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Public Act 08-73

Security Officers:

  • On or after October 1, 2008 all security officer licenses and renewals issuedshall be valid for five (5) years with a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
  • All security officer licence applications and renewals received or post-marked on or after October 1, 2008 will be subject to new licensing term and fee.
  • All issuesed security officer licenses (guard card) shall be carried by security officer at all times while performing the duties associated with the security officers employment.
  • All registered sevurity officers, in the course of performin their duties, shall present their guard card for inspection upon request of a law enforcement officer.

Security Services:

  • No person, firm or corporation shall employ or otherwise engage any person as a security officer unless such person is a licensed security officer AND the security service employing such security officer has applies to register such security officer with DPS. *(Proprietary entities are only require to register ARMED guards with DPS).

New Fines and Penalties:

*Reger to Public Act 08-73 for specific changes, fines and penalties.