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Security Officers 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 required courses:

First required course

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
    • 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.

None to be held this semester

Second Required Course

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
    • terrorism.

The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.  2-day 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.

None to be held this semester

Third Required Training Program

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
    • 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.

  • Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Friday, December 6, 2019

Course Schedule / Registraton Form

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