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Security Guard Training in Maine

In Maine, an unarmed security need not be licensed as long as he or she is employed by a licensed security company. So in other words, the licensing requirements fall on the security company as opposed to the employee of that company. However, the company may request that certain criteria be met.

Basic Requirements for unarmed security guards in Maine:

  • Must be at least 18 year 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
  • May be asked to submit to drug testing (which may be ongoing
  • May be asked to submit to a criminal background check
  • Must have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Maine Security 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

For more information, please consult the Private Investigator Guard Handbook on the License and Permits page on the Main State Police website or call Maine State Police Licensing Division at 207-624-8775.

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  4. Hello. I have wanted to be a security officer for a long time. My uncle is the head officer at Maine General Hospital. He told me to apply but I’m afraid my past may prevent me from getting the job. 13 yrs ago I was 18 and made a mistake going into a home to get a girls belongings and was charged with a felony burglary. I couldn’t afford a good lawyer and was young and didnt k ow my rights. The case was rushed through without me explaining the situation. Now many years later I look back and see the mistakes I made. I’m passionate about getting this job to protect and serve. I’m a good person and strive to be a productive and helpful citizen. If theres anything I can do to help get this job please let me know. Thanks for listening.

  5. I an interested in becoming a Armed Security Guard I feel I meet the requirements I was a armed Security guard in the state of Florida inthe 80s and also a unarmed guard in NJ I want to retire from Driving a truck

  6. I wouldn’t ask a few questions I was charged in 2003 and 2004 attempted to assault 2nd degree, harassment, and violation of the court order however in the past few months I have had my silver rights restored in the state of Washington I’ve had my firearm rights restored in the state of Washington. I’m not wanted by the law in any state or Providence our country and I’m also expected to get an update on the FBI NCIS C computer that I am not prohibits of carrying firearm. Can I get a security license and how will that works thr violation of a court order, that a non violent felony and a required 15 months in prison.

    How does one in my situation proceed with this I’m a law buying citizen by all accounts. I’ve done everything right through the courts to resort my rights and my civil rights.

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