Security Guard Training
WHEN Mo, Tu, We, Thr, Fr
TIME 9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor Almus Wilson, JAG Security
Completing an approved security guard course and obtaining a New York license prepares you for an exciting career in protective services.
In accordance with the Security Guard Act of 1992 (“the Act”) security guard training school in New York State must be approved and licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The Act also requires that security guard instructors be certified. The school provides training that consists of an eight-hour pre-certification course and a 16-hour in-service training course to be completed within 90 days of employment of a security guard. In addition, armed security guards must complete a 47-hour firearms training course. Both armed and unarmed security guards must complete an annual eight-hour in-service training course.
Security guards, also known as security officers, have the job of patrolling and inspecting property against illegal activities including theft and vandalism of property. They also safeguard property against fire, enforce property laws and work to deter all types of criminal activity.
Security guards are responsible for the safety of people and premises in the area that they are working in. They respond to alarms that may identify crimes, fires, and medical emergencies and use their training and expertise to handle the situation appropriately.
Security guards are alert individuals who are expected to look out for potential trouble and attempt to manage a non-savory situation.