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Licensing

The Licensing Unit regulates security guards, security agencies, private investigators and private investigative agencies. Additionally, the unit accepts complaints from the public and enforces statutory laws and administrative rules pertaining to those entities.

 

 

 

 

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Licensing Investigations Unit

 

Email:

 

Street Address:
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

 

Mailing Address:
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 6328,   MD 3140
Phoenix, AZ 85005

 

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed on weekends and all state holidays.

 

Phone Numbers:
Telephone: 602-223-2361
Fax: 602-223-2938

   
        

• Agency License

• Armed Security Guard Registration

• Associate

• Qualifying Party

• Unarmed Security Guard Registration


 

Qualifications/documentation of qualification:

Definitions from ARS §32-2601-16

"Private security guard service" means any agency, individual or employer in the business of furnishing to the public for hire, fee or reward dogs, watchmen, patrol service, private security guards or other persons to protect human life or to prevent the theft or the misappropriation or concealment of goods, wares, merchandise, money, bonds, stocks, notes, choses in action or other property, valuable documents, papers and articles of value.

 

Note to Peace Officers: Peace officers operating a security agency (business) must be licensed per the requirements of this webpage. This means the submission of an application, fees, a workman's compensation policy, liability insurance, a list of employees and a recent letter from the agency head (or designee) that the officers may wear department uniforms and drive department vehicles. If your agency will not permit the use of agency uniforms and vehicles, you must follow the instructions below pertaining to security uniforms and vehicles. Recent inquiries of various risk management and human resources entities has shown that they WILL NOT cover officers working in this capacity, the only exception is typically if the job was coordinated through an authorized agency off duty work coordinator - check with your department for further information as the policy may vary between agencies. If your agency will cover you in this security capacity, submit a written statement from BOTH your HR and Risk Management directors, in addition to all the other required application paperwork. Consult with your agency head and HR department before creating a security business due to conflicts related to peace officer status and liability while working for a security company.

 

Instructions to start a security guard agency:

 

 

Qualifications of Licensee

 

A security guard agency license is issued to an individual who is the Qualifying Party regardless of the agency structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation). The Qualifying Party is sometimes called the Licensee.

 

The Qualifying Party must meet the requirements as listed in ARS §32-2612 B. Qualifications for Licensee

The Qualifying Party (or Resident Manager) … shall have at least three years of full-time experience as a manager, supervisor or administrator of a security guard agency or three years of full-time supervisory experience with any federal, United States military, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency. The qualifying party must pass the background check.

 

Documentation of Qualifications

 

The necessary documentation to fulfill the above Statute must be described in a letter from an individual or individuals, such as a former supervisor, who can specifically state their work relationship with you and personally verify your appropriate supervisory experience. The letter should contain the date the supervisory position was achieved, duties performed, date of termination (if applicable). The author of the letter must be clearly identified by name and include an address and contact telephone number. The author must sign the letter.

You may also submit documentation from an agency from which you retired or were previously employed. This documentation may be in the form of retirement papers, letters of recommendation, performance evaluations, or military records such as DD 214, NCOERs, OERs, awards, etc. (a DD 214 alone is insufficient evidence - we also need the copy that shows the type of discharge received). Generally, military personnel in grade E-5 or higher and officers will be considered to have served in supervisory capacities, however, at least three years of supervisory experience must be documented. Submitted documents must explicitly state that you have the required experience from verifiable sources. Failure to provide sufficient documentation of your experience from appropriate sources will result in the rejection of your application.

Allow at least 15 business days after the submission of your application before calling the unit to check your status. Repeated phone calls will only delay your application.


 

Agency Approval

You need to get approval of your agency name through the DPS Licensing Unit before contacting the Arizona Corporation Commission or Arizona Secretary of State.  The Licensing Unit’s standards for name approval are more stringent than other state agencies and the Licensing Unit must consider other factors before approving your agency name.

 

Instructions for choosing your agency name are listed here.

