In Vermont, a license is required for unarmed security guards. The Board of Private Investigative and Security Services makes the regulations regarding licensing. There are certain criteria that must be met before a license will be approved. The hiring company is responsible for submitting the application.
Basic requirements for unarmed security guards in Vermont:
A basic training must be conducted by a board-approved instructor with at least two years experience in the subject matter. Topics 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
(8) Report Writing
For more information, please consult the Board of Private Investigative and Security Services Rules or call (802) 828-1505.