The first and most basic requirement for a security guard is a Class D Security License. A Class D Security License is required by the state to carry a concealed weapon and may be issued by a number of states. A private security guard that wants to go beyond a couple of states would need to obtain a Class D Security License from a state that requires it.
There are a number of rules that a security guard must follow and must not break. The most important rules to follow are to remain in the building and not go after customers. If you find that someone else is disturbing customers, you must report it. This does not mean you have to take them outside the building as that may lead to another breach of the law.
The most common breach of the law is when a security guard violates the law while on duty and does not report it to the proper authorities, but instead reports to a superior who calls in the police. This is a serious crime that can cause you jail time and loss of your job.
In order to keep from being reported, many guards that want to get a security license choose to violate some or all of the rules of the state they are applying to. Some of the laws that should be followed include: no violence, no assault, no solicitation, no obstruction, no harassment, no threatening gestures and no discrimination. If any of these rules are broken, you can be arrested. But some security guards do not care about the laws that the state puts into place and go out of their way to avoid having to report a violation.
If you have been arrested for any reason, it is possible that you will face criminal charges and be forced to go to court. When this happens, your employer may take away your security license. That means that if you want to work in any other state, you must get a Class D Security License. It is not an easy decision, but when a person is on the edge of running into the law, breaking a few rules or laws is often better than losing their job.
As you may already know, getting a Class D Security License is not an easy process. There are many details that need to be reviewed and looked at before you can apply.
A number of questions will be asked during the review of your application. These questions will cover everything from your previous employment history to the specific job you are applying for. There will also be a lot of information that needs to be asked about your security guard training.
The main things that will be discussed during the class are the theoretical part of the security guard training, such as self defense, what type of weapons you will be allowed to use, how to properly use them, the law and how to go about becoming a good guard. The information will then be explained with practical examples and then any questions or problems will be looked at and resolved.
The next step after taking a course on the rules of the state and what is not allowed will be the interview that are conducted by the professional standards section of the state licensing board. The interview will provide the applicant with a chance to explain exactly why they need a security guard license and to show proof of security guard training. This is a very important part of the process and will determine whether or not you are able to get the license.
After the interview, the applicant will then receive their official security guard training. This will include demonstration classes, practical classes and field instruction. This is a very important part of the security guard training and will be used to teach the trainee the difference between a threat and the normal behavior of customers that you are supposed to protect.
Finally, after all of the security guard training is complete, the applicant will receive a final exam that will have questions on everything from what type of equipment you will be required to carry on your belt, how to correctly use different types of weapons and how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). After passing this test, you will receive your security guard license and will be allowed to carry a weapon.