Security Guard Training

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In 1992 the New York State Legislature passed the Security Guard Act, requiring that all security guards in the state be registered and receive mandated training in a series of courses. Prompted by this legislation, Monroe Community College's Public Safety Training Center offers the following courses:

The first required course, is an Eight Hour
Pre-Assignment Training course.
This course is required as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the NYS Dept. of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include:
the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

All courses are held 8 am to 5 pm. The fee is $60.00. Registration and payment is required prior to class date. See course schedule / registration form link below.

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

The second required course is the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course (OJT). This course must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities a security guard. Topics include: the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

All courses are held 8 am to 5 pm. The fee is $120.00. Registration and payment is required prior to class date. See course schedule / registration form link below.

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The third required training program is the Eight Hour Annual In-service course. This course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include: the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. This course must be completed each calendar year you hold a security guard registration. Your registration is issued for two years, therefore, you must complete two 8 Hour Annual In-Service training courses within your registration effective and expiration dates to be eligible for renewal.

All courses are held 8 am to 5 pm. The fee is $60.00. Registration and payment is required prior to class date. See course schedule / registration form link below.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016

 

Course Schedule / Registraton Form

For more information & registration, contact:
Margie Scahill
Senior Technical Assistant
Law Enforcement Programs
585-753-3707 or
mscahill@monroecc.edu

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Rochester, NY 14624

Phone: (585) 753-3800
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