Security Guard License Maine

Security Guard License Maine requires its prospective security guards applying for license to:

1. At least 18 years old

2. A citizen or resident of the United States of America

3. Has not been dishonorably discharged from the military in the last 5 years

4. Has not been convicted of a crime punishable by one year or more of imprisonment or, within the past 5 years

5. be willing to be subject to a background check

Required Training

The amount of training guards receive varies. Training requirements are higher for armed guards because their employers are legally responsible for any use of force. Armed guards receive formal training in areas such as weapons retention and laws covering the use of force.

Guards who carry weapons must be licensed by the appropriate government authority, and some receive further certification as special police officers, which allows them to make limited types of arrests while on duty. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards because of greater insurance liability risks. Compared to unarmed security guards, armed guards and special police typically enjoy higher earnings and benefits, greater job security, more advancement potential, and usually are given more training and responsibility.

More Information

For more information on Security Guard Licenses, you may go to:

or visit:

State Police Licensing Division

State House Sta #164

Augusta, ME 04333

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