This course is mandatory on a yearly basis and for new applicants for the guard card provided by Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. This course covers the Power to Arrest and Weapons of Mass Destruction. After reading all of this, please click on "tasks" above and take the quiz.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SECURITY GUARD/PROPRIETARY PRIVATE
SECURITY OFFICER AND EMPLOYER
As a registered security guard/proprietary private security officer, you have certain responsibilities to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and your employer. In order to prevent possible denial or revocation of your registration card, it is important that you are aware of the following:
- Security guard/proprietary private security officers must meet several requirements before they begin work. These requirements include submitting your application by mail or online with the required fees to the Bureau.
- Submitting your fingerprints to the Department of Justice via Live Scan immediately and include a copy of the completed live scan form with the application and fees to the Bureau.
- Livescan fingerprints are sometimes rejected by the Department of Justice and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for being illegible. If the fingerprints are rejected, you will receive a reject letter from the Bureau and you will be instructed to have your fingerprints redone.
- A person may work as a security guard or security patrolperson pending receipt of his or her security guard registration card if he or she has been approved by the bureau and carries on his or her person a hardcopy printout of the bureau's approval from the bureau's website and valid picture identification.
- A proprietary private security officer may not carry a firearm or a baton.
- A security guard, private patrol operator, private investigator or alarm agent who carries a gun or a baton must have a valid exposed firearm permit and/or a valid baton certificate.
- If you move or change your address, you must notify the Bureau within 30 days, or you may be issued an administrative fine.
- If your employer or any instructor encourages you to violate any of the above requirements, you may report him or her to the Bureau in writing.