Security guards and their services have taken on greater importance during the past several years. The pandemic, the rising crime rate and the increase in homelessness have all led to businesses seeking added security. Security guards are in demand.

Experience Counts. It takes commitment, dedication and experience to make a good security guard. It also requires passing a vigorous training program that enables candidates to acquire a state license and then taking annual continuing education courses to keep up with changing laws and security techniques.

California security guard licenses are issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. For a full list of guard requirements, go to

Access Control Security (ACS) offers security guard training packages. Go to, to learn more.