In order to become an unarmed security guard in the state of Georgia, a prospect is not obligated to acquire a license. However, there still exist requirements that must first be fulfilled. One requirement for example is the completion of a 24-hour security guard training course.
- 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 good moral standards and character
- Not being convicted of any felonies or crimes involving the use of illegal weapons
- Having not committed acts of fraud
- Being able to be tested for drugs on a recurring basis
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 good communication skills.
Security Guard Training Program
As mentioned above, there is a 24 hour security guard security guard training course requirement. This security guard training course has to be successfully completed and given by the security guard’s potential employer; but it can also be taken as a separate course.
Basic security guard training subjects that are covered within 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
Bear in mind that these are only some of the basic courses and more subjects can be taken and added.
Let us also call to attention that it is standard for the 24-hour security guard training course to be provided by the potential security officer’s employer. As such, there are instances when prospective guards take courses elsewhere and are later required to pay higher fees.
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Data extracted on December 25, 2013
You may dial (478) 207-2440 or visit the Georgia Board of Private Detectives and Security Agencies website for more information.