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Armed and Unarmed Security Guard Training in New York City

New York City’s high crime rate, affluence, and large population make it almost impossible for the police to protect all residents and their property. As a result, many companies and individuals rely on private unarmed security or armed security guard services to provide the protection they need. If you are interested in a lucrative and satisfying career as an unarmed or armed guard, International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) is here to provide the security guard training you need.

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Armed Security and Unarmed Security Guard Training in New York City

New York City’s high crime rate, affluence, and large population make it almost impossible for the police to protect all residents and their property. As a result, many companies and individuals rely on private unarmed security or armed security guard services to provide the protection they need. If you are interested in a lucrative and satisfying career as an unarmed or armed guard, International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) is here to provide the security guard training you need.

security guard training

Armed Security and Unarmed Security Guard Training in New York City

New York City’s high crime rate, affluence, and large population make it almost impossible for the police to protect all residents and their property. As a result, many companies and individuals rely on private unarmed security or armed security guard services to provide the protection they need. If you are interested in a lucrative and satisfying career as an unarmed or armed guard, International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) is here to provide the security guard training you need.

So, You Want to Be A Security Guard?

Security guards in New York City must undergo comprehensive training before they are licensed to perform their duties. Under New York’s laws, all guards must complete a required curriculum of courses and properly register with the state’s Department of State.

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The Important Role of the Security Guard

Security guards do more than just stand watch. Competent, well-trained security personnel can provide a variety of critical services for their clients, including:

  • Personal protection to keep you and/or others safe from theft, violence, and other criminal acts
  • Observation and deterrence that protects property
  • Patrol services for neighborhoods, campuses, and other areas
  • Rapid response to security alarms and crisis situations
  • Guard services to protect cash and other hard assets

security guard training

The Important Role of the Security Guard

Security guards do more than just stand watch. Competent, well-trained security personnel can provide a variety of critical services for their clients, including:

  • Personal protection to keep you and/or others safe from theft, violence, and other criminal acts
  • Observation and deterrence that protects property
  • Patrol services for neighborhoods, campuses, and other areas
  • Rapid response to security alarms and crisis situations
  • Guard services to protect cash and other hard assets

security guard training

The Important Role of the Security Guard

Security guards do more than just stand watch. Competent, well-trained security personnel can provide a variety of critical services for their clients, including:

  • Personal protection to keep you and/or others safe from theft, violence, and other criminal acts
  • Observation and deterrence that protects property
  • Patrol services for neighborhoods, campuses, and other areas
  • Rapid response to security alarms and crisis situations
  • Guard services to protect cash and other hard assets

Unarmed Security Guard Training

To become an unarmed security guard, candidates must complete the following courses:

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8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

This is a general course that introduces candidates to the rigors and duties of a security guard. It is a one-time course that offers a certificate of completion for candidates who complete it.

security guard training

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

This is a general course that introduces candidates to the rigors and duties of a security guard. It is a one-time course that offers a certificate of completion for candidates who complete it.

security guard training

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

This is a general course that introduces candidates to the rigors and duties of a security guard. It is a one-time course that offers a certificate of completion for candidates who complete it.

Ready to Become a Security Guard?

We want to invite you to take the first step in becoming a security guard in New York State. Fill out the pre-qualification form to verify your eligibility.
47 Hour Firearms Training

16 Hour On-the-Job-Training (OJT)

This course provides real-world on-the-job instruction that introduces candidates to guard duties and responsibilities in an actual work site. Candidates are required to complete the training no more than 90 days after securing a job as a security guard.

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8 Hour Annual Firearms Training

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training

In-service training is required to maintain security guard registration and must be completed once in each calendar year during each two-year registration period.

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Armed Security Guard Training

To become an armed security guard, candidates must complete all training required for an unarmed guard, and the following additional instruction:

47 Hour Firearms Training

47 Hour Firearms Training

Candidates must obtain a legal New York Pistol Permit and be registered as a security guard to take this course. Once the course is completed, candidates receive a certificate that they submit when applying for an upgraded armed guard registration.

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8-Hour Annual Firearm Training

8 Hour Annual Firearms Training

Along with the required annual 8-hour in-service training, armed guards must complete an 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training course. It also must be competed once during each calendar year the guard maintains his two-year armed guard registration.

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Training Center

Location

2119 E 15th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Contact Us

Phone: (718) 837-3910

Email : info@issinvestigation.com

Our Hours

MON-FRI 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

(By appointment only)

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How to Become a Security Guard in New York State

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The Training You Need for Your Career as a New York City Security Guard

Whether you need initial training to become a security guard in New York City or a course that satisfies annual in-service or firearms training requirements, International Security Services, Inc. (ISS) can provide the reliable security guard training needed to help you in your career. Contact us today to learn more about our renowned security guard instruction programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact International Security Services, Inc. today for answers to all your training questions. We’ll be happy to help you get on the path to starting your exciting new career as an unarmed or armed security guard in New York City.

Do I need security guard training?

Under New York law, all security guards are required to complete an approved training course before being registered and licensed as a professional security guard. These requirements are designed to provide standardization for the industry and ensure that every trained guard is properly equipped to manage his or her duties and responsibilities.

What do I get for completing the course?

Upon successfully completing any relevant course, you will receive an officially approved Certificate of Completion that will satisfy state registration and licensing requirements.

Why should I choose ISS for my security guard training?

ISS instructors offer the best security guard training in NYC, in a NY-approved instructional setting. Our instructors are competent, experienced professionals dedicated to providing students with the most updated techniques and tools available in the industry today, to enable them to provide the level of quality security services that ISS clients have come to expect.

How soon can I start employment as a security guard?

Candidates can begin employment as an unarmed security guard as soon as they complete the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment course and receive their completion certificate, provided they have submitted a Guard Application to the state of New York and been properly fingerprinted. Obtaining employment is a necessary next step in the training process, and a prerequisite for participation in the 16 Hour On-the-Job training program.

What do I need to train to be an armed security guard in New York?

Before you can train to become an armed security guard in New York City, you will need to ensure that you have completed the process to obtain your legal handgun permit. ISS provides handgun consulting that can assist you in navigating New York’s complex gun control regulations.

Can I still be a security guard if I have a criminal conviction?

That depends. Those questions are better addressed to state officials at the Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. You can find more answers here or call their offices for clarification.

What courses are required to be a security guard in New York?

Both unarmed and armed guards must complete the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment and 16 Hour On-the-Job-Training courses to obtain their licenses. To maintain registration, they must also complete and 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training course once during each calendar year – in much the same way that other professionals are required to take continuing education courses.

Armed guards need to also take a 47 Hour Firearms Training Course to ensure that they are familiar with the proper use of force and proficient with their firearms. They are also required to take an additional annual course, the 8 Hour Annual Firearms Training course.