Security guard training in Missouri can be challenging. In order to become an unarmed security guard in the state, there are no pre-established conditions required on the state level. However, depending on the city and county, different conditions may need to be abided by.
Information around such city and/or county policies for security guard training and licensure can be obtained by reaching out to the local City Clerk’s office.
- Being of 18 years of age or older
- Having a High school diploma or certification of equal value
- Not being convicted of any felonies or crimes involving the use of illegal weapons
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.
Typical Security Guard Training Course Structure
The employer that may potentially hire you may require you to take some of the following security guard training courses:
- 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.
Labor and Employment Statistics for Security Guards in Missouri
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Data extracted on December 26, 2013
Contact your local City Clerk’s office for further insight.