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Wyoming Security Guard Essentials Course

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Wyoming Security Guard Essentials Course

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. 

Price: $29.99
Length: 6 Hours

Wyoming Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Unarmed Security Guards in Wyoming

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

Example Job Descriptions

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.

Security Escort

Essential Functions:

  • 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:

  • 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 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Security Guard

Essential Functions:

  • 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:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

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