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Armored Car Guards



“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.

“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 are the legal requirements to become a licensed UNARMED Armored Car Guard in Delaware?

Minimum Requirements

1. Be at least 18 years of age upon application.

2. No conviction of any felony or other disqualifying crime – use the link below – Section 6.0/Criminal Offenses

 

What are the legal requirements to become a licensed ARMED Armored Car Guard in Delaware?

Minimum Requirements

1. Be at least 21 years of age upon application.

2. No conviction of any felony or other disqualifying crime – use the link below – Section 6.0/Criminal Offenses.

3. Complete at 40-hour Firearms Course with an approved instructor.

4. Complete and provide shoot sheets for one day and one low light shoot when applying.

Armed Armored Guard applicants must review all other Firearms Rules before training or applying – see the link below.

 

Armored Car Agency – Rules & Regulations
https://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title24/1300.shtml

Delaware Code – Title 24 – Chapter 13.
http://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c013/index.html


What is the process to become an UNARMED Armored Car Guard in Delaware?

1. Individuals must call State Bureau of Identification (302)-739-2528 for an appointment. On the appointment day the individual will come into one of two (2) State Bureau of Identification locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover) for fingerprint and picture processing. Address locations are listed below.

State Bureau of Identification
600 S. Bay Road
Suite 1
Dover, DE  19901

Delaware State Police Troop 2
100 Cpl/1 Stephen J. Ballard Way
Newark, DE 19702
(front lobby to the left)

 

2. Individuals must complete an employee application – see the link below. Applications are also available at both State Bureau of Identification (SBI) locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover SBI office).

New/Renewal Employee Application

 

3. At the time of their appointment at State Bureau of Identification, individuals will be fingerprinted and photographed. Individuals coming to an appointment should bring two (2) specific items:

• Photo Identification (Driver License or State Identification)
• $85.00 fee

 

4. Upon approval and submission License Identification cards will be mailed to the address listed on the individual’s application. If requested, the individual may return to the Dover State Bureau of Identification office location only to retrieve their License Identification card in person. Unarmed Armored Car Licenses (new or renewed) are valid for two (2) years. Armed Armored Car Licenses must be renewed annually.

 

What is the process to become an ARMED Armored Car Guard in Delaware?

1. Armed Guard applicants must complete a 40-hour Firearms Course with an approved instructor. See the link below to access Professional License Approved Instructors. Successful applicants will be issued a shoot sheet upon completion of the course. The shoot sheet must be submitted to Professional Licensing upon making application.

After completing Firearms training the remainder of the process is the same for Unarmed Guards outlined above #1 – #4.

 

Where can I obtain mandatory training from an Approved Instructor required to become an Armed (Red Card) Armored Car Guard in Delaware?

Armed Guard applicants must complete a 40-hour Firearms Course with an approved instructor. See the link below to access Professional License Approved Instructors.

Approved Instructors


What is the cost for an Unarmed or Armed (Red Card) security license?

• Unarmed (Yellow Card) Armored Car applicant – $85.00

• Armed (Red Card) Armored Car applicant with shoot sheets – $85.00

• If Unarmed and upgrading to an Armed (Red Card) at a later date, there is an additional $30.00 fee

State Bureau of Identification (SBI) accepts cash, certified check, Visa, Master Card, Discover, company check, or money order. SBI cannot accept personal checks or American Express.


How can a Lost or Stolen Armored Car Guard License (Armed or Unarmed) be replaced?

Come into one of two (2) State Bureau of Identification locations (DSP Troop 2/Newark or Dover State Bureau of Identification office) and request a replacement. No appointment is necessary. Valid License holders fill out the application for replacement (see the link below) or complete one on site. A license must be valid to be replaced. The replacement fee is $10.00. License Identification cards will be mailed to the address listed on file. If requested, the individual may return to the Dover SBI office location only to retrieve their License Identification card in person.

Lost/Stolen/Name Change Application


Armored Car Guard FAQ’s 

ARMED Armored Car Guard FAQ’s


Armored Car 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

 

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


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