 

Agency Associates

If these individuals reside and/or work in Arizona, they are considered Agency Associates:

 

• Corporation: Each corporate officer

• Partnership: Partners other than the Qualifying Party 

Use the (one-page) Registration Application for each Associate’s application. The fee for an Associate is a $50.00 application fee and $22.00 for the fingerprint processing fee. Each Associate must submit a classifiable fingerprint card, a passport photograph or a facial photograph, and proof of identification, such as a photocopy of your driver's license, passport, etc.. Each Associate must pass the background check.


 

Guard Training Requirements

As required by ARS §32-2613 and ARS §32-2632, training must be provided to Security Guards (currently certified AZ peace officers are exempt from training requirements). A copy of the 8 Hour Required SG Curriculum is available on this website. The curriculum of your training program must cover:

 

• Orientation

• Criminal Law

• Uniform

• Communications

• Use of Force

• General Procedures

• Crime Scene

• Ethics

• First Response

Note: Armed guards must also complete the DPS approved 16 Hour Firearms Training Course for Armed Guards.

 

 

Authorized Signers and Instructors

 

The Qualifying Party and any Resident Manager can authorize individuals to sign Part A of the employee applications for the agency. Authorized Signers must be designated in writing. The Qualifying Party may add or delete signers as often as deemed necessary, but each action must be in writing.

The Qualifying Party must also designate, in writing, which registered unarmed general training Instructor(s) the agency will utilize. These registered unarmed general training instructor(s) shall conduct the required eight hour unarmed pre-assignment training class. The registered unarmed training instructors are the only individuals who are authorized to sign the Security Guard Training Verification Forms for the required training. These registered unarmed general training instructors must be registered by the Licensing Unit before conducting any training.

If the agency is going to hire and/or train armed security guards, then the Qualifying Party must designate, in writing, which registered firearm-safety Instructor(s) the agency will utilize. These registered firearm-safety instructor(s) shall conduct the required sixteen-hour initial armed training class and the yearly eight-hour armed refresher classes. The registered firearm-safety instructors are the only individuals who are authorized to sign the Armed Security Guard Training Verification Forms for the required training. These registered firearms safety training instructors must be registered by the Licensing Unit before conducting any training.

 

The written authorization to DPS must include a signature sample with the printed name, as signatures are often illegible. These authorizations and sample signatures are retained in the agency file.

 

 

Licensing and Registration Fee

 

Agency licensing fees may be paid by cash, money order, cashier’s checks and/or company checks issued by the security guard agency. Cashier’s checks, money orders and agency issued checks must be payable to DPS. & Security Guard Agency licenses are valid for two-years.  Qualifying party licenses, resident manager and associate registration certificates expire when the security guard agency's license expires. No refunds will be given if individuals are disqualified from obtaining a license or registration.

 

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Background Check

 

The applicant's fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. The procedures for obtaining a change, correction or updating of your criminal history record are set forth in Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 16.34.

 

Revised Lesson Plans for Security Guard Training

Unarmed Security Guard (8 hrs)

Armed Security Guard (16 hrs)

Armed Security Guard Renewal (8 hrs)


 

Uniforms

 

ARS §32-2635 Uniform and insignia

AAC R13-6-501 Uniforms and vehicles

The particular type of uniform and insignia for a security guard shall be subject to approval by the director and shall be such that it will not deceive or confuse the public or be identical with that of any law enforcement officer of the federal government, the state or any political subdivision thereof.

 

 

Patches and/or Badge

 

No shoulder patch, breast patch or breast badge shall be worn or carried by a security guard, armed security guard, private policeman, special policeman, watchman, or employee or licensee of any patrol service agency or private security guard agency, unless previously approved by the Director. Obtain approval from the DPS Licensing Unit before you order your shoulder patch, breast patch or breast badge in quantity.

 

Patches or badges shaped like a star, containing a prominent star, law enforcement emblems or state center seals that are used on shields worn by Arizona law enforcement, state government or federal agencies shall not be approved. The department shall not approve any word or word combination that could cause a reasonable person to confuse a security guard with law enforcement personnel.

