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Armed Security Guard Training in South Dakota

In the state of South Dakota, there aren’t any regulations regarding security guards. However, there are requirements for carrying firearms. State officials are extremely careful about the information that they can tell you on such requirements, if any. The Attorney General’s office does recommend that the hiring company seek the advice of an attorney to get complete requirements. The county level may also have their own requirements and the County Clerk’s office would be the best point of contact for those requirements. However, if you are applying to become an armed security in South Dakota then meeting these basic requirements may help you land the job.

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be a United States citizen or legal resident alien
  • No convictions or history of drug or alcohol use
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Submit to fingerprinting
  • South Dakota state driver’s License
  • Good physical conditioning
  • May require firearms training (the required amount varies per city)

Weapon Permit and Additional Training

Depending on the city that you are applying for your armed security license, the requirement will vary. It is best to contact your local County Clerk to find out the exact requirements. However, basic requirement may be as follows:

  • Weapons permit
  • Further background check conducted
  • Proof of firearms training and safety from certified instructor

For more information, please call Attorney General’s office 605-773-3215.

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