Security Guard Training in Mississippi

Mississippi has no licensing requirements for security guards. However Mississippi licenses the security agencies that can operate in the state and a security guard can only be hired by them. Some Cities and towns may set licensing requirements in their jurisdiction. Please check with a local security agency for any specific licensing requirements.

Common Requirements for Security Officers in Mississippi

Many top security agencies have the following requirements for their security guards

  • Minimum age requirement: You must be 18 years of age to apply for a security guard license.
  • All security guards must be US citizen or should be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Criminal background check conducted using fingerprint by the State Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Get certified in the basic skills and become aware of the responsibilities of a security guard.
  • Fingerprints must be posted with your submission for a new certification. The fingerprint is used to perform a criminal record search.
  • Submit two passport size photos.
  • Pass a drug test to prove you are free of chemical dependencies.
  • All applicants should be legally and mentally competent and be of good moral character.
  • Be of good moral character.

Unarmed Private Security Officer Training Course

Typically the following modules are included in an unarmed security guard training course:

  • Role and Responsibilities
  • Laws and regulation
  • Managing conflict situations
  • Report writing and Observation
  • Communication skills
  • Patrolling
  • First aid
  • Ethic and code of conduct

A firearms permit is required to carry firearms on duty.

Salary Information for Security Officer

In 2011, the mean annual salary for security officer in the state was little under $24K (based on data released by BLS).

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