Guard Screening

Home Guard Screening
Image of the four Security guards screening, Armstrong Guard Services


We have implemented a comprehensive list of Pre-employment Security Officer Screening processes including background checks and verification to ensure that each potential new employee has no prior issues that would cause liability to our company and our clients. The ideal candidates we look for are professionals that want to grow in the security field with our company or use the experience they gain as a stepping stone for law enforcement.


The following are tactics implemented for a security guard Pre-Employment Screening and Verification:

  • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Licensing Verification
  • DMV History
  • 10-year employment background check
  • Personal reference check
  • Comprehensive drug screening
  • Proof of legal right to work in the United States of America
  • Orientation testing and evaluation sessions
  • Client involvement and recommendations
  • Written honesty evaluation (where permitted by law)


All security officers and supervisors at Armstrong Guard have passed all requirements of the State of California. Our personnel also meet the standards set by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. The professional training of security officers consists of the following:

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Anti-terrorism techniques
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Mob control
  • Complete apprehension and arrest procedures
  • Specific training and usage of verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Personal hygiene
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Public relations
  • Workplace safety instructions
  • Arrest procedures for security personnel
  • Baton Certification
  • Emergency preparedness: earthquake, fire and bomb threats
  • First aid and CPR
  • Hostage preparedness
  • Basic law for security officers
  • Observation skills and reporting
  • Tear gas, mace, pepper spray
  • Union strike preparedness