In order to work as a security guard in Wisconsin you must be registered. Registration is handled by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing Office. Before you can become a registered guard you must fulfill the following requirements.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- United States citizen or resident alien
- Good moral character
- mentally and emotionally stable
- No drug or alcohol dependencies
- No disqualifying felony or criminal convictions
Training may be required by the hiring company. A course may include:
- Role of Private Security
- Legal Aspects
- Patrol and Observation
- Incident Response
- Surveillance operation and documentation
- Working with and addressing the public
- First Aid
Applying for a Private Security Permit requires that you compete and submit an application form. In addition to completing the form. Make sure you have the following items:
- Electronic fingerprints (aquired from http://www.l1enrollment.com/state/?st=wi).
- 2 forms of photo ID.
- 1 recent passport style color photograph.
- A signed release of information form for completing a background check.
There is a $75 application fee. If you need a temporary permit as well as a regular permit the fee is $93. There is also a $48.50 fingerprinting fee.