By ZHAO PENG
Capital News Service
LANSING — The Michigan Contract Security Association is pushing to establish the first statewide training requirements for security guards. There are 23,960 security guards serving at hospitals, schools, local governments facilities, retail stores and other locations in Michigan, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are responsible for preventing theft, violence and other misconduct. However, there are currently no unified training standards or even compulsory training for security guards in Michigan, according to the association. “There are no training requirements at all,” said Larry Julian, the executive director of the association.