In the state of Indiana, the company or security agency that hires the unarmed security guard decides whether or not a license needs to be obtained. Because of the Statues & Rules IC 25-30-1-11, the security company or agency is the entity ultimately accountable and held responsible for unarmed security guards.
As such, a photograph and set of fingerprints for unarmed security guards must be accessible should a company or security agency decide that a license is not necessary.
Indiana Security Guard Training Requirements
- Being of 18 years of age or older
- Being a citizen of the United States or a registered resident alien
- Having a high school diploma or certification of equal value
- Having submitted finger prints
- Having submitted to a FBI background check
- Not being convicted of any felonies or crimes involving the use of illegal weapons
- Being able to be tested for drugs on a recurring basis
- Successfully finishing an Indiana certified class put in place by the Department of Public Safety for Indiana
Additionally, having a valid driver’s license, being in good physical shape, having the ability to stand for extended periods of time and good communication skills always aid candidates in the application process.
Unarmed & Armed Guard Training Subjects
Furthermore, basic training subjects that are covered within the security guard training course involve, but are not limited to:
- The role of private security
- Legal aspects
- Patrol and observation
- Incident response
- Security resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
- Customer service issues: Working with and addressing the public
- First aid overview
As called to attention above, these are only some of the basic requirements and additional subjects may be taken and added at each prospective security guard’s discretion.
Security Guard Job Statistics in Indiana
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Data extracted on December 25, 2013
Contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency or call (317) 234-3040 for further insight.