Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

How to Become a Security Guard

Security Guard

Do you enjoy the feeling that you’re helping keep people safe? Or maybe you’re looking to build your experience as you work to becoming a police officer. In either case, becoming a security guard is a noble and worthwhile pursuit.

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Guarding and implementing security measures to protect property against theft, vandalism and fire
  • Controlling access to establishments
  • Maintaining order and enforcing regulations at public events and within establishments
  • Conducting private investigations for clients or employers.

What Will I Study:

Police foundations is a strong start to any career in security.

You can study that at schools such as:

What Else Do I Need:

In most cases, you will need to provide your own police background check. You may also be required to have your full driver’s license.

Where The Jobs Are:

You can also fill roles such as armoured car guard, bodyguard, gate attendant – security house detective, night guard, postal inspection officer, preboarding security guard, private investigator, private security office.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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  1. Kris Jay Says:

    As manufacturing jobs go to cheaper wage countries like China and East Asia, a Security Guard Jobs can be “the” out-sourcing proof job for many people with less than college education. Most states require just 8 hour training to get a Security Guard job and the pay can range from $11.00 to $13.00 and upwards.

    Armed Security guards can get a much better pay also. There are hundreds of Security Guard Jobs available today in all the 50 states.

    The best thing is most Security Jobs have lot of downtime which can be used for studying or training to acquire better paying jobs.


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