Security Guard License North Dakota requires its prospective security guards applying for license to be at least 18, a high school graduate (or GED holder), pass a background check, complete classroom training, and successfully pass a drug test according to the BLS, www.bls.gov. Classroom training can be one or any number of classes in subjects such as property’s legal, emergency protocols, and properly detaining suspected criminals.
The amount of training guards receive varies. Training requirements are higher for armed guards because their employers are legally responsible for any use of force.
Armed guards receive formal training in areas such as weapons retention and laws covering the use of force. Guards who carry weapons must be licensed by the appropriate government authority, and some receive further certification as special police officers, which allows them to make limited types of arrests while on duty. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards because of greater insurance liability risks.
Compared to unarmed security guards, armed guards and special police typically enjoy higher earnings and benefits, greater job security, more advancement potential, and usually are given more training and responsibility.
Interested applicants may contact: Private Investigative & Security Board P.O.
Bismarck, ND 58505
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A campaign which was joined by notable figures including film directors Ken Loach1 and Mike Leigh2, and novelist Ahdaf Soueif3, calling on the BBC4 not to award a multi-million pound security contract toG4S5 appears to have been successful.
This month, the 80 million ($132 million) contract to provide manned guarding and security services across all the BBC s premises was awarded to G4S rival, First Security6. The three-year contract, which has an option to be extended for two extra years, comes into effect on 1 April.
In April, the Network sent an open letter8 to BBC director general, Tony Hall, pointing out that: G4S directly supports Israel s occupation of Palestinian lands through provision of guards to illegal settlements and electronic systems in checkpoints as part of the illegal Apartheid Wall.
The letter continued: It supplies security services to prisons and detention centers within Israel which hold Palestinian prisoners illegally transferred from the occupied territories in violation of the Fouth Geneva Convention. These include children, despite the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Israel is a signatory.
The letter was signed by more than 100 people, including Loach, Leigh and Soueif.
Many patrons of Palestine Solidarity Campaign9 (PSC), a member of the Stop G4S Network, also signed on, including the author William Dalrymple, poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah, and member of parliament Jeremy Corbyn.
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights10, Jews for Justice for Palestinians11, and Football Beyond Borders12 were among the groups to add their signatures to a letter which demonstrated the strength of feeling against such a lucrative contract going to a firm so complicit in Israel s human rights violations against Palestinians.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 people signed PSC s petition to the BBC13, which called on the organization not to spend licence fee-payers money the compulsory charge paid by most UK households to finance the public broadcaster on a deal with G4S.
She said: We are delighted that the BBC has taken on board the concerns of their viewers and listeners and not awarded this lucrative contract to G4S.
The BBC must be well aware by now of the controversy that surrounds G4S involvement in human rights abuses against Palestinians.
For the BBC to associate itself with such a company would have been deeply damaging to the BBC s reputation.
G4S role in Palestine is not the only stain on its record, however. Today it was announced that three men who worked as security guards for G4S are to be charged with manslaughter16 over the death at Heathrow airport of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan man who was being forcibly deported in 2010.
Mubenga, 46, died after falling ill as the aircraft was about to take off. He had been restrained by the G4S security guards.
G4S is also at the at the center of allegations over rioting and the death of a detainee17on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, where the Australian government has hired the firm to operate an offshore detention facility for asylum seekers.
The awarding of the contract is the first time the BBC has chosen one national security provider to cover all its premises.
A BBC spokesperson confirmed to The Electronic Intifada that the organization does not have any separate contracts with G4S.
Series of blows
The BBC s decision is the latest in a series of blows to G4S, whose annual general meeting in 2013 was upstaged by activists18 from PSC, War on Want19 and Stop G4S, who posed as shareholders in order to confront board members with their company s involvement in human rights abuses.
In December 2013, the Dutch trade union, Abvakabo, severed its links with G4S.20 Three months earlier, the Dutch Green Left party (GroenLinks) announced it would no longer make use of G4S security services for its national office in 2014 due to the company s activities in Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.
