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Georgia Board of Private Detectives & Security Agencies

NOTICE - The Thursday, May 25, 2017 Board Meeting has been canceled due to inability to establish a quorum to conduct the business of the board.  The next meeting of the PDSA Board is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. and will be a teleconference. The next in-person meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Macon.

Renewal Reminder 

- Private Detective and Security Agency COMPANIES must renew by June 30, 2017.

- Employee license and Weapons Permits must be renewed by August 31, 2017.

The Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies administers "The Private Detective & Security Agencies Act" to safeguard the citizens of this state by regulation of private detective and security businesses. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor. The Board has authority to determine qualifications of applicants for licensure and to investigate complaints and take appropriate disciplinary action. The Board meets at scheduled times in Macon, and the meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to bring matters for the Board’s consideration should submit written request to the Professional Licensing Board.

The following are required to be licensed:

- Private detective businesses

- Employees of private detective businesses who are engaged in investigative activities  

- Private security companies 

- Armed security guards of private security companies  

Unarmed security guards are not required to be registered but are required to be trained in accordance with the Rules of the Private Detective and Security Agencies Board.  


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