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Armed Security Guard Training in Maine

In Maine, an armed security guard does not need to be licensed as long as a licensed security company employs him or her. However, there may be requirements for a weapon permit. In addition, the company may request that certain criteria be met.

Basic Requirements for armed security guards in Maine:

  • Must be at least 21 years 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
  • Must not be a fugitive of the law
  • No drug use or dependency
  • May be asked to submit to drug testing (which may be ongoing)
  • Complete and pass a criminal background check
  • Good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Maine driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • No mental instability

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

Weapons training & Permit

Depending on the area that you are applying, the requirements will vary. To determine if that refers to armed security guards you should contact your hiring agency or your local county or city police department. However, basic requirements may be as follows:

  • Weapon permit
  • Proof of firearms training and safety from certified instructor

For more information, please consult the Private Investigator Guard Handbook or call Maine State Police Licensing Division at 207-624-8775.

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