When it comes to protecting your investment, only the right patrol officers or security personnel will do. Based in Pawling, New York, House Watch Inc. employs the highest quality security guard and officer training to create the best guards in the business.

What the Law Says:

Section 89-G of Article 7A requires all persons engaged in security guard activities be registered with the New York Department of State (DOS), and complete all training (unless exempt) at schools approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Training for security guards in New York State was mandated by the Security Guard Act of 1992.

The Act requires that all security guards complete three training courses. All courses must be conducted at approved training schools, by certified instructors. The Department also grants licenses to successful graduates of security trainings.

Eight-Hour Pre-Assignment Training

This is the first step in security guard training, and is required by New York State for obtaining the security guard registration card. You must pay the $60 fee, complete this general introductory course, and submit a copy of the certificate issued with the security guard application.

In short, the course provides new guards with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. You are also required to pass a final exam for successful completion. Order Now! FEE: $60.00

16-Hour On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Unlike the introductory course, OJT training is available for $120 to provide new guards with detailed information regarding their duties and responsibilities, including the work site requirements and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment as a security guard.

It covers more in-depth information about the introductory topics, as well as command systems and terrorism. Students are also required to pass a final exam for successful completion. Order Now! FEE: $120.00

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training

 This course must be completed each calendar year you hold a security guard registration. You must complete this course within 12 months of the OJT training.  Your registration is issued for two years, therefore, you must complete two 8 Hour Annual In-Service training courses within your registration effective and expiration dates to be eligible for renewal. Order Now! FEE: $60.