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SECTION 89-N
Training requirements
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 7-A
§ 89-n. Training requirements. 1. Security guards shall be required to
satisfactorily complete training programs given and administered by
security guard training schools, schools which provide security guard
training programs or security guard companies prescribed, certified and
approved by the commissioner pursuant to section eight hundred
forty-one-c of the executive law to include:

a. an eight hour pre-assignment training course;

b. an on-the-job training course to be completed within ninety working
days following employment, consisting of a minimum of sixteen hours and
a maximum of forty hours, as determined by the council, generally
relating to the security guard's specific duties, the nature of the work
place and the requirements of the security guard company;

c. a forty-seven hour firearms training course for issuance of a
special armed guard registration card;

d. an eight hour annual in-service training course; and

e. an additional eight hour annual in-service training course for
holders of special armed guard registration cards.

The training programs and courses required by this subdivision may, if
approved and certified by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision two
of section eight hundred forty-one-c of the executive law, be given and
administered by security guard companies.

Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit a security guard company
from voluntarily providing training programs and courses which exceed
the minimum requirements provided by this subdivision.

Upon completion of a required training course, a security guard shall
receive from the provider a certificate evidencing satisfactory
completion thereof in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the
commissioner pursuant to section eight hundred forty-one-c of the
executive law.

2. a. A security guard who has been or was previously employed as a
peace officer for eighteen months or more who exhibits a valid
certificate awarded pursuant to subdivision six of section 2.30 of the
criminal procedure law attesting to his or her satisfactory completion
of the training requirements imposed by section 2.30 of the criminal
procedure law shall be exempt from the requirements of paragraph c of
subdivision one of this section provided that such peace officer has
completed a course of firearms training approved by the municipal police
training council provided, however, that nothing in this subdivision
shall be deemed to authorize such guard to carry, possess, repair or
dispose of a firearm unless the appropriate license therefor has been
issued pursuant to section 400.00 of the penal law.

3. A security guard who is also employed as a peace officer for
eighteen months or more shall be exempt from the requirements of
paragraph e of subdivision one of this section as long as he or she is
currently employed as a peace officer and provides to his or her
security guard employer proof of such annual in-service training
required under paragraph e of subdivision one of this section.

4. The provisions of this section shall not apply to a security guard
who is:

a. a correction officer of any state correctional facility having the
powers of a peace officer pursuant to subdivision twenty-five of section
2.10 of the criminal procedure law;

b. a bridge and tunnel officer, sergeant or lieutenant of the
Triborough bridge and tunnel authority having the powers of a peace
officer pursuant to subdivision twenty of section 2.10 of the criminal
procedure law;

c. a uniformed court officer of the unified court system having the
powers of a peace officer pursuant to subdivision twenty-one of section
2.10 of the criminal procedure law;

d. a court clerk having the powers of a peace officer pursuant to
subdivision twenty-one of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law;

e. a deputy sheriff having the powers of a peace officer pursuant to
subdivision two of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law;

f. a police officer as defined in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e),
(f), (j), (k), (l), (o) and (p) of subdivision thirty-four of section
1.20 of the criminal procedure law who has been retired from such
employment for a period not to exceed ten years, provided, however, that
a retired police officer who has been retired from such employment for a
period in excess of ten years shall be required to provide proof to his
or her security guard employer of his or her satisfactory completion of
an eight hour annual in-service training course approved by the
commissioner, and provided further, however, that a retired police
officer who will be required by his or her security guard employer to
carry a firearm or will be authorized to have access to a firearm shall
provide to such employer proof of his or her satisfactory completion of
a forty-seven hour firearms training course approved by the commissioner
and, if such firearms training course has not been completed within one
year prior to such employment, satisfactory completion of an additional
eight hour annual firearms in-service training course approved by the
commissioner, such training course to be completed at least annually; or

g. a peace officer as defined in subdivisions two, twenty and
twenty-five and paragraphs a and b of subdivision twenty-one of section
2.10 of the criminal procedure law who has been retired from such
employment for a period not to exceed ten years, provided, however, that
a retired peace officer who has been retired from such employment for a
period in excess of ten years shall be required to provide proof to his
or her security guard employer of his or her satisfactory completion of
an eight hour annual in-service training course approved by the
municipal police training council, and provided further, however, that a
retired peace officer who will be required by his or her security guard
employer to carry a firearm or will be authorized to have access to a
firearm shall provide to such employer proof of his or her satisfactory
completion of a forty-seven hour firearms training course approved by
the municipal police training council and, if such firearms training
course has not been completed within one year prior to employment,
satisfactory completion of an additional eight hour annual firearms
in-service training course approved by the municipal police training
council, such training course to be completed at least annually.