The Wyoming Security Guard Essentials course will prepare you to work as an unarmed security guard in the state of Wyoming. Great for those just starting out in the security profession or as a yearly refresher course for unarmed guards, this 6-hour interactive course teaches the critical fundamentals for security guard professionals including Wyoming State Laws, Rules, and Regulations.
Length: 6 Hours
The state of Wyoming does not license or regulate unarmed or armed security guards. While the state does not stipulate the minimum qualifications of an unarmed security guard, most security companies follow these industry hiring guidelines:
Must be at least 18 years old with provisions that the candidate must be able to perform the duties required of the position
Must be a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work
Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Also, the applicant should demonstrate an ability to read, write, and speak English and the language(s) most appropriate to his or her assigned duties.
Successfully pass a background check
Must not have been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or job related crime for a minimum seven-year period immediately preceding the candidate’s date of hire. Any felony conviction discovered in the course of conducting the search should also be considered relevant to the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
Submission of a fingerprint card or electronic fingerprint
Pass a drug screening test
The state of Wyoming has published a job description for security escorts and security guards hired by the state: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wyoming. Private employers may have different expectations and requirements.
Maintain institutional safety standards by enforcing rules and regulations and performing security-related tasks
Escort outside contractors, vendors, and visitors throughout prison grounds
Assist with running a control center to include gates, doors, and camera surveillance
Perform security and safety checks, surveillance, inventories, and searches
Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
Maintains a variety of records and logs and prepares staff reports as necessary
Required to check out keys for access to different areas of the facility
Conduct tool inventories
Knowledge of basic computer skills
Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
Knowledge of security measures, techniques, and precautions necessary to maintain a safe and secure institution
Ability to enforce rules professionally
Education: High school diploma
Experience: 0-2 years of progressive work experience as a Security Guard with the acquired knowledge at the level of a Shuttle Driver
Education & Experience Substitution: 1-3 years of progressive work experience as a Security Guard with acquired knowledge at the level of a Shuttle Driver
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
Physical Working Conditions:
Must be able to stand for long periods of time
May work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
May be required to sit, stoop, bend, kneel or climb occasionally
Respond to medical emergencies and security calls involving patients and staff. Situations may require the use of CPR and/or an AED
Perform surveillance by patrolling, and assist as needed by vehicle or on foot
Conduct monthly, quarterly fire drills, Evaluate and document each area's performance during the drill, and participate in briefings afterward to suggest ways to become more efficient and identify what may have been done incorrectly
Maintain safety equipment
Transportation of staff and other individuals
Respond to patient behavior emergencies and assume a lead role for difficult, aggressive, or combative patient behaviors
Assist local law enforcement with emergency detentions
Train staff in the use of mechanical restraints
Ensure staff and visitors obey stop signs and speed limits, and it acts as a deterrent to would-be trespassers.
Respond to client behavior emergencies and assume a lead role for difficult, aggressive, or combative patient behaviors
Fingerprint new employees
Conduct daily security checks on facility buildings and surrounding state property
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge of security procedures
Ability to accurately write reports and document information.
State and local laws pertaining to trespassing
Skills in verbal and written communication.
Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations and the skills to interact with local emergency response personnel
Education: Associate's Degree (typically in Criminal Justice)
Experience: 0-1 year of progressive work experience as a Security Guard with the acquired knowledge at the level of a Security Escort
Education & Experience Substitution: 1-3 years of progressive work experience as a Security Guard with the acquired knowledge at the level of a Security Escort
Physical Working Conditions:
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Physical ability to lift, twist, bend, pull, and push up to 50 lbs.
Work in a variety of locations and conditions and on a variety of surfaces.
Ability to perform CPR, Crisis Management, and utilize proper practices in infection control and defensive driving