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The short answer is YES.

How to get a Florida Security Guard License if you have a Prior Conviction?

How to get a Florida Security Guard License if you have a Prior Conviction?

If you have been convicted of a crime, you must apply and get your civil rights restored through the Executive Clemency Program before you can get your Florida Security Guard License.

Restoration of Civil Rights in Florida:
The Restoration of Civil Rights in Florida restores all of the rights of citizenship of a former convict, except the specific authority to own, possess, or use firearms.

Felony conviction occurred in Florida

If you have been convicted (not just arrested) of a felony as described in Section 790.23, of the Florida state Statutes, then you need to apply and obtain Executive Clemency from Florida before you can apply and get a Security Guard License in Florida State.

Felony conviction occurred in another US state

If your felony conviction occurred in another US state, then you need to obtain the certificate of rehabilitation or restoration of civil rights by that state where the conviction occurred.

Felony conviction occurred in a Federal Court

If you were convicted of a felony under the US federal law, then you must then get a presidential pardon or should get federal relief from disabilities.

What rights are restored by the Executive Clemency process?

The basic civil rights such as the right to vote, the right to serve on a jury, and the right to hold public office. The right to own, possess, or use firearms requires a waiting period of eight years from the date your sentence expired or supervision terminated.

Steps for Applying and getting Executive Clemency in Florida

  1. Application Process (How can I apply for Clemency – including civil rights restoration?)

  2. All persons seeking clemency, including the restoration of civil rights, must complete an application for Clemency in Florida State and submit it to the Florida State Office of Executive Clemency.

  3. The Executive Clemency Process (How does the executive clemency process work?)

  4. When an application for any form of clemency is received in the Office of Florida Executive Clemency, it is screened for eligibility regarding the required time frames for the various offenses and the accompanying required certified court documents are reviewed.

    If applicant is found eligible, the application is forwarded to the investigative phase of the process in the Office of Clemency Investigations. Cases are then assigned to examiners in the field offices on a first-in, first-out basis.

    If the Office of Executive Clemency determines that your application does not meet the requirements, you will be advised of the disqualifying issues and guidance provided as to the next step. After the investigation and report is prepared, if you are eligible, your application will be forwarded to the Clemency Board for a decision.

    If clemency is granted, your will get the certificate of Restoration of Civil Rights through mail from the Office of Executive Clemency.

More information

For more information and to find answers to your questions regarding the procedure for applying for restoration of Civil Rights or restoration of Firearm Rights please contact The Office of Executive Clemency, Florida, using the information shown below:

Florida Commission on Offender Review


The Office of Executive Clemency
Website: https://www.fcor.state.fl.us/clemencyOverview.shtml
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450
Toll Free: 1-800-435-8286
Phone: (850) 488-2952
Fax: (850) 488-0695
Email: ClemencyWeb@fcor.state.fl.us
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Salary and Prospects of Security Guard Jobs in Wyoming

As per the latest employment statistics of Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for Security Guard job in Wyoming is indicated below.

  • Number of persons employed as Security Guards in Wyoming is: 1,040 
  • Annual Average Wage of a Security Guard in Wyoming is: $30,550.00.

As of now, there are no Wyoming state regulations that pertain to armed or unarmed security guards. However; there may be requirements on the county or city level. To get the most accurate information on this, visit the local police station or the county clerk’s office. 

Eligibility Requirement for Security Guard in Wyoming

The basic requirements firms look for in hiring a security guard include: 

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, 21 years of age for an armed position.
  • Applicant must be a legal United States citizen or registered resident alien.
  • Applicant must have NO felony convictions.
  • Applicant must have NO convictions involving the use of illegal weapons.
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Applicant must submit to a fingerprint background check.

Application Steps for Security Guard in Wyoming

According to the Wyoming Attorney General’s office, there aren’t any state regulations in place for unarmed security guards. However, city or county levels may have their own requirements, in which case you should contact your local police station or City Clerk’s office. In addition, the company that is hiring you may have basic criteria that you must meet as well. 

Fees to Apply for a Security Guard in Wyoming

Not Applicable.

