What It Takes to Be an Armed Security Guard in Minnesota
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What It Takes to Be an Armed Security Guard in Minnesota

Armed security guards are there to provide extra protection in dangerous or sensitive situations. From protecting celebrities and other VIPS to offering protection for large events, armed security guards need to be reliable, trustworthy, and highly trained.

At Unparalleled Security, we ensure all our armed security guards are trained, qualified, and certified in Minnesota. We understand the importance of vetting all of our security personnel, but this is even more important for armed guards who carry weapons with them.

Find out more about what it takes to be an armed security guard in Minnesota, or contact Unparalleled Security to learn more about what sets our security guards apart.

Training For Armed Security Guards In Minnesota

At Unparalleled Security, we carry the necessary license to hire armed security guards. We also ensure that each of our armed security guards meets the following requirement set out by the state of Minnesota:

  • Are at least 21 years of age

  • Are a US citizen

  • Pass a background check

  • GO through and pass drug testing

  • Hold a Minnesota driver's license

  • Are in good physical shape

  • Have no mental instabilities

  • Don’t have any prior convictions

  • Go through weapons training

But, beyond meeting these basic requirements, we also thoroughly vet and interview each of our armed guards to ensure they meet the high standards of Unparalleled Security.

Training Requirements For Armed Security Guards in Minnesota

To become an armed guard, each candidate must undergo 12 hours of reassignment training. During this training, they learn the basics of first aid, CPR, incident response, surveillance, public response, patrol, and observation.

After the first 12 hours of training, each armed security guard goes through an additional 12 hours of weapons training. Each year, they undergo six more hours of training to ensure they remain skilled and safe to handle weapons.

Hire Highly Trained Armed Security Guards

When you hire an armed security guard at Unparalleled Security, you can trust that we hand-pick every one of our professionals and ensure they meet all the requirements in Minnesota.

We know it’s vital that armed security guards are safe and skilled. Message us online or call us today at 651-300-1515 to learn more about our armed security guard services.

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