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

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • submit to drug testing
  • submit to a criminal background check
  • submit to electronic fingerprinting
  • present two forms of photo ID, including a passport
  • partake in state-required security guard training

Unarmed security guard training will cover topics such as:

  • the role of private security
  • reporting and documentation
  • operation of surveillance equipment
  • legalities of detention and arrest

Armed Security Guard Requirements in Wisconsin

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

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a U.S. citizen or legal alien
  • pass a drug test
  • have no felony convictions
  • submit to a criminal background check
  • submit to electronic fingerprinting
  • present two forms of photo ID
  • partake in state-required security guard training

Successful completion of a 36-hour Wisconsin state-approved firearms course is also required to become an armed security guard. Often, security companies require a refresher course to be taken annually.

Licensing Body: Department of Safety and Professional Services

Law: Chapter SPS 31

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