Security Professionals go through rigorous training to prepare them to handle the demands of the job. The job requires quick thinking, customer service, and evaluating a scenario to come up with an appropriate response and solution. Your employer will generally make it known what the minimum requirements are for you to be trained in, such as how to use a firearm or administer CPR, but it is up to you to expand upon a set of skills and training that not only make you a better professional, but a more attractive and valued employee within your organization. There are many different state-approved training facilities offering instruction and realistic simulations of challenges that may arise in the security industry, and it is up to you to enroll in them. Since a great deal of training will make you a better employee, you should see if there are funds available in your organization to cover it. After all, you are trying to become more productive, and this will demonstrate to your management that you are a dedicated professional.
One of the main reasons of why it is so critical that security professionals diversify their training and become comfortable using a wide variety of tools is so that you don't become reliant on one thing. For example, A security professional only trained in firearms will instinctively rely upon his weapon to diffuse a situation, and that may not always be the appropriate response to de-escalating conflict and controlling a suspect. A security professional that is trained in arrest and control, and non-lethal weapons such as a taser or a chemical agent, will not have to rely solely on their firearm when confronting a threat. Perhaps there are hand-to-hand combat classes you can take advantage of as well to add to your skill set. This does not mean you should shy away from practice in using your primary weapon, because its use should be second nature to you, but the fact remains that a diverse skill set and the proper knowledge of using different weapons is critical to your success. You never want to be reliant on one way to solve a problem. As the old saying goes, never put all of your eggs in one basket.
When receiving your training, it would be beneficial to have it recorded, so you can see for yourself what you are doing correctly, and what needs improvement. Think of an NFL quarterback on Mondays: he watches the game tape from Sunday to see what mistakes he made, what he must improve on, and what the results were of his quick-thinking and decision-making. This will also help you psychologically because it is safe to assume that in 2015, you are always being watched, your actions are always being recorded, and you will be held accountable. It is a safe way to not only keep yourself out of any potential legal issues, but also to ensure that you are serving your organization with the highest standards of professionalism.