Sid asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 months ago

How do I get a security job/clearance in the DMV?

I’ve been trying for months now to get a job doing security in the DMV. For someone like me who has no security experience or license it’s damn near impossible to find a security job because most of them want  you to have some type of experience or certification and from what I understand you cannot obtain a certification or license without being hired by an agency first. The system is seriously flawed and for the job that don’t mind you having any experience or licensing, you have to be 21 or order and even thought I’m almost 21, applicants who have more qualifications are still going to apply and an employer will likely choose them over me. Some may say I should lie but a lot of applications ask for a security guard license number. Plus, I don’t have any health insurance and I know most security jobs ask for medical history and state from your doctor. I really want to get into this field but it seems impossible unless you know somebody. Is there anyone in the DMV area who can help me out or get me in? 

I’m a 6’1, 170 pound, 20 year old male          (I turn 21 in September) 

Clean record No Felonies

Over 3 years of customer service

Have transportation and drivers license  

I reside in PG County


DMV = Downtown Maryland Virginia Area

Update 2:

If you live in VA or MD and have a security job please let me know how you obtained your license 

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    "I'm almost twenty-one."  You need to be twenty-one.  This isn't brain surgery.

  • 4 months ago

    You START by leaning the DMV doesn't grant any such clearance.

    Next you learn that 'Downtown Maryland Virginia Area' is an undefinable term that only exists in your mind, and wouldn't be referred to as DMV if it could exist.

    Step 3 is understanding that the irrelevant statements about yourself are the ONLY possible accurate statements you made.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The DMV is a state position, they do not hire anyone who is not 21 nor anyone without experience and/or certification.Go to your local community college and take some classes that will allow you to get a certification.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    In my state the DMV uses State Police for what little security they have.  Otherwise most "crime" is investigated by DMV inspectors for internal affairs.  Some hire private security services.

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