In Rhode Island, a license is required for unarmed security guards. Licensing is administered by the Attorney General’s office. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved.
Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Rhode Island:
If training from the company is provided or required: A basic training conducted may include but is not limited to the following:
(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
Fees are nonrefundable:
For more information, please read Rules and Regulations – Relating to the Licensing and Regulation.