Training Syllabus for a Security Guard in Wyoming

Certain training may be required by the company that hires you. Useful training would include:

  • Role of Private Security.
  • Legal Aspects.
  • Patrol and Observation.
  • Incident Response.
  • Security Resources: Surveillance operation and documentation.
  • Customer Service Issues: Working with and addressing the public.
  • First Aid Overview.
  • Report Writing.

Other Useful Information for Security Guard Application in Wyoming

Administrative Offices, Cheyenne, WY 82001Phone: 637-6521Fax: 637-6558Website: http://www.cheyennepd.org/  

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Can you lose your Virginia Armed Security Guard License if arrested and do you have to report it to VA DCJS http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-job-faq/can-you-lose-your-virginia-armed-security-guard-license-if-arrested-and-do-you-have-to-report-it-to-va-dcjs http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-job-faq/can-you-lose-your-virginia-armed-security-guard-license-if-arrested-and-do-you-have-to-report-it-to-va-dcjs#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:29:41 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3941 read more]]> The short answer is No. Not because of any type of arrest, but there are some conditions surrounding this depending on the nature of the arrest.

Can I lose my security guard license after an arrest

Can I lose my security guard license after an arrest

An arrest is not a conviction. A person arrested illegally or under incorrect or false grounds may be released without any conviction. Please see the difference between an arrest and a conviction as explained below.

Arrest versus Conviction:


Arrest: An arrest can occur under many different circumstances. A simple traffic violation can lead to arrest due to some misunderstanding. A person may be arrested, taken into custody and later released because the prosecutor found that it is not appropriate to charge them with a crime.

Conviction:A conviction happens, when a person is convicted of a crime, either because they have pleaded guilty of the crime or been found guilty of the crime by a court of law. The individual may be charged with a crime, and even go to trial. During the trial, if they are found to be not guilty, they have still only been arrested and are still innocent.

This is the basis for saying that an arrest, without a conviction may not put the arrested party at a disadvantageous position.

However if the arrest was due to specific types of crimes, then the Virginia State law puts limitations on the arrested party’s ability to carry a firearm. So please review the below conditions also.

An arrest without a conviction becomes important for an armed security guard under certain scenarios as described below:


Under the Virginia Law (Va. Ann. Code § 18.2-308.09), people are not allowed to carry a fire arm if they are convicted of specified crimes (such as, but not limited to, assault, sexual battery, or stalking), or if they are under investigation with a pending charge for one of the above crimes.

The second clause of the above statement may limit an armed security guard’s ability to carry a firearm if they are arrested under assault, sexual battery or stalking or any similar crimes.

Our recommendation:


If you are an armed security guard in Virginia state and was arrested under a serious crime (excluding minor traffic violations) and is currently with a pending charge, then please consult a qualified attorney and share with them the details of the arrest and get their recommendation regarding your course of action.

Disclaimer:


We are not attorneys and we have no legal expertise. The above information is obtained from public domain websites. Your specific situations are not considered while writing this article. For your specific scenario you should consult your own attorney.

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Security Guard Practice Quiz 10 http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-practice-tests/security-guard-practice-quiz-10 http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-practice-tests/security-guard-practice-quiz-10#respond Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:30:27 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3919

Security guard practice exam

Security guard practice Quiz

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Security Guard Practice Quiz 9 http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-practice-tests/security-guard-practice-quiz-9 http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-practice-tests/security-guard-practice-quiz-9#comments Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:37:15 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3907

Security guard practice exam

Security guard practice Quiz

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Can I apply for the SORA program if I have a prior conviction? http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-job-faq/can-i-apply-for-the-sora-program-if-i-have-a-prior-conviction http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-job-faq/can-i-apply-for-the-sora-program-if-i-have-a-prior-conviction#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:24:14 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3875 read more]]>
Can I apply for the SORA program if I have a prior conviction?

Can I apply for the SORA program if I have a prior conviction?

SORA (Security Office Registration Act) is the New Jersey state’s License for Security Guards and is administered by the New Jersey State Police.

