More and more businesses are looking for professional security guards to help keep their employees and customers safe. It doesn’t matter if you are in the entertainment, retail or hospitality industry—or even another industry entirely; having on-site security professionals can be very beneficial. When choosing applicants from the various Phoenix security companies, however, it is important to remember that not all of the training offered is the same. Here are few tips for choosing a security company to contract with to ensure you get the most qualified security personnel for the job:

  1. Inquire About Certification

One of the most important criteria for choosing Phoenix security companies is their licensing and certifications. The best companies will not only be state certified, but will also have additional certifications such as U.S. Government (GSA) security contractor certification. Companies that have additional certifications typically provide a higher level of training and service than those that don’t.

  1. Comprehensive Background Checks

A prerequisite for enrolling in most any security training program is that applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a clean criminal record. While most Phoenix security companies will perform a background check with local authorities upon admission, some go a step further and perform a comprehensive background check with local and federal authorities on a recurring basis.

  1. Lethal and Non-Lethal Training

In this day and age, it is important that security guards are trained to know when to use deadly force and when it is more appropriate to use incapacitation techniques instead. Many regular Phoenix security companies offer very basic course on weapons training; but here at Capitol Guard & Patrol we offer in depth thorough weapons courses on a variety of weapons including shotguns, tasers and much more. Learn more about our courses by calling us today at 602-971-1514. We look forward to speaking with you about all of your security needs.