Michigan Security Guard Training & License

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Michigan Security Guard Training & License

Michigan Security Guard Training & License

Michigan Security Guard Training & License Requirements

Michigan classifies its security guards into the following categories, each with different requirements:

  • Private security guards:  A person or an employee of a company  who offers, for hire, to provide protection of property on the premises of another, including an employee of a private college security force. These security guards are indirectly overseen by the Department of Consumer and Industry Services Licensing and Regulatory Authority  (LARA) through their licensing of security guard companies and college security forces.
  • Private security police officer: An employee of a company or educational institution primarily responsible for the protection of property on the premises of the company, but is not part of a private college security force. These security police officers are controlled through the State Police through their approval of private security police forces. To be a security police officer you must have previous police officer, military or other related service.

Unarmed

  • New MI Security Guard Training: No security guard experience.
  • Rookie MI Security Guard Training: No additional requirements for your 1st year employed as a guard.
  • Pro MI Security Guard Training: No additional requirements after your 1st year employed as a guard.
  • New MI Private Security Police Officer:  Only for if you have previous police officer, military or other related service experience.

Armed 

  • New MI Security Guard Training:   No security guard experience
  • Rookie MI Security Guard: No additional requirements for your 1st year employed as a guard.
  • Pro MI Security Guard: No additional requirements after  1st year employed as a guard.
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