WASHINGTON D.C. - MARYLAND - VIRGINIA - UTAH - FLORIDA
SECURITY ACADEMY PREREQUISITES
Application for certification as a security officer shall be made to the Mayor on a form prescribed by the Mayor.
Each person applying for certification shall submit to the Mayor, under oath, the information required by this chapter, as well as any other information that the Mayor may require for assistance in determining the applicant's suitability for certification.
To be eligible to be certified as a security officer, an applicant, in addition to meeting the other requirements of this chapter, shall:
(a) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
(b) Either be a United States citizen or have in his or her possession a valid Immigration and Naturalization Service work permit; and
(c)Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
Not addicted to drugs or alcohol may not have a debilitating mental disorder or physical condition that could result in loss of control during extreme situations; epilepsy would be an example of the latter.
Must get a physical and provide documentation from his or her physician; results are to be from some point during the prior 90 day period.
Pass a drug test.
An applicant who tests positive for any drug will need to provide documentation from a prescribing physician. Receive an FBI background check.
A criminal history is not always disqualifying. The nature of the crime, the amount of time that has elapsed, and the applicant’s rehabilitation and motivation are among the factors that may be considered.
Applicants who have arrest histories will need to provide the disposition. Background check results will be made known to the agency or employer.