Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

No guard card is required.

There is no study guide to prepare for the written exam.

No, you must submit an application on-line during the filing dates.

The Security Officer Supplemental Training and Experience Questionnaire is a set of questions that may assess certain competencies such as the ability to handle stressful situations, ability to organize and manage assignments, interpersonal skills, writing ability, and other knowledge skills and abilities. There are total of 29 questions, (26 multiple-choice and 3 short essays).

The process usually takes about 6-9 months, but it varies.

Security Officers do not participate in an academy. The training offered consist of a 2 week classroom orientation and 9 weeks out in the field with a Lead Officer. Trainees are also given a week of traffic control training.

There is no polygraph in our hiring process.

The Background Phase can vary from every candidate depending on whether you have resided in several places or worked for several employers prior to applying with our organization. It can take anything for couple of weeks to several months.

Ride Alongs are offered to candidates who have successfully passed the background phase and have a conditional job offer.

It depends on the nature of the tattoo(s). Candidates with tattoos are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Candidates with tattoos who are subsequently hired must ensure that the tattoos are not visible to the public while on-duty.

Security Officers do not carry a firearm. However, they are issued a set of handcuffs, baton and pepper spray.

No, we do not offer expedite processing.

Part of the hiring process consists of a credit check. Every applicant is taken on a case by case basis. However, you cannot have accounts in collections nor have filed bankruptcy within the last 2 years.

The probationary period for Security Officers is 6 months.

We recommend you submit an application when you have approximately three (3) months – six (6) months left on your enlistment time of service.

If you are a member of any Armed Forces Reserve Component, or the National Guard, you may apply at any time. The LAX Security is committed to hiring Veterans from all branches of service.

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