(1) Each security company or organization that employs or intends to employ an individual as a private security guard must certify, as part of the individual's license application, that the individual has successfully completed a minimum of 16 hours of training as a prerequisite to licensure and prior to undertaking any of the duties defined as the practice of a security guard.
(2) The training must address each of the following areas:
(a) role and function of the security guard;
(b) federal, state, and local statutes and rules applicable to the practice of private security guards;
(c) interaction and cooperation with law enforcement;
(d) limitations on the use of force and self-defense and the use-of-force continuum;
(e) emergency procedures and hazardous material preparedness;
(f) communication skills, report writing, and radio communication;
(g) crisis intervention and crowd control;
(h) patrol techniques; and
(i) ethical and legal issues, including, but not limited to:
(i) confidentiality and right of privacy;
(ii) searches of persons and property;
(iii) limitations on the power to arrest and detain suspects;
(iv) treatment of juveniles, persons with physical or mental disabilities, and other special classes (e.g., racial, religious, or cultural);
(v) preservation of crime scene and handling of evidence; and
(vi) preventing abuse of authority.
(3) In addition to these training requirements, armed security guards shall complete firearms qualification and requalification in accordance with ARM 24.182.420 and 24.182.421.
(4) Training on policies, systems, and procedures internal to the employer may not be included within the total hours of training required by this rule.