles of Balance, Movement, Center and Reaction Time
  • Relative Positioning
  • Science of Energy and Motion
  • Three Ranges of Physical Defense
  • Angles of Attack and Defense
  • Baton Grips and Ready Positions
  • Baton Drawing Techniques
  • Baton Counterstrikes
  • Baton Shielding
  • Baton Retention


  • Officer Authority
  • Understanding State, Federal, and Foreign IDs
  • Principles of Customer Service
  • Handling Difficult People
  • Crowd Control and Management
  • Use of Force Continuum