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May 10, 2011 – Colorado – The five sheriff’s deputies that were involved in the death of 56-year old Marvin Booker while he was being held at Denver downtown jail, will not be disciplined. The investigation concluded that the Colorado guardshad reason to believe Booker was a threat for both himself as the people surrounding him, and physical force was required to maintain order. Booker, who was being held at Denver downtown jail for his possession of drug paraphernalia, died at July 9 after he was being subdued by the 5 deputies. A civil lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages is pending.

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Monday May 10, 2011 – New York – New York City continues its crackdown on commercial tour bus drivers since the fatal bus crash on March 12, in which 15 people were killed while they were on their way home from a Connecticut casino. Ever since the unfortunate event occurred , Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York, has directed the DMV, the New York State Department of Transportation and Inspector General Biben to work narrowly with local police to scrutinize the New York tour bus sector. This resulted in the arrest of 173 commercial bus drivers who were charged for holding commercial licenses while they already had other licenses suspended under false names. On monday, 46 more were arrested in an effort to get rid of unlicensed bus drivers. To provide you with statistics, 1960 surprised roadside inspections were performed by the New York Department of Transportation since March 17. This resulted in the issuing of 197 tickets and 174 bus drivers being arrested for varying charges. Read more at officer.com

We’re here with our first guide, about how to get licensed as a security guard in the state of California. By now you probably know already that in order to legally work as a security guard in the United States, you have to carry a state-certified security guard license. In the State of California, a license is commonly known as a guard card. This changes little to the license requirements though, as they are quite the same as in other states throughout the USA.

For starters, applicants have to complete 40 hours of security guard training in order to be prepared for the job. The 40 hours are divided into 3 modules, each of them having to be completed at different times. We would like to refer you to security guard center, where the California security guard training procedure and modules are already explained in great detail.

Next in the line is to have your fingerprints scanned and submitted. However, the Californian licensing bureau does no longer accept the traditional ink fingerprint cards. In order to successfully apply for a guard card, candidates must have their fingerprints recorded and submitted to the FBI in a digital format. This can be done at a facility that offers live scan services.

The fastest way of submitting your application is online. You will have to create an account at the department of consumer affairs website, where you can submit the application online and follow the actual process using your account. There’s no need of a printer or scanner, as the form can be filled in on your computer.

In case there should be updates to the California licensing procedure, we’ll be the first to let you know!

Have you made the decision to start a career in the Colorado security guard industry? Prior to becoming employed, you will have to obtain your Colorado security guard license, which is the only document that enables you to legally work as a guard in the state of Colorado. But unlike in most states of America, licensing is regulated and overseen on a city-by-city level rather than a state-wide level. This means that Colorado State does not license security guards and in order to obtain your license, you will have to check with your city’s clerk office what the requirements and conditions are. I found a great guide on Security Guard Center where a number of general licensing requirements that most cities have in common are outlined for us. You can visit the guide at Colorado Security Guard License.

WISTV reports that a Sumter police officer was killed and another injured in a car collision Friday afternoon. Both officers were taken to Kershaw Hospital, where Charles Nesbitt Jr, who was known as a dedicated officer who truly cared about his work and family, was pronounced dead. No details were given about the security guard who survived the crash, we only know that he is injured. The Highway Patrol is analyzing and investigating the incident at the moment.

April 24 – St. Louis – A St. Louis police officer was fatally shot in the morning of April 24 when he attempted to break up a shooting outside of a nightclub. The 34 year-old victim, Daryl Hall, who had been with the department for 5 years, ran outside around 3 AM when he heard gunshots. When he arrived at the parking lot where the shooting occured, he found at least 2 men firing guns. They shot Hall at least 3 times. Hall was pronounced dead at St. Louis University Hospital. Currently, one man is being interviewed by police about his possible connection with the incident.

Welcome everyone to my new WordPress Blog. Be prepared for some more original content in the future, i’m just not good at intro’s… So, you’re probably wondering what this blog is for. The main purpose of the Security Guard Blog is to inform and educate anyone who is working or has an interest in the security guard sector. For those who would like to start a career as a security guard, we have licensing and training info, as well as recommendations for training schools. Those who are currently working in the security industry might be interested to know what’s going on in their line of work, for those people we have security guard related news as well as informational articles about the newest equipment and security guard standards. Our main goal is to make the Security Guard Blog an authority in the field, a starting point for those who want to become a guard as well as a place-to-go for those who are interested to know what’s going on in their sector. For those who are just starting out as a security guard, i found these interesting wiki’s with some general security guard information and facts. You can find them Here and Here. Make sure to bookmark this blog or check back with us a few times a week, we’ll try to update this blog on a daily basis, so you don’t want to miss out on anything!