In order to become an unarmed security guard in the state of Maine, obtaining license is not required. However, the company or security agency that hires you must be licensed. Nevertheless, employers will generally require require applicants and or new hires to enroll in security guard training.
Maine 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 good moral standards and character
- Not being convicted of any felonies or crimes punishable by jail time of one year or longer during the past 5 years
- Being able to be tested for drugs currently and in the future on a recurring basis
- Submitting to a criminal background check
- Having not committed acts of fraud
Additional conditions that could be of assistance include having a valid driver’s license, being in good physical shape, having the ability to stand for extended periods of time and possessing thorough communication skills.
Core Security Guard Training Courses
Basic training subjects covered in the security guard training course involve:
- 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
Note that these are just the basic requirements and more subjects can be taken and added as trainees please.
Labor and Employment Numbers for Security GUards in Maine
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Data extracted on December 26, 2013
Look up the Private Investigator Guard Handbook on the License and Permits page on the Main State Police website or contact the Maine State Police Licensing Division (207-624-8775) for further insight.