A security guard is a person hired to safeguard people and property against harm, theft, and other illegal conduct. The job includes preventing, observing, detecting, and reporting illegal or unauthorized activities. Responding to a security system alarm, but not installation or service of a security system.
A person must be 18 years old, have proof of fingerprint completion, have not been convicted of a significant criminal offense, and have a current photo driver's license or non-driver ID card to become a security guard. After that, you must complete the mandatory training. These requirements are generally different for each state. Once the individual has completed the steps mentioned above then they are awarded a security guard license for a specific amount of time.
It should be kept in mind that the ID card the person currently has is valid until it expires. The individual will be unable to continue working as a security guard once the ID card has expired. If registration has been inactive for more than six months, the individual must reapply for a new one.
The registration of a Security Guard is valid for two years in some states, including NYS. Generally, the person has 90 days before their license expiration date to renew their license. The date of the license’s expiration is printed on it. Around 90 days before the license expiration date, renewal paperwork is mailed. The person should fill out the renewal form and mail it to the address on the form.
If the person is eligible to renew their license but has not received a renewal form, send an email to the Licensing Services Division. The individual’s name, mailing address, license type, unique identification number, and license expiration date must be included in the email.
These steps mentioned above can be different for every state as some might require the individuals to go through the whole process as if they didn’t have any license in the first place.
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