Interested in a career in security? Rhode Island is a great place to start! The state’s Office of Attorney General has jurisdiction over security guards, and according to the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, the Providence, Fall River, Warwick, RI/MA area holds over 3,250 security guard jobs.
That’s a lot of opportunity for those interested in a career in security. And with 18 year old or older high school graduates eligible to apply, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
So what does it take to become a RI unarmed security guard? First, you will have to meet basic requirements such as be a U.S. citizen or resident alien. Second, you must pass a criminal background check and have good character references. Also, you cannot have a similar license or registration previously revoked. Then, you’ll either need to undergo training administered by a local security company or take a training course approved by the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General.
Once you’ve completed training and paid the Guard Card’s $400 fee, you’re ready to start your new career in security.
RI Armed Security Guards
If you are looking to become an armed security guard in Rhode Island, there are a few things you need to know.
First and foremost, you must be at least 21 years of age. Additionally, you will need to undergo extensive training in order to receive the proper certification – this includes weapons permit training, so that you can legally carry a firearm for work.
Familiarity with state and federal laws is also a must. And finally, remember that carrying a firearm comes with great responsibility.
Speaking of firearms- it goes without saying that it’s extremely important for security guards to be properly trained in how to use the weapon, how to handle it in different situations and how to safely store it when not in use. In addition, security officers who carry firearms need to be aware of the laws governing the use of force and be prepared to justify their actions if necessary.
If you meet all of these qualifications, then a career as an armed security guard may be right for you!