An extension to our unarmed uniformed division we offer armed security services consisting of state certified and highly trained armed officers of which many are retired military, law enforcement personnel and private sector professionals. Highly motivated, experienced and disciplined professionals experienced in providing the peak of protective services in any environment.
Security Guards are professional certified by the State of Florida and are tasked with the protection of people, property and information. They monitor and patrol areas to prevent crime, including property damage, theft and vandalism. They deter and detect any unlawful activity and report any suspicious behavior or irregularities.
Security Guards entrusted with the safety of property and people they are hired to patrol and monitor. They keep people from all walks of life safe during the course of their day-to-day lives. Anyone can fall under the watchful eye and protection of a security guard from any walk of life: government employees, celebrities, sports fans, executives, concert goers, students and residents. Prevention is the top priority of Alpha 3 security guards, who work diligently to prevent incidents before they occur, granting our clients peace of mind.
Florida security guards are licensed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing. The basic security officer license for individuals is ‘Class D’. A security officer who carries a firearm will also need a ‘Class G’ firearm license. Licensees must meet certain basic requirements. They must be at least 18 years old and must be citizens or hold other appropriate work eligibility documentation. A prospective security officer will complete a program that meets State standards and taken through a Department-licensed training program or school.
The curriculum is divided into two parts. The first is 24 hours. The second is 16 hours. Competency will be assessed by certified examination.
Security guard who will carry firearms will need to complete a 28 hour course to earn his or her Class G license. The course will be taught by a professional who holds a Class K firearm instructor license.
The course will teach a state-mandated curriculum Legal aspects of use of firearms will comprise 12 hours. Safety and mechanics will comprise another 11 hours; with competency assessed by a written test. Up to eight hours will be credited for firearms qualification; this portion will include practical exercises and qualifying rounds.
Some individuals will be exempted from taking the mandated 28-hour course based on training they received as law enforcement officers or correctional offers. Those who qualify for firearm instructor licenses can also be exempted.
License holders will need to re-qualify each year.
Some security guards are trained to operate metal detectors and x-ray equipment to screen baggage for dangerous items. Equipment and technology commonly needed on the job includes flashlights, handcuffs, handguns, first aid kits, and software for database queries, word processing, and spreadsheets. Alpha 3 security guards are also highly skilled in active listening, critical thinking, problem sensitivity, and collaborative teamwork. We offer free quarterly training for our guards to better prepare them for real-world situations and how to better service our client’s needs.
Security guards work in a vast variety of industries and settings in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe County. They are commonly found at government agencies, transportation hubs, schools, hospitals, large venues, hotels and residences, just to name a few. Wherever crowds gather you will find security as one of their fundamental purposes is the protection of people.
Depending on the security task you need, guards can be put on vehicle or foot patrol, fixed posts for large gatherings, oversee ingress and egress or guard cash or valuables. . Alpha 3 can assist you with security services in a multitude of settings including neighborhood patrols, retail centers, religious sites, schools & universities, gated communities, apartment complexes, art galleries and many more.
At Alpha 3, we proudly employ a team of licensed, certified, highly trained and dedicated security guards who know South Florida well. Regardless of what industry you’re in or what protective services you require, we can provide professional personnel to meet your organization’s needs.
Our security guards not only deter crimes like vandalism, theft and trespassing, but they also provide access control, verify identification and sales slips and welcome and direct visitors and customers accordingly. With Alpha 3 on the scene rest assured in you’re in the best hands and can concentrate on your event, business, and day to day enjoyment of life. Contact us today at (888) 985-0883 or fill out our online form to learn how we can serve and protect the people and properties you care about most, whether it be residential security, commercial security, event security or private security.