 

Departmental policy prohibits the following word on any badge or shield:

• Officer

• Police

• Patrolman

• Agent

• Sheriff

• Deputy

• Marshall

 

 

Shoulder Patches

 

Shoulder identification patches shall be worn on the upper left and right sleeves of all shirts, coats and jackets and shall include the name of the agency and the word "Security." Shoulder identification patches or emblems shall not be less than two inches by three inches in size. The patch should contain the word "Security" on it, however, a rocker or smaller patch reading "Security" in letters that are one-half inch or taller may be affixed below the shoulder patch in lieu of a patch with the word "Security" incorporated into it. A patch containing a star, emblem, design, center seal or verbiage that resembles a law enforcement or government agency patch will not be approved. Uniforms may use embroidered cloth shoulder patches or patches that are silk-screened or embroidered directly on the upper shoulder sleeves.

 

 

Breast Patches

 

A breast patch shall be worn on all uniform shirts, coats and jackets and shall include the name of the agency and the word "Security." The breast patch shall not be less than one and one-half inches by two inches in size. The breast patch should contain the word "Security" on it, however, a rocker or smaller patch stating "Security" in letters that are one-half inch or taller may be affixed below the breast patch in lieu of a patch with the word "Security" incorporated into it. A patch containing a prominent star, emblem, design, center seal or verbiage that resembles a law enforcement or government agency will not be approved. Uniforms may use an embroidered cloth breast patch, metal breast badge or a patch that is silk-screened or embroidered directly on the left breast side.

 

 

Metal Badge or Shield

 

A metal badge or shield may be substituted for the breast patch.

No badge or shield shall be worn or carried by a security guard, armed security guard, private policeman, special policeman, watchman, or employee or licensee of any patrol service agency or private security guard agency, unless previously approved by the director. Badges shaped like a star, containing a prominent star, law enforcement emblems or state center seals that is used on shields worn by Arizona law enforcement or government agencies shall not be approved. A badge containing a prominent star, emblem, design, center seal or verbiage that resembles a law enforcement or government agency will not be approved.

 

Approved breast badges shall be worn only on the left breast side of the approved uniform. Wearing the badge or shield on the belt or lanyard is prohibited.

 

 

Uniform Shirt

 

The uniform shirt may be traditional or casual.

 

Traditional uniform shirts are Class A, dress uniform, battle dress uniform (BDU) shirts or any type of uniform shirt that has buttons down the front Traditional shirts require shoulder patches on the upper left and right sleeves and a breast patch or breast badge on the left breast side.

 

Casual uniform shirts are polo shirts or t-shirts. Casual shirts require shoulder patches on the upper left and right sleeves, a breast patch or breast badge on the left breast side and the word SECURITY across the back with letters that are at least three inches tall.

 

The following shirt over pant/shorts combinations are prohibited:

• Blue over blue

• Tan over tan

• Tan over brown

• Black over black

The department shall not approve any color combination that may cause a reasonable person to confuse a security guard with law enforcement personnel.

 

Jackets

Security guard coat or jacket may be any color. Jackets shall display a shoulder patch on the left and right upper shoulder sleeve, breast patch or breast badge on left breast side and the word "SECURITY" displayed on the back with letters that are three inches tall or taller.  

 

 

Vehicles

 

ARS §28-947.B., ARS §28-947.D., and ARS §28-954.C.

 

AAC R13-6-501 

 

All security vehicles, markings and equipment must be approved by the licensing unit. Security guard vehicle shall not have; Blue lights, Red lights visible from the front, Sirens and bells and markings that may cause a reasonable person to confuse the security guard vehicle with vehicles used by law enforcement personnel.

 

 

Liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance

 

Do not purchase or submit evidence of your liability and worker's compensation policy until your company has received notification from the Licensing Unit that your agency is approved. 

 

General Liability Insurance

As required by ARS §32-2613.C.2 and ACC R13-6-202.A.2. Once you receive such notification (and before the agency license is issued), you must submit a valid insurance certificate that indicates proof of general liability insurance, issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in Arizona, in the amount of $100,000 for each occurrence, and an aggregate total of at least $300,000.

