Employees:


"Private investigator" shall mean any person who engages in the business or accepts employment to obtain or furnish information or to conduct investigations.

What is the process to become a private investigator?

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations are listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see the link below. Applications are also available at both locations
3. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

What is the age requirement to be a private investigator?

You must be at least 21 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for a private investigator license?

There is a non-refundable $85.00 fee. We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Related Links: 

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

"Private security guard" shall mean an individual employed by a private security agency to perform one or more of the following functions; prevention of intrusion, entry, larceny, vandalism, abuse, fire, or trespass on private property.

What is the process to become a security guard?

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations are listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see the link below. Applications are also available at both locations.
3. Turn in training and test certificates to the professional licensing section. 
4. Upon approval and submission of training and test, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

What is the age requirement for security guard?

You must be at least 18 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for a security guard license?

There is a non-refundable $85.00 fee. We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or moneyorder. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Approved Instructors
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Terry
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Owens (Georgetown)
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Stanton/George (Wilmington)
16 Hour Study Guide

Related Links: 

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

"Armed" shall mean any private security guard who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of his or her duties.

What is the process to become an armed security guard?

All applicants must complete a 40 hour firearms course with an approved instructor. See the link below for Approved Instructors. See Rules & Regulations 1.2 under the Firearm’s Policy for additional information.
1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see link below. Applications are also available at both locations
3. Turn in shoot sheets, training and test certificates.
4. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

What is the age requirement for armed security guard?

You must be at least 21 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for an armed security license?

If it is a license renewal there is a non-refundable $85.00 fee.
If it is a firearms upgrade there is a non-refundable $30.00 fee.

We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Approved Instructors
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Terry
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Owens (Georgetown)
16 Hour Test DTCC Flier - Stanton/George (Wilmington)
16 Hour Study Guide

Related Links: 

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

"Armored car guard" shall mean an individual employed by an armored car agency to perform duties as described under the definition of armored car agency.

What is the process to become an armored car guard?

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations are listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see the link below. Applications are also available at both locations
3. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

What is the age requirement for armored car guard?

You must be at least 18 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for an armored car license?

There is a non-refundable $85.00 fee. We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Related links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

"Armed" shall mean any private security guard or armored car guard who carries or has immediate access to a firearm in the performance of his or her duties.

What is the process to become an armed armored car guard?

All applicants must complete a 40 hour firearms course with an approved instructor. See the link below for Approved Instructors. See Rules & Regulations 1.2 under the Firearm’s Policy for additional information.
1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see link below. Applications are also available at both locations
3. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

What is the age requirement for armed armored car guard?

You must be at least 21 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for an armed armored car license?

If it is a license renewal there is a non-refundable $85.00 fee.
If it is a firearms upgrade there is a non-refundable $30.00 fee.

We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Approved Instructors

Related links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

"Alarm Employee" shall mean any individual that will be selling, servicing, repairing, installing, or monitoring a security system for a licensed agency in the State of Delaware.

What is the process to become an alarm employee?

1. Individuals must come into one of our two locations for fingerprint and picture processing. Locations are listed below.
2. Individuals must complete the employee application, see the link below. Applications are also available at both locations
3. Upon approval, ID cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application.

Do I need to be working for an agency to obtain my license?

Yes, you must be working for a licensed agency in the State of Delaware.

What is the age requirement for an alarm employee?

You must be at least 18 years or older to apply.

What is the cost for an alarm employee license?

There is a non-refundable $85.00 fee. We accept cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check or money order. We cannot accept personal checks or American Express.

New/Renewal Application

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application

Related links:

Delaware Code

Please view the link below for the current list of approved instructors (updated monthly):

Approved Instructors

REMINDER:

The Firearms 40 hour course covers ONLY a day and low light shoot. Another day shoot must be done within the calendar year – 90 days later. To remain qualified, firearms qualifications must be done three times per calendar year, with the two day shoots at least 90 days apart. The low light shoot may be combined with one of the day shoots. The 16-hour training and test is required when first applying and renewing your security guard identification card. Training for all other types of weapons shall be completed as required.

