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Private Security


All original Private Security applicants are required to submit fingerprints to DPS through the Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) as part of the complete application. Private Security applicants must submit fingerprints electronically, unless the applicant qualifies for alternative fingerprint process. Please see Instructions for scheduling a fingerprint appointment. If an electronic fingerprinting appointment cannot be scheduled within three business days, DPS can be contacted at Fingerprint Services.

The Private Security Program regulates the private security and private investigation industry in Texas under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702 and the Private Security Board’s Administrative Rules.

Public access to certain records of disciplinary action is available, toll-free, at (800) 224-5744.

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