Hello! My name is Thomas Constantine and I welcome you to the NYS Security Guard Training Center website! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting. The fact that you are here indicates to me that you are interested in either becoming a security guard and attending our mandated 8-hour pre-assignment course, our 16-hour on-the-job training module or the annual in service training. Upon successful completion of our courses you will receive a certificate evidencing satisfactory completion of the course. These certificates are the only ones authorized for documenting successful completion of the course and MAY NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY.

The 8-hour pre-assignment course consist of the following:

  • The Role of a Security Guard
  • Legal Powers and Limitations
  • Emergency Situations
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Access Control
  • Ethics and Conduct
  • Review and Examination



Tom is a former Det/Lt. Town of Niskayuna, New York Police Department (Retired) and is now Assistant Director for Campus Safety and Security Union College Schenectady, New York (Current). Tom is certified by the NYS DCJS as a Security Guard Trainer.


We look forward to seeing you and providing you with a fun, rewarding and successful training experience!