New York Security Guard Training Schools Nassau County - Long Island  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

Nassau County - Long Island New York

Access Careers - Firearms Training: No
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Level SC1
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Telephone: (718) 263 - 0750
Email: dinas@accesscareers.net


Aim High Security Training Inc. - Firearms Training: No
893 Hempstead Turnpike - Lower Level
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Telephone: (516)-317-0329
Email: richie.com@verizon.net
Webpage: richie.com@verizon.net


AJ Squared Security - Firearms Training: No
110-20 Jamaica Ave Ste 2G
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Telephone: (718) 849-2725
Email: SLowell@AJ2Security.com


BSI Institute - Firearms Training: No
2946 Hempstead Tpke Suite 201
Levittown, NY 11756
Telephone: 516 222-6402
Email: bluesteelpi@hotmail.com


Cablevision Systems Corporation - Firearms Training: No
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Telephone: 516 803 2606
Email: pryan@cablevision.com


Emergency Response Consulting Group, Inc. - Firearms Training: No
265 Sunrise Highway Room 1-179
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Telephone: 516 776-9595
Email: info@erconsultinggroup.com


Garrison Training Academy - Firearms Training: No
120 Lake Avenue South Suite 24
Nesconset, NY 11767
Telephone: (631) 979-7000 X-119
Email: ATENRE3547@Aol.com


Golden Glow Sec. Guard Training Academy - Firearms Training: No
270 Convent Ave & West 141st St, Com Ctr, Basemnt
New York, NY 10031
Telephone: (516) 437-7486
Email: ial47@optionline.net


Hofstra University - Firearms Training: No
117 Hofstra Info Ctr.
Hempstead, NY 11549
Telephone: (516) 463-6605
Email: psfenb@hofstra.edu


JPC Security Academy - Firearms Training: No
23 Hunt Court
Brookville, NY 11545
Telephone: 516 484-8239
Email: johnpriccardi@gmail.com


Levittown Police Scienc - Firearms Training: No
150 Abbey Lane Room 102
Levittown, NY 11756
Telephone: (516) 520-8330
Email: aiglehart@levittownschools.com


LI Security Training - Firearms Training: No
111 New South Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
Telephone: (516) 708-3374
Email: dadnycop@aol.com


Logan Safe Corporation - Firearms Training: Yes
1420 Anna Place
Baldwin, NY 11510
Telephone: 516 852-2471
Email: jdlogan@logansafe.com


Mattimore Armed Sec.Trng - Firearms Training: Yes
26 Ring Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Telephone: (516) 455-7105 -cell
Email: securitytrain@optonline.net


Nassau BOCES Barry Tech - Firearms Training: No
1196 Prospect Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590
Telephone: (516) 622-6800
Email: JClark@mail.nasboces.org


Nassau Community College - Firearms Training: No
1 Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 572-9968
Email: Mary.Bagnasco@ncc.edu


North Shore LIJ Health Systems - Firearms Training: No
145 Community Dr./ Corporate Security
Great Neck, NY 11021
Telephone: (516) 465-3078
Email: RPicciano@nshs.edu


Praxis Protective Training Academy - Firearms Training: No
585 Franklin Avenue
Massapequa, NY 11758
Telephone: (516) 510-6569
Email: pjcalo@yahoo.com


Professional Safety & Security Training - Firearms Training: Yes
591 Stewart Ave., Ste. # 500
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 328-0909
Email: nr@profsst.com


Professional Security Education - Firearms Training: No
155 Elmira Loop
Brooklyn, NY 11239
Telephone: (718) 240-4668
Email: getstar155@aol.com


Public Security, Community Safety - NCPD Firearms Training: No
60 Charles Lindburgh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Telephone: (516) 227-7387


Quisqueya School of Security - Firearms Training: No
1448 L Street
Elmont, NY 11003
Telephone: 516-323-5177
Email: quisqueyasecurity @hotmail.com


RAM Security Training - Firearms Training: No
693 Broadway, 1st Flr.
Massapequa, NY 11758
Telephone: (516) 799-3382
Email: proquestsecure@aol.com


REMS Training, Inc. - Firearms Training: No
265 Sunrise Hwy Ste. # 1, PMB 184
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Telephone: (888) 793-7328
Email: Security@SecurityTraining.com


Rockville Centre UFSD - Firearms Training: No
Rockville Centre UFSD
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Telephone: (516) 255-8932
Email: mattyl@rvcschools.org


Rogusa LLC - Firearms Training: Yes
2593 Irene La.
Seaford, NY 11783
Telephone: (516) 882-0233
Email: DET827@msn.com


RP Investigation and Security, Inc - Firearms Training: No
18 E. Sunrise Highway, Ste. # 301/ POB 724
Freeport, NY 11520
Telephone: (516) 771-2640
Email: rpias@rpias.com


Security and Safety Training - Firearms Training: No
10 Michelle Terrace
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Telephone: (516) 795-2666
Email: MFD628@aol.com


Security Training Institute - Firearms Training: No
27 Shoreview Rd.
Manhasset, NY 11030
Telephone: (718) 206-4800
Email: gl@axelpro.net


Spectrum Security Training - Firearms Training: No
129 Main St.
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Telephone: (631) 689-7100
Email: mgsomma@aol.com


St. Francis Hospital - Firearms Training: No
100 Port Washington Blvd.
Roslyn, NY 11576
Telephone: (516) 562-6000
Email: Mark.Lipira@chsli.org


Town of Oyster Bay Dept of Public Safety - Firearms Training: No
150 Miller Place
SYOSSET, NY 11791
Telephone: (516) 677-5350
Email: cromance@osterbay-ny.gov


War Training Group - Firearms Training: Yes
139 Aaron Dr.
EAST MEADOW, NY 11554
Telephone: (516) 852-6223
Email: Wrulandjr@optonline.net

Security Guard Training Program - New York Security Guard Training Schools Nassau County - Long Island  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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