Is Working as a School Security Guard the Right Choice for You?
- Have you undergone school security guard training or do you wish to? In 1998, SB 1626 passed in California to require all school security guards to complete training requirements developed by Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). After SB 1626 passed, training requirements went into effect in July of 2011. All guards who work more than 20 hours at a K-12 school or at a California community college have to complete required school security guard training.
- Are you comfortable being around children? School security guards will be working in an environment with many children present. You need to be comfortable around kids to help ensure children remain calm and not worried in your presence. If you like kids, you will also enjoy your job more as a school security guard.