New Mexico Security Guards Licensing Requirements

Security Guard Training, LEOSU

New Mexico Unarmed Security Guards Licensing Requirements

State Security Licensing Authorities: New Mexico

New Mexico Security Guard

The following documents must be submitted for level 1, 2 and 3 Security Guard applications for registration:

  • Certification of completing the required department approved training program.
  • Level 2 and Level 3 applicants must include a copy of their high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Declaration of Conviction signed and notarized.
  • Authorization for Release of Information, Department of Public Safety, signed and notarized.
  • Two recent 2” x 2” “passport type” photos stapled onto the front page of the application. Do not use tape or paste.
  • Copy of any background or reference information obtained by your employer.
  • Two completed fingerprint cards (cards must be obtained from the board office) and Finger Print Certificate form.
  • Application fee of $15 and background fee of $29.95. All fees are to be payable to the Private Investigations Advisory Board and are non-refundable.

Level 1 Registration requirements:
The department shall issue a registration for a level one security guard to an individual who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant:

  • is at least 18 years of age;
  • is of good moral character;
  • has successfully completed an examination to be administered by the department;
  • has not been convicted of a felony or an offense involving dishonesty, an offense involving an intentional violent act or the illegal use or possession of a deadly weapon and has not been found to have violated professional ethical standards;
  • has completed a department approved training program prior to being placed on a guard post for the first time as a level one security guard
  • is employed by a private patrol company under the direct supervision of a licensed private patrol operator, a level three security guard or a private patrol operations manager.

Level 2 Registration requirements:
The department shall issue a registration for a level two security guard to an individual who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant:

  • is at least 18 years of age;
  • is of good moral character;
  • possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • has successfully completed an examination to be administered by the department;
  • has not been convicted of a felony or an offense involving dishonesty, an offense involving an intentional violent act or the illegal use or possession of a deadly weapon and has not been found to have violated professional ethical standards;
  • has completed a department approved training program prior to being placed on a guard post for the first time as a level two security guard
  • is employed by a private patrol company under the direct supervision of a licensed private patrol operator, a level three security guard or a private patrol operations manager.

Level 3 Registration requirements:
The department shall issue a registration for a level three security guard to an individual who submits satisfactory evidence that the applicant:

  • is at least 21 years of age;
  • is of good moral character;
  • possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • has successfully completed an examination to be administered by the department;
  • has not been convicted of a felony or an offense involving dishonesty, an offense involving an intentional violent act or the illegal use or possession of a deadly weapon and has not been found to have violated professional ethical standards;
  • has completed a department approved training program prior to being placed on a guard post for the first time as a level three security guard

State Licensing Application

 

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