 

The Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Unit must be listed as the certificate holder. 

 

If the security guard agency has an out-of-state address listed on the insurance certificate, the “description of operations” must include words similar to coverage extends to Security Guard Agency operations in Arizona.

 

This certificate must be sent to DPS upon renewal of the policy. The agency file is updated with the new expiration date.

 

 

Workers' Compensation for Employees

 

As required by ARS §32-2613.C.3 and ACC R13-6-202.A.3. Each agency is required to have a valid Workers' Compensation insurance, issued by a company authorized to conduct business in Arizona.

 

The Arizona Department of Public Safety Licensing Unit must be listed as the certificate holder. 

 

If the security guard agency has an out-of-state address listed on the insurance certificate, the “description of operations” must include words similar to for security guard agency operations in Arizona.

This certificate must be sent to DPS upon renewal of the policy. The agency file is updated with the new expiration date.

 

 


 

Security Guard Application Fees
 

Security Guard Employee:

• New/Renew Unarmed Security Guard - $72.00

• New/Renew Armed Security Guard - $122.00

• Late Fee - $10.00

• Upgrade from Unarmed to Armed Security Guard* - $50.00

• Additional Armed Agency Card - $10.00

• Reinstatement - $25.00

• Card Replacement - $10.00

*If your fingerprints were taken over 90 days ago, then include a fingerprint card and fingerprint processing fee.

 

New Security Guard Agency:

• New Agency Processing $500.00 + $22.00(QP Fee) = $522.00

• New Agency License* - $500.00

• Associate or Resident Manager New - $72.00

*Required only after a Ready to License Letter is sent to the new security guard agency.

QP = Qualifying Party

 

Security Guard Agency Renewals and Restructures:

• Renewal of Agency License $522.00  

• Restructure* $100.00 – Not available online

• Late Fee $100.00

• Reinstatement $250.00

• Associate or Resident Manager Renewal $72.00

*May Require fingerprint fee, call the Licensing Unit for details

QP = Qualifying Party

 

 

Licensing and Registration Fee

 

New Agency Application Fee

The new agency application fee is $500 plus $22 for the fingerprint processing of the Qualifying Party ($522 total). Any resident manager and/or associate application fee is $72 each, which covers the $50 license fee and the $22 fingerprint processing fee. These must be submitted with the new agency application. 

 

New Agency License Fee

After the qualifying party (and resident manager is necessary) experience, uniform and vehicle photographs, and background checks have been reviewed and approved, then a Ready to License Letter will be sent to the new agency requesting the $500 license fee and certificates showing proof of General Liability and Workers' Compensation insurance.

 

Renewal License Fee 

The license fee for renewing an agency is $500. Include $22 for the fingerprint processing of the Qualifying Party ($522 total).

 

Any Resident Manager or Associate renewal applications and fingerprints must be included with the agency renewal application. Include the $50 registration certificate fee and the $22 fingerprint processing fee ($72 total, per person).


 

List of Disqualifiers

Applicants are deemed to not meet qualifications

 

• If you are under 18 years of age and are applying to be a security guard, security guard associate, security guard general or firearms trainer, private investigator, or private investigator associate.

• If you are under 21 years of age and are applying to be a qualifying party, private investigator qualifying party, or resident manager for a security guard agency.

• If you are not a citizen or legal resident who is authorized to seek employment in the United States.

• If you have ever been convicted of a felony, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated and your Civil Rights were restored.

• If you are currently under indictment for a felony
• If within the last 5 years preceding your application, you have been convicted of any& misdemeanors, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated, that involves:

 

• Personal violence
• Misconduct involving a deadly weapon as provided in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3102

• Dishonesty or fraud

• Arson

• Theft

• Domestic violence

• Narcotics (ARS §13, Chapter 34, or similar)

• Sexual misconduct

 

• If you are on parole, community supervision or work furlough, on home arrest, on release on any other basis.

• If you are named in an outstanding arrest warrant.

