Do Security Guards Need Special Permits for Firearms?
- No private patrol or alarm company employee can carry either loaded or unloaded firearms without a firearms qualification card.
- A firearms qualification card can be issued to licensed private investigators; operators of alarm companies; private patrol operators; or registered employees of such businesses. A card can also be issued to people who are compensated as security guards or patrol persons by lawful businesses or public agencies.
- You’ll need to undergo a background check and submit an application for a Firearms qualification card.
- You’ll need to submit proof that you successfully completed a course in carrying and using a firearm.