13 AAC 60.085. Armed security guard license

In addition to the requirements of 13 AAC 60.050 - 13 AAC 60.070, an applicant for an armed security guard license must

(1) affirm that the applicant has not been and is not now disqualified from possessing a firearm, including as a condition of probation or parole;

(2) have obtained, from an instructor certified as required under 13 AAC 60.110(f) , at least eight hours of pre-assignment training in

(A) the use of firearms in compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations;

(B) handling firearms; and

(C) the safety and maintenance of firearms; and

(3) demonstrate competence with any firearm that may be issued to the applicant; if a licensee fails to maintain competence with that firearm during an annual practice firing review, that individual's license as an armed security guard is subject to revocation.

History: Eff. 12/21/2002, Register 164

Authority: AS 18.65.410

AS 18.65.420

AS 18.65.450

AS 18.65.470


Article 3
General Provisions


90. Designation; advertising.

100. Uniforms and equipment.

110. Training required.

120. Insurance and bond requirements.

130. Temporary security guard license.

140. Records and reports.

850. Waiver.

900. Definitions.

13 AAC 60.090. Designation; advertising

(a) Private security guard agencies and private security guards may not use any corporate name, including initials, which projects the image of a public law enforcement agency.

(b) The terminology "police" may not be used to identify either the agency or individuals employed by the agency.

(c) Use of the words "federal," "state," "U.S.," "United States," "Alaska," or any specific city or borough in the agency name, in a manner that would indicate an official connection with any governmental entity, is prohibited.

(d) Use of the Seal of the State of Alaska in any manner is prohibited.

(e) Designation of a private security guard as a private policeman, police officer, or peace officer is prohibited.

History: Eff. 5/29/77, Register 62

Authority: AS 18.65.450

AS 44.09.015

13 AAC 60.100. Uniforms and equipment

(a) The word "security" must be clearly visible on all uniforms. The word "security" may be displayed on a cloth or metal badge, shoulder patch, or name tag.

(b) The agency name must be clearly visible on all uniforms.

(c) Patrol vehicles must be clearly marked with the agency name and the designation "security."

(d) A security guard agency may issue its own company identification card to its employees. The company identification card may not contain any indication that the holder or the agency is licensed by the State of Alaska.

(e) A licensee authorized to carry a firearm must be in company uniform while on duty and carrying the firearm.

(f) A licensee authorized to carry a firearm may not conceal the firearm on the licensee's person unless the licensee holds a valid concealed handgun permit issued by this state, another state, or a political subdivision of another state.

History: Eff. 5/29/77, Register 62; am 12/21/2002, Register 164

Authority: AS 18.65.450

13 AAC 60.110. Training required

(a) All security guard applicants, before issuance of a temporary permit or submission of an application to the department, must have received at least eight hours of general preassignment training relating to their duties and responsibilities as a guard.

(b) All security guards are required to complete satisfactorily at least 40 hours of inservice training within 180 days after employment. Training must include, but need not be limited to

(1) law of arrest;

(2) law of search and seizure;

(3) duties and responsibilities to the employer and client;

(4) fire prevention;

(5) first aid; and

(6) patrol techniques.

(c) All security guards must pass an annual refresher course of at least eight hours on the topics in (b) of this section. Failure to pass the refresher course may be grounds for revocation of a security guard license.

(d) Repealed 12/21/2002.

(e) Repealed 12/21/2002.

(f) Firearms training required under 13 AAC 60.085(2) may only be administered by

(1) a person certified as a qualified firearms trainer by a federal, military, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency; or

(2) an employee of a security guard agency who has certification from a nationally recognized organization attesting to his qualifications as an instructor.

(g) Renewal applications must contain a certification stating that the required training has been successfully completed.

History: Eff. 5/29/77, Register 62; am 12/21/2002, Register 164

Authority: AS 18.65.440

AS 18.65.450

13 AAC 60.120. Insurance and bond requirements

(a) Each applicant for a security guard license and each applicant for a security guard agency license must file with the department a certificate of insurance or bond evidencing comprehensive liability coverage for death, injury, false arrest, detention or imprisonment, malicious prosecution, libel, slander, defamation of character and violation of right to privacy in the minimum amount of $100,000 per person and $200,000 per occurrence. Each applicant must also file a certificate of property damage insurance or bond in the amount of $100,000 per occurrence. The certificate must provide that the insurance or bond may not be modified or cancelled unless 30 days' notice of cancellation has been given to the department. Failure to maintain insurance or bond is grounds for revocation of a security guard license or a security guard agency license.

(b) If required insurance or bond is provided by an employer, a certificate of proof must be filed with each employee's application for license. If a licensed security guard is no longer covered by employer-provided insurance or bond,

(1) the employer shall immediately notify the department in writing; if non-eligibility for employer-provided insurance or bond or employee termination is due to a violation of law that would be cause for license revocation, this information must be included in the notification required by this paragraph; and

(2) the security guard shall return the license identification card to the department within 30 days after termination of coverage, unless the security guard is covered by personal insurance or bond that satisfies the requirements in (a) of this section; an individual who is required to return a license identification card under this paragraph may re-obtain the license identification card from the department upon submission of proof of insurance or bond that satisfies the requirements in (a) of this section.

History: Eff. 5/29/77, Register 62; am 12/21/2002, Register 164