New York Security Guard Training Schools Bronx New York

The Security Guard Act of 1992 requires registration and training of security guards in New York State. The Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety provides administrative oversight for mandated security training. The New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services has oversight responsibility for the registration of all security guards.

Training Requirements
All security guards are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course prior to applying to the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card, followed by a 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards within 90 days of initial employment as a security guard, and annually complete an 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards every year thereafter.

Armed guard applicants must possess a valid NYS pistol license pursuant to Penal Law 400.00 and must complete a 47 Hour Firearms Training Course for Security Guards prior to applying for a Special Armed Guard Registration Card. Starting one year from the date of completion of the 47 hour firearms training course, holders of a Special Armed Guard Registration Card must annually complete an 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Armed Security Guards every year thereafter.

Section 89-n of the General Business Law of New York State provides for various exemptions and/or waivers of training based on previous Municipal Police Training Council approved law enforcement training.

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
SECURITY GUARD TRAINING PROGRAM - APPROVED SCHOOLS
Report Date: 9/1/2011

DCJS APPROVED SECURITY GUARD TRAINING SCHOOLS
The below-listed security guard training schools are approved by the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to conduct security guard training courses required by New York State General Business Law Article 7-A, section 89-n. Schools that do not appear on this list may not be approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. If you have any questions,
Please contact the Security Guard Program at (518) 457-4135


Above All Security Training -Firearms Training: No
609 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
Telephone: (718) 402-3600 X104
Email: wcope@johnsonsecuritybureau.com

Allnations Security Training School -Firearms Training: No
3260 Cruger Avenue Community Rm 1G
Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone: 718-652-6376
Email: nanaagyeman1@yahoo.com

Always Vigilant -Firearms Training: No
2 E 42nd St Lower Level
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (212) 461-6541
Email: AlwaysVigilantTrainingschool@gmail.com

Andrews International, Inc.- Firearms Training: No
475 Park Ave. South, Flr 12
New York, NY 10461
Telephone: (718) 518-8055
Email: tosborne@andrewsinternational.com

Annie Johnson Training & Conslt. Svs -Firearms Training: No
100 Erdman Place, Apt #26A
Bronx, NY 10475
Telephone: (646) 345-8993
Email: tunde57@hotmail.com

Blackhawk Security School -Firearms Training: Yes
2650 Morris Ave Ste.3
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone: 718-684-8943
Email: bhsecurity@gmail.com
Webpage:  www.blackhawksecurityschool.com

Bronx Career Training & Placement Centers -Firearms Training: No
391 East 149th Street, Penthouse
Bronx, NY 10465
Telephone: (718) 585-2780
Email: maria@bronxcareertraining.com
Webpage: maria@bronxcareertraining.com

CDC Security Training Center- Firearms Training: No
1403 Grand Concourse, 2D, Comm. Rm.
Bronx, NY 10452
Telephone: (718) 992-6616
Email: CFerguson@cdcmgmt.com

Correct Protection -Firearms Training: No
957 East 233rd Street Suite 1
Bronx, NY 10466
Telephone: 347 326-5883
Email: Correct_Protection@yahoo.com

Dreamland Security Training Center -Firearms Training: No
1582 Boston Rd.
Bronx, NY 10460
Telephone: (718) 842-4688
Email: Marvis@dreamlandsecurity.com

Eddington & Associates-AMAX - Firearms Training: No
2268 Story Ave.
Bronx, NY 10473
Telephone: (718) 904-1559
Email: meddington@eddingtonsecurity.com

EOC Security Training - Firearms Training: No
39 Onderdonk Road
Warwick, NY 10990
Telephone: (845) 986-4400
Email: privacy@optonline.net

Fordham University - Firearms Training: No
441 E. Fordham Rd., Security Dept.
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone: (718) 817-2222
Email: jcarroll@fordham.edu

Help USA Training Center - Firearms Training: No
785 Crotona Park North, MPR
Bronx, NY 10460
Telephone: (212) 534-3866
Email: SPipitone@helpusa.org

Hi Tec Security Guard Training Academy - Firearms Training: No
89-73 221st St., # B1
Queens Village, NY 11427
Telephone: (718) 736-0030
Email: HITECHTRAININGACADEMY@gmail.Com

Howard-Tyler Security Guard Academ - Firearms Training: No
976 Washington Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456
Telephone: (718) 993-7777
Email: crht916@aol.com

Hunts Point Public Safety Firearms Training: Yes
NYC Terminal Produce Market Room 8B
Bronx, NY 10474
Telephone: 718-861-1129
Email: NRODELLI@aol.com

