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Georgia Board of Private Detectives & Security Agencies

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 office.

Private detective businesses are required to be licensed, and the employees of the company engaged in investigative activities are required to be registered.  

Private security companies are required to be licensed, and armed security guards of the companies are required to be registered.  Unarmed security guards are not required to be registered, but are required to be trained in accordance with the rules of the Board.  


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Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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