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What training do I need to become a Security Guard?

what will I need to know about being armed security what are the good and bad things I need to know about being armed in public what do we do in the learning prosses?

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Kelly’s Answer

It looks like you already decided on the armed portion of the field, now you need to round down what your intended career path is from there! Armed security work can bring you anywhere from a defense contractor, to moving money around for banks/ATMs, to executive protection, or international assignments.

As Moses said, the military assignments are more straight forward for training, because active service and special operations prepares one for post-deployment contracts. Depending on the signing-bonuses, need, and company, I've had many coworkers take these positions on to increase their financial states. If you are okay with the level of risk, ethics behind the assignment, and time away, this may be an mazing path for you.

If staying within the United States and your home state is your intended goal, look into the endorsement on a security permit. The training hours increase for armed work, but they are reasonable. Remember each time you change states, the licensing will differ and not all will transfer.
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Moses’s Answer

There are many different types of security guards especially considering whether it is civilian or military. If it is a military occupation regarding security the branch will automatically provide training and schooling for this job. On the other hand, a civilian security job may have different outside requirements such as background checks, prior training, physical fitness (not all security jobs require this), and even schooling in general ( whether it be high-school or a higher echelon of school).
I recommend looking into the pre-requisites for the specific job so you can set your self up for success.
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david’s Answer

Hi, Isaiah,
My suggestion is to consider being a police officer. Different communities have different requirements, but it is easy to speak with your local police department to see what the job application requirements are, and virtually all police departments have police academy that lasts several months in which recruits are given full training. There may be physical requirements and minimum education requirements, but a college degree is not necessary (although a degree never hurts). Another option is to consider the military: if the recruiter can place you as a military police officer, that guarantees extensive training that you could apply later in civilian life. To assist you, I looked up job opportunities in San Jose and found this description of the hiring requirements for San Jose Police:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sjpd/jobs/3970622/police-recruit-academy-sj49 All the best to you.
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