In order to become a security guard in the state of New Hampshire, different rule sets apply depending on the type of employment. For instance, working for a company or security agency typically excludes individuals from having to participate in security guard training and meet certain certification standards. However, making the decision to work privately means the exact opposite.
- Being of 18 years of age or older
- Being a citizen of the United States or a registered resident alien
- Not being convicted of any felonies or misdemeanors having to do with violence (including domestic), drugs (use or sale), theft or fraud
- Providing three references to recommend you for having good character
- Submitting two photographs taken at the state police office
- Submitting two fingerprint cards also taken at the state police office
- Completing and submitting in-person all paperwork mandated by the Division of Licensing at Permits
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.
In regards to security guard training and experience, it all depends on the specific license being sought-out and more explaining may be needed once the application process begins.
Fees include the cost of your license of $100 which must be renewed every two years.
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Data extracted on December 26, 2013
Contact the Support Services Bureau Permits and Licensing Unit Security /Detectives or 603-223-3873 for an application and further insight.