Security Guard Requirements in Maine


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Security Guard Training In Maine

In Maine, an unarmed security need not be licensed as long as he or she is employed by a licensed security company. So in other words, the licensing requirements fall on the security company as opposed to the employee of that company. However, the company may request that certain criteria be met.Basic Requirements for unarmed security guards in Maine:

  • Must be at least 18 year old
  • Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
  • No convictions punishable by jail time of one year or more in the last 5 years
  • May be asked to submit to drug testing (which may be ongoing
  • May be asked to submit to a criminal background check
  • Must have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Training Curriculum

If training is provided or required, 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 consult the Private Investigator Guard Handbook on the License and Permits page on the Main State Police website or call Maine State Police Licensing Division at 207-624-8775.


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