Yes, it is possible that you can get a SORA license even if you have a prior conviction. The eligibility will be based on the status and nature of the prior conviction as explained below.

First of all the good news is, as per the New Jersey state police website, persons with expunged and/or sealed criminal records will be considered for SORA.

What is an Expungement?
An expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which a first time offender of a prior criminal conviction seeks that the records of that earlier process be sealed, making the records unavailable through the state or Federal repositories.

If your convictions are not currently expunged then please continue reading to see if your records can be possibly expunged.

As per New Jersey SORA regulations

if the a crime is of the first, second, third or fourth degree or any offense involving the unlawful use, possession or sale of a controlled dangerous substance as defined in N.J.S.2C:35-2; or any offense where the SORA registration of the individual would be contrary to the public interest, as determined by the Superintendent, then the person is not eligible to get the SORA certification.

The four degrees of crimes in the New Jersey are listed below:

  1. First degree crimes in New Jersey: This include murder, manslaughter, and rape.
  2. Second degree crimes in New Jersey: This include sex crimes, aggravated arson, burglary, kidnapping, white collar crimes, and drug crimes.
  3. Third degree crimes in New Jersey: This include arson, some robbery offenses, possession of controlled substances, and some driving under the influence (DUI) offenses.
  4. Fourth degree crimes in New Jersey: This include stalking, some robbery offenses, some DUI offenses, and forgery.

However, if you are a first time offender, and the crime committed is third or fourth degree, it is very much possible to expunge your criminal records. Please contact a qualified New Jersey attorney to explore if your criminal records can be expunged.

You can also take this on line New Jersey eligibility for Expungement check to see if your crime qualifies for expunging.

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While working as Security Guard dispatcher, How do you respond to emergencies? http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-interview-questions/while-working-as-security-guard-dispatcher-how-do-you-respond-to-emergencies http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-interview-questions/while-working-as-security-guard-dispatcher-how-do-you-respond-to-emergencies#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:32:19 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3769 read more]]>
Security Guard Interview How to respond to emergencies

Security Guard Interview Question – How to respond to emergencies

Security Guard Interview Question: You are substituting as a night dispatcher in the emergency response center for a security company who has multiple accounts.

You get a call from a tenant from one of your client’s small apartment community and the caller says that her baby is not breathing and not responding.

Just when you hung up the phone, you get another call from a client in whose liquor store an armed robbery is in progress.

Both premises are very near to your location, and you know that your guards can reach there faster than the police or a hospital ambulance.

What would be your course of action in this scenario?

The answer may seem obvious, but how do you detail your plan of action is the most important aspect of answering this question.

Please comment your answers below. We will post a detailed possible answer in the next few days.

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What types of questions are asked for a security guard interview? http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-interview-questions/what-types-of-questions-are-asked-for-a-security-guard-interview http://securityguardjob.net/security-guard-interview-questions/what-types-of-questions-are-asked-for-a-security-guard-interview#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:05:46 +0000 http://securityguardjob.net/?p=3712 What types of questions are asked for a security guard interview? Listed below are several real interview questions which were commonly asked during a security guard job interview. You can click the questions to see their possible answers. You may also want to read the post on preparing for a security officer interview. ...read more]]>
Security Guard Interview Questions

Security Guard Interview Questions to ask after interview

Listed below are several real interview questions which were commonly asked during a security guard job interview. You can click the questions to see their possible answers.
You may also want to read the post on preparing for a security officer interview.

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Security Guard Interview Questions to ask after interview

Security Guard Interview Questions to ask after interview


Before you attend your job interview as a Security Guard or Security Officer please make sure you are prepared using the following guidelines :

  1. First and foremost, “Dress Up”:
  2. Some may not consider the job of a Security Officer as a glamorous job. However during the interview, it is always a great idea to dress appropriately.

    During my long years of interviewing and hiring security guards, a lot of men/women will show up for the interview casually dressed. For me this is a huge red flag. The reason is, the interview is a formal event. You should demonstrate the impression that you are coming prepared for the interview.

