Security Guard Requirements in Indiana


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Security Guard Training in Indiana

A state license may be required for unarmed security guards in Indiana. It is really up to the company that hires you. According to the Statues & Rules IC 25-30-1-11 Employees of licensee, an unarmed guard can be hired under the licensee, which is the hiring company. The hiring company is responsible for that unarmed security guard and must supply a photo ID and fingerprints of each security guard that isn’t licensed if requested.However, for companies that require you to be licensed you must first meet certain criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be finger printed
  • Submit to FBI background check
  • No felony convictions or any crime involving the illegal use of weapons
  • Drug testing (which may be ongoing
  • Completed of Indiana state certified training courses set forth by the Department of Public Safety for Indiana

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Good Communication skills

Basic Training Curriculum

A basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:

(1) Role of Private Security
(2) Legal Aspects
(3) Patrol and Observation
(4) Incident Response
(5) Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
(6) Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
(7) First Aid Overview

For more information, please visit Indiana Professional Licensing Agency or call (317) 234-3040.


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