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Security guards, private investigators and owners of security guard agencies are reminded that the renewal process for licences is continuing, and they must renew theirs by Sunday, January 31, 2021.

To renew their licences, persons should visit National Security, Prime Minister’s Office, Weymouth Corporate Centre, Roebuck Street, St. Michael, between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., weekdays.

All security personnel are reminded that a valid Police Certificate of Character must be submitted with the renewal application, and the certificate is valid for a period of six months after the issue date.

The Police Certificate of Character is now available online at www.gov.bb, or persons may go to their nearest post office.  

The certificate will be sent to the email provided on the application 24 to 48 hours after the payment has been received.  A copy of that certificate must be printed and taken to the National Security section when renewing the licence. 

When applying for, or renewing licences, non-nationals must provide documentation verifying that they are residents or citizens of Barbados, or have work permits, which allow them to work.

Entities should ensure that security agencies, private investigators and security guard licences are current, when engaging their services.

For further information, persons may email leonard.cyrus@barbados.gov.bb, or call 535-5467 or 535-5300.

Security workers are reminded that no person may provide services as a private investigator or security guard, or operate an agency engaged in the business of providing those services, unless licensed under the Act. 

Any person who contravenes the Act “is guilty of an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine of $5,000, or imprisonment of two years, or both”.

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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