• If you are on probation pursuant to a conviction for any act of personal violence or domestic violence as in ARS §13-3601 or similar.

• If you have been adjudicated mentally incompetent or found to constitute a danger to self or others, ARS §36-540.

• If you have a disability, which renders you incapable of performing essential functions of the job even with reasonable accommodation from the employer, ARS §41-1461.

• If you have been convicted of acting or attempting to act as a security guard or private investigator without a license if a license was required.

• If you are a registered sex offender.

 

• For Armed Security Guard and Firearms-Safety Instructor only:

• If you have ever been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony involving domestic violence

• If you are a Prohibited Possessor as defined in ARS §13-3101 or as described in 18 United States Code section 922.

• If you were discharged from the armed services of the United States under other than honorable conditions.

   
        

• Agency License

• Private Investigator Registration


Qualifications of Licensee

A Private Investigation agency license is issued to an individual who is the Qualifying Party (QP) regardless of the agency structure (sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation). The Qualifying Party is sometimes called the Licensee.

 

The Qualifying Party must comply with the requirements as listed in the ARS §32-2422.A.10, which states:

Have had a minimum of three years of full-time investigative experience or the equivalent of three years of full-time investigative experience that consists of actual work performed as an investigator for a private concern, for the federal government or for a state, county or municipal government.

 

 

Documentation of Qualifications

 

The necessary documentation to fulfill the above Statute must be described in a letter from an individual or individuals, such as a former supervisor, who can specifically state their work relationship with you and personally verify your investigative experience. The author of the letter must be clearly identified by name and include an address and contact telephone number. The author must sign the letter.

 

You may also submit documentation from an agency from which you retired or were previously employed. This documentation may be in the form of retirement papers, performance evaluations, or military records such as DD 214, NCOERs, OERs, etc. (a DD 214 alone is insufficient evidence - we also need the copy that shows the type of discharge received). The documents must explicitly state that you have the required investigative experience from verifiable sources.

 

Allow at least 15 business days after the submission of your application before calling the unit to check your status. Repeated phone calls will only delay your application.

 

 

Conducting investigations in Arizona

 

Anyone conducting private investigations in Arizona must be licensed in Arizona. Failure to do so can be a class 1 misdemeanor. You may hire other employees, such as office staff, but they cannot conduct private investigations in Arizona.
 

You do not need an Arizona address or a Resident Manager to be licensed as a private investigation agency in Arizona.


 

Agency Name

 

You need to get approval of your agency name through the DPS Licensing Unit before contacting the Arizona Corporation Commission or Arizona Secretary of State. The Licensing Unit’s standards for name approval are more stringent than other state agencies and the Licensing Unit must consider other factors before approving your agency name.

 

 

Agency Associates

 

If these individuals reside and/or work in Arizona, they are considered Agency Associates:

• Corporation: Each corporate officer.

• Partnership: Partners other than the Qualifying Party

 

Use the (one-page) Registration Application for each Associate’s application. The fee for an Associate is a $50.00 application fee and $22.00 for the fingerprint processing fee. Each Associate must submit a classifiable fingerprint card, a passport photograph or a facial photograph, and proof of identification, such as a photocopy of your driver's license, passport, etc. Each Associate must pass the background check.

 


 

Private Investigator Employee

 

• New/Renew Private Investigator* - $72.00

• Additional Employer* - $10.00

• Late Fee - $10.00

• Reinstatement - $25.00

• Card Replacement - $10.00

*If your fingerprints were taken over ONE year ago, then include a fingerprint card and fingerprint processing fee.

 

 

New Private Investigator Agency

 

• New Agency Process - $272.00

• New Agency License* - $400.00

• Associate Fee - $72.00

*Required only after a Ready to License Letter is sent to the new private investigator agency.

