Applicants are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria in Section 1702.113 of the Private Security Act, and Board administrative rules 35.42 through 35.46 (and all other provisions applicable to the specific license being sought). These can be found at the link for “Statutes and Rules” http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/psb/statutesandrules.htm
The eligibility criteria have recently changed. Please refer to the materials provided elsewhere on this website, under the links for “New Legislation for PSB” http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/psb/laws/legislation.htm and “Statutes and Rules” http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/psb/statutesandrules.htm. Specifically, we would suggest that you review the document entitled “New Eligibility Criteria,” which can be found at the link for “New Legislation for PSB.”
You may meet the eligibility requirements only if your pardon was granted for a wrongful conviction or proof of innocence.
No. A conviction “set-aside” and subsequent dismissal of the charges remains a conviction under Section 1702.371 of the Occupations Code.
Failure to comply is a Class A misdemeanor. If arrested and convicted, you will be disqualified until the 20th anniversary of your conviction.
No. The Private Security Bureau has suspended your license to work in the private security, locksmith or investigation industry.
No. Summary actions are based on disqualifying criminal histories, and the same criminal history criteria apply to all registrations under the Private Security Act.
According to the Occupations Code Chapter 1702, Section 1702.364 (a), the Private Security Bureau has the authority to summarily suspend a license or summarily deny an application on receiving written notice from the Texas Department of Public Safety or another law enforcement that an individual has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor, Class A misdemeanor or felony.
If you were charged with a misdemeanor, contact the County Clerk; or if the charge was classified as a felony, contact the District Clerk from the county of jurisdiction. You will need to request a copy of the final disposition, including the judgment, sentence or dismissal.
Yes. The notice letter facilitates the processing of your documents. If the letter has been lost, you will need to include your full name and date of birth on a cover sheet when faxing your documents.
Yes. We will need such documents in order to verify the disposition of the case. When submitting your original application, please attach your supporting court documents if you answered “yes” to having been arrested for a felony, Class A or Class B misdemeanor.
The Private Security Bureau will send a letter to you and your current employer requesting additional information.
Please submit a detailed request in writing to the Open Records Coordinator and fax this information to (512) 424-7221 or mail to Texas Department of Public Safety, PO Box 4087, Austin, TX 78773.