Unarmed Security Guard Requirements

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unarmedThe state of Connecticut issues licenses to people that have completed the requirements that are included in the statutes Chapter 534 section 29 through 161. These statutes and the licensing fall under the Connecticut Department of Public Safety Division of State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. The requirements include personal information, required training and a written exam.

The Connecticut Department of Public Safety will issue the unarmed security guard license after the completion of the requirements has been fulfilled, along with the written application to apply for the license.

The personal requirements are:

  • The applicant for an unarmed security license must be at least 18 years of age
  • A high school diploma or equivalency certification is needed
  • An FBI style background check will be done
  • The applicant will provide fingerprints
  • Proof of the legal ability to work in the United States
  • The applicant will not have any felony charges or convictions in their criminal history or serious misdemeanors
  • The applicant will have passed a written training exam with at least a 70 percent grade

To meet these requirements and be issued a Connecticut unarmed security guard license the applicant is required to attend a state certified facility. This training course is an eight-hour course that has curriculum approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety to prepare the applicant for employment as a licensed unarmed security guard.

This course will include:

  • The introduction to security
  • Basic first aid that will include recognizing the emergency and how to      prioritize care
  • Search and seizure that will include the Fourth Amendment and relevant statutes
  • Use of force and Connecticut laws
  • Basic criminal justice that includes case law, statutes, regulations and the Constitution
  • Public safety
  • Terrorism, threat response and hazardous emergencies
  • The written exam, this must be passed with at least a 70 percent

This training is designed by the Commissioner of Public Safety to prepare the unarmed security guard to work efficiently and competently in the security sector. The training enables the person to handle emergencies, criminal activity and other employment related duties.

Employment opportunities that are open for the unarmed security guard can include public or private service and some of these are:

  • Banks or financial institutions
  • Office buildings including state and federal buildings
  • Schools and colleges
  • Malls
  • Retail stores
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Hotels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Private security

The employment opportunities are numerous for the unarmed security guard that is licensed in the state of Connecticut. This license can only be obtained when all of the requirements have been fulfilled and the written examination has been successfully passed by at least 70 percent. The license that will be issued will be valid for the amount of two years and require a refresher course yearly as long as the license is kept valid. There can also be the requirement to hold a valid Connecticut driver’s license as a part of the employment

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