Level 3 Security Guard New Mexico Psychological Evaluation

Level 3 Security Guard New Mexico Psychological Evaluation

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Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 16, August 23, 2022
Section 16.48.2.19 – LEVEL THREE SECURITY GUARD APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A. Every individual seeking employment or employed as a level three security guard or level three armored vehicle security guard shall file an application for registration with the department.
B. Applicants for registration as a level three security guard shall submit the following:

(1) completed application that includes the applicant’s:

(a) full name;
(b) date of birth;
(c) mailing address;
(d) electronic mail address;
(e) two, 2X2 inch recent photographs or an upload of a recent electronic headshot photograph; and
(f) signed Release of Information.
(2) non-refundable registration fee as defined in 16.48.5 NMAC;
(3) copy of a current registration in good standing as a level two security guard or proof of completing department approved level one and level two security guard training;
(4) achievement of a passing score of not less than ninety percent on the board approved jurisprudence examination, provided by the board, covering the Private Investigations Act and the rules;
(5) proof of completing a department approved firearm training program as defined in Subsection C of 16.48.2.19 NMAC prior to being placed on a guard post for the first time as a level three security guard; that training must be provided by:

(a) a public educational institution in New Mexico or an educational institution licensed by the higher education department pursuant to the Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act;
(b) an in-house training program provided by a licensed private patrol company using a curriculum provided by the department and taught by an instructor who has been approved by the superintendent;
(c) the New Mexico law enforcement academy; or
(d) any other department-approved educational institution using a curriculum approved by the department and taught by an instructor who has been approved by the superintendent;
(9) proof of being firearm certified by an instructor recognized and certified by the New Mexico law enforcement academy or the national rifle association (NRA) law enforcement activities division;
(10) proof of level two weapon endorsement or proof of completing department approved weapon training as defined in Subsection E of 16.48.2.18 NMAC; and
(11) successful completion of a psychological evaluation as prescribed by the department to determine suitability for carrying firearms.
C.PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

(1)Requirements: Prior to certification as a level three security guard in the state of New Mexico, upon initial licensure only, it shall be necessary for each applicant to be examined by a licensed psychologist regarding the individual’s mental suitability to carry a firearm within the individual’s scope of duty as a licensed level three security guard. Any psychologist licensed and in good standing in the state of New Mexico or other United States jurisdiction, is able to administer the exam.

(a) All psychological evaluations shall be on a form provided by the department and must state if the applicant is recommended or not recommended to carry a firearm. If an applicant is not recommended to carry a firearm, the psychologist shall specify the reason(s) the applicant is not recommended to carry a firearm.
(b) Evaluations cannot be more than one year old for certification purposes.
(c) The original evaluation form shall be signed and transmitted directly to the department within thirty days by the psychologist that performed the psychological evaluation
(d) The applicant knowingly providing false information or knowingly failing to disclose information shall be grounds for denial of licensure.
(e) Any examinee who fails the psychological evaluation shall not complete another psychological evaluation for at least ninety days from the date indicated on the original evaluation form signed and transmitted directly to the department by the psychologist that performed the psychological evaluation. If an examinee fails the evaluation, the department will make an electronic annotation in the candidate’s file to ensure compliance with this rule.
(2)Evaluation standards: The psychological evaluation shall consist of at least one of the following psychological assessment to include the Minnesota multi-phasic inventory-2 restructured form, the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Inventory 2, or the Personality Assessment Inventory, as well as two additional measures of emotional functioning (Beck Depression Inventory-II, Beck Anxiety Inventory, PTSD Checklist-C).
D.FIREARM TRAINING: A minimum 16 hour curriculum, to include the laws pertaining to firearms and deadly physical force, is the minimum training required and must be completed within twelve months prior to application for security guard level three registration. The training shall be taught by a department approved instructor that has been approved by the superintendent. Training and examination shall be conducted pursuant to the curriculum provided by the department. Training shall be taught by an in-person instructor. Curriculum may be reviewed by the department at the direction of the superintendent. This rule adopts and hereby incorporates by reference the Level Three Training Curriculum first edition 2020 approved by the advisory board on February 26, 2021, and with the same effective date of this rule.
E.BACKGROUND CHECK: Pursuant to Section 61-27B-34 of the act, NMSA 1978, all applicants for initial issuance of a level three security guard registration in New Mexico shall be required to be fingerprinted to establish positive identification for a federal criminal history background check pursuant to the instructions within the application provided by the department.

N.M. Code R. § 16.48.2.19

16.48.2.19 NMAC – Re-pr & A, 16.48.2.19 NMAC, 09/24/08; A, 11/28/09; A, 05/01/10, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXV, Issue 24, December 30, 2014, eff. 1/15/2015, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXX, Issue 01, January 15, 2019, eff. 1/15/2019, Amended by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXII, Issue 20, October 26, 2021, eff. 10/26/2021

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