Inner City Security Guard Training School Firearms Training: No
2425 East Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: (646) 703-6861
Email: RBosolet@yahoo.com

J & O Security Guard Training School Firearms Training: No
4557 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10470
Telephone: (718) 231-1299
Email: Joselect@verizon.net

JAG Security Trng & Certification, Inc. - Firearms Training: No
94 West 225th Street Suite 200
Bronx, NY 10463
Telephone: (718) 880-1014
Email: almuswilson@yahoo.com

Lawrence Hospital Ctr - Firearms Training: No
121 E. 235th St.
Bronx, NY 10470
Telephone: (914) 787-3328
Email: Jomartin@Lawrencehealth.org

LEA For Security Officers -  Firearms Training: No
4231 Ely Avenue Suite LL
Bronx, NY 10466
Telephone: 347 602-6642
Email: orlanriv@optonline.net

Madison Security Group, Inc. - Firearms Training: No
2931 Westchester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: (718) 239-0249
Email: jl@madisonsg.com

Mogul Security Training School -  Firearms Training: No
3511 Grace Avenue Suite 103
Bronx, NY 10466
Telephone: (646) 671-8973
Email: mogulpg@yahoo.com

Monroe College Firearms Training: No
2468 Jerome Ave.
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone: (718) 933-6700 X8669
Email: amedina@monroecollege.edu

Montefiore Security Training School Firearms Training: No
Montefiore Medical Ctr.
Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone: (718) 920-6131
Email: PKennell@montefiore.org

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center Firearms Training: No
3450 Dekalb Ave.
Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone: (718)-882-4000 Ex251
Email: Fnamzoff@mmcc.org
New Era Employment Sevices Inc. Firearms Training: No
384 E. 149th St., Suite 320
Bronx, NY 10455
Telephone: (718) 401-1665
Email: neweraempsvc@aol.com


New Millennium Training Academy -  Firearms Training: Yes
391 E. 149th St. at 3rd Ave., Ste. # 309
Bronx, NY 10455
Telephone: (718) 314-7192
Email: newtrainingacademy@yahoo.com

New York Career & Emp. Sv Firearms Training: No
2530 Grand Concourse 5th Flr
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone: (718) 933-3200
Email: philippe854@aol.com

Olinville Security Training School - Firearms Training: Yes
3356 White Plains Rd.
Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone: (718) 231-3000
Email: Olinvillearms@aol.com

Parkchester Training Academy Firearms Training: No
2000 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Telephone: (718) 320-6089
Email: cshaw@parkchestersouth.com

Training Academy Firearms Training: No
2000 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Telephone: (718) 320-6089
Email: cshaw@parkchestersouth.com

Perimeter Security Schoo Firearms Training: No
2390 Palisade Avenue, Suite 6J/6K
Riverdale, NY 10463
Telephone: (718) 884-8066
Email: psiinc01@aol.com

Quick Health Care Recruiting, Inc. Firearms Training: No
3677 White Plains Rd 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10467
Telephone: 718 285-9807
Email: babaeke@netzero.net

S & J Security School Firearms Training: Yes
4377 Bronx Blvd, 2nd Flr
Bronx, NY 10466
Telephone: (718) 519-6600 x123
Email: rsilverstein@thesparrowgroup.org

School For Asset Protection - Firearms Training: No
615 Jackson Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455
Telephone: (718) 401-4006
Email: Fcabreja@aol.com

Self Security Training School Firearms Training: No
1729 Fulton Avenue Suite 2C
Bronx, NY 10457
Telephone: 917 326-9590
Email: MikeObas@yahoo.com

Sentry Security Co., Inc. Firearms Training: No
980 Aldus St.
Bronx, NY 10459
Telephone: (718) 589-1051
Email: rbutler@sebcodevelopment.org

South Bronx Community Mgm Firearms Training: No
2804 Third Avenue, 3rd Flr.
Bronx, NY 10455
Telephone: 718 993-3504-316
Email: Ravel703@aol.com

The New York Botanical Gardens - Firearms Training: No
NYBG
Bronx, NY 10458
Telephone: (718) 817-8664
Email: jdowning@nybg.org

Ultimate Training Academy Firearms Training: No
2 Minerva Place Suite 3D
Bronx, NY 10468
Telephone: 347-245-7449
Email: UTAcademy@yahoo.com

Valentine & Associates Firearms Training: No
2739 Claflin Ave., PH-W
New York, NY 10468
Telephone: (347) 275-6356
Email: valassoc2000@yahoo.com


Security Guard Training Program - New York Security Guard Training Schools Bronx New York


 Security Guard Training


New York State Security Guard Training Licensing Information

If your thinking about becoming a security guard in New York below is some helpful information you can use in determining if a career as a security guard is right for you.

