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Security Guard Registration

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Armed and unarmed security guards must register with the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS).



Active-duty police officers and volunteers do not need to register. Applicants must meet education requirements, pass a background check, and provide fingerprints. Applicants must be over 18 years old, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. People convicted of criminal offenses cannot register.

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NYS Department of State

Address
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038-3804
Phone (518) 473-2492
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