Local security guards are pooled from many sources and just as many different types of people. Local security guards are chosen for protection of places, events and persons. It does not matter what gender you are. If you are interested in security you can choose from basic security work to a more involved and higher qualified security guard job. First lets look at what local security guards are responsible for. They are to protect, observe and report. Depending on the job you will watch and report any activity that passes the bounds of security taught in your training for which you are hired. If you are a security guard who must react to a criminal act you have the same arresting rights as any local citizen. You are not a police officer and you do not have the same rights so be aware of what you are allowed to do on the job you are hired for. Local security guards can find jobs through companies that provide security services. Requirements and training vary. If your job is to observe and report then you need to know how to read and write, watch for unusual activity and maintain a safe distance. Do not exceed your rights for the job you are working. This is a hard options for many local security guards because they feel they must do everything they can to stop a crime. This puts you in danger and interferes with the job of the police. The next level of security is local security guards who must maintain control of an event or react to an emergency. For this type of security work you need to be trained in crowd control and emergency medical response. Your company will provide all training you need. As you go through your training be sure to ask questions and learn what you are allowed when you must make a decision and there is no time to ask for advice.