Duties of a Security Guard: A security guard, as defined in Article 7A of the General Business Law [§89-f(6)], is a person employed in New York State to principally perform one or more of the following functions for the: (a) protection of individuals and/or property from harm, theft or other unlawful activity; (b) deterrence, observation, detection and/or reporting of incidents in order to prevent any unlawful or unauthorized activity including but not limited to unlawful or unauthorized intrusion or entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, arson or trespass on property; (c) street patrol service; or (d) response to but not installation or service of a security alarm system alarm installed and/or used to prevent or detect unauthorized intrusion, robbery, burglary, theft, pilferage and other losses and/or to maintain security of protected premises.

Required Training: All security guards (except for those waived or exempted) are required to complete training programs conducted at approved training schools by certified instructors. (PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED SECURITY GUARD TRAINING ADVISORY TO FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY TO BE WAIVED OR EXEMPTED. If you qualify, submit the documentation described in the Advisory. If you do not qualify, submit training certificates.)

New York State Security Guard Training programs include: • 8-hour Pre-Assignment — a general, introductory course. Must submit proof of successful completion.

• 16-hour On-the-Job Training (OJT) — relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site and the needs of the employer. Must successfully complete this training within 90 days of employment.

• 8-hour Annual In-Service Training — must complete within one calendar year of completion of the 16-hour OJT course, and every year thereafter.

In addition to the above courses, security guards who carry a firearm must also complete: • 47-hour Firearms Course — Must successfully complete training and submit certificate with your application for issuance of an armed guard registration card.

• 8-hour Annual Firearms Course — must complete within one calendar year of completion of the 47-hour firearms course, and every year thereafter.

Fee and term of registration: The non-refundable application fee for a security guard registration is $36.00 payable to the NYS Department of State. The renewal fee is $25.00, every two years.

Acceptable forms of payment: You may pay by Money Order, Company Check or Cashier's Check made payable to the NYS Department of State. Personal checks or credit cards will not be accepted. Do not mail cash.

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS: Beginning April 1, 2009, applicants will have access to electronic fingerprinting through L-1 Enrollment Services.

Electronic Fingerprinting Procedure: Schedule Appointment: Beginning March 27, 2009, applicants may begin scheduling appointments with L-1 Enrollment Services for an appointment date of April 1st or later. To schedule an appointment at a location near you, visit their website at

http://www.l1enrollment.com/ or call 877-472-6915.

What to bring to Appointment: Complete the request for NYS Fingerprinting Services - Information Form (pdf) and BRING it with you to the fingerprinting site.

Proof of electronic fingerprint completion: Upon completion of the fingerprint process, the vendor will provide you with two receipts as proof of fingerprint completion. Include one receipt with the completed application. The second copy of the receipt should be retained by your employer.

Rolled Fingerprint Card Procedure: If an electronic fingerprint location does not exist near your residence or place of business and it is not possible to travel to an available site, you may submit a rolled FBI (blue) fingerprint card with your application along with the NYS Request for Card Scan Services - Information form.

Fingerprint fees: All fees for fingerprinting (including electronic and rolled fingerprint card methods ) are payable to L-1 Enrollment Services. • Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) fee: $75.00 • FBI fee (Security Guard License applicants must pay the FBI fee): $19.25 • Applicable Fingerprint Vendor fee (Subject to change in January and July of each year)

Acceptable forms of payment: Payment for fingerprint fees must be made in the form of check, money order or credit card payable to L-1 Enrollment Services.

Note: fingerprint fees are in addition to application fees.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Notice of Employment: Upon employment, employer must complete “Notice of Employment” section found in application. An individual does not have to be employed to be registered. Employers must determine the qualifications of each applicant for employment as a security guard. The employer must exercise minimum due diligence steps; specific steps are set forth in the Department of State rules, 19 NYCRR §174.6.

Child Support Statement: A Child Support Statement is mandatory in New York State (General Obligations Law). The law requires you to complete this section — regardless of whether or not you have children or any support obligation.

Any person who is four months or more in arrears in child support may be subject to having his or her business, professional and driver’s licenses suspended. The intentional submission of a false written statement for the purpose of frustrating or defeating the lawful enforcement of support obligations is punishable under §175.35 of the Penal Law. It is a class E felony to offer a false instrument for filing with a state or local government with the intent to defraud.