For Instructors Only: To become an approved instructor, please review the information at each link below:

Firearms Instructor Information

Baton Nightstick PR24 Chemical Spray Handcuffs Instructor Information

Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) Instructor Information

Canine Instructor Information

Private Security 16-hour Training Instructor Information

Approved Instructors Info Form

 

Industries:


The Board of Examiners of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, the regulatory body for this industry, meets on a quarterly basis. New licensure and renewals with changes of an agency must be approved by the Board of Examiners.

Board of Examiners Meeting Schedule

Agency License - NEW

To begin the new licensure process, see procedures link below and follow the check list that applies to your agency.

Agency License - RENEWAL

Renewal procedures will be sent in a notification letter to the agency with the renewal instructions.

Private Investigator (Class A) Licensing Procedures
Private Security (Class B) Licensing Procedures
Private Investigator and Private Security (Class C) Licensing Procedures
Agency Application
License Holder Application
Agency Bond Form

Related Links: 

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

The Board of Examiners of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, the regulatory body for this industry, meets on a quarterly basis. New licensure and any renewals with changes of an agency must be approved by the Board of Examiners.

Board of Examiners Meeting Schedule

Agency License - NEW

To begin the new licensure process, see procedures link below and follow the check list that applies to your agency.

Agency License- RENEWAL

Renewal procedures will be sent in a notification letter to the agency with the renewal instructions.

Armored Car (Class D) Licensing Procedures
Agency Application
License Holder Application
Agency Bond Form

Related links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

NEW LICENSURES/RENEWALS

The licensure and renewal of an agency must be approved by the Professional Licensing Section on behalf of the Superintendent of the Delaware State Police.
To begin the process of licensure, please start by reviewing the Security Systems and Protective Services Licensing procedures link below and complete the licensing packet.
For the renewal process, a letter of renewal notification will be sent to your agency with the instructions for the renewal application links below:

Security Systems and Protective Services Agency Licensing Procedures
Security Systems and Protective Services Agency Application #1
Owner/Partner/Corporate Officer Application #2
Security Systems and Protective Services Agency Bond Form #3

Related links:

Delaware Code

The licensure of a Pawnbroker, Secondhand Dealer or Scrap Metal Processor (PBSS) is governed by Title 24 Chapter 23 of the Delaware Code and the Rules and Regulations. For licensing purposes the definitions are as follows:

  • Pawnbroker – the business of lending money on the deposit or pledge of personal property or other valuable things; the purchase of personal property with an expressed or implied agreement or understanding to sell it back at a subsequent time at a stipulated price; or to lend money upon goods, wares or merchandise pledged, stored or deposited as collateral security.
  • Secondhand Dealer – the business includes any volume of selling or receiving previously owned, used, rented or leased tangible personal property.
  • Scrap Metal Processor – the business of selling or receiving any worn out or discarded metal, old iron, used plumbing fixtures, other metal, automobiles, automobile parts, chain, copper, lead, brass or other parts of machinery.

Criteria for licensure:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must not have been convicted of any Felony within 5 years of application date.
  • Must not be convicted of any misdemeanor involving theft or fraud within 5 years of application date.
  • Must not be convicted of any misdemeanor involving drugs within 3 years of application date.

Licensing Procedures

Each business who is obtaining their initial license must complete a PBSS application. An individual who is applying must complete the PBSS Applicant application, page 2. If the business is a partnership or a corporation, each partner/corporate officer must complete the PBSS Partner/Corporate Officer application, page 3. Initial applications can be submitted at any time during the calendar year.

  • Must include Licensing Fee of $50.00 paid by company check, certified check, or money order made payable to Delaware State Police.
  • All correspondence should be sent to the address listed on the application letterhead.
  • Must include a copy of your State of Delaware Division of Revenue Business License.
  • Pawnbroker agencies must also maintain and submit a current copy of a $50,000 fire insurance policy. Please have your insurance agency use the below address for an additional insured:

Delaware State Police
Professional Licensing
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903

Renewal Procedures

Any business submitting a Renewal only needs to complete page 1 of the application providing there have been no other changes in ownership or management, address or email information. You must also indicate any changes in your Criminal History. The renewal fee of $50.00 must also be included.

