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    Hello;
    I'm a Florida class "D" license holder and I'm considering getting a "G"
    license.
    Question for the armed people out there............
    What would the likelyhood of a bank mgr. or an apartment
    complex mgr. hiring an armed SO rather than an unarmed?
    I'm also wondering if it would have to be a uniformed post (working for
    an agency) or an uncover possibily?

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    A bank manager or an apartment complex manager will most likely be hiring a contract security company. You can work, with a D and a G, as an employee of the bank or apartment complex (A W-2 employee), but you may not advertise security services without a Class B Security Company license, a Class M Manager license, and a metric f--- ton of insurance.

    Basically, if you're looking at in-house, someone's going to put an ad out for an armed guard. Otherwise, you may or may not be hired in an armed position by a contract security firm.

    As far as the uniformed question, Florida defines a "security officer" as a person wearing a uniform who performs guard or patrol services. They may be armed, for a limited duration, but only for specific circumstances, and only under the employee (W-2 employee relationship) of a Class B licensee company or an in-house firm.

    So, in other words... If you want to do plain clothes and be armed, you need a Private Investigator's License, which takes 6000 hours of investigative experience or 6000 hours of internship under a current PI.
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    "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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    • #3
      Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post

      So, in other words... If you want to do plain clothes and be armed, you need a Private Investigator's License, which takes 6000 hours of investigative experience or 6000 hours of internship under a current PI.
      It's 2 years so 4160 roughly. Also as of 1 September 2008, all applicants for a CC license must have completed at the minimum 24 hours of a 40 hour course. The must complete the additional 16 hours within 180 days. Sound Familiar?
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      • #4
        Its only 2 years now? :|
        Some Kind of Commando Leader

        "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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        • #5
          Sounds like our new laws for security staff (not armed) 10 day BS course including 2 days 1st aid and being a newbie you have to be a Provisional Licence Holder where you are basically a work experience boy / girl and if your trainer takes a dump onsite you have to go with him as you are under his / her care for 12 months and then assessment on competencies.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by N. A. Corbier View Post
            A bank manager or an apartment complex manager will most likely be hiring a contract security company. You can work, with a D and a G, as an employee of the bank or apartment complex (A W-2 employee), but you may not advertise security services without a Class B Security Company license, a Class M Manager license, and a metric f--- ton of insurance.

            Basically, if you're looking at in-house, someone's going to put an ad out for an armed guard. Otherwise, you may or may not be hired in an armed position by a contract security firm.

            As far as the uniformed question, Florida defines a "security officer" as a person wearing a uniform who performs guard or patrol services. They may be armed, for a limited duration, but only for specific circumstances, and only under the employee (W-2 employee relationship) of a Class B licensee company or an in-house firm.

            So, in other words... If you want to do plain clothes and be armed, you need a Private Investigator's License, which takes 6000 hours of investigative experience or 6000 hours of internship under a current PI.
            Thanks very much for the info.;that will get me going in the right direction.

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