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32-2632 - Duty of licensee to provide training of security guards; records; firearms training; rules
<!Creation Date: 09/16/22>
<!Author: Arizona Legislative Council>
32-2632. Duty of licensee to provide training of security guards; records; firearms training; rules
A. An agency licensee shall provide eight hours of preassignment training for each person who is employed as a security guard before the employee acts in the capacity of a security guard. The training shall be provided by an instructor who is certified by the department. The required training curriculum shall be established by the department.
B. All renewal applicants shall complete eight hours of refresher training within ninety days before submitting a renewal application. An instructor who is certified by the department shall provide the training. The department shall establish the required training curriculum.
C. Every agency licensee shall keep an accurate and current record of pertinent information on all persons employed as security guards, security guard training instructors or firearms safety training instructors, which shall be made available to the department in the event of an alleged violation of this chapter.
D. At least sixteen hours of initial firearms instruction and eight hours of annual continuing firearms instruction in the use of the weapon used by the security guard is required if a firearm is used within the scope of employment. All firearms training and qualifications shall be conducted by a firearms safety training instructor who is certified by the department and shall be completed before the security guard is assigned to any position requiring the carrying of a firearm. The licensee shall provide a monthly report to the department identifying all armed security guards employed by the agency.
E. An agency licensee shall use only security guard training instructors or firearms safety training instructors who are registered pursuant to this chapter.
F. The department shall adopt rules for all of the following:
1. Registration of firearms safety training instructors who provide the firearms training required by subsection D of this section.
2. A firearms training curriculum.
3. Registration of security guard training instructors.