Any business submitting a Renewal only needs to complete page 1 of the application providing there have been no other changes in ownership or management. You must also indicate any changes in your Criminal History. The renewal fee of $50.00 must also be included.
Renewal applications and questions should be directed to:

Mrs. Gail Willoughby
Professional Licensing
Delaware State Police
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE, 19903
302-672-5337
gail.willoughby@state.de.us

  • Licenses must be displayed in the building whose address is listed on actual document.  All licenses will expire December 31st of each year.

PBSS New/Renewal License Application

Change in Agency Status

Should a business have a change in address, phone number, e-mail, contact or ownership, an e-mail must be sent to gail.willoughby@state.de.us immediately.

Related links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

The Board of Examiners of Constables, the regulatory body for this industry. The meeting schedule can be found on the link below.

State Police Board of Examiners of Constables Meeting Calendar

New Entity/New Commissions

The new entity requesting constable positions must be approved by the Board of Examiners first. Please contact Peggy Anderson at 302-672-5304 for more information. Individuals applying as a new Constable for an approved entity must also be approved by the Board of Examiners.
Information for the licensing procedures, for both the entity and new commissions, can be found at the link below:

Constable Licensing Procedures
Constable Entity Information Form
Constable Employee Application

Approved instructors for firearms, baton, nightstick, PR24, chemical spray, handcuffs, CEW or canine can be found at the link below:

Approved Instructors

Related Links:

Delaware Code Rules and Regulations

NOT Bail Bondsmen (Please contact the Department of Insurance for licensure)

The Board of Examiners of Bail Enforcement Agents, the regulatory body for this industry, meets on a quarterly basis.

Board of Examiners Meeting Schedule

New Licensure / Initial Classroom Training

Process for obtaining a new license/identification card/badge for Bail Enforcement Agents:

  • Initial Classroom Training must be taken first - the next steps will be explained at this training.
  • Information/registration for the mandatory classroom training can be found at the DTCC Training Flier link below:

DTTC Initial Classroom Training

Renewals/Continuing Education

Renewal process for Bail Enforcement Agents:

  • Must Complete the BEA application that can be obtained at the below link.
  • Follow the directions for the fingerprinting process at either SBI Dover or Troop 2.
  • A non-refundable processing fee of $65.00 is due at the time of fingerprinting. Fee can be paid by cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. No personal checks accepted.
  • NOTE: Upon approval, an email will be sent with instructions on how to obtain your renewed identification card and license.
  • The four year renewal fee of $50.00 shall be paid at this time.

Bail Enforcement Agent Application

Mandatory continuing education for licensed BEA's can be found at the link below:

DTCC Continuing Education

Approved instructors for firearms, baton, nightstick, PR24, chemical spray, handcuffs or CEW can be found at the link below:

Approved Instructors

Criteria for licensure can be found at the below links for the law and rules and regulations:

Related Links:

Delaware Code

Rules and Regulations

HR 218

This information is for retired DSP officers only. Retired officers from other agencies/states must contact their retiring agency for further information.

The HR 218 Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act of 2004 Advisory developed by the Delaware Department of Justice for Retired DSP can be obtained at the below link.

HR 218 Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 Advisory

First time/initial application, please call Peggy Anderson at 302-672-5304 to make an appointment for the fingerprinting and photograph. Complete the below application and bring with you to your appointment.

DSP Application and Affidavit

Renewals, please contact Peggy Anderson at 302-672-5304 or peggy.anderson@state.de.us to be scheduled for the shoot date of your choice, at the DSP Range.

DSP Renewal Application and Affidavit

Current Shoot Dates

Range Officers Only:

DSP Shoot Qualification Form

CCDW Permits

Retired DSP Officers that wish to obtain a CCDW permit (valid in DE only - no surrounding states), please compose a letter using the sample below. Please do not send the letter to the Colonel’s office, rather the letter can be faxed, 302-739-5888, e-mailed to peggy.anderson@state.de.us, or mailed to:

Peggy Anderson
Delaware State Police
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903

CCDW Sample Letter

 

State Bureau of Identification
655 South Bay Road
Suite 1B
Dover, DE 19901

No appointment necessary - We are a walk in facility.
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Delaware State Police: Troop 2
100 Lagrange Ave
Newark, DE 19702

By appointmnet Only - Call 302-739-2528 to schedule an appointment.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm and Tuesday 11:30 am to 6:15 pm

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