Security Guard Requirements in Massachusetts


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Security Guard Training In Massachusetts

To become an unarmed security guard in Massachusetts, certification is not required. However, there are some basic requirements that must be met under the Watch Guard Patrol Agency.

Basic Requirements for unarmed security guard in Massachusetts:

Must be at least 18 year old
Must be a United States citizen or registered resident alien
Drug testing (which may be ongoing
Successfully passing a background check

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Security Guard Training

Training courses are not required by state for unarmed security guards in Massachusetts; however, certain training may be required by the company that hires you. Useful training would include:

  • Role of Private Security
  • Legal Aspects
  • Patrol and Observation
  • Incident Response
  • Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation
  • Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public
  • First Aid Overview

For more information, please visit the website of the Massachusetts State Police or call 617-727-3200.


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