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1300 Board of Examiners of Private Investigators & Private Security Agencies
24 DE Admin. Code 1300
1.1 Rule 1.0 shall apply only to individuals licensed under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13, while such individuals are acting in the performance of their duties as an armed security guard or armored car guard.
1.12 No person individual licensed under 24 Del.C. §§1315 & 1317 Ch. 13 shall carry a firearm unless that person individual has first passed an approved firearms course of instruction and an initial qualification administered by an approved certified firearms instructor. The course of instruction shall include a minimum 40 hours of training. The Professional Licensing Section may waive the 40 hour training requirement depending upon the applicant's professional credentials, training and/or work experience (i.e. prior law enforcement). The initial qualification course may be used to fulfill one day and one low light requirement during the first year; however an additional day shoot must be completed at least 90 days after the date of initial certification, within the calendar year.
1.23 In order to carry a firearm, Iindividuals licensed to carry a firearm under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 must shoot a minimum of three (3) qualifying shoots per calendar year, scheduled on at least two (2) separate days, with a minimum 90 days between scheduled shoots. Of these three (3), there will be one (1) mandatory “low light” shoot and may be combined with a day shoot. Simulation is permitted and it may be combined with a daylight shoot. The initial qualification shoot may be used to fulfill one day and one low light requirement during the first year. Two day shoots shall not be completed on the same date.
1.23.1 An individual not meeting the minimum qualifications set forth in 1.2 Rule 1.3 may have their firearms license suspended until such time that they meet the minimum three (3) qualifying shoots within the calendar year.
1.34 Firearms - approved type of weapons Only the handguns with the following calibers are permitted:
1.34.1 9mm;
1.34.2 .357;
1.34.3 .38;
1.34.4 .40;
1.34.5 .45; or
1.45 All weapons must be either a revolver or semi-automatic and must be double-action or double-action only and must be maintained to factory specifications.
1.56 Under no circumstances will anyone under this Rule be allowed to carry any type of shotgun or rifle or any type of weapon that is not described herein.
1.67 All individuals must qualify meet the minimum qualifications set forth in 1.3 with the same make/model/caliber of weapon that he/she will carry.
1.78 All ammunition will must be factory fresh (no re-loads).
1.89 The minimum passing score is 80%.
1.910 All licenses are valid for a period of five (5) years, armored car licenses are valid for a period of two years, subject to proof of compliance of Rule 1.0 by submission of shoot certification or re-certification forms to the Professional Licensing Section, by January 31st 15th of each year for the previous calendar year.
1.1011 Firearms Instructors providing instruction under Rule 1.0;
1.1011.1 Firearms instructors must be certified by the National Rifle Association, a law enforcement training and standards commission (i.e. C.O.P.T.), and/or another professional firearms training institution as a “certified firearms instructor”.
1.1011.2 Firearms instructors are restricted to teaching and qualifying individuals according to the type of firearm matching their certification. (For example, a certified shotgun handgun instructor may only instruct and qualify individuals with the shotgun handgun.)
1.1011.3 All firearms instructors must be approved by the Professional Licensing Section before they are authorized to instruct or qualify licensed individuals licensed under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13.
2.2.4 An armored car company or agency, as defined by 24 Del.C. §1302(1), dealing with a credible threat or genuine risk to life or to property.
4.1 Each person licensed as a security guard under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall undertake a total of sixteen (16) hours of training through a program approved by the Board, and any such additional training as the Board deems appropriate. Satisfactory completion of the sixteen (16) hours of training shall be certified by mandatory testing with a passing grade of 75%. The test will be administered by Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC).
6.1 In addition to those qualifications set forth in 24 Del.C. Ch. 13, no person required to be licensed under this chapter shall be issued a license, if that person has been convicted of Assault III within the last three (3) years.
6.2 For the purposes of 24 Del.C. Ch. 13, the Director of the Professional Licensing Section may deny an application, for a license or suspend, or revoke a license if the applicant or licensee has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude. A misdemeanor crime involving moral turpitude includes, but is not limited to, the following crimes in the Delaware Code (or similar crimes under the laws of other jurisdictions):
6.2.1 Title 11 Crimes and Criminal Procedures Ch. 5 Specific Offenses: §1105 Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person Crime Against a Vulnerable Adult;
6.2.2 Title 16 Health and Safety Ch. 11 Nursing Facilities and Similar Facilities: §1166 Patient Neglect or Abuse §1136 Violations.
6.2.3 Title 31 Welfare Ch. 39 Adult Protective Services: §3913 Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation/Mistreatment of an Infirm Adult Violations.
6.3 Anyone applying for licensure under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall not be issued a license if they have any pending criminal charge(s) for any crimes listed in this Chapter.
6.4 The Director of the Professional Licensing Section may suspend anyone licensed under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 who has been arrested and that arrest could result in the conviction of any misdemeanor or felony as described in this Chapter.
9.0 Qualified Delaware Manager/License Holder
9.1 A qualified Delaware manager cannot may not be employed by more than one company private security agency, private investigative agency, or armored car agency at the same time. For example; a person cannot serve as a qualified Delaware manager for two separate private security agencies, and/or two separate private investigative agencies, or two separate armored car agencies. They may, however, serve as a Delaware manager where there will be no conflict of interest. For example, a person can serve as the Delaware manager for a private security agency and an armored car agency, or can serve as the Delaware manager for a private security agency and a private investigative agency, or can serve as the Delaware manager for a private investigative agency and an armored car agency.
10.1 No person licensed under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall wear or display any uniform, patch, badge, seal, vehicle and the markings, letterhead, business card, advertisement, or other form of publication unless first approved by the Board of Examiners.
10.5.1 No vehicle utilized for purposes covered by 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall have an appearance that creates a reasonable likelihood of confusion with a police vehicle used by the Delaware State Police or a law enforcement agency of any state or governmental subdivision. The Board of Examiners shall have discretion to review the appearance of vehicles, and to make comparisons with known law enforcement vehicles, in order to enforce this Rule.
11.1 Anyone licensed as a private security agency (Class B or C) under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall submit an alphabetical personnel roster and a job site list to the Professional Licensing Section by the tenth of every month. Anyone licensed as a private investigative agency (Class A) under 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 shall submit an alphabetical personnel roster to the Professional Licensing Section by the tenth of January, April, July and October. Alphabetical[, by last name,] personnel rosters shall include the full name, DOB, race, sex, expiration date, and position code of each individual in your employ. For example:
Firearms Guard
12.1 All persons licensed under 24 Del.C. Ch.13 shall keep and maintain at their place of business, at all times, a book that shall contain the names and positions of all employees along with the location that each employee is assigned to work. This book shall contain all current personnel information and at all times shall be current and up-to-date to include a copy of the current ID card, the list of weapons/items each employee is qualified to carry, the certification/expiration dates, scores and the serial number of the weapon/item, if applicable, and a current copy of the mandatory 16 hours security guard training and test certification.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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