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Security firm: Georgia is easiest state to be licensed as security officer

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CBS46 spoke to the owner of an Atlanta based security firm. He said he’s also licensed in Alabama and is trying to do the same in North Carolina and Florida.

“Georgia is one of the easiest states to be a licensed security officer,” said Manning.

He said when comparing the four states, the process to become an unarmed security guard in Georgia is the most lenient.

“The fingerprints you know you run your national check and  just the basic social security search of a background, that’s just your Georgia local check,” said Manning.

If they don’t they have broken the law. They also have to register any guards who carry a gun with the Georgia board of private detective and security agencies.

If they are unarmed, they are not required to register.

However, they do have to take hours of training.

“So we have to make sure if anything happens that we’re in a safe distance to … record anything.. have enough space to call the police, “ said Ahjaleah Flowers, a security guard.

Manning said if Flowers or any other unarmed security guard wants a weapon, they must get additional training. 

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