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Professional Licensing Section



Our Kent County office has moved. The new address is 600 S. Bay Road Suite 1, Dover, DE  19901 (across the highway from our previous office).

The Professional Licensing Section oversees the following industries: 1) Private Investigator & Private Security Agencies (PI & PSA) – security guards, firearms guards, private investigators, armored card guards, and their respective agencies; 2) Security Alarm Systems & Protective Services Agencies (SAS & PSA) – alarm employees and their agencies; 3) Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers, & Scrap Metal Processors (PBSS); 4) Constables – entities and individuals; 5) Bail Enforcement Agents (BEA) – NOT Bail Bondsmen; 6) Retired DSP – HR 218 & CCDW Permits.

You may contact the Professional Licensing Section either by email: dsp_sbidetectivelicensingmail@delaware.gov or phone (302)739-5991.

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600 S. Bay Road
Suite 1
Dover, DE  19901

 

For fingerprinting, background checks and photographs please call: 302-739-2528 to make an appointment. For everyone’s health and safety, all visitors entering the building must wear a mask.

 

2021 Holiday Schedule

 

 

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Security Guards/ Firearm Guards

This section will give you guidance on how to become a security guard, armed security guard and how to obtain a private security agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Private Investigators

This section will give you guidance on how to become a private investigator and how to obtain a private investigative agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Armored Car Guards

This section will give you guidance on how to become an armored car guard, unarmed and armed and how to obtain an armored car guard agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 13 in the Delaware Code.

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Alarms

This section will give you guidance on how to become an alarm employee and how to obtain an alarm agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 12 in the Delaware Code.

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Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers, & Scrap Metal Processors (PBSS)

This section will give you guidance on how to obtain a pawnbroker, secondhand dealers and scrap metal processer agency license. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 23 in the Delaware Code.

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Bail Enforcement Agents (BEA)

This section will give you guidance on how to become a licensed bail enforcement agent. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 24 Chapter 55 in the Delaware Code.

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Constables

This section will give you guidance on how to have an entity approved for constable positions and potential applicants to become constables. In addition, you will find a link to the governing law and rules and regulations found under Title 10 Chapter 27 in the Delaware Code.

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Retired DSP

This section will give you guidance on how to obtain the Retired DSP HR 218 LEOSA permit and a Delaware CCDW permit.

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Instructors

This section will give you guidance on how to become an approved firearms instructor and a security guard instructor. These approvals are for individuals to instruct only to those individuals applying for a license through the Professional Licensing Section.

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