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How to be an armed security officer?

by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978

An armed security guard is one of the most sought-after, highly paid, and challenging jobs in the security industry. Becoming a firearm security officer can be a great career move. It can bring you both an increased job security as well as a higher paycheck. Apart from this, being an armed security officer allows you to work as a close private protection officer, an armed chauffeur in banks and other financial institutes. It can also be a great part-time job or second career option if you are a current or retired law enforcement worker as well as a military reservist. But, to put you on the fast track to a highly rewarding career as an armed security officer, you must have the required training and qualifications.

What are the requirements for an armed security officer?

If you want to become a security officer with pistols, you must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Not have any serious criminal conviction on your record
  • Be a citizen of the U.S. or have a green card
  • Have a valid firearms license and SIA license

In addition to meeting these requirements, you must initially complete an armed security training course that specializes in weapon handling and safety to become an armed security guard. After completing the training, you will get a card that allows you to carry a weapon while on duty legally.

But what is firearm security training?

Firearm security training is a program that will teach you about how to handle weapons and the specific laws associated with them. This program will help you learn how to handle your weapon in threatening situations as well as how to make sure it is secure and locked properly while you’re carrying it. Apart from this, this training program will teach you about specific laws regarding the use of your gun. The training rules for carrying a handgun vary from state to state. So, you need to get in touch with the best institute to pass the weapons training test and earn your firearm carrying license. They can also help you know how to become a bodyguard.

As mentioned above, the training and requirements to be a firearm security officer vary from state to state. So, if you want to start your career as an armed security officer, you need to contact a reputable security training institute.


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