Security Guards, also called security officers, patrol & inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, & illegal activity. They protect their employer's property, enforce rules & regulations on the property, deter criminal activity, & other problems. These workers may be armed. They use various forms of telecommunications to call for assistance from police, fire, or emergency medical services. Security guards write comprehensive reports outlining their observations & activities during their assigned shift. They also may interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, & testify in court.*
*From Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 - Bureau of Labor website
The Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies administers "The Private Detective & Security Agencies Act" to safeguard the citizens of this state by regulation of private detective & security businesses. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. The Board has authority to determine qualifications of applicants for licensure, & to investigate complaints & take appropriate disciplinary action.
The Board meets at scheduled times in Macon, & the meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit written request to the office.
Private detective businesses are required to be licensed, & the employees of the company engaged in investigative activities are required to be registered.
Private security companies are required to be licensed, & armed security guards of the companies are required to be registered.
Unarmed security guards are not required to be registered, but are required to be trained in accordance with the rules of the Board.
John "Mike" Bain is licensed by the Georgia Secretary of State's Board of Private Investigators & Security Agencies to teach the State of Georgia Armed/Unarmed Security & Continuing Education Courses listed below: (License #: CFTR001140)
These classes are not normally kept on the calendar. Please contact us with questions &/or to set up a class.