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Armored Car Guard FAQ



Armored Car Guard registration requirements.
Anyone who wishes to be licensed, under this chapter, as a noncommissioned security guard, must meet and maintain the following requirements:

(1) Must be at least 18 years of age;

(2) Must not have been convicted of any felony;

(3) Must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor involving a theft-related offense, drug offense, or moral turpitude, within the last 7 years, and:

a. There are no more than 2 of such misdemeanors during such person’s lifetime; and
b. No misdemeanor conviction occurred during or as a result of employment in a capacity regulated by this chapter.

(4) Must not have been, as a juvenile, adjudicated delinquent for conduct which, if committed by an adult would constitute a felony, unless and until that person has reached his or her twenty-first birthday;

(5) If served in the armed forces, must not have been dishonorably discharged;

(6) Must not be a member or employee of any law-enforcement organization, as defined by the Council of Police Training;

(7) Must meet and maintain the qualifications set and approved by the Board of Examiners..

Individuals must call the State Bureau of Identification at (302)-739-2528 for an appointment and come into one of two (2) locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover) for fingerprint and picture processing. Both locations are outlined on the front page.
1. Photo Identification (Driver License or State Identification)
2. $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.
Your Unarmed (Yellow Card) Armored Car Guard License is valid for two (2) years. Your license expires on your actual birthdate. Your license can be used for employment at any Armored Car Agency licensed in Delaware.
If you request to pick up your license it would normally be available in 3-5 business days at the Dover SBI office location only.  If your license is mailed it depends on the postal service delivery and you should allow at least ten (10) business days after the license is approved. Individual factors regarding your background may cause the process to take longer.
Every effort is made to process licenses in a timely manner. If it has been more than ten (10) business days since the date of your application/fingerprints being submitted and you have not been advised of an issue, you may contact Professional Licensing.
Email Address: DSP_SBIDETECTIVELICENSINGMAIL@STATE.DE.US.
Phone: (302) 739-5991
Your Application fee will NOT be returned if
• Your Application is rejected due to disqualifying charges or conditions.
• You submit an application containing omissions or statements which are not true and correct.
• You fail to respond and/or supply any request from Professional Licensing for additional information or documentation specifically requested about your application within thirty (30) days. Your application will also be destroyed at that time.
A certified letter will be sent to the address on the individual’s application by Professional Licensing. The letter will give you instructions for your next steps.
No, you must physically be in possession of your License Identification Card at all times while performing security guard duties. Delaware State Police Professional Licensing may conduct unannounced site inspections at any time.
No, but you must indicate “Not employed by an Agency” on your application. Once employed by an Armored Car Agency it will be the agency’s responsibility to account for you on a mandatory monthly roster submitted to Professional Licensing.
No, you must apply for a Delaware Armored Car License. Delaware does not have reciprocity with any other states.
No, you must apply for a Delaware Armored Car License. Delaware does not have reciprocity with any other states.
At all times while performing Armored Car Guard Agency duties. If you have an Armed (Red Card) endorsement you must carry that Red Card as well. If you are certified to carry a Baton, Inflammatory Agent Spray, Chemical Spray and/or Handcuffs you must carry your training credentials for these items. Delaware State Police Professional Licensing may conduct unannounced site inspections at any time.
The process to renew your Armored Car Guard License is the same as the process to initially obtain your license. Your Armored Car Guard License is valid for two (2) years. We recommend starting the renewal process at least two (2) months before your expiration date.
No, you must have a valid license on your person while performing guard duties.
Unarmed Armored Car Guard Armed Armored Car Guard
-Yellow Card -Red Card
-If certified – can carry Baton, O/C, Handcuffs. -If certified – can carry Baton, O/C, Handcuffs.
Not permitted to carry a Firearm -Permitted to Carry a Firearm when certified

 

• The Board approves Armored Car Guards (Unarmed & Armed) registered in 24 Del.C. Ch. 13 to carry law enforcement style batons, inflammatory agent sprays, chemical sprays and handcuffs.
• The carrying of these weapons/items is only authorized after the guard completes the appropriate training program with a certified instructor as required by the manufacture of the weapon/item.
• It shall be the guard’s and the agency responsibility to maintain certification and requalification with the weapon/item consistent with manufacturer standards.
• Please note while Delaware regulations may permit all outlined items, individual agencies will decide if their guards may carry such items.

You must notify the Professional Licensing Section within five (5) business days, excluding weekends and holidays. Failure to report may result in the suspension or revocation of a license.
Come into one of our two (2) SBI locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover SBI office) and request a replacement. No appointment is necessary. Valid License holders fill out the application for the replacement (the link for the form is on the front page or there are copies at SBI). A license must be valid to be replaced. License Identification cards will be printed on site.
Come into one of our two (2) SBI locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover SBI office) and request a replacement (the link for the form in on the front page or there are copies at SBI). Valid License holders must fill out the application for replacement. A license must be valid to be replaced and the holder must present legal documentation proving the name change. The replacement fee is $5.00. License Identification cards will be printed on site.
You must notify the Professional Licensing via Email Address: DSP_SBIDETECTIVELICENSINGMAIL@STATE.DE.US.

Professional Licensing is a section of the Delaware State Police assigned to regulate several occupations including Armored Car Guard Agencies and Guards. This includes conducting background investigations and records checks of both. Professional Licensing is the investigative and operational arm of the Board of Examiners of Private Security Agencies including Armored Car Agencies.

The State Bureau of Identification/Front Desk is assigned to process individuals applying to be Armored Car Guards. This includes obtaining identification information, fingerprints, and photographs of applicants.

The Board of Examiners for Private Security Agencies determines and promulgates the qualifications and regulations for Armored Car Guards (Unarmed & Armed) in Delaware. The Board is responsible to investigate alleged violations of state law regarding guards. Upon review the Board may deny, suspend or revoke licenses as necessary and hear appeals of the same.

Unarmed (Yellow Card) Armored Car Guard Licenses are valid for a period of two (2) years.

Armed (Red Card) Armored Car Licenses are valid for a period of one year. Armored Card agencies must provide the Professional Licensing Section with documentation indicating employees (Armed Guards) are compliant with firearm certification and recertification requirements by January 15th of each year for the previous calendar year.

Email Address: DSP_SBIDETECTIVELICENSINGMAIL@STATE.DE.US
Phone: (302) 739-5991
Fax: (302) 739-5888
Mailing Address:
Professional Licensing Section
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903

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