New York State Security Guard School

The Office of Campus Safety at Paul Smith’s College is a licensed New York State Security Guard School.

 

The following courses are offered periodically on campus:

 

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards
This is an 8 hour course required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard license from the New York State Department of State. The course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.  Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards
This is a 16 hour course that must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. The course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities a security guard. Topics covered in this course include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards
This is an 8 hour course that must be completed within 12 calendar months from completion of the 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards, and annually thereafter. The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

 

Course Pricing
8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards Cost: $100 / student must be paid in advance to hold seat
16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course for Security Guards Cost: $200 / student must be paid in advance to hold seat
8 Hour Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards Cost: $100 / student must be paid in advance to hold seat

Refund Policy
Students will be entitled to a 100% refund at any time prior to the start of instruction.
16 hour OJT course: Student will be entitled to a 50% refund if the student cancels before the start of the second 8 hour block of instruction.
A security guard training school cannot assess any non-refundable fees, or deposits.

Description of process for obtaining tuition refund
A refund can be requested by:
• Email campussafety@paulsmiths.edu to cancel your attendance at the course and request a refund.
• Call the Office of Campus Safety (518) 327-6300 to cancel your attendance and request a refund.
• Mail a request to Paul Smith’s College, Office of Campus Safety. PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Cancel your attendance and request a refund.
Refunds will be issued by Paul Smith’s College in the form of a check within 30 days of the refund request.

Attendance policy
• All classes start promptly at 8:00 am.
• Students are required to attend 100% of the classes to complete the course.
• At the conclusion of the class, a test will be administered. A passing score of 70% is required to receive a certificate of completion.

Description of complaint procedure
School complaints will be directed to the School Director for resolution. If the Director of the school cannot resolve an issue with a student, please call the Division of Criminal Justice Services at (518) 457-2667.

Scheduled Courses

Course Date Time Location Cost
NYS 8 Annual In-Service Training Course for Security Guards Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Overlook Hall, room 211 $100
NYS 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Overlook Hall, room 211 $100
NYS 16 Hour On-The-Job Training Course for Security Guards Wednesday, June 21, 2017

and

Thursday, June 22, 2017

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Overlook Hall, room 211 $200

 

To register email campussafety@paulsmiths.edu or call 518-327-6300.