A man dressed as a Brinks security guard pulled off a $162,000 robbery at a mall in Florida the day after Thanksgiving. The man had on an authentic looking uniform that included an embroidered identity badge. It was no wonder that a store manager gave the fake security officer the day’s cash from the store. This is why security guards should also carry another form of picture ID on them when on duty. If the store manager had asked for further identification, he might have spotted this security guard’s costume uniform. However, this guy was a careful planner and might have also had a fake ID.
Bodyguards in China are getting better training thanks to a private training company called Tianjiao Special Guard Company. The participants take the same VIP protection training as those in the Israeli International Security Academy. During the 3 months of training they also study martial art hand-to-hand fighting, FBI mind reading, anti-terrorism tactics and driving skills. Because they often guard businessmen and celebrities they also learn social and business etiquette. Participants must pass an examination in order to be come a certified bodyguard.
Only 1,000 bodyguards have gone through this elite security training of the 2.3 million bodyguards in China. With the every expanding wealth in China, you can bet that more of these elite bodyguard training programs will be offered.
Security guards can be especially busy during the summer nights due to the larger amount of construction underway. With no one around constructions sites after dark, these location as easy targets for vandalism and the theft of construction equipment and tools as well as building materials.
So, if you’re looking for a summer job, consider becoming a security guard. With low cost and fast training available, it’s a good summertime employment idea.
You don’t need a college degree, but here are some very important security guard skills:
- Reading Comprehension
- Active listening
- Social perceptiveness
- Critical thinking
- People skills
When you get your CA Guard Card it is a part of your receipt that comes from the BSIS. You have to cut out the card from the paper receipt. It is important that you protect your Guard Card from damage as you have to pay to get a replacement Guard Card.
The best way to protect it is to put it in a plastic sleeve, which will prevent it from getting dirty and wearing away in your. Or you can put it in a plastic name tag holder and pin it to your uniform. However, if you forget to take it off your uniform before it is laundered, you will ruin your Guard Card. Don’t laminate your Guard Card as it would be harder to tell if it was a valid license during an BSIS inspection.
Here are some common reasons it may be taking a long time to get your Guard Card license from the BSIS in California:
- You mailed in a paper Guard Card application instead of using the online Guard Card application. Online applications get processed much faster.
- Your Guard Card application got lost.
- Your application landed on the desk of someone who went on vacation or got sick for a week.
- Your background check is taking longer because you’ve lived out of state or have had more than one name.
- You have some kind of criminal record that is delaying your background check.
- The state hasn’t received your fingerprints. The background check doesn’t start until they receive your fingerprints.
If it has been more than 30 days, you should check your Guard Card application on the BSIS website or call the BSIS and inquire about your Guard Card application status.