Iowa Unarmed Security Guard

To become an unarmed security guard in Iowa you must be licensed. You must meet a few criteria first before applying for your license.

Basic Requirements for Unarmed Security Guard Iowa

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to work legally in the United States
  • No convictions or history of drug or alcohol use
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Have good moral character
  • Have not committed any acts of fraud
  • Submit to fingerprinting
  • Attend and pass a Iowa state certified training course

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

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

Basic training curriculum may include but not limited to the following subjects:

(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 call 515 7256230 or visit the Iowa Department of Public Safety

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