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SPS employs only the highest level of Security Officers in the industry; Security Officers who have the “real-world” experience and possess the knowledge and training to “observe and act” rather than merely “observe and report.”  SPS is determined to bridge the gap between law enforcement and private security with the goal of solving problems within the communities we protect.

Hiring Process

SPS Security Officers work within a proactive enforcement environment, employing the Community-Oriented Policing model. To ensure that SPS hires only the highest level of Security Officers, our starting salary is up to 50% higher than the current industry median for Security Officers.  This allows SPS to have a greater applicant base for the selection of prospective employees.


All prospective Security Officer candidates must successfully clear the following pre-employment tests and checks:


  • Oral Board Interview

  • State/Federal criminal history check (no disqualifying convictions)

  • DMV records check (no violations in the previous 3 years)

  • Prior employment reference check

  • Consumer credit check

  • Random drug screening


SPS Officers work within a dynamic and rewarding environment in a team-based atmosphere. In addition, employees receive the following benefits after the completion of orientation and probation:


  • 12-hour shifts (3/4 patrol schedule)

  • Up to 14 paid holidays per year (based on employee work schedule)

  • Upward mobility within the company

  • Company-sponsored medical benefits (after probationary period)

  • 401(k) Retirement savings program with up to 4% employer match (after probationary period)


If you meet ALL of the Minimum Training Standards, and have the desire and ability to work within a proactive enforcement environment, please click SPS Application and submit a completed application and detailed resume, including all related security and law enforcement training & experience and listing all BSIS licenses & certificates, to


SPS is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging all qualified persons, regardless of age, color, race, creed, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, to apply.

Minimum Training Standards

All candidates for employment must possess the following licensing and training requirements as outlined by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS):


  • A High School Diploma or a General Education Degree (GED) certificate (although a college degree and/or other technical training is highly desired)  

  • A valid BSIS Guard Registration License and Certificates of Completion of the BSIS 40-hour Powers of Arrest / Security Guard training program

  • A valid BSIS Exposed Firearms License and demonstrate proficiency in the safe handling and use of firearms.

  • A BSIS Baton License and demonstrate proficiency in the proper use of approved baton techniques.

  • Certification in the use of tear gas/chemical agents and demonstrate knowledge in the proper use and handling of chemical agents.

  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in the military, law enforcement and/or private security field, with a minimum of one (1) year of full-time, patrol experience working within residential and/ot business communities. (experience may be substituted for completion of a POST Basic or Level I Reserve Academy)


In addition to the above training and licensing requirements as prescribed by law, SPS requires that all Patrol Officers possess or obtain the following certifications within the first 180-days of employment:


  • A POST Reserve Level III (PC 832) certification (or higher level of POST training) in arrest, search and seizure and firearms safety from a training academy approved by the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) commission.

  • Certification in the use of electro-muscular devices (TASER) and demonstrate knowledge in the proper carrying and use of the Taser

  • A current certificate in adult and pediatric First Aid/CPR and demonstrate knowledge in standard first aid and CPR techniques.

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