Security guards, private investigators and security guard agencies are reminded that they must renew their licences by Thursday, January 31, 2019, since the current ones will expire this year on Monday, December 31.
Security Officer in Defence and Security, Earl Deane, said no person may offer services as a private investigator or security guard, or operate an agency providing those services, unless licensed under the Act.
Mr. Deane stressed that 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”.
According to him, a valid Police Certificate of Character must be submitted with the renewal application. However, he reminded persons that the Police Certificate of Character is valid for a period of six months after the issue date.
Non-nationals applying for, or renewing licences must provide documentation verifying that they are residents or citizens here, or have work permits which allow them to work.
Mr. Deane advised that entities should ensure that security agencies, private investigators and security guard licences are current when engaging their services.
For further information, the public may email email@example.com, or call 535-5467. Persons may also visit Defence and Security, Prime Minister’s Office, Weymouth Corporate Centre, Roebuck Street, St. Michael.