To Become a Security Guard in North Dakota does not require a Security Guard license. Furthermore, Security Guard licensing for employees does not exist in North Dakota. The closest equivalent to a Security Guard license in North Dakota is to operate as a Security Guard as your own business.
As a North Dakota Security Guard, you will be regulated through your ND security employer.
Your ND security company will register you as a Security Guard with the state of North Dakota.
So, to become a Security Guard in North Dakota, you will have to meet the requirements via your ND security employer.
ND Security Guard Employee Requirements
State of North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board
Age: You must be 18yo or older for ND unarmed security. You must be 21yo or older for ND armed security.
North Dakota Security Sponsor: You must be employed by a North Dakota security company. Your first step in becoming a ND Security Guard will begin with getting employed.
Criminal Record: You cannot have a criminal record of any kind. You will have to submit a records check.
U.S. Citizen: You need to be an American citizen or be legally allowed to work in North Dakota.
North Dakota Security Course: You will have to complete a security course provided by your ND security employer.
English: You must be able to speak and write in English.
What Does a North Dakota Security Guard Do?
North Dakota Security Guards Patrol Vacant Locations
North Dakota Security Guards will do foot patrols of locations for a set number of times per shift.
A common task for a North Dakota Security Guard will be checking mechanical rooms for any unusual signs or potential health and safety issues.
North Dakota Security Guards watch for hazards and fill out hazard reports (North Dakota Guards write a lot of reports).
Guards in North Dakota document and report maintenance issues to supervisors.
Many North Dakota security sites require Guards to monitor fire extinguishers to ensure that they are not overdue for inspection (official reviews are done by maintenance personnel).
North Dakota Security Guards write a lot, including filling in logs as their shifts progresses with what activities are being done at what times. North Dakota Guards will have their own security notebooks and will constantly note all unusual sightings, occurrences, and incidents.
North Dakota Security Guards will respond to alarms and act accordingly as per the Emergency Response plan set in place by supervisors. This may include,
Evacuation of the security site.
Checking alarm system on the way out for information about where the problem is occurring.
Responding to incidents and completing all reports as necessary.
North Dakota Security Guards Protect Sites with Customers
If a North Dakota Security Guard is working in a team environment, they will usually meet for a pre-shift briefing at a set location. Once the meeting has been completed the North Dakota Security Guards will go directly to their designated sites.
In North Dakota security site locations with customers, Guards will do a lot of patrolling. This can be in a building or outside in places such as parking lots.
North Dakota Security Guards are usually responsible for site cleanliness when there are no designated cleaning staff. This means as a North Dakota Security Guard, expect to be cleaning a lot of trash.
Monitoring CCTV cameras will be a big part of a North Dakota Security Guard’s job. This will be on a continuous basis with follow ups on issues seen.
When it comes to security sites in the service industry, North Dakota Security Guards will have to assist customers in various non-security ways. This can be giving them directions or carrying items for them. Furthermore, North Dakota Security Guards will often be expected to be friendly, outgoing, and talkative with customers in their security sites.
A constant security issue for North Dakota security sites with customers will be smoking, alcohol consumption, and narcotics. North Dakota Security Guards will often be making sure people aren’t smoking in non-smoking areas, consuming alcohol, or narcotics. For the latter, a North Dakota Security Guard will usually report the issue to local police.
If the North Dakota security site is a residence, responding to noise complaints will be a big part of the job.
Of course, catching shoplifters will be a constant for a North Dakota Security Guard in a site with customers.
North Dakota Security Guards Work at Security Gates
North Dakota Security Guards will patrol parking areas to make sure vehicles are registered at that security site.
Every person entering through the security gate will produce valid photo ID to the North Dakota Security Guard. The Guard will determine if the individual may pass.
During medical emergencies, the North Dakota Security Guard will direct traffic to allow easy access for North Dakota EMS vehicles.
North Dakota Security Guards Deal with Medical Issues
Emergencies at a North Dakota security site can happen at any time, day or night. On going communication will be key for all North Dakota Security Guards involved to get through the emergency with the best possible outcome.
North Dakota EMS/ ambulances will often be called by North Dakota Security Guards.
The North Dakota Security Guard that places the 911 call will relay info regarding who, what, where, why, and when.
North Dakota Security Supervisors will usually take lead on these incidents and direct other North Dakota Guards to specific tasks to perform during the emergency.
North Dakota Security Guards will always remain calm and professional. Furthermore, they will assist however they can.
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 15 years working in security. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting security operations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of numerous security training programs in various capacities.