A security guard/officer is an individual employed by a contract security company or a proprietary security organization to protect persons and/or property from criminal activities. A security guard who holds armed guard registration may work an armed or unarmed post, and is not required to hold an additional "unarmed" guard registration.
All armed security guards must meet the armed guard registration requirements in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.
Training includes an examination covering subjects in which the individual must have training. All candidates must complete a four hour basic course including one (1) hour each of:
In addition, an armed guard applicant must complete an additional four
hours of marksmanship training and achieve a minimum of 70% on any silhouette
target course approved by the commissioner.
Training Requirements for the use of a Club, Stun Gun, Chemical Spray, Night Stick or other less than lethal device
Registered guards or applicants who will carry a club, stun gun, chemical spray, night stick or other less than lethal device, the commissioner shall require appropriate training specific to such device by a certified trainer who is certified to instruct for such specific device. It shall be the employers' responsibility to keep training records of their employees for each device. The security officer/guard shall also have in such person's possession a certification card issued by an instructor/trainer who is certified to instruct/train in the legal use of such specific device and shall exhibit such card upon demand by the commissioner or the commissioner's duly authorized agent or any full time law enforcement officer.
Fees and Related Costs
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