QP = Qualifying Party

 

 

Private Investigator Agency Renewals and Restructures

 

• Renewal Agency License Fee - $272.00

• Restructure* - $100.00

• Late Fee - $100.00

• Reinstatement - $250.00

• Associate Renew - $72.00

*May Require fingerprint fee, call the Licensing Unit for details

QP = Qualifying Party

 

 

New agency application fee

 

The new agency application fee is $250 plus $22 for the fingerprint processing of the Qualifying Party. The Associate application fee with fingerprints is $72 each. This covers the $50 license fee and the $22 fingerprint processing fee. These are to be submitted with the new agency application paperwork.

 

 

New agency license fee

 

After the qualifying party experience and background checks have been reviewed and approved, then a Ready To License Letter will be sent to the new agency requesting the $400 license fee and Surety Bond in the amount of $2,500.00.

 
Renewal license fee

The renewal license fee for renewing an agency is $250. Include $22 for the fingerprint processing of the Qualifying Party ($272 total for the QP).

 

Associate renewal applications and fingerprints must be submitted with the agency renewal paperwork - include the $50 license fee and the $22 fingerprint processing fee for a total of $72 per Associate.

 

Allow at least 15 business days after the submission of your application before calling the unit to check your status. Repeated phone calls will only delay your application.

 

P.I. employee renewals

P.I. Employee applications and fingerprints ($72 each) may be submitted separately from the Agency renewal application, but will not be accepted before receiving the agency's renewal. P.I. Employee registration certificate expiration dates will always be the same as the Agency’s.


 

List of Disqualifiers

 

Applicants are deemed to not meet qualifications

• If you are under 18 years of age and are applying to be a security guard, security guard associate, security guard general or firearms trainer, private investigator, or private investigator associate.

• If you are under 21 years of age and are applying to be a qualifying party, private investigator qualifying party, or resident manager for a security guard agency.

• If you are not a citizen or legal resident who is authorized to seek employment in the United States.

• If you have ever been convicted of a felony, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated and your Civil Rights were restored.

• If you are currently under indictment for a felony

• If within the last 5 years preceding your application, you have been convicted of any misdemeanors, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated, that involves:

 

• Personal violence

• Misconduct involving a deadly weapon as provided in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3102

• Dishonesty or fraud

• Arson

• Theft

• Domestic violence

• Narcotics (ARS §13, Chapter 34, or similar)

• Sexual misconduct

 

• If you are on parole, community supervision or work furlough, on home arrest, on release on any other basis.

• If you are named in an outstanding arrest warrant.

• If you are on probation pursuant to a conviction for any act of personal violence or domestic violence as in ARS §13-3601 or similar.

• If you have been adjudicated mentally incompetent or found to constitute a danger to self or others, ARS §36-540.

• If you have a disability, which renders you incapable of performing essential functions of the job even with reasonable accommodation from the employer, ARS §41-1461.

• If you have been convicted of acting or attempting to act as a security guard or private investigator without a license if a license was required.

• If you are a registered sex offender.

 

• For Armed Security Guard and Firearms-Safety Instructor only:

• If you have ever been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony involving domestic violence.

• If you are a Prohibited Possessor as defined in ARS §13-3101 or as described in 18 United States Code section 922.

• If you were discharged from the armed services of the United States under other than honorable conditions.

   
        

• Firearms Instructor Registration

• General Instructor Registration


You must be registered as a general instructor and/or firearms safety instructor to provide the general unarmed or firearms safety (armed) training applicants or current security guards.

• Until you are registered by DPS, you cannot provide any of the required training to any applicants or security guards. 

• Instructors from other states are not recognized in Arizona. 

Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Background Check

The applicant's fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. The procedures for obtaining a change, correction or updating of your criminal history record are set forth in Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 16.34


 

Security Guard General and Firearms-Safety Instructor

 

• New General or Firearms-Safety Instructor* - $72.00

• Renewal General or Firearms-Safety Instructor ** - $72.00

• Card Replacement - $10.00

*If you were fingerprinted for an armed or unarmed card recently then fingerprints are not needed and only $50.00 is required. 

**If you were fingerprinted within the last 90 days then no fingerprint card is needed and only $50.00 is required.  




 

List of Disqualifiers

 

Applicants are deemed to not meet qualifications

• If you are under 18 years of age and are applying to be a security guard, security guard associate, security guard general or firearms trainer, private investigator, or private investigator associate.

