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State accepts hundreds of last-minute security guard license applications

By Associated Press


The state agency administering Hawaii's new security guard licensing law stayed open over the weekend to accept a flurry of last-minute applications.

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs received more than 350 applications over the weekend. The new law takes effect today, requiring security guards to have a state-issued card. To receive the card, guards must submit an application and meet certain requirements, including eight hours of training and a background check. 

According to 2010 state data, there are an estimated 10,000 security guards in Hawaii. As of last week, less than half submitted applications. 

DCCA spokesman Brent Suyama says applications were trickling in until recently when officials started receiving more than 100 a day.  He says penalties haven't been fully established but will likely entail fines.

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allie wrote:
Micronesians tend to dominate this busienss
on July 1,2013 | 01:31PM
8082062424 wrote:
with the back ground check a lot will not be working in that field any more
on July 1,2013 | 02:06PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
Cite your source.
on July 1,2013 | 04:07PM
turbolink wrote:
allie just can't resist ethnic profiling.
on July 1,2013 | 04:11PM
csdhawaii wrote:
She's a truly horrible person.
on July 1,2013 | 04:19PM
Anonymous wrote:
Wow. That's pretty racist ma'am. Based on my observation, there are a lot more Filipino people working in the security field. I see a lot of Micronesian people in the community, but haven't seen too many of them working. I have seen Micronesian women working the counter in restaurants and fast food joints, but not very common. Where have you seen the Micronesian security guards?
on July 1,2013 | 06:55PM
stingray65 wrote:
And who will check them if they are qualified or not? Yes, I hope they will also check each of their back ground. Then they can apply for TSA too!!
on July 1,2013 | 03:01PM
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