PRIVACY NOTIFICATION: The Department of State is required to collect the federal Social Security and Employer Identification numbers of all licensees. The authority to request and maintain such personal information is found in §5 of the Tax Law and §3-503 of the General Obligations Law. Disclosure by you is mandatory. The information is collected to enable the Department of Taxation and Finance to identify individuals, businesses and others who have been delinquent in filing tax returns or may have underestimated their tax liabilities and to generally identify persons affected by the taxes administered by the Commissioner of Taxation and Finance. It will be used for tax administration purposes and any other purpose authorized by the Tax Law and may also be used by child support enforcement agencies or their authorized representatives of this or other states established pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, to establish, modify or enforce an order of support, but will not be available to the public. A written explanation is required where no number is provided. This information will be maintained in the Licensing Information System by the Director of Administration and Management, at One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12231-0001.

Section 89H of Article 7A requires that you notify this division of any changes to your residence address so you can receive renewal notices and any other notifications pertinent to your registration.

Security Guard Training Advisory Waivers/Exemptions from Mandated Training

NEW YORK STATE SECURITY GUARD TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Section 89-G of Article 7A requires all persons engaged in security guard activities be registered with the New York State Department of State (DOS), and complete all training (unless exempt) at schools approved by the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The following training courses are required:

● 8 Hour Pre-Assignment - A general introductory course. You must complete this course and submit a copy of the certificate issued to you with your security guard application.

● 16 Hour On-The-Job (OJT) - Relevant to the duties of guards, requirements of the work site, and the needs of the employer. You must complete this training within 90 days of employment.

● 8 Hour Annual In-Service - Must be completed in the calendar year following completion of the 16-hour OJT course, and every year thereafter.

Waivers - Applications for a waiver of the aforementioned security guard training may be reviewed up to a maximum of ten years after separation from a sworn law enforcement position in New York. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LIST OF EXEMPTIONS - THEY DO NOT REQUIRE A WAIVER

In addition to the above courses, security guards who carry a firearm must have their registration upgraded to Armed Guard status, and in order to do so must also complete:

● 47 Hour Firearms Course - You must successfully complete this training at an approved school and submit a copy of the certificate with your application for issuance of an armed guard registration; and

● 8 Hour Annual Firearms Course - Armed Guards must complete this course in the calendar year following the completion of the 47 Hour Firearms course and every year thereafter.

Waivers – Applications for a waiver of firearms training for Armed Guards may be reviewed up to a maximum of ten years after separation from a sworn law enforcement position in New York. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LIST OF EXEMPTIONS - THEY DO NOT REQUIRE A WAIVER.

For purposes of registration, you may be granted a waiver from training if you can demonstrate completion of training that meets or exceeds the minimum standards for the 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, OJT, or 47 Hour Firearms course. Requests for waivers should be directed to DCJS. To request a waiver, contact DCJS directly at (518) 457-4135, or write them at 4 Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203. If approved, DCJS will send you a waiver letter to submit with your security guard application to DOS.


EXEMPTIONS (DO NOT REQUIRE A WAIVER FROM DCJS)

I. Police Officers:

The Security Guard Act exempts active police officers from the definition of a security guard. This means active police officers accepting secondary employment are not required to register or complete training.

Retired Police Officers:

In order to be exempt from the training, you must provide DOS with a letter from your department (signed by your department) indicating your retirement date. In addition, if you are required by your security guard employer to carry a firearm, or are authorized to have access to a firearm, you must provide proof to DOS and your employer of having completed a Basic Course for Police Officers (or an equivalent course), that included initial firearms training, within one year prior to employment as an armed security guard.

If your initial firearms training occurred more than a year before employment as an armed security guard, you must complete an 8 Hour Annual Firearms Course for Security Guards and report that training to DOS and your employer. • If it has been more than 10 years since you retired as a police officer, you are additionally required to complete the 8 Hour Annual In- Service Training Course for Security Guards every year thereafter.

II. Peace Officers:

Section 170.1 of Title 19 NYCRR exempts from the definition of a security guard, any individual designated as a peace officer under Article 2 of the NYS Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). The powers of a peace officer are only valid while the individual is acting in his or her official capacity for their primary employer. Consequently, during outside employment (moonlighting), a peace officer is no longer acting in his or her official capacity, and, therefore, must register and complete all training, (unless the individual has either been waived, or is exempt [based on specific job titles] (see Recent Amendments that may have a direct affect on you, below).

