How to Become a Security Guard in Michigan

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Michigan is the 10th most populous state, with the 11th most extensive total area. It is also home to Detroit, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest with a population of over 677,000. Several major corporations are based in the city, including three Fortune 500 companies. The most heavily represented sectors in Michigan are manufacturing, finance, technology, and health care – creating a strong need for security guards in a variety of settings.

Unarmed Security Guard Requirements in Michigan

To become an unarmed security guard in Michigan, applicants must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a U.S. citizen or registered resident alien
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • submit to drug testing
  • successfully pass a background check

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Michigan

To become an armed security guard in Michigan, applicants must:

  • be 21 years or older
  • be a U.S. citizen or registered resident alien
  • hold a Michigan state driver’s license
  • have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • have not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in the following: fraud, impersonation of a government official or law officer, illegal use or possession of a weapon, controlled substances under the public health code 1978 PA 368, two or more alcohol-related abuses, or assault

 

Depending on where you are applying, requirements for armed security guards may vary. Contact the hiring security agency or your local county or city police department. Basic training requirements may include a weapons permit and proof of firearms training and safety from a certified instructor.

Licensing Body: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Law: Public Act 330 of 1968

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