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REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SECURITY OFFICERS

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SECURITY OFFICERS

• EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND – Security Officers are screened for positive employment history. 

• CRIMINAL RECORD – Security Officers must have a clean criminal history to legally work for our company. Security Officers receive a State of Tennessee, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, and Federal Bureau of Investigations background investigation prior to receiving employment. 

• SECURITY LICENSE – Security Officers must provide a valid Security License which is validated on the State of Tennessee website prior to receiving employment. 

• DRIVING RECORD – Security Officers who are responsible for operating our company vehicles and golf carts, must provide evidence of a valid driver’s license. Our insurance provider validates the driver’s record to ensure each employee driving a company vehicle displays reasonable care and judgment. 

• LITERACY – Security Officers must comprehend and efficiently read, communicate, and write in the English Language. These skills are examined during the beginning stages of our employment screening. 

• PHYSICAL ABILITY – Trinity United Security Services complies with the American with Disabilities Act. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

• DRUG FREE – Trinity United Security Services requires all Security Officers to comply with a Drug Free and Alcohol Free work environment. 

• PHYSICAL APPEARANCE – Security Officers are required to present a positive appearance while on duty in our security uniforms, similar to the standards of military and law enforcement. 

• PUBLIC RELATIONS – Security Officers must demonstrate public communication skills and professionalism during their pre-employment screening and throughout employment. 

• AGE REQUIREMENTS – The State of Tennessee requires Unarmed Security Officers to be a minimum of 18 years of age to legally work in the State. The State of Tennessee also requires Armed Security Officers to be a minimum of 21 years of age to legally work in the State. Trinity United Security Services completely complies with the State of Tennessee age requirements for Security Officer.


The owner and founder of Trinity United Security Services has two decades of experience in providing extensive security services to the following types of customers, School Districts, Convention Centers, Government Contracted Facilities, Hotels, Food Processing Plants, Production Facilities, Gated Communities, Apartment Communities, Home Owner Associations, Shopping Centers, Distribution Centers, Outlet Centers, Malls, Clothing Stores, Condo Communities, Restaurants, Upscale Luxury Living Towers, Fast Food Chains, Special Event Security, City Contracts, and Construction Sites.

UNARMED SECURITY OFFICER

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REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SECURITY OFFICERS

Requirements for unarmed Security Guard Services and Registration in Farragut, Loudon, and Knoxville, and surrounding cities.


• Be at least 18 years of age for registration as an unarmed security guard. 

• Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien. 

• Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless a court of competent jurisdiction has since declared the applicant competent; 

• If convicted in any jurisdiction of any of the crimes listed in this subdivision (4), have completed serving sentence or court ordered probation at least five (5) years prior to application. Conviction of the following crimes shall disqualify an applicant, subject to the conditions stated in this section: 

(A) Any felony; or (B) Any misdemeanor involving: 

(I) Shooting a firearm or other weapon; (II) Shoplifting; (III) Assault and battery or other act of violence against persons or property; (IV) Crimes involving the sale, manufacture or distribution of controlled substances, controlled substance analogues, drugs or narcotics; 

(V) Theft of property; or (VI) Theft of services; 

• Not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence; 

• Not have any disability that, in the opinion of the commissioner, prevents the applicant from performing the duties of a security guard/officer; and 

• Be of good moral character. 

• Must meet the training requirements. 

• Submit three fingerprint cards for processing for a TBI and or FBI criminal history check, or submit electronic fingerprints. 

• Training Requirements Training includes an examination covering subjects in which the individual must have training. All candidates must complete a four hour basic course including one (1) hour each of: 

• Orientation. 

• Legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer. 

• Emergency procedures. 

• General duties. 

• Training Requirements for the use of a Club, Stun Gun, Chemical Spray, and Night Stick or other less than lethal device. Registered guards or applicants who will carry a club, stun gun, chemical spray, night stick or other less than lethal device, the commissioner shall require appropriate training specific to such device by a certified trainer who is certified to instruct for such specific device. It shall be the employers' responsibility to keep training records of their employees for each device. The security officer/guard shall also have in such person's 

possession a certification card issued by an instructor/trainer who is certified to instruct/train in the legal use of such specific device and shall exhibit such card upon demand by the commissioner or the commissioner's duly authorized agent or any full time law enforcement officer. 

• Renewals 

• Unarmed Guards/Officers renew registration every two (2) years. 

Armed Security Officers. An armed guard takes courses covering legal limitations on the use of a firearm, handling a firearm, safety and maintenance of a firearm, silhouette target course. Training requirements for the use of a club, stunt gun, chemical spray, night stick, armed guards must renew their license every two years

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• All armed security guards must meet the armed guard registration requirements in order to be authorized to carry a firearm. 


Requirements 

• Be at least 21 years of age for registration as an armed security guard. 

• Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien. 

• Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless a court of competent jurisdiction has since declared the applicant competent; 

• If convicted in any jurisdiction of any of the crimes listed in this subdivision (4), have completed serving sentence or court ordered probation at least five (5) years prior to application. Conviction of the following crimes shall disqualify an applicant, subject to the conditions stated in this section: 

(A) Any felony; or (B) Any misdemeanor involving: 

(I) Shooting a firearm or other weapon; (II) Shoplifting; (III) Assault and battery or other act of violence against persons or property; (IV) Crimes involving the sale, manufacture or distribution of controlled Substances, controlled substance analogues, drugs or narcotics; (V) Theft of property; or (VI) Theft of services; 

• Not be suffering from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence; 

• Not have any disability that, in the opinion of the commissioner, prevents the applicant from performing the duties of a security guard/officer; and 

• Be of good moral character. 

• Applicants must submit electronic fingerprints for processing for a TBI and FBI criminal history check. 

• Must meet the statutory training requirements. 

• Training Requirements 

• Training includes an examination covering subjects in which the individual must have training. All candidates must complete a four hour basic course including one (1) hour each of: 

• Orientation. 

• Legal powers and limitations of a security guard/officer. 

• Emergency procedures. 

• General duties. 

• Any additional training for weapons or other devices that are less than lethal he or she will use. 

• An armed guard must complete eight additional hours in the classroom covering: 

• Legal limitations on the use of a firearm: 

• Handling of a firearm  

• Safety and maintenance of firearms 

• In addition, an armed guard applicant must complete an additional four hours of marksmanship training and achieve a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner. 

• Training Requirements for the use of a Club, Stun Gun, Chemical Spray, Night Stick or other less than lethal device 

• Registered guards or applicants who will carry a club, stun gun, chemical spray, night stick or other less than lethal device, the commissioner shall require appropriate training specific to such device by a certified trainer who is certified to instruct for such specific device. It shall be the employers' responsibility to keep training records of their employees for each device. The security officer/guard shall also have in such person's possession a certification card issued by an instructor/trainer who is certified to instruct/train in the legal use of such specific device and shall exhibit such card upon demand by the commissioner or the commissioner's duly authorized agent or any full time law enforcement officer. 

• Renewals 

• Armed Guards/Officers must renew their registration every two (2) years. 

• Every two (2) years armed security guards must complete four hours of refresher training and re-qualify in the use of a firearm by achieving a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner prior to the renewal of their guard registration. 

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