In the last four months in the UK, universities and student unions in London, Kent, Southampton and Dundee have severed or voted to sever links21 with G4S, a move replicated in Norway by the universities of Bergen22 and Oslo23.
And so the BBC s decision highlights what G4S must already know that the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions24 is growing and working and no amount of slick PR will be able to gloss over the reputational damage caused by association with Israel s human rights abuses.
- ^ Ken Loach (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ Mike Leigh (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ Ahdaf Soueif (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ BBC (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ G4S (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ awarded to G4S rival, First Security (www.first-security.co.uk)
- ^ Stop G4S Network (www.stopg4s.net)
- ^ open letter (stopg4s.net)
- ^ Palestine Solidarity Campaign (pscdc01)
- ^ Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (lphr.org.uk)
- ^ Jews for Justice for Palestinians (jfjfp.com)
- ^ Football Beyond Borders (www.footballbeyondborders.org)
- ^ PSC s petition to the BBC (www.palestinecampaign.org)
- ^ Sarah Colborne (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ welcomed the news (www.palestinecampaign.org)
- ^ charged with manslaughter (www.standard.co.uk)
- ^ center of allegations over rioting and the death of a detainee (www.smh.com.au)
- ^ upstaged by activists (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ War on Want (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ severed its links with G4S. (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ severed or voted to sever links (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ Bergen (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ Oslo (electronicintifada.net)
- ^ boycott, divestment and sanctions (electronicintifada.net)
If you’ve ever been to downtown DIY venue The Smell1, chances are you’ve met Daniel Wright-Fresco. He’s the 44-year-old homeless man who hangs in the alley out back every night, telling stories about how No Age2 played his birthday party (which is true) and how he returned from a honeymoon vacation in Waikiki by bus (probably not).
Mostly, however, he focuses on his self-given role of unofficial venue security. Though his appearance can be scary to those who don’t know him – he’s short and thin, with dark shaggy hair and a penchant for baggy, found duds – he’s genuinely protective of Smell patrons, many of whom are teenagers.
He’ll walk you to your car, he keeps the area (which borders Skid Row) clear of pan-handlers, and he enforces the venue’s strict no-alcohol policy. He’s completely sincere about all of it. “He’s an asset to the place,” says Jim Smith, owner of the Smell. “It makes him feel good to be out there protecting people, providing a service.”
So, when news recently broke that Daniel had been arrested, concern rippled through the Smell community. #FREEDANIEL hashtags appeared on the Smell’s Facebook page3, local bands proposed a benefit concert to help raise money for his bail, and fans scrambled to find him an attorney. Confusion abounded.
What happened? Wright-Fresco is something of a mysterious figure, and, as he’s being held at the Twin Towers correctional facility downtown, we were unable to speak to him. But at his hearing March 5, the story came into focus.
Turns out Wright-Fresco was arrested February 19, after allegedly threatening a man named Ignacio Nava at the used car dealership where Nava works, near the Smell. According to Nava’s testimony, given in court with the aid of a Spanish-language translator, Wright-Fresco had been loitering around the dealership for months, which Nava and others believed to be a potential deterrent to business. Wright-Fresco, however, seemed to be serving the dealership’s customers in the same way he does for kids at the Smell.
In any case, the day of his arrest, Wright-Fresco was confronted by Nava after the former opened the door to a car for a female customer. Nava told Wright-Fresco to leave. But Wright-Fresco asked to speak with Nava’s manager and said to him, according to Nava: “Motherfucker, you want to know what it’s like to fuck with a Salvadoran?”
Then Wright-Fresco allegedly opened his shirt, revealing a knife tucked into the waist of his pants. The receptionist called the police, and he was arrested and charged with felony “criminal threats,” in essence the crime of putting someone in fear. His trial is set for March 19.
Over the years, Wright-Fresco has become part of the culture of the Smell….