    When I see you coming for the interview in casual clothing, I may not tell you anything, but in my mind I will undervalue your ability to perform your job. You see, a security officer is considered as an authority figure. So I expect you to be dressed sharply. By coming to the interview in a casual manner, you clearly are demonstrating that you are not a suitable candidate for this job. There is no wonder then that you are not hired. If you are a man, please plan to wear at the least a formal neatly ironed dress shirt, tie, and a suit. If you are a women please attend the interview in a profession wardrobe.

  3. Demeanor and Professionalism:
  4. The position of a Security Officer always include interaction with other people. So when attending the interview, make sure you reflect similar attitude with anyone you come across. Make sure any interaction you do with anyone is polite, courteous and professional. This can go a long way in helping to establish your demeanor to the interviewers.

  5. Answering the interview questions – Using real stories from your past experience:
  6. Everyone likes to hear stories. So when specific questions are asked, don’t answer in a generic way.

    For example, if the questions was like “How do you do crowd control?”, then don’t start your answer with “Typically crowd control involves ….””. Instead, you start by saying something like this: “While I was working as a security officer for “ABC Security Services” (replace the name with your previous company name), I was involved in managing the crowd for several county level events. My most important experience in crowd control was as a security lead in the county agricultural and craft fair……”.

    By telling your direct real experience as a story, you will be able to get the full attention of the interviewer. Additionally, you are now in a position to guide the interviewer to ask questions specific to the areas you are including in your stories.

  7. Your Resume and References:
  8. Even if the job advertisement didn’t ask your to send or carry a resume, please make sure to take with you an up to date professional resume. The key is, by having the resume ready with you, you are demonstrating your ability to plan and prepare in advance and being ready for an event. This is a great quality for a security officer, who should always be ready and prepared for unexpected events.

    On your resume, you must include your past experiences that may directly or indirectly contribute to the Security Officer job. For example, if you have worked in the cash register of a store, that job should be included since that experience (customer relations) can be reasonably linked to some of the aspects of a security officer job.

    By including relevant experience, you are also helping the interviewer to ask you questions related to those jobs. This will also help to channel the interview questions to those topics where you have direct experience and knowledge.

    In addition to including your past relevant experience, your resume should also need to include a few professional references who you trust and whom you have confidence to provide you with good references.

  9. Salary Negotiation:

  10. How to ask for a raise as a Security Guard

    How to ask for a raise as a Security Guard

    Even before the interview, make sure you do your homework regarding the salary. If possible talk to any colleagues or friends who are currently working with the new employer to know what you can expect as a salary. If the level of the possible salary is way below the range that you are expecting, then don’t apply for the job. This is not relevant, if you are jobless and desperately need a job.

    Now, if the possible salary is within a reasonable range of your expectation, then see how you can convince the employer to pay you at the higher end of that range. This is where negotiation comes in.

    Always remember that, negotiation is a two-way street.

    You need to provide higher value to the employer to get paid more. So, identify the higher value tasks you could perform or identify the specific qualities that you are bringing into the job which will justify a higher salary.

    For example, in your previous positions, if you have done tasks above and beyond what is generally expected of a regular Security Officer, then you need highlight those to indicate that you can deliver higher value to the company.

    These examples can include things such as not taking off time without sufficient notice, or being flexible to fill-in when there are unexpected absences of fellow security officers. It can also include your ability to train junior security officers. If you are able to bring in new clients, accounts or new contracts that would be highly valued by your new employer.

    Sometimes, you may not be able to get a higher salary right away just because you negotiate, since there is no way for your new employer to evaluate what you are promising.

    In such cases be prepared to be flexible.

    In those scenarios, you should try to settle with a gentleman’s agreement with your new employer to reevaluate your salary after reviewing your performance for the next few months. During this period, if you can exceed your employer’s expectations, it may help you to get a higher pay.

    Always know your market value and your bottom line.

    During the interview, most employers will ask you about your salary expectations and be prepared to provide a clear and straight answer. If you have done your homework, then your will be able to justify your higher salary expectation by highlighting your ability to provide higher value to your employer.

    Related Post: How to ask for a raise as a Security Guard.

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