Security Guard Requirements in Minnesota


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Security Guard Training In Minnesota

In Minnesota, the rules to become an unarmed security guard can be a little confusing because the rules talk mostly about something called a “Protective Agent.” But, with further reading, you will see that the Protective Agent is the company that is offering security services.The contracting security agent must be licensed. However, an unarmed security guard hired by this Protective Agent doesn’t have to be licensed. He or she will fall under the license of the company. This then means that the company can require that certain criteria be met.Basic requirements for unarmed security guard in Minnesota:

  • 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

Training Curriculum

If training is provided or required, a basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:

  • 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

Fees may be applicable.

For more information, please read the Minnesota Statute or call (651)793-2666.


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