Security Guard Services

According to State law, all security guards must be registered with the Department of State. To qualify for registration, a guard must receive certain training and be checked for criminal history. We examined whether security guards hired by New York State agencies were registered with the Department of State and found that many were not. We further determined that the guards supplied by contractors generally did not meet the minimum requirements specified by the contracts. As a result of our audit, some of the contractors were fined and prohibited from doing business with the State. We make recommendations addressing the control weaknesses identified by our audit.

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