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Career and Education Opportunities for Security Guards

In general, security guards guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Security Guard career.


Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Police and Security


Security Guard video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Security guards track and authorize entrance and departure of employees and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Finally, security guards call police or fire departments in cases of emergency.

Every day, security guards are expected to be able to focus attention on specific tasks without being distracted. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.