Frequently asked questions

 

Question: How long have you been in business?

Answer: Since 1995.

Question: Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?

Answer: Yes we are and we are also a member of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.

Question: Do you install security systems?

Answer: No we don't but we can recommend someone who does.

Question: What kind of work do you perform?

Answer:  We do mostly Security Guard Service.  We protect property and persons.  We specialize in motels, condos, marinas, schools, industrial plants, office buildings, construction sites, concerts and special events, car lots and many others.

Question:  Is there anyone I might know who you did security for?

Answer: Yes, our first contract was with MTV.  since then we have done security for Paramount Pictures, Jim Carrey, Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, Montgomery & Gentry, Buddy Jewell, Cledus T. Judd, Hot Rod Magazine, WCW Wrestling, Gulf Coast TriathlonFord Ironman Florida Competition, National Women's Football Association and more sporting events, concerts and special events than we can mention.

Question:  If I have a disability will you hire me?

Answer:  We are an equal opportunity employer.  Depending on your disability we can.  Most of our jobs require a lot of walking and standing.  You must also be able to see and hear.  You will be required to speak fluent English and if you can speak another language, that is a plus.

Question:  Do your employees go through a background check?

Answer:  Yes.  In fact it is an extremely thorough check.  Every employee is checked locally, state wide and federally by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This is mandated by state law.  Each employee must also furnish a set of finger prints.

Question:  What are the requirements to being hired?

Answer:  You must be at least 18 years old, pass a random drug screen and not have any felony convictions.  You can not be on probation even for a misdemeanor crime and can not have any misdemeanor convictions that relate to the security field in the past 5 years. Applicants must complete a 24 hour course to start work and complete an additional 16 hour course within 2 years.

Question: Who regulates your business:

Answer:  The Florida Department of Agriculture / Division of Licensing regulates our industry.  We fall under the rules, laws and regulations of Florida State Statutes, Chapter 493

Question: Does is cost anything to get your security license?

Answer:  Yes, the State of Florida charges $87.00 for your license.  We can offer a payroll deduction program for a new employee that can not afford this when they are hired.

Question:  Where do I go to get the required schooling?

Answer:  With us! We are a licensed training facility and offer the required 40 hour course to apply for your Class D unarmed security license.

Question:  Do you perform surveillance work?

Answer:  Yes.  We have private investigators that can do this kind of work along with background checks, bug detection and personal protection services.

Question:  Can I email you?

Answer: Yes you can.  We can be reached at minutemansa@bellsouth.net