The government reduces the requirements under the watchful future security of private companies in the time that has given them more power. Private security law has been passed in Congress, thanks to the PP, PNV and Cu, this group gives wider powers, including the ability to identify and detain citizens. So far this possibility only allowed the Forces of State Security.
The private security guards futures must pass four physical tests were five- -in 2012: push-ups, medicine ball toss, vertical jump and 400-meter race. The minimum to approve vary depending on age and sex. Interior maintains the requirements for the first two tests, while significantly reducing the height must jump and slightly increases the speed endurance test.
Candidates aged between 18 and 25 years will have to jump 11 centimeters less than last year to pass the test of “vertical jump” (55 centimeters asking Interior in 2013, this year will remain at 44). For male candidates also gradually it reduces this requirement. In the case of women, the minimum mark will remain the same as the previous year.
Interior and eliminated in 2013 the speed test, for which applicants had to run 50 meters in a time not exceeding 11.5 seconds (for women) and 11 for men. In addition, it eliminated the endurance test in which they were forced to run 1,000 meters at between 4.30 and 6.15 minutes. Since last year, these two tests are condensed into one, which is to run 400 meters. That’s the only skill in which the Ministry is more demanding this year, with a reduction of the latter to receive a suitable, ranging from four to eight seconds.
With four pushups suspended in a fixed bar, men between 18 and 25 approve this test, while those between 26 and 32 will do so with three and in the case of those with up to 39 years only have to do two. Until 55 years -maximum allowed to qualify for the professional license issued by Interior- not have to undergo this test, as in the case of women.
Are also kept intact the distances that must throw the medicine ball -try 3 kilos of weight are exempt men under 40 years. In the case of women, they will have to throw the ball of 4.75 meters to 3.50 depending on their age, while men will have to do at least 7 meters if they are between 40 and 50 years or 3.5 if beyond that age.
No criminal record
The government also maintains the agenda with which it will examine candidates for security guards from private companies. The test consists of a 50 minute test with 80 questions. The agenda includes notions of law (constitutional, labor, criminal …) and others related to security as “means of protection”, “self-defense” or “safety standards in handling weapons.”
Other requirements to have professional qualifications is no criminal record and have not been sanctioned in two or four years respectively, for serious or very serious breaches in security. This means that if were able to commit them before. In the case of convictions for violation of the right to honor, privacy and other fundamental rights, Interior does not count that occur more than five years ago.