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Answers to the DC security guard text sample questions

As you can see, the material covered in the test is very DC regulation centric. That's the reason it is important to carefully study the DC exam study guide

Answer to Sample Question 1

The term "security officer" includes:

  • 1. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department or the public police force of any other jurisdiction.
  • 2. Persons commissioned as special police officers.
  • 3. Uniformed individuals privately employed as guards, watchpersons, patrol service personnel for specified property, security technicians, security officers, and other similar positions.
  • 4. Persons working as armored car guards

Answer to Sample Question 2

Select the best answer regarding security officer commission cards.

  • 1. The security officer commission must be carried upon the officer at all time during his work day.
  • 2. The commission card must be renewed every two years.
  • 3. The commission card grants the officer the authority to carry weapons.
  • 4. Answers 1 and 2 are both correct.

Answer to Sample Question 3

To qualify for licensure an applicant shall:

  • 1. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • 2. Be either be a United States citizen or have in his or her possession a valid Immigration and Naturalization Service work permit.
  • 3. Be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • 4. All of the above.

Answer to Sample Question 4

A security officer is arrested. The officer is not on duty at the time of the arrest. Select the true statement.

  • 1. Because the officer is not on duty there is no obligation for the officer to report the arrest.
  • 2. The officer only needs to tell his employer about the arrest.
  • 3. Within two days time the officer must report the arrest to the District. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of the officer's license.
  • 4. The arrest should only be reported upon a conviction.

Answer to Sample Question 5

Select the statement that best explains the officer's required training.

  • 1. No training is required.
  • 2. The officer must undergo at least 24 hours of pre-assignment training; a 16-hour, on-the-job training course within the first 90 working days following employment; and, an 8-hour annual inservice training course.
  • 3. One hour each day must be set aside for comprehensive training.
  • 4. Training only takes place after one year of service.

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