Current Peace Officers Applying for Firearms Training Waivers

If your employer has authorized you to carry a firearm in the line of duty, and you have been employed for 18 months or more and can exhibit a valid certificate, you are exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Course, and the additional 8 Hour Annual Firearms Course for holders of an armed security guard registration. Individuals seeking registration as an armed guard, must provide the Department of State with a copy of a waiver letter (issued by DCJS) and a certificate of completion for the MPTC Basic Course for Peace Officer with Firearms, or both the Basic Course for Peace Officers without Firearms and Firearms and Deadly Physical Force [long firearms course].

Recent Amendments that may have a direct affect on you:

Section 89-n (4) GBL has been amended to exempt certain categories of peace officers (see Categories of Peace Officers Exempt from Training per Amendment to §89-n (4) GBL, next page) from the following training: 47 Hour Firearms Course, 8-Hour Pre- Assignment, OJT, and 8 Hour Annual In-Service. To qualify for an exemption, a peace officer must either be currently employed in one of the job titles (see Categories of Peace Officers Exempt from Training per Amendment to §89-n (4) GBL, next page), or retired from one of those job titles for NOT more than10 years. Although exempt from the 8 Hour Annual In-Service training course for the first 10 years of retirement, the retired peace officer is subject to an 8 Hour Annual Firearms training course, if their basic course was completed more than a year prior to filing their security guard application.

Note: If it has been more than 10 years since an individual retired as a peace officer, they are required to complete the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards, and additionally, if armed, the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Firearms Training Course every year thereafter.

Categories of Peace Officers Exempt from Training per Amendment to §89-n (4) GBL

A. Sheriffs, Undersheriffs, and Deputy Sheriffs of NYC, and sworn officers of the Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety Services as defined in NYS CPL, §2.10 (2): In order to be exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre- Assignment, OJT, and Annual In-Service Training, individuals must provide the Department of State with either a copy of their Basic Course for Peace Officers certificate, or a letter from the personnel office of the entity for which they work(ed), indicating basic peace officer training. If currently employed, they must also provide a copy of their ID card showing current employment in one of the appropriate law enforcement categories, and that they are in good standing.

B. Security personnel for the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority as defined in NYS CPL, §2.10 (20): In order to be exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, OJT, and Annual In-Service Training, individuals must provide the Department of State with either a copy of their Basic Course for Peace Officers certificate, or a letter from the personnel office of the entity for which they work(ed), indicating basic peace officer training. If currently employed, they must also provide a copy of their ID card showing current employment in one of the appropriate law enforcement categories, and that they are in good standing.

C. Uniformed Court Officer as defined in NYS CPL, §2.10 (21)(a): In order to be exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, OJT, and Annual In-Service Training, individuals must provide the Department of State with either a copy of their Basic Course for Peace Officers certificate, or a letter from the academy indicating their academy training. These courses must meet or exceed the MPTC basic course without firearms. In addition, if the individual is in an armed position, the individual must have completed MPTC Basic Course for Peace Officer with Firearms, or both the Basic Course for Peace Officers without Firearms and Firearms and Deadly Physical Force [long firearms course]. If currently employed, the individual must also provide a copy of their ID card showing current employment, and that they are in good standing.

D. Court Clerks as defined in NYS CPL, § 2.10 (21)(b): In order to be exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre- Assignment, OJT, and Annual In-Service Training, individuals must provide the Department of State with either a copy of their Basic Course for Peace Officers certificate, or a letter from the academy indicating their academy training. These courses must meet or exceed the MPTC basic course without firearms. In addition, if the individual is in an armed position, the individual must have completed MPTC Basic Course for Peace Officer with Firearms, or both the Basic Course for Peace Officers without Firearms and Firearms and Deadly Physical Force [long firearms course]. If currently employed, the individual must also provide a copy of their ID card showing current employment, and that they are in good standing.

E. NYS Corrections Officers as defined in NYS CPL, §2.10 (25): (This does not include city or county correction officers) In order to be exempt from the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, OJT, and Annual In-Service Training, individuals must provide the Department of State with a letter from the NYS Department of Correctional Services and a copy of their ID card showing that they are currently employed as a NYS Corrections officer in good standing.

NOTE: Individuals who are no longer active peace officers and do not have a valid basic course certificate, or do not qualify for either a waiver or an exemption, must complete the 47 Hour Firearms Training Course, 8-Hour Pre-Assignment, and OJT.

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