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Private Security

NOTICE:  Effective Oct. 28, 2013, all fingerprints for Private Security applications must be submitted electronically through the Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST).  Instructions for scheduling a fingerprint appointment can be found here. 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 the authority of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1702 and the Private Security Board’s Administrative Rules.

The program licenses private security and private investigation companies and registers individuals employed by those companies in a regulated capacity. The programís commissioned and non-commissioned personnel investigate consumer complaints, unlicensed activity and administrative violations.

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

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