• If you are under 21 years of age and are applying to be a qualifying party, private investigator qualifying party, or resident manager for a security guard agency.

• If you are not a citizen or legal resident who is authorized to seek employment in the United States.

• If you have ever been convicted of a felony, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated and your Civil Rights were restored.

• If you are currently under indictment for a felony

• If within the last 5 years preceding your application, you have been convicted of any misdemeanors, whether or not your conviction was subsequently Set Aside or Vacated, that involves:

 

• Personal violence

• Misconduct involving a deadly weapon as provided in Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §13-3102

• Dishonesty or fraud

• Arson

• Theft

• Domestic violence

• Narcotics (ARS §13, Chapter 34, or similar)

• Sexual misconduct

 

• If you are on parole, community supervision or work furlough, on home arrest, on release on any other basis.

• If you are named in an outstanding arrest warrant.

• If you are on probation pursuant to a conviction for any act of personal violence or domestic violence as in ARS §13-3601 or similar.

• If you have been adjudicated mentally incompetent or found to constitute a danger to self or others, ARS §36-540.

• If you have a disability, which renders you incapable of performing essential functions of the job even with reasonable accommodation from the employer, ARS §41-1461.

• If you have been convicted of acting or attempting to act as a security guard or private investigator without a license if a license was required.

• If you are a registered sex offender.

 

• For Armed Security Guard and Firearms-Safety Instructor only:

• If you have ever been convicted of any misdemeanor or felony involving domestic violence.

• If you are a Prohibited Possessor as defined in ARS §13-3101 or as described in 18 United States Code section 922.

• If you were discharged from the armed services of the United States under other than honorable conditions.

Disclosure Statement

Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the private investigator and security guard hearing board will be posted:

 

TO: THE CITIZENS OF ARIZONA

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Private Investigator and Security Guard Hearing Board hereby states that ali notices of the meetings of the Private Investigator and Security Guard Hearing Board and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on the Arizona Public Meetings website, https://publicmeetings.az.gov. Such notices will indicate the date, time and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

 

Dated this 8th day of February, 2024

Private Investigator and Security Guard Hearing Board

Mercedes Fortune Signature

 

 

 

 

Mercedes Fortune
Chairman

 

 

 

 


 

Hearings start at:

9:00am.

 

Hearings are held at:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Public Services Center
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009

 

On the following dates:

January 18, 2024

February 29, 2024

April 11, 2024

May 23, 2024

June 27, 2024

August 8, 2024

September 19, 2024

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August 5, 2021

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June 24, 2021

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May 20, 2021

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April 8, 2021

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February 25, 2021

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January 14, 2021

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December 3, 2021

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Chairman

Lieutenant Mercedes Fortune
Represents Law Enforcement
Phoenix Police Department
Term: March 10, 2023, to March 10, 2028

 

Secretary

Desraye Halon
Represents the Security Guard Industry
Beyond Security Services
Term: January 18, 2021, to January 18, 2026

 

Board Members

Dominic Baldaray
Represents the Security Guard Industry
Praetorian Security, Inc
Term: January 17, 2022, to January 17, 2027

 

Van Braswell
Represents the Public
Term: October 9, 2023, to October 9, 2028

 

Allen Gills
Represents the Private Investigation Industry
Contel Investigations
Term: January 18, 2021, to January 18, 2026

 

Rick Hanson
Represents the Private Investigation Industry
Cutty and Associates, Inc
Term: January 18, 2021, January 18, 2026

 

Lieutenant Mark Schweikert
Represents Law Enforcement
Phoenix Police Department
Term: January 24, 2019, to April 24, 2024 (extended)

 

 

Arizona Statutes Governing the Hearing Board:

A.R.S. §32-2404

Private investigator and security guard hearing board; qualifications; appointments; terms; compensation; immunity;

 

A.R.S. §32-2405

Powers and duties of the hearing board

 

A.R.S. §32-2